Years ago, a friend told me, “Never trust someone who doesn’t like cheese.” And decades of eating with all types of people — the lactose intolerant being the exception — have proven this to be true. It takes a person of obdurate disposition and questionable taste to dislike the meltable bounty of cow, sheep, and goat: whether it be toasted cheese with the gruyere rolling out the sides, freshly made paneer with its fluffy cheerfulness, or Brazilian cheese balls so bouncy they might jump off the plate. Here are a dozen savory dishes I have loved, as I demolished them in short order — plus one bonus dessert.
NYC restaurants can now offer indoor dining along with outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the NYC Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More