More snow and ice, sure. But, also, more Hit List. Here we go again, with more Brodo, more Mission Chinese and more of those crazy mothers at Santina. Because you are where you eat, here are our picks for the next seven days. 2 New, 8 Returning
1/THE POLO BAR 8
Because, yes, you called and they told you May 7th at 5:15. It’s ok. Let it happen. You know the cocktail straws are little polo mallets, right? Swoon. // Midtown. (212) 207-8562.
Because Eater’s calling it “a hit right out of the gate,” and the owner is writing blog posts about queso and, Tex-Mex done right is goddamn fantastic. // Gramercy. (212) 539-0202.
Because the downstairs has a new look and a new menu and maybe that matters. Octopus skewers come without pork, for example. That’ll play. Michael White at his best is a beautiful thing, so let’s see what happens. // Soho. Email us for resys.
4/EL REY 2
Because one more reminder that they’re open for dinner, which, you know, is diggable. // Lower East Side. Walk-in or call (212) 260-3950.
Because, yes, you’re still talking about this place. It’s ‘the world’s first comfort food’ and it’s cold as a mother out there. Also, bone broth trend alert. Trust the process. // East Village. Walk-up window.
6/DIRT CANDY 4
Because, yep, Amanda Cohen ftw. It’s not vegetarian insomuch as you leave hungry. It’s vegetarian insomuch as you don’t even notice. // Lower East Side. (212) 228-7732.
Because you might have noticed you like this place. Happy 1st anniversary, Bobby. // Noho. (212) 334-6400.
Because when it happens it happens. Crispy mushroom, sausage and kale pizza, hamachi, duck wings, estrela, short rib, biggity boom. // Park Avenue South Corridor. Book Now at Upland
Because forget the chandeliers, even though you can’t. The food here is freaking good. Reminder, get the rice. // Meatpacking. (212) 254-3000.
10/MISSION CHINESE 8
Because as you mourn the loss of Dave Chang, you usher in the age of the Danny Bowein. The king is dead, long live the king. You’ll understand when you get there. // Chinatown. No reservations and long waits in the main dining room, but plenty of space for walk-ins at the bar.
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