Sam's Soul Food
Sam's Soul Food boasts Southern-style cooking that's just a short walk from Yankee stadium and features oxtail, ribs and cornbread.
596 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452
The Feeding Tree
The Feeding Tree is a locals-only haunt that serves a full meal for less than the price of one beer inside the ballpark, and it's practically within sight of the upper deck seats. The jerk shrimp is worth the trip.
892 Gerard Ave., Bronx, NY 10451
Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos
Tony and Carlos, executive chef at Les Halles, venture out to Bushwick for an authentic Mexican experience. The tortillas are wonderful -- thick, slightly chewy and fragrant.
271 Starr St., Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11237
East Harbor Seafood Dim-Sum Palace (Ying Bun)
Tony visits with chef Chris Cheung and friends at the best dim sum house in Brooklyn -- Ying Bun (East Harbor).
714-726 65th St., Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY 11220
Diner is located on the south side of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, one block away from the Williamsburg Bridge. Their menu is comprised of seasonal, simple ingredients and grass-fed animals.
85 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Marlow and Sons Restaurant
81 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Golden Shopping Mall
Tony, chef Chris Cheung and Chris's friend Ming visit the food court of Flushing's Golden Shopping Mall (Wong Jing Xian Chan). It's not a food court in the traditional sense, but rather a collection of tiny restaurants.
41-28 Main St., Flushing, Queens, NY 11355
Sik Gaek Restaurant
Tony meets up with chef David Chang in Flushing, Queens. They visit Sik Gaek, a joint that is best described as the Korean equivalent of an izakaya. Sik Gaek's biggest (literally) specialty is called a cheolpan.
161-29 Crocheron Ave., Flushing, Queens, NY 11358
Hindu Temple Society of North America
Tony and Floyd Cardoz (of Tabla restaurant) visit a true treasure in Flushing, Queens. The canteen is in the basement of the Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasth'nam temple (known as the Ganesha Temple) in Flushing, Queens.
45-57 Bowne St., Flushing, Queens, NY 11355
New Asha Cafe
Tony and lead singer for the New York Dolls, David Johansen, visit some local joints even Staten Islanders may not be familiar with. The bread's the thing at working-class Sri Lankan joints like Staten Island's New Asha Cafe.
322 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY
Jade Island Restaurant
Tony loves a good tiki bar and tiki bloggers and aficionados rave about this place, which looks like it hasn't changed since it opened in 1972. Tony and David Johansen enjoy boat drinks and a pu pu platter while sitting in a grass hut booth.
2845 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY