We’ve been hearing some early buzz on two new Upper West Side restaurants, and frankly they’re making me hungry.
Eater’s Nick Solares headed over to MexiKosher, the new Mexican-Kosher spot at 100 West 83rd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam, to talk to chef Katsuji Tanabe. Learn about his brisket cooked in duck fat, his “naughty” French Dip sandwich, and other such low-fat low-flavor dishes.
“One could hardly be more excited for the neighborhood Subway to make way for one of New York’s most notable pizza chains. Yes, the Upper West Side is slowly being colonized by the East Village. Yes, this now means we have pizza restaurants literally on every corner at the intersection of Columbus and W. 85th St. Yes, it’s a further sign of the encroaching affluence that is gentrifying so many New Yorkers out of the neighborhood, but fuck it. Because pizza. So anyway I’ve been to many Motorinos before and this one is also pretty awesome. Beautifully designed, so small a real estate agent would call it cozy, and energetic with enticing aromas wafting in from the kitchen and yet it still manages to maintain a romantic atmosphere. I guess I’m finally at the age where I’m starting to call things ‘hip’ which literally means I’m no longer in a position to judge such things, but the place seems pretty hip. Come at least once. Also, the pizza is good. And you can pair it with chilled, sparkling red wine, which is a little weird, but it grows on you.”