Hit List 0001: Brodo, Cosme, White Street and More
Welcome to the Hit List. You are where you eat. So, if Wilson Kipsang asked us where to eat this week, here are some places we’d recommend.
Because it’s Marco Canora’s new broth-only take-away thing. It’s Marco, so people will be talking about it. It’s Marco, so it’ll be good. Walk-up window.
Because it’s not possible to overstate the potential here. While you were mediumwhelmed by a soft-opening period pop-in, you went back last week and every single dish blew you away. Go and go quickly. Three early wins: chilaquiles, New York strip, and the quesadillas, which aren’t what you’re expecting but are amazing. The front room is first-come, first-served.
Because when Floyd Cardoz is cooking, you’re listening. Floyd is the winner of “Top Chef Masters” and been cooking for more than a decade in Danny Meyer restaurants. White Street is a few weeks in now and occupies a Tribeca space that is so roomy and bricky that it feels vintage. If you’re being totally frank, the early reviews have been mixed. But, the menu is heavy on global influence and light on butter, and while Floyd is in the kitchen every day, it’s got tons of promise. Try the flatbread. Primetime tables available on Resy as of tomorrow.
Because, Andrew Carmellini. He of Locanda Verde and Lafayette fame opens at the overhauled Smyth Hotel at the south end of Tribeca. The promise is hyper-local and simple fare. It’s sub-100 seats, but AC likes the walk-in game. So access will be possible. Opens 11/6.
Because you forgot about it, but it’s one of the greats.
Because you haven’t gone, because the no-reservation netherworld of the East Village feels like tons of work. Which it is. Still, go. The Egg alone (deviled, fried) is worth the trip. But so is the Pig Out, so you really can’t lose. Tables readily available so far.
Because when restaurant super-pro Stephen Starr partners with ex-Il Buco Alimentari chef Justin Smilie on a Roman & Williams designed space off Park Avenue South (26th Street) good things happen. Standouts out of the gate are the estrella with chicken liver and the ‘Njuda pizza. Walk-in or email us for a table.
8/SURPRISE RESY PROTIP
Kin Shop’s chef Harold Dieterle is just back from a trip to Thailand and has brought back some inspiration for the menu, which is just crushing it right now. Don’t miss the duck laab and phat thai, which is done Thailand style.
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