Since we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Gail Simmons hosted “A Taste Of Home” celebrity chef benefit and tasting next Thursday at Hosing Works and chef Mike Anthony of Gramercy Tavern is one of the chefs, we figured today would be as good a day as any to run his Friday Fives. Do we believe the hype on this guy? Absolutely. He used to be Executive Chef at Blue Hill at Stone Barnes, the highest rated restaurant on our website. Since 2006 Anthony has been Executive Chef at Danny Meyer’s infamous Gramercy Taven, restoring order in style at one of NYC’s most historic and well rounded eating establishments. We appreciate Mike taking the time to weigh in on his favorite spots for us today. Enjoy.
Mike’s “Perfect For” Picks
Campbell Apartment (15 Vanderbilt Ave.) – “It’s cool, calm, quiet and dark.”
Saki Bar Hagi (152 W 49th St.) – “They have a casual vibe and are open until 3am. I love their yellowtail collar and pork belly hot pot!”
Trestle on Tenth (242 10th Ave.) – “Moderate prices with wonderful, attentively prepared food. It’s directly across from the High Line Park and has an awesome cherry tree in their garden space.”
Sushi Yasuda (204 East 43rd St.) – “Each and every bite is distinct, pure and memorable.”
Yakitori Totto (251 West 55th St.) – “I love their use of unique chicken parts such as chicken heart, gizzard and wings.”
Mike’s Twitter People
Another guy who’s not actually on twitter…But, if he was, we feel like he’d be up in these people’s business…>
@floydcardoz – USHG Chef Floyd Cardoz of New Indian restaurant Tabla.
@ruthreichl – Excellent food writer.
@fwscout – Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin.
@samsifton – Current NY Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton.
@immaculateinfat – Awesome site. You heard of it?