Dominican Cravings proves that a great breakfast does not need bread to be great. Especially when you sub in giant disks of salty tostones that are perfectly fried and incapable of getting soggy. That’s only one component of the “Tres Golpes” patacon from this spot in Essex Market. Between the patacones you’ll find a combo of fried salami, fried cheese, a runny sunny side up egg, and a slathering of mayo-y pink sauce that cuts through all the salty, rich elements. This sandwich has not only increased our morning consumption of tostones, but has also confirmed that any breakfast sandwich can be improved if you add fried salami.
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The Flower Shop
The Flower Shop is a restaurant on the LES with a 1970′s theme and a basement bar where you can drink amongst attractive people.
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Cibao, a Dominican spot on the LES, has been open in the neighborhood for over 40 years. It's one of our go-to spots when we want a great Cubano.
El Rinconcito is a Dominican restaurant in the East Village that’s been around for over 20 years and makes some fantastic mofongo.
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Golden Diner is a little spot in Two Bridges that serves modern diner classics. It’s worth planning lunch here a week in advance.
C & B Cafe
C&B is a little breakfast/lunch spot in Alphabet City where you can get an exceptional egg sandwich.
Golda is a tiny coffee shop/cafe in Bed-Stuy where you can sit at a little table and eat some small plates that both look and taste very good.
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