New York's One-Food Wonders: A Guide to the Big Apple's Unique Single-Food Spots

New York's One-Food Wonders: A Guide to the Big Apple's Unique Single-Food Spots

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New York's One-Food Wonders: A Guide to the Big Apple's Unique Single-Food Spots by Mitch Broder

Whether you're mad about mac and cheese or loopy for lobster rolls, New York's One-Food Wonders will satisfy your desires. It's the first and only book to collect all of the city's weird, wacky, and wonderful onesies — the spots where a single food is the star. From OatMeals to Forbidden Fruit and from Meatball Obsession to Puddin', it takes you to scores of places you might have thought you could only dream about. It also tells you how people with dreams of their own relentlessly pursued their passions in their single-minded quests to supply you with yours. It's about creativity. It's about adventure. It's about the unique joy of New York. New York's One-Food Wonders is a passport to New York adventure. Wherever you are and whatever you crave, you'll find it packed with all the information you need to guide you to your own singular sensations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493006427
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Edition description: First
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 782,001
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Mitch Broder is the author of Discovering Vintage New York, the first book to spotlight the city's classic restaurants and shops. He covered the city for the nation's largest newspaper chain and has won the top feature-writing and humor-writing prizes in New York City journalism. He has also written for the New York Times, the Daily News, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and many other papers.

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“In a word, ‘Yum!’ Mitch Broder, the author of ‘Discovering Vintage New York,’ now trains his sights on ‘New York’s One-Food Wonders. . . Mr. Broder not only introduces readers to all-peanut-butter and all-potato-chip restaurants and a place that offers gourmet chicken fingers (as well as more quotidian fare like doughnuts and meatballs), but he also celebrates the ‘faith, moxie, and monumental improbability’ of the restaurateurs who ‘collectively stand as a bastion of individuality and guts.’”
—Sam Roberts, the New York Times

“New York City is known for its many local restaurants and stores specializing in just one food. Mitch Broder’s ‘New York’s One-Food Wonders’ explores this phenomenon, looking at places where hot dogs, oatmeal, rice pudding or even caviar are the one and only star. In each case, Mr. Broder, a New York-based journalist, provides background on the establishment and shares how proprietors offer the food in different versions. Mr. Broder brings not just a passion for food to the project, but also for the city: His previous book was ‘Discovering Vintage New York,’ a guide to long-established shops, bars, delis and other destinations. . . ”
—Charles Passy, The Wall Street Journal

“There’s no doubt that New York City is a one-of-a-kind town. But did you know it’s filled with shops that sell only one thing? Broder (‘Discovering Vintage New York’) fills us in. Among Required Reading’s faves are East Village hot spot Empire Biscuit; OatMeals, in the West Village; and, of course, The Pickle Guys, on the Lower East Side.”
—Billy Heller, “Required Reading,” the New York Post

“Some of New York’s best food establishments choose to do one thing and do it well. In ‘New York’s One-Food Wonders,’ Mitch Broder singles out dozens of such eateries, offering suggestions for pretty much whatever you’re in the mood for.”
—“The 35 Best Books of 2015,” Men’s Journal

“Every now and then a craze sweeps all the food blogs and restaurant news sites so intensely, we can’t help pay attention. The ones that are intriguing and unique enough get their own establishments. In his new book, ‘New York’s One-Food Wonders,’ Mitch Broder chronicled all of them.”
—Megan McCaffrey, Gannett Newspapers

“In a word, ‘Yum!’ Mitch Broder, the author of ‘Discovering Vintage New York,’ now trains his sights on ‘New York’s One-Food Wonders. . . Mr. Broder not only introduces readers to all-peanut-butter and all-potato-chip restaurants and a place that offers gourmet chicken fingers (as well as more quotidian fare like doughnuts and meatballs), but he also celebrates the ‘faith, moxie, and monumental improbability’ of the restaurateurs who ‘collectively stand as a bastion of individuality and guts.’”
—Sam Roberts, the New York Times

“New York City is known for its many local restaurants and stores specializing in just one food. Mitch Broder’s ‘New York’s One-Food Wonders’ explores this phenomenon, looking at places where hot dogs, oatmeal, rice pudding or even caviar are the one and only star. In each case, Mr. Broder, a New York-based journalist, provides background on the establishment and shares how proprietors offer the food in different versions. Mr. Broder brings not just a passion for food to the project, but also for the city: His previous book was ‘Discovering Vintage New York,’ a guide to long-established shops, bars, delis and other destinations. . . ”
—Charles Passy, The Wall Street Journal

“There’s no doubt that New York City is a one-of-a-kind town. But did you know it’s filled with shops that sell only one thing? Broder (‘Discovering Vintage New York’) fills us in. Among Required Reading’s faves are East Village hot spot Empire Biscuit; OatMeals, in the West Village; and, of course, The Pickle Guys, on the Lower East Side.”
—Billy Heller, “Required Reading,” the New York Post

“Some of New York’s best food establishments choose to do one thing and do it well. In ‘New York’s One-Food Wonders,’ Mitch Broder singles out dozens of such eateries, offering suggestions for pretty much whatever you’re in the mood for.”
—“The 35 Best Books of 2015,” Men’s Journal

“Every now and then a craze sweeps all the food blogs and restaurant news sites so intensely, we can’t help pay attention. The ones that are intriguing and unique enough get their own establishments. In his new book, ‘New York’s One-Food Wonders,’ Mitch Broder chronicled all of them.”
—Megan McCaffrey, Gannett Newspapers

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