Don’t walk - RUN to Rubirosa. Delicious! Everything is amazing! I’ve never been to Italy but I imagine this food to be pretty authentic.
Maybe its due to their 50 year old family recipe but the pizza was incredible: crispy crust, lightly sauced, flavorful, perfectly foldable - all around an ideal piece of pizza. Not to be ignored is the pasta. The Spinach Campanelle was amazingly balanced between the sauce and mushrooms - perfection.
Tucked inside the Chelsea Market is the incredible Nam Pang Sandwich Shop. The five spiced glazed pork belly sandwich is awesome - packed with flavor and beautifully cooked. Get lots of napkins because it gets messy!
Why is all New York ramen so smokey? Is LA just behind the times? Both Momofuku and Bassanova ramen had a ton smokey flavor - still delicious but really smokey.
Anyway if you’re in Chinatown I say stop by Bossanova. The green curry ramen is something to be tasted. An interesting balance of curry, green chilies, and smoky pork. I would pass on the chashu don as there is really no need to get it plus I found it to be a little too slaty.
Bassanova takes cash only and for $14 you can get a deluxe lunch special of a half bowl of green curry ramen and bowl of chashu don.
Meet “The Dennis”. To get your own head over to Parisi Bakery.
Bludso’s Bloody Mary. Loved the rib tip but found the flavor a little unbalanced.