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Clean Plates Review Of Dirty Bird To Go

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Taste of Tribeca guests who purchase a friends or family table will receive a complimentary copy of Clean Plates New York City 2015 book, the most comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to the healthiest, tastiest and most sustainable restaurants around.

Dirty Bird To Go
155 Chambers Street, Tribeca

Only in New York can you snag an order from a fried chicken joint and realize—after sinking your teeth into a crisp-skinned, slow- roasted rotisserie bird or an astoundingly juicy fried drumstick—that this is grub from a James Beard Award winner. Former Dirty Bird owner and recipe developer Allison Vines-Rushing has worked with international restaurateur Alain Ducasse, and a simple bite reveals her vast skills. The fare this chicken joint is turning out is, believe it or not, good for you. Of course, rotisserie chicken is a healthier choice than the crispy stuff (which is soaked in buttermilk and fried in peanut oil), but every Dirty Bird sent out the door is hormone- and antibiotic-free and locally raised. And if you go for the fried stuff, the oil they use for frying is recycled for biodiesel fuel. Sin with a side of sautéed garlic kale—it’s excellent here, locally grown and dotted with chili peppers and garlic. Although this is a chicken joint, it has a large selection of salads and veggie sides to add an antioxidant boost to your meal.

This review is provided by Clean Plates, an excerpt from their NYC 2015 guide, and published with their permission.

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Clean Plates Review Of Bubby’s

Clean Plates

Clean Plates—the essential resource for organic, local, sustainable clean eating— helps everyone, whether carnivore, vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, or somewhere in between, make better, more informed eating choices through its restaurant guides, email publications and app, in print, online and on your phone.

Taste of Tribeca guests who purchase a friends or family table will receive a complimentary copy of Clean Plates New York City 2015 book, the most comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to the healthiest, tastiest and most sustainable restaurants around.

 

Bubby’s
120 Hudson Street, Tribeca

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This restaurant may have you re-evaluating your preconceived notion of the Yiddish term “bubby.” The ardently American menu lists “things we do to make good food for you” which includes everything from frying in organic, non-GMO, expeller-pressed canola oil to sourcing fish, flour, meat and milk from New York State sources. Barbecue, which is slow-smoked on the premises using local hogs and wood, is the specialty here. The basin-size barbecue sampler includes ribs, brisket and pulled pork punctuated with hot pepper flakes, and comes with two sides (we are fans of the sautéed spinach and baked beans). Bubby’s grinds meat daily for its mammoth grass-fed burger which emerges from the kitchen a ruddy medium-rare, its juices forming a beefy puddle for the crisp fries and a homemade dill pickle on the side. To even things out, order a seasonal vegetable plate loaded with farmers-market greens or a side of spinach sautéed with ample amounts of garlic.

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Clean Plates Review Of Brushstroke

Clean Plates

Clean Plates—the essential resource for organic, local, sustainable clean eating— helps everyone, whether carnivore, vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, or somewhere in between, make better, more informed eating choices through its restaurant guides, email publications and app, in print, online and on your phone.

Taste of Tribeca guests who purchase a friends or family table will receive a complimentary copy of Clean Plates New York City 2015 book, the most comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to the healthiest, tastiest and most sustainable restaurants around.

 

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Brushstroke
30 Hudson Street, Tribeca

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Executive chef and New York institution David Bouley has partnered with the Tsuji Culinary Institute of Osaka to prepare traditional Japanese dishes with just a hint of fusion. The restaurant’s main room has the lovely, spare feel of a Buddhist shrine in which every detail is just so, from the large, rice paper–lined windows to the rough, honey-colored wooden walls. Meals are prepared by instructors from Tsuji and overseen by chef Isao Yamada, and are the result of thousands of hours of collaborative research. Traditionally, a kaiseki menu, which originated in the imperial courts of Kyoto, comprises a series of small plates artfully arranged with an eye to color and form and with a strong emphasis on seasonal flavors. Brushstroke offers two such tasting menus per night, but those looking for a lighter meal will be well satisfied with the equally meticulous a la carte offerings, which arrive on the table like tiny, edible still-life paintings. All the meats at Brushstroke are certified organic, and all tofu is sourced from Japan.

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The 2015 Rookies

Every year new restaurants open in Tribeca, and every year we are pleased to welcome a good number of them into the Taste of Tribeca community. This year we have 14 new participants who will be setting up their tents on May 16. Please be sure to stop by and say hello! They are:

Almond: House Smoked Bluefish with Grain and Pickled Onions

Photo courtesy of Almond

Almond: House Smoked Bluefish with Grain and Pickled Onions

Photo courtesy of Baked

Photo courtesy of Baked

Baked: Lemon Poppy Loaf, Brookster (chocolate chunk cookie baked inside a brownie, pictured), Vegan Bite (vegan energy bites made with flax seed, chocolate chips and peanut butter)

Photo courtesy of Bar Cyrk

Photo courtesy of Bar Cyrk

Bar Cyrk: Pizza, New York Egg Creams

Barleycorn: Lamb Meatballs

Photo courtesy of Belle Reve

Photo courtesy of Belle Reve

Belle Reve: Belle Burger, mini version

Café Noir: Lamb Meatballs with Mint Yogurt

Church Street Tavern: Wagyu Roast Beef Sandwich with Smoke Tomato & Horseradish Aioli

Edenopolis: Beef Rendang (Balinese beef stew over pureed sweet potato with cinnamon)

Photo courtesy of Gran Morsi

Photo courtesy of Gran Morsi

Gran Morsi: Spicy Berkshire Pork Grinder with Broccoli Rabe Pesto and Radicchio Slaw

Photo courtesy of Liesl Henrichsen

Photo courtesy of Liesl Henrichsen/OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

Laughing Man Coffee & OddFellows Ice Cream Co.: Coffee & Ice Cream

Photo courtesy of Little Park

Photo courtesy of Little Park

Little Park: Green Chickpea Falafel with Little Park Yogurt and Herb Salad

Revolution Sandwich NY: Kalbi Sliders with Truffle Chips

Tutto Il Giorno: Frisella Napoletana (octopus salad with Gaeta olives, red onions and tomatoes; served over traditional Napolitan bread)

Photo courtesy of White Street

Photo courtesy of White Street

White Street: Shaved Greenmarket Vegetables, labne, preserved lemon, toasted cumin

Welcome and thank you for joining Taste 2015!

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The Class of 2015

Taste of Tribeca is thrilled this year to have the participation of 68 neighborhood restaurants. As in years past, our 2015 class list offers a wide range of cuisines and culinary styles. We have Italian, French, Mexican, Japanese, Japanese-Peruvian, Argentinian, Greek, Macanese, Laotian, Spanish, Puerto Rican, and of course American, both Classic and New. Casual eateries, bustling bistros, bakeries, pubs, places where you can bring your family, places best reserved for date night.

We welcome back our 55 returning restaurants, with a special tip of the hat to our 7 Golden Restaurants – Bouley, Bubby’s, Duane Park Patisserie, Gigino Trattoria, The Odeon, Tribeca Grill, and Walker’s – marking their 21st consecutive year with Taste of Tribeca. We also say hello to our 13 newcomers: Almond, Baked, Bar Cyrk, Barleycorn, Belle Reve, Café Noir, Church Street Tavern, Gran Morsi, Little Park, Revolution Sandwich NY, Tutti Il Giorno, and White Street.

We boast several critical favorites. Jungsik is one of only nine NYC restaurants to receive two Michelin stars in 2015, while Bouley and Brushstroke each has one, and Khe-Yo is a Bib Gourmand pick. Bouley has three stars from the New York Times, with Brushstroke, Jungsik, Little Park, Locanda Verde, and Restaurant Marc Forgione each claiming two.

One of our participants isn’t even a restaurant. Hook & Ladder 8, aka Ghostbusters Headquarters, is a Tribeca landmark and working firehouse, and a friendly crew of firefighters will be returning this year to share their skills. On their menu: meatball sliders.

There are just three weeks to go, and as we count down the days, we will be posting pictures of dishes that will be sure to whet your appetite. So please check back … and check back often!

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Tastes of: Great Friendship and Support

Our final preview is of the dishes to be served tomorrow by our Golden Restaurants, which have participated in Taste of Tribeca every year since the first event 20 years ago. Our schools are truly grateful for their kindness and generosity.

These oldest friends are:

  • Bouley (Hudson and Duane): Chef’s Selection
  • Bubby’s Tribeca (Hudson & N. Moore): Rhubarb Crisp aka Brown Betty
  • Duane Park Patisserie (Duane between Greenwich and Staple): Molten Chocolate Cake with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce
  • Gigino Trattoria (Greenwich between Reade and Duane): Potato and Chicken Crochette, Cavatelli Legumi e Cicorie, and Delizie Limone
  • The Odeon (W. Broadway and Thomas): All Natural Ice Cream
  • Tribeca Grill (Greenwich between Franklin and N. Moore): Chicken and Hominy Stew, Avocado Crema Garnish
  • Walker’s (N. Moore and Varick): Pulled Pork Sandwich, Coleslaw and a Watermelon Wedge

We don’t have photos for every dish – some are being made specially for Taste – so please just stop by these tables tomorrow to see and taste everything live … and to say an extra special thank you on behalf of our kids!

Duane Park Patisserie's Molten Chocolate Cake with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce (photo courtesy of Duane Park Patisserie)

Duane Park Patisserie’s Molten Chocolate Cake with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce (photo courtesy of Duane Park Patisserie)

Gigino Trattoria's Potato and Chicken Crochette (photo courtesy of Gigino Trattoria)

Gigino Trattoria’s Potato and Chicken Crochette (photo courtesy of Gigino Trattoria)

Gigino Trattoria's Cavatelli Legumi e Cicorie (photo courtesy of Gigino Trattoria)

Gigino Trattoria’s Cavatelli Legumi e Cicorie (photo courtesy of Gigino Trattoria)

Gigino Trattoria's Delizie Limone (photo courtesy of Gigino Trattoria)

Gigino Trattoria’s Delizie Limone (photo courtesy of Gigino Trattoria)

Tribeca Grill's Chicken and Hominy Stew, Avocado Crema Garnish (photo courtesy of Tribeca Grill)

Tribeca Grill’s Chicken and Hominy Stew, Avocado Crema Garnish (photo courtesy of Tribeca Grill)

Walker's Pulled Pork Sandwich and Coleslaw (photo courtesy of Walker's)

Walker’s Pulled Pork Sandwich and Coleslaw (photo courtesy of Walker’s)

 

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Tastes of: Gluten-Free Goodness

Taste of Tribeca prides itself on the diversity of our dishes, and we are so pleased to be able to offer the following gluten-free options:

  • Tribeca Grill (Greenwich between Franklin and N. Moore): Chicken and Hominy Stew, Avocado Crema Garnish
  • Landmarc (W. Broadway between Leonard and Worth): House Cured Salmon with Pickled Onions, Mustard Seed, and Dill Crème Fraîche
  • Smith & Mills (N. Moore and Greenwich): Raw Oysters
  • The Butterfly (W. Broadway between Franklin and White): Deviled Eggs
  • Telepan Local (Greenwich between Jay and Duane): Ramps with Asparagus, Wild Garlic, Lemon Ricotta and Sorrel
  • Mulberry & Vine (Warren between Greenwich and W. Broadway): Organic Quinoa with Spring Veggies and Herbs, Green Sriracha
  • Los Americanos (Church between Walker and Lispenard): Seafood Tamale

Other gluten-free (but not sugar-free) options: the Assortment of Virgin Popsicles from Ward III (Reade between W. Broadway and Church) and the Ice Cream from City Hall (Duane between W. Broadway and Church).

Tribeca Grill's Chicken and Hominy Stew, Avocado Crema Garnish (photo courtesy of Tribeca Grill)

Tribeca Grill’s Chicken and Hominy Stew, Avocado Crema Garnish (photo courtesy of Tribeca Grill)

Landmarc's House Cured Salmon (photo courtesy of Landmarc) *ignore the bread in the photo, the restaurant confirms the dish will be gluten-free at Taste

Landmarc’s House Cured Salmon (photo courtesy of Landmarc, and ignore the bread in the photo; the restaurant confirms the dish will be gluten-free at Taste)

Smith & Mills's Raw Oysters (photo courtesy of Smith & Mills)

Smith & Mills’s Raw Oysters (photo courtesy of Smith & Mills)

The Butterfly's Deviled Eggs  (photo courtesy of The Butterfly)

The Butterfly’s Deviled Eggs (photo courtesy of The Butterfly)

Telepan Local's Ramps with Asparagus, Wild Garlic, Lemon Ricotta and Sorrel (photo courtesy of Telepan Local)

Telepan Local’s Ramps with Asparagus, Wild Garlic, Lemon Ricotta and Sorrel (photo courtesy of Telepan Local)

Mulberry & Vine's Organic Quinoa with Spring Veggies and Herbs, Green Sriracha (photo courtesy of Mulberry & Vine)

Mulberry & Vine’s Organic Quinoa with Spring Veggies and Herbs, Green Sriracha (photo courtesy of Mulberry & Vine)

Los Americanos's Seafood Tamale (photo courtesy of Los Americanos)

Los Americanos’s Seafood Tamale (photo courtesy of Los Americanos)

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Tastes of: Asian Dishes, Part 2

Our very first preview featured dishes from four Asian restaurants: Khe-Yo (Laotian, on Duane between Hudson and West Broadway), Nobu (Japanese, on Hudson and Franklin), Brushstroke (Japanese, on Hudson and Duane), and Jungsik (Korean, on Harrison and Hudson). Here are three more to add to our stellar line-up:

  • Megu (Thomas between W. Broadway and Church): Temaki Handroll
  • Lotus Blue Dong Tian Kitchen Bar (Reade between W. Broadway and Church): Peppercorn Chili Chicken
  • Ninja New York (Hudson between Reade and Duane): Roast Beef Sushi, Colorful California Rolls, Spicy Tuna Roll
Megu's Temaki Handroll (photo courtesy of Megu)

Megu’s Temaki Handroll (photo courtesy of Megu)

Lotus Blue's Peppercorn Chili Chicken (photo courtesy of Lotus Blue Dong Tian Kitchen & Bar)

Lotus Blue’s Peppercorn Chili Chicken (photo courtesy of Lotus Blue Dong Tian Kitchen Bar)

Ninja New York's Roast Beef Sushi, Colorful California Rolls and Spicy Tuna Roll (photo courtesy of Ninja New York)

Ninja New York’s Roast Beef Sushi, Colorful California Rolls and Spicy Tuna Roll (photo courtesy of Ninja New York)

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Tastes of: Vegetarian Dishes

No meat, no problem! For our guests who prefer plant-based dishes, we invite you to try the following:

  • Mulberry & Vine (Warren between Greenwich and W. Broadway): Organic Quinoa with Spring Veggies and Herbs, Green Sriracha
  • Telepan Local (Greenwich between Jay and Duane): Ramps with Asparagus, Wild Garlic, Lemon Ricotta and Sorrel
  • The Greek Tribeca (Greenwich between Desbrosses and Watts): Stuffed Grape Leaves

Other vegetarian options include (although please check with each restaurant if you don’t eat dairy products): All Good Things‘ Vegetable Chicarrones; Ecco‘s Penne alla Panna con Porcini; Scalini Fedeli‘s Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and Peas.

Mulberry & Vine's Organic Quinoa with Spring Veggies and Herbs, Green Sriracha (photo courtesy of Mulberry & Vine)

Mulberry & Vine’s Organic Quinoa with Spring Veggies and Herbs, Green Sriracha (photo courtesy of Mulberry & Vine)

Telepan Local's Ramps with Asparagus, Wild Garlic, Lemon Ricotta and Sorrel (photo courtesy of Telepan Local)

Telepan Local’s Ramps with Asparagus, Wild Garlic, Lemon Ricotta and Sorrel (photo courtesy of Telepan Local)

The Greek Tribeca’s Stuffed Grape Leaves, exterior shot (photo courtesy of The Greek Tribeca)

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The Greek Tribeca’s Stuffed Grape Leaves, interior shot (photo courtesy of The Greek Tribeca)