New York City is home to a lot of restaurants - 24,000 by the Dept. of Health's count, more than any rational human being can ever hope to visit. Among that number are hidden gems the majority of New Yorkers just aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food luminaries to share with us their under the radar recommendations.
Our next recommendation comes from Kate Krader, the restaurant editor for Food & Wine, and it's a decidedly old school pick.
"Sam's Restaurant, Court Street, Brooklyn - it's an old old school pizza place with red vinyl banquettes, red & white checked tablecloths, a fantastic neon sign, and pretty great pizza. They have a chewy crust (which I love), a simple tomato sauce and lots of cheese (which I also love). I'm also a fan of the all-white pizza - it has a lot of soft ricotta and a good amount of garlic on it. You can go way wrong here - don't get the broccoli rabe which comes straight out of a can; I think all the vegetables do. But you're good if you get the pizza. Plus they have an amazing 50's or 60's drinks list with like 150 drinks including things like pink lady, or stuff with creme de cocoa in it - I don't even know what all is in them but I'm fascinated by it."
· Coverage of Kate Krader [~ENY~]