For the perfect fix of old-school Americana eats, head to the New York-based restaurant, Bubby’s. With locations in Tribeca and Dumbo, Bubby’s offers rich, satisfying down-home comfort food from bacon wrapped meatloaf to authentic barbecue to collard greens. For me though, it was their macaroni and cheese that made me a self-proclaimed Bubby’s addict.
New York tends to pale in comparison to the Bay Area, LA, and even Chicago when it comes to Mexican food, but all that has begun to change in the past few years. Between the vendors at the Red Hook ballpark and the countless stands and restaurants in Jackson Heights, it seems that there’s hope yet for fans of good mole and corn-tortilla tacos. The joint that I still consistently recommend to people is actually Tehuitzingo, a little taco stand in the back of a bodega in Hell’s Kitchen (10th Ave between 46th and 47th, to be exact).