THE BEST FOODS IN NEW YORK CITY, IN ONE MAN'S IDIOSYNCRATIC OPINION

Writing lists while hungry: a cautionary tale.
  1. Soup dumplings at .... that Michelin rated dumpling house in Jackson Heights, Queens whose name I can't remember.
  2. Chicken wings at Great Jones Cafe in the East Village
  3. Shaved ice with red bean at Spa Castle in Queens
  4. Shepherd's pie at Dub Pies in Windsor Terrace
  5. That crazy poppy seed and walnut pudding at Veselka
  6. Dim Sum at 88 palace in Manhattan or Ocean-something on 65th st. in Brooklyn Chinatown
  7. Any smoked fish sandwich from Russ & Daughters Appetizing. And that old use of the word "Appetizing" as a noun.
  8. I will kick myself later for having forgotten many great foods.
  9. Bone marrow at Blue Ribbon, though I haven't had it in years. Damn, that red wine reduction...
  10. "Frozen Hot Chocolate" at Serendipity.