Din Yates is bringing a taste of the Crescent City to the Lower East Side. His sandwich joint Cheeky’s specializes in po’boys, fried chicken biscuits, and all the other classic comfort food that your mom makes. If she’s from New Orleans.
When Paul Pansera and Stefano Callegari talk about food, it sounds as though they’re discussing ancient Italian poetry. The dishes at at their Manhattan restaurant Trapizzino are as rich in meaning and history as they are in flavor.
You’d expect a place named Moby’s to specialize in either literary whales or nineties electronica, but expect the unexpected: this East Hampton gourmet pizza joint may serve the best pies east of Brooklyn.
John Seymour is New York’s emcee of fried chicken. Sweet Chick, John’s infamous chain of fried chicken and waffle joints, is as steeped in musical tradition as it is in breading and batter. Sweet Chick produced its own limited edition FILA sneaker and collaborates with Raekwon the Chef, Nas, Joey Bada$$ and other royals of the New York hip-hop scene.