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Best Bites from the Big Apple — Triple D in NYC

It's been called the city that never sleeps, but one thing New Yorkers certainly do is eat. Classic Italian, Vietnamese, Southern BBQ — New York City has some of the greatest grub around, and Guy's tried (almost) all of it. Keep reading to check out these dynamite dishes.

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Fresh Pappardelle & Meat Ragu — John's of 12th Street

For over 100 years, John's of 12th Street has been serving up real deal, authentic Italian food in New York City's East Village. They're known for their house-made, fresh-cut pasta, but it's their Tuscan ragu meat sauce that kept Guy going back for more. Chuck and pork butt are cooked down for over five hours in tomato sauce, house-made vegetable stock and marsala wine before being tossed with their famous pappardelle and served with a sprinkling of basil. 

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Slow-Roasted Goat Neck — Ducks Eatery

After being marinated for 24 hours in a mixture of fish sauce, soy sauce and over 21 different dry spices, the goat neck from Ducks Eatery is smoked over oak and hickory wood for seven hours and braised in its marinade for another five hours before being seared in a cast iron pan in bacon and pickled pastrami fat. Served over rice and dusted with cilantro, Guy says it's one of "the top three best goat dishes" he's ever had.

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Crispy Crepe — Bun-ker Vietnamese

Don't let the name fool you. This isn't your typical French crepe. Sea salt and turmeric spice up the batter that's mixed with smoked bacon, eggs and shrimp and fried to a crisp, giving Bun-ker's crepe a "wicked good" melt-in-your-mouth finish. 

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"Down By Law" Chicken Sandwich — Queens Comfort

Named after owner Donnie D'Alessio's favorite movie, Queens Comfort's most famous chicken sandwich is a savory combination of different cooking techniques and flavors. Frist, the chicken is smoked for two hours, then braised in a sweet and spicy marinade. Then, it's sliced, topped with house-made bacon jam and a slice of cheddar cheese and served with a homemade chipotle aioli and sliced avocado. Guy says it's, "off the chain."

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