Momofuku Nishi kicked off The Summer of Whatever by adding tuna poke buns, avocado toast, and a bleeding veggie burger to a menu that originally skewed toward Korean-Italian fare. And now, another ambitious restaurant from one of the city’s most talented chefs is jumping aboard the YOLO menu train: Alex Stupak’s Mexican-inspired East Village restaurant Empellon Cocina. Here’s a list of six dishes. Five of them are on the menu right now and one of them is fake. Can you spot the phony?
— Ramen noodles with pozole broth, roast pork, soft-boiled egg
— Falafel tacos with hummus and charred cucumber salsa
— Fried chicken with chorizo gravy
— Patty melt with queso fresco, tomatillos, and sunflower seeds
— Mortadella tacos with chiles, olives, and capers
— Lobster roll with chipotle, papalo, and potato chips
Click here to find out which one is the fake. And if you happen to try any of these dishes, let us know what you think.