Tony takes on his hometown of NYC. Having lived and explored the city for years, instead of the typical tourist traps, he visits some of the city's hidden gems while hanging with his chef friends, David Chang ...Go to Episode
Tony’s first stop was The Carlyle hotel’s Bemelmans Bar. Tony ordered a gin martini and talked about the old New York.
35 East 76th St, New York, NY 10021
Tony Also Recommends: St. Regis Hotel
"If you're willing to spend some bucks, I love the St. Regis. If you're looking to live large, particularly around Christmas season with all the shop windows on 5th Avenue done up and stuff … it’s pretty cool."
Two East 55th Street, at 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Tony Also Recommends: The Jane Hotel
“If you’re not a big pimping oligarch and looking for more affordable accommodations, The Jane Hotel in the West Village might be more in your zone.”
113 Jane St, New York, NY
Tony traveled to Midtown Manhattan to grab lunch at The Burger Joint hidden inside Le Parker Meridien Hotel. Tony enjoyed a burger and fries.
119 West 56th St, New York, NY 10019
Tony Also Recommends: Birreria
“It’s an insane Italian beer garden and rustic-style eatery in the sky. The food’s great and most of the beer is hand-crafted artisanal stuff from people like the legendary Dogfish Head dudes.”
“Hard to beat for price and for … well … quality. They are pretty much the benchmark. I suggest the double cheeseburger and a shake.”
4 Locations in New York
“The best, if priciest, burger in NYC is probably the black label burger at the Minetta Tavern. Getting in here, however, can be a challenge. Try early or late.”
113 MacDougal St, New York, NY
Another Tony favorite, Kitchen Arts & Letters has one of the largest food- and drink-based book collections all in one shop. Tony buys a stack of new releases.
1435 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128