BONDST’s sleek interior and decadent sashimi and sushi menu offer the perfect complement to the “addictive” sake cocktails. So says Bobby, who loves BONDST’s dry saketini (a mix of sake and vodka). He adds that it’s “crisp and clean and cuts across bold flavors.”
When in need of Mexican ingredients, Bobby heads to Mexico Lindo in East Harlem, N.Y. Here you can find dry and prepared posole, as well as a variety of Southwestern ingredients. Need some chiles? Or a Mexican movie? Don't worry, Mexico Lindo has you covered.
As Bobby says on Boy Meets Grill, Casa Della Mozzarella does business “the ol' New York way.” That means knowing customers on a first-name basis and delivering authentic Italian specialties, such as imported oils, vinegars, sausages and cheese, including fresh mozzarella made right on the premises.
Bobby Flay dines at The Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center for fresh award-winning seafood dishes in a spectacular setting in New York, NY, on Food Network's Boy Meets Grill.
In the sixth grade Bobby worked as a delivery boy for Mimi's Pizza & Restaurant and he still claims that they have the best pizza around town. Why the dough and sauce are so delicious will remain a mystery, but Bobby will always have fond memories of this place.
Since 1933, this butcher shop has been selling some of the tastiest cuts around. Esposito has exactly what Bobby needed: a center-cut rack of pork, frenched for a “nice presentation.” No matter what’s on your list, you may want to scoop up a selection of the homemade sausages for a flavorful treat.
The Union Square Greenmarket is home to a handful of farmers and fishmongers, but you’d be remiss to skip Cato Corner Farm’s cheese. Bobby stopped by their stall for a bold Manchego made on their small Connecticut farm. But if you’re really bold, try their signature “stinky” Hooligan cheese.
The Schatzie butcher counter has always been a go-to for Bobby in New York's Upper West Side. Known as "The Meat Man of Manhattan since 1911," Schatzie (with a fifth-generation butcher) knows meats, including lamb, pork, veal and Bobby's choice meal for a holiday celebration: beef prime rib.
On Food Network's Boy Meets Grill, Bobby Flay is in Brooklyn for a tour of the Brooklyn Brewery, one of America's top 40 breweries, producing the top draft beers in New York City.
On Boy Meets Grill, Bobby heads to Han Ah Reum for "everything Korean." Located in the heart of Koreatown, Han Ah Reum carries a variety of Korean produce and supplies. That includes more than your typical assortment of soy sauces, kimchi, peppers, salted shrimp and noodles.
Those with a passion for foods from Sicily head to the aisles of Agata & Valentina. On Boy Meets Grill, Bobby stopped by this specialty grocery and filled his basket with the best feta, lamb chops, pork tenderloins and prosciutto to make “little plates of food with big bursts of flavor.”
This Michelin-starred waterfront restaurant draws the crowds with its menu of New American cuisine and views of the Manhattan skyline. There’s even a dessert version of the Brooklyn Bridge; the miniature chocolate replica comes perched atop a base of chewy devil’s food cake and creamy mousse.
Essex Street Market is Bobby’s first stop for his Latin feast. Inside you’ll find more than a dozen merchants selling fresh fruits and veggies, ethnic delicacies and more. Luckily for Bobby, Essex Street specializes in Latin produce and imports, including banana leaves, yucca, herbs, seafood and meat.
This longtime Harlem standby has been frying up chicken the old-fashioned way for more than two decades. Chef-Owner Charles Gabriel employs an uncommon method of slow-frying in a giant skillet — large enough to fit 25 pieces at a time — until every piece of chicken is golden-brown on all sides. He then serves the chicken with a variety of Southern-style sides, like sweet cornbread, mac and cheese, and collard greens.
Although Olives serves fine plates of hanger steak and tuna tartare, it is also a master of broccoli. When Cat Cora stays at the W Hotel, she always orders room service for the spicy roasted broccoli salad, made of an aromatic mixture of caramelized broccoli with fresh garlic and peppers.