My search for the best cheesecake in New York continues….

JEAN DANET PASTRY, 7526 5th Avenue (at 76th Street), Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Bay Ridge must be the bakery district. In a matter of a few blocks in this diverse Brooklyn neighborhood, you have a Greek pastry shop, a French one, an iconic Scandinavian one, and one hailing from the Middle East. That’s a lot of eclectic and delicious treats in a small radius.

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Category: Cheesecake

Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

KOTTU HOUSE, 250 Broome Street (between Ludlow and Orchard Street), Lower East SideI think I’m pretty tolerant when it comes to spicy food. Numbing Szechuan food is one of my favorite cuisines and I can certainly take down some jerk chicken or spicy Mexican salsas with the best of them. But I was surprised when the waitress at Kottu House described the dish I tasted as “American medium.” The spice was through the roof!

She even told me Sri Lankans would go much spicier than this. I couldn’t hear everything she was saying because I was trying to breathe in as much air as possible so my tongue didn’t spontaneously combust.

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