Essen un Trinken (Eat and Drink)

Have a knish at Yonah Schimmel. You won’t need to eat anything else for another week.

Right up the block from Russ & Daughters, Katz’ Delicatessen is the place for a pastrami sandwich.

Prune does a Russ & Daughters smoked fish plate as part of their weekend brunch menu. Chef Gabrielle Hamilton is a wizard of new American cuisine at this adorable spot. Read Article >

Le French Diner on Orchard Street. Sit at the bar. They make a great burger and fries. But unless you want  Zucco, the owner, to yell at you in French, don’t ask for ketchup.

Max Fish is one of the original LES bars and neighborhood hot spots.

For fast and delicious Turkish food 24 hours a day, Bereket is the place.

For classic New York pizza, head to Rosario’s Pizza on Orchard and Stanton. While you’re there, say hello to Sal, the owner.

Paladar Restaurant serves excellent pan-latino cuisine. When we have our annual staff dinner, we take a break from smoked fish and head to Paladar.

For a café with great ambience, go to the Pink Pony.