Amazing Eats: Classic Comfort Food
From Southern cooking, to sweet treats and even street eats, comfort food can be found across the country. Adam Richman is out to find 6 feel good dishes that will warm your belly … and your heart.
amazing-eats_ss_comfort-food_001Did You Know? Recent studies suggest that comfort food changes mood on a biological level by sending happy signals directly from the stomach to the brain.
Dish 1: Fried Chicken
Where: Sylvia's, 328 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_comfort-food_005Did You Know? Sweden is considered the birthplace of the cinnamon roll. So enamored are the Swedes with their comfort creation, they named October 4th National Cinnamon Roll Day!
Dish 2: Giant Cinnamon Rolls
Where: Lulu's, 918 Main St, San Antonio, TX 78207 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_comfort-food_002Did You Know? Blueberries are near the top when it comes to antioxidant activity per serving. Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals — unstable molecules linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Dish 3: Blueberry Blue Cheese Donut Sandwich
Where: Tom + Chee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_comfort-food_003Did You Know? Studies suggest that consumption of comfort food is triggered in men by positive emotions, and by negative ones in women.
Dish 4: BBQ Pulled-Pork Waffle
Where: Waffles & Dinges, 122nd St & Mount Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_comfort-food_004Did You Know? Potatoes are one of the best sources of potassium and fiber in the produce section. Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure.
Dish 5: The Hobo Stuffed Potato
Where: The Rack Shack, 2925 Cliff Rd, Burnsville, MN 55337 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_comfort-food_006Did You Know? Grits are a food of American Indian origin common in the Southern United States and mainly eaten at breakfast.
Dish 6: Shrimp and Grits
Where: Hominy Grill, 207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_comfort-food_007Did You Know? Throughout most of the world, the term biscuit means a hard, crisp, brittle bread. Only in North America does it reference a softer bread product.
Dish 7: Big Nasty Chicken and Biscuits
Where: Hominy Grill, 207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403 960 1280
Café de la EsquinaWhere else can you find a retro Mexico dinner that takes menu suggestions from neighborhood locals? Williamsburg, of course. The hip Brooklyn hood’s Café de La Esquina dishes are a spicy spin on the classics, such as the hamburguesa, a burger topped with jalapenos, avocado and chipotle mayo. 960 1280
MacelleriaThis Italian steakhouse in the Meatpacking District is a carnivore’s dream, with dry-aged porterhouse, Tuscan sausage and chicken alla diavola. But fear not, vegetarians: There are plenty of meat-free pasta dishes, too. And tiramisu doesn’t always have to wait until dessert. 960 1280
AmaliAmali, a Mediteranean eatery on the Upper East Side, adheres to a strict farm-to-table dining experience -- using local vegetables, grains and dairy products -- and only buying whole animals. Greek-infused specialities like the lamb porterhouse and Kataifi cannoli are not to be missed. 960 1280
Aroma Kitchen and WinebarAroma, an East Village Italian restaurant and wine bar, focuses on regional Italian dishes and seasonal specialties, such as the risotto del giorno. And you’ll feel like royalty with the service; Chef Vito is known to personally deliver his signature dishes to your table. 960 1280
‘Cesca Enoteca and TrattoriaFriendly and rustic, this southern Italian spot is a welcome culinary spot on the Upper West Side. Authentic Italian dishes like linguine alla vongole, are best paired with an Italian varietal on the extensive award-wining wine list. 960 1280
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Aroma Kitchen & WinebarThis East Village Italian restaurant and wine bar focuses on regional Italian dishes and seasonal specialties. Chef Vito and his team are hosting an intimate celebration, featuring a 5-course menu that includes risotto lobster Bolognese and pan-seared Crescent Farms duck breast with wine pairings. 960 1280
AffaireRing in the New Year Parisian-style without leaving the East Village! This cozy French bistro's New Year’s Eve party includes 3 rooms of music by in-house and guest DJs, a 5-hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. Dress code is semi-formal or burlesque … if you really want to get into the mood. 960 1280
Bistro Chat NoirThis is every Francophile’s dream spot for ringing in the New Year. This slice of Paris on the Upper East Side is hosting a masquerade ball on New Year’s Eve, with 3 seatings. The first is kid-friendly, the second has a Broadway pop show, and the third has the Broadway pop show and a midnight toast. And if you can’t get enough, come back for the bistro’s New Year’s Day brunch. 960 1280
idea_ss_nyc-cocktails_002_596x334Raspberry Ricky, The Standard Hotel
Ingredients: 2 oz gin, 2 spoons fresh bramble mix and 1 oz sour soda. Pour all ingredients except soda into mixing glass with ice. Shake and pour into tall glass with ice. Add soda. Garnish with raspberries.The bramble mix is made in-house by cooking berries in sugar until the berries make their own juice. This is taken off the flame before the beries break, so the mix consists of whole berries with a sweet syrup. 960 1280
idea_ss_nyc-cocktails_003_596x334Chanel No. 9,The James New York
Ingredients: A blend of 9 different floral and botanical liquors delicately blended with champagne and 'strawberry pearls'. While Chanel No. 9 is so coveted that we were told the recipe and ingredients had to be kept secret, let us just tell you ' it tastes as beautiful as it looks. 960 1280
idea_ss_nyc-cocktails_008_596x334The Cartel, James New York
Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 oz Herradura Silver Tequila, 1 oz Canton Ginger Liquor, 2 oz Pineapple juice, 1/2 oz Honey Syrup and 4 dashes of Peruvian Bitters. Build in tin, shake with ice, strain into rocks glass, garnish with pineapple wedge. 960 1280
idea_ss_nyc-cocktails_009_596x334Afternoon Delight, James New York
Ingredients: 1 oz St Germain Elderflower Liquor, 3/4 oz Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, 2 oz Rose Wine and Splash of grapefruit. Build in wine glass, stir with ice, add a splash of soda and garnish with a mint sprig. 960 1280
idea_ss_nyc-cocktails_012_596x334Pink Elephant, James New York
Ingredients: 1 oz Sailor Jerry Rum, 1 oz Luxardo Amaretto, 1/2 oz Morlacco Cherry Liquor, 1 bar spoon of Pomegranate molasses, 3 oz Coconut Milk(unsweetened) and 1/4 oz Lime Juice. Build in tin, shake with ice, strain into coup. No garnish. 960 1280
idea_ss_nyc-cocktails_014_596x334Southern Gentleman, James New York
Ingredients: 2 oz. Johnny Drum Bourbon, 1 oz Sweet Tea, 3/4 oz Honey syrup, Mint, Grilled Frozen Lemon Halves and 2 dashes Orange Bitters. Chill rocks glass, in glass shaker muddle 6-7 mint leaves, build cocktail and stir with ice, fine strain into the chilled rocks glass and garnish with two frozen grilled lemons and mint bouquet. 960 1280
idea_ss_nyc-cocktails_015_596x334Whiskey Punch, The Standard Hotel
Ingredients: 2 oz rye whiskey, 1 oz lemon juice, 1/2 oz orange juice, 1 oz simple syrup and Prosecco. Pour all ingredients except Prosecco into mixing glass with ice. Shake and strain into tall glass with crushed ice. Add Prosecco. Garnish with an orange twist. 960 1280