So not unlike you or me, the Franken-Domo likes to travel. This is sort of a combination food/travel post about some places in NYC. I like to go to visit new york primarily (if not entirely) focused on food, eating, and the walking that takes place between the first two. Every so often, I get my cousin to come with me to see some touristy stuff like 30 Rock for the Christmas tree – but more often than not, if I’ve got a ticket to new york, its to eat!
This trip also had some food destinations starting when I stepped off the bus:
BRGR is a place that specializes in (you guessed it) burgers as well as shakes make from the Ronnybrook Farm Dairy. Later I found out only the vanilla shake is made from the Ronnybrook farm vanilla ice cream – I had the strawberry (pictured). When I look at a burger menu, my eyes seem to gravitate towards two toppings: fried egg and bleu cheese. I think both are excellent on burgers, however not necessarily together. I got the BRGR with blue cheese (pictured), which was made-to-order in the open-kitchen surrounded by a bar (think waffle-house style). The 1/3 lb patty was cooked to a perfect medium – which really impressed me because the patty wasn’t very thick.
The past trips to new york have centered around what I believe will be the next big food trend to hit DC: high-end ramen. After eating at Ippudo and Momofuku Noodle Bar, I wanted more, so this trip, we went to Ramen Setaga-ya just off Union Square.
Franken-Domo and friends met up at Grand Central Station for some pictures
I had a huge craving for some pork katsu and nothing satisfies that craving more than a huge piece of berkshire pork katsu from Katsu-hama. I ate here the last time I visited, and had to come back for more. One guy at the table described Berkshire pork as the wagyu beef of the pork world – I agree. Not only is the house katsu sauce, portion size, and house dressing delicious, there is something else super unique about this place.
You grind your own toasted sesame seeds to taste to mix with the house katsu sauce.
What more could I ask for? a mortar and pestle WITH dinner? perfect! Anyway, this is one very satisfying meal that was perfect after a long day of walking around in the rain.
How does Domo end the day? gelato from Grom of course!