The Best Thing I Ever Ate
It is January 2011 and we are grieving.
One of us – we’ll call her Ginger Orchid after her favorite cocktail – is grieving for an understandable reason: a bad break-up (“DUMPED! I was dumped!”).
The other – Vodka Stinger – is trying to figure out what to do with her Sunday afternoons now that the Broadway musical, A Little Night Music, starring the beloved Bernadette Peters, has closed.
(We all grieve over different things, okay?).
In an effort to distract ourselves from our respective emotional tumult, Vodka Stinger proposes an activity: go to every Manhattan restaurant featured on the Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate and eat the dish.
|The Holy Land|
|Elixir of the Gods|
|Confessions of an Addict|
Three months later, we are still not culinary mavens, nor are we prodigies of photography. But we do have neurotic personalities and an uncanny desire to finish what we start, even when it involves eating eel, rabbit, liverwurst, and chopped herring. As our feeding frenzy turned into full-on obsession, we decided it was time to document. With almost 30 dishes under our belts (literally), the first dish was blurring into the 15th, and we could hardly recall what we would recommend and what we would never pay for again. So here it is, The Best and Worst Things We Ever Ate, and what to wash them down with.