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
The Arepa Lady
“Located under the L on Roosevelt Avenue, Maria Piedad Cano makes sublime legendary Colombian-style arepas. Flat cornmeal cakes stuffed or topped with meat or cheese and fried to perfect goodness.”
Roosevelt Avenue and 79th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Tony heads to the Lower East Side and meets Pop chef Eddie Huang at this restaurant Baohaus. Tony and Eddie speak about their NYC experiences as they enjoy the Taiwanese-style steam bun sandwiches.
238 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003
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 takes the subway down to Union Square and grabs a quick icy snack from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Tony orders a Bea Arthur on a cone and signs a few autographs.
857 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
“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.”
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 and David Chang split a cab and head down to Crif Dogs to eat some hot dogs. Tony gets a Jon-Jon Deragon dog and the 2 enter the hidden entrance to Please Don’t Tell bar located next door for a few drinks and more hot dogs.
113 Saint Marks Place #2, New York, NY 10009
“The New York bagel is a classic, a must. Ess-a-Bagel would be an impeccable choice, either Midtown or downtown. Find a better bagel in your town? Not bloody likely.”
2 Locations in New York
28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
Tony has brunch at M. Wells diner in Queens to start out day number 2. Tony orders the bone marrow and foie gras, bacon and corn soup, with a biscuit and a summer shandy.
43-15 Crescent Street Long Island City, NY
“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
Tony wraps up his stay in NYC in the Upper East Side. Tony grabs a late-night hot dog and fresh-squeezed juice before calling it a night.
179 East 86th St New York, NY 10128
“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
Tony stops by Subway Inn while heading south toward the Lower East Side. Tony enters Subway Inn for a drink and meets up with friend and chef David Chang.
143 East 60th St, New York, NY 10022
“Personally, if I had only one night in New York … these days I’d probably come here. Date night at the Bourdains … here. Takashi on Hudson Street in the West Village is my favorite new restaurant in New York.”
456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
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