With so many specialty cuisine spots opening up here in NYC lately it can be a bit dizzying to the average dining patron. With an exploding scene of gastropubs, craft beer joints, cocktail-centric spots, and terrific dining options there is no shortage of new places to discover. So much wonderful food and drink that having a gym membership is almost a requirement just to burn off all the extra delicious calories! One such spot that I am overdue in writing about here is Jacob’s Pickles on the Upper West Side. What’s not to like about this place? Sure, it’s a touch of Brooklyn hipster central located uptown on the UWS, but damn son, Jacob’s Honey Chicken and Pickles are da shizz!
If you have a hankering for good old-fashioned stick to your ribs comfort food then head on in and be sure to loosen up the belt or jeans top button. Always start with their freshly baked fluffy but dense biscuits & fixin’s that comes with house strawberry & orange preserves, clover honey, and organic butter. This in itself is a meal but just a warm-up for the gluttony to come. Oh yes, the honey chicken & pickles buttermilk fried chicken. Oh. Mah. Gawd! What you receive on your plate is a deceivingly fulling portion of finger licking good crispy buttermilk fried chicken slathered with clover honey and hot sour pickles. If they only offered a nap room with hammocks in the back after eating this. Zzzzzz……… Continue reading Oh My! Fried Chicken & Pickles at Jacob’s Pickles NYC!→
Delicious gut busting Polish food at very affordable prices! Located in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, Krolewskie Jadlo offers a taste of European delight in this long surviving Polish enclave. It’s one of those cultural and ethnic communities that help make up the fabric of NYC’s diversity. Plus, if you’re the type that appreciates the heavier high caloric comfort food of which our ancestors enjoyed that warms the belly then a visit here is a must.
How can you not be lured into the royalty of Polish kings and queens while knights in shining armor are standing at watch outside while you feast? Walk on in and take a spot at a booth, and hope you have enough room to unbuckle your pants while your midsection expands with a food baby over the course of your meal. We had heard so many good things about this restaurant, and so many of our friends had raved about it, that we knew it would have to be on our list of must eats. We finally made a very worthwhile pilgrimage and were not let down. In fact, I am already looking forward to a return visit as long as I remember to wear some sort of maternity pants that can expand enough to hold me all in. Maybe I should borrow the pair Joey wore on Friends during the Thanksgiving episode?
Might be a good look on me too. At least I will be able to eat more!
Overall, New Yorkers can be a most cynical and demanding bunch. We seem to know it all, and feel that we must have an opinion on everything. Maybe even over-privileged to a point. This can be very true especially when it comes to our Jewish deli’s. We compare each and every one to each other – Katz, Carnegie, Ben’s, Stage, Artie’s, etc. Sometimes it is fair to compare, and sometimes it’s like trying to decipher the meaning of life. I decided recently to walk in here with an open mind and high spirits to just enjoy a good deli meal without comparing it to the others I have experienced.
This new location of 2nd Ave Deli is actually located on 1st Ave where an old restaurant used to sit by 75th street. It’s definitely an upgrade to the neighborhood and a nice addition. The layout has the same kind of look and feel as it’s Murray Hill location with the awkward entrance way and tight seating setup. You almost have to be like a Cirque Du Soleil contortionist to squeeze into a table without disturbing the other diners around you. Still, these are all minor nuances that don’t mean all that much to me when going to a place to sit down and feast on a guilty pleasure meal. Continue reading Shalom! 2nd Ave Deli on the Upper East Side NYC!→