(With long-memory apologies to Paul Ford.)
Absolute Bagel: a bit far and worth it.
Au Jus: pretty decent BBQ, inscrutable portion sizes.
Blue Marble: a pricey little scoop, but yum.
Bosino: we tried it once, were underwhelmed.
Broadway Bagel: makes a solid egg and cheese.
Broadway Restaurant: fun there’s a greasy spoon nearby.
Cafe du Soleil: bubble dining was a pandemic highlight.
Cheesy Pizza: gloppy, sketchy, and not my style.
Famous Famiglia Pizza: Eli’s favorite. I’m not sure why.
Flor de Mayo: tried it twice. Got stomachaches twice.
Guacamole: now it’s called Pico de Gallo.
Just Pho You: meaning to try it, haven’t yet.
Kouzan: pretty decent Japanese, but no delivery?
La Vera: not bad, but not our go-to.
Lenny’s: best for their whole-wheat everything bagel.
Malecon: we order from Pio Pio instead.
Mama’s Too!: delicious, unique pizza. Try the pear.
Manhattan Diner: like Metro, but not as good.
Manhattan Valley Cuisine of India: Nate didn’t enjoy, but I did.
Metro Diner: Reliable, high quality diner. Excellent bacon.
Naruto Ramen: fine, but wish it was great.
Nobody Told Me: good food and unique summer cocktails.
Ollie’s: mediocre Chinese, displaced by Shun Lee.
Ozen: sixteen years and we’ve never gone.
Pio Pio: every time we order, we’re happy.
Popeye’s: they undercook their chicken for juiciness.
Regional: cute; we tried, but it’s meh.
Sal and Carmine Pizza: fantastic slice joint, a regular purchase.
Serafina: Italian. Reliable. Amy loves their focaccia.
Street Taco: impressive decor but for the weapons.
Shun Lee 98th St: sure, it’s franchised, but it’s great.
Super Tacos: a solid, authentic Mexican food truck.
Sushi W: great omakase in an unlikely location.
Szechuan Garden: we tried it once, were underwhelmed.
Sun Chan: college students say it’s good sushi.
A Taste of Ecuador: Riverside Park food truck; tasty empanadas.
Texas Rotisserie: so-so BBQ, but good lunch special.
Thai Market: great neighbor recommendation, a weekly staple.
Westside Market: a supermarket, but great tuna salad.
WingStop: we shouldn’t, but yeah, we do.
Wolfnights: fussy for the sake of it.
Drafted 2021/10/15 at 2:46 pm. Published with updates for openings and closings.