Plenty of Edible Reasons to Love New York

Why even leave the curb when you want crme anglaise?Photo: Richard J. Velasco

This week, in what has become an annual tradition, the magazine identifies more reasons to love New York. The citys edibles are justification enough, and this year Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld present two: our enthusiasm for frying and the Dessert Truck. The Robs continue to indulge by listing some of the citys richest dishes, like WD-50s eggs Benedict or foie gras meat loaf from Caf Gray, as well as suggesting some places for New Years Eve dinner. Gael Greene does not speak of Crave on 42nd with such reckless abandon, but theres nascent hope for this weeks openings: a wine bar, a vegetarian burger joint, and an eclectic East Village bistro. Finally, Rob and Robin give us one last at-home indulgence: baked Vacherin Mont dOr. And after twelve months of tsuris, weve all got it coming.

Reasons to Love New York:
Because Although We Banned Trans Fats, Were Not Afraid of Frying

Reasons to Love New York:
Because We Can Eat Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding With Bacon Crme Anglaise Out of a Truck
Calorific Countdown to 2008
Just Add Bubbly
Insatiable Critic: Crave on 42nd
Openings: Felice Wine Bar, Zen Burger, and Seymour Burton
In Season: Vacherin Mont dOr [NYM]