Mmmmm Steak! Homer Simpson would have a field day in New York City. Home to some of the world's greatest steakhouses, we thought we would share with you a list of some of the go to establishments for steak lovers like the Queen B herself, Beyonce. Plus Wendy Williams, Andy Cohen, Bobby Flay and more all share where they go to chow down a great porter house!
Manhattan has no shortage on Mexican eateries. While we could bring you a list of places that chefs or critics recommend we thought it would be fun to show you some of the top places recommended by some of your favorite celebrities. Check out some of these Mexican spots around NYC. Who knows, maybe you'll run into Aziz Ansari, Padma Lakshmi or Seth Rogen !
NYC, Manhattan in particular, has no shortage of Italian restaurants to choose from. With thousands to choose from do you really want to rely on the suggestion of some person you don't know, who's taste you can't rely on? We thought not! TheGide has come to rescue. Check out these Italian favorites of world renowned chefs like Anthony Bourdain, April Bloomfield, Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay...just to name a few!
We don't have anything against Starbucks but, with the popularity of coffee these days we thought we would introduce you to some slightly less famous spots where Hillary Duff, Adrian Grenier, Vampire Weekend, Allison Brie and Jessica Alba say they love to visit to enjoy incredible coffees, teas and food too!
Here's a list of ten restaurants that our chefs, celebrities and reviewers think you should visit in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This is not a list of all Williamsburg restaurants in The Gide. Just some fun picks we made for you. To see a full list do a search for "Williamsburg Restaurants" Happy Giding!
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“As a born and raised New Yorker, I can’t believe I just recently learned of this spot, but I am thrilled that I did! When friends asked me to meet them at the Burger Joint inside the Parker Meridian, I couldn’t find it. I was looking for some stuffy hotel restaurant. Finally someone came to fetch me. Hidden in a secret hallway off the lobby, Burger Joint reminds me of the Twilight Zone. It appears out of nowhere like a greasy oasis with a neon sign. The restaurant is exactly what it claims to be. A Burger Joint. No frills, but excellent food and beer! And a super cool atmosphere.”
"The messier the plate, the better. Octopus appears tangled in a heap of farro and broccoli rabe, over a muddy swath of onion purée. The texture astonishes: the octopus is first poached for two and a half hours in white wine, then left to rest for a day as the wine’s sugars caramelize with the natural gelatin. The result is close to barbecue, with a dark, chewy crust and meaty interior."
"The restaurant has something of a cafeteria feel, with help-yourself tubs of metal spoons and black chopsticks on the tables, which you are likely to share with (friendly) strangers. Glasses of water are served hot, as they would be in China in winter."
Guy said about the slow-roasted goat necks, "It's ridiculously good. Tender, juicy meat."
"The approach is classical, the lineup one all-star after another: hamachi dimpling from pink to red under a daub of fresh wasabi, chopped until half liquid; scallop stroked with lemon; king salmon on the verge of abandoning solidity."