OK list lovers – here’s your Brooklyn roundup, freshly harvested from last week’s crop of the local Top/Best/Most lists.
Serious Eats charted 12 Brussels Sprouts Dishes We Love in NYC. Representing Brooklyn? Two contributions from the same little stretch of Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights -
At Chuko, “The spout halves are fried before they’re tossed in a sultry-savory vinaigrette of fish sauce and soy that soaks into all the crannies; honey roasted peanuts and pickled peppers top them off.”
And The Vanderbilt, whose famed sprouts have, “…crispy skins and a good bit of char, they’re sprinkled with sesame seeds and finished with a sweet, spicy glaze of sriracha, lime, and honey. They sort of end up tasting like American Chinese food, but in a really, really good way.”
CBS Local crowned NYC’s 6 best Fried Chicken Meals. Brooklyn took two of the six coveted spots -
Park Slope’s brand-new Talde got the nod, where Top Chef Dale, “puts a Korean twist on his fried chicken. It’s double fried, sliced and served nestled in a kimchee yogurt sauce adorned with mint and halved grapes.”
And Carroll Gardens’ Buttermilk Channel was picked for their “buttermilk fried chicken is served atop a cheddar waffle with an addictive reduction of balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. If you can manage not to eat with your hands, put them all together on your fork for the perfect bite of sweet, savory, tangy, salty and fatty.”
Eater suggested ‘12 Epic Steaks to Eat Before You Die,’ awarding two picks to the BK -
The Porterhouse at Peter Luger (of course) takes the pole position, because “The meat is always perfectly tender in the middle with a good crust on the outside, and you can taste that special funk that comes from expert dry-aging.”
And the The Côte de Boeuf at Prime Meats, “which runs anywhere from 27- 52 ounces, has a really pure beef flavor, and an awesome, salty crust. “ rounds out the list.
Eater also compiled a massive list of NYC’s 85 Most Underrated Restaurants. Brooklyn establishments took twelve of the eighty-five, with nods going to Traif, The Brooklyn Star, La Superior and Mesa Coyoacan (all Williamsburg), Convivium Osteria in Park Slope, The Farm on Adderley in Ditmas Park, Chuko in Prospect Heights, Rucola in Boerum Hill and Lot 2 in the South Slope.
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This just in: Cobble Hill’s Brucie takes the Daily News’ award for Best Lasagne in New York City.