Around New York, chefs are treated like celebrities who also have superhuman powers. So who are these Croc-wearing food wizards? Where do they find their bites on a budget? And where do they go to splurge? In this series we ask top NYC chefs where and what they eat.
Amazing food is a given around New York, but in Bed-Stuy it's a little less common. Especially dishes like pork and wasabi shumai with young coconut; shishito quatre sel with green tea, wasabi, yuzu, and seaweed; and a doughnut delicately filled foie gras. This kind of madness is the status quo out at Do or Dine Bed-Stuy, which opened late last year. Bradyen and I stepped into their prep kitchen yesterday and later they answered these Top Chef Top Eats Q's.
George McNeese and Justin Warner
Astro sign: GM: Scorpio JW: Aquarius
Hometown: GM: Pensacola, FL JW: Hagerstown, MD
Current neighborhood: GM &JW: Bed-Stuy
Signature dish and cocktail pairing at Do or Dine: GM: "New Zealand" duck with an Aquavelva JW: Foie gras doughnut with a Spherical Back
Signature dish at home:
GM: Beef jerky JW: Salt and vinegar chips fish tacos
Best spot for dumplings:
GM: Our Nippon nachos
Best spot for a spicy dish:
JW: Phō Grand
Best spot for pasta:
JW: Samurai Mama
Food trend you're over:
GM & JW: A&A Bake and Doubles
Best food market:
GM: Union Square Greenmarket
JW: Sunrise Mart
After a long day, what do you make for yourself:
GM: I have a Coors Light JW: Shin ramen
Celebrity chef crush:
GM: Emma Hearst
JW: My girlfriend, Brooke
Favorite cooking show:
GW & JW: Good Eats
Last meal request:
GM: Dungeoness crab legs
JW: Something from the manga Toriko
Any horror apprentice stories?
GM: One time a guy labeled some shallots as "garlic-onion baby."
JW: The time an employee tried to make marshmallows using an egg beater from the 50s that was on display in the restaurant.
Check out Mercedes' review of Do or Dine here. Photos by Brayden Olson
___________________________________ TABLA- 11 Madison Ave. map PHŌ GRAND- 227 Grand St. map MAREA- 240 Central Park South. MAP SAMURAI MAMA- 205 Grand St. MAP A&A BAKE AND DOUBLES- 481 Nostrand Ave. MAP UNION SQUARE GREENMARKET-Union Square Park. MAP SUNRISE MART- 494 Broome St. MAP