East Village newcomer (and Wayland expansion) Animals serves a surprisingly complex vegetarian sandwich that delivers on its promises.
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Nestled in the cozy little expansion of The Wayland, the newly opened Animals offers a selection of about a dozen sandwiches that sound as wild as its name suggests. The most obviously enticing option on the menu was the Pulled Bacon ($9), and barring some bread issues, it's nearly as delicious as it is pretty.
Creativity behind the bar doesn't just extend to fancy cocktails and extensive beer and wine lists. From fancy finger foods to hearty booze-absorbing entrées, here are my most memorable bar eats from this year.
If you drink a Dark 'n Stormy and think, "I'd like to turn this up a notch," this is the cocktail for you, courtesy of The Wayland in NYC. Fresh ginger juice adds heat, rum adds richness, and lime juice keeps it bright.
The innovative and sometimes quirky drinks of The Wayland have catapulted the renovated dive bar into the latest cocktail mecca of the East Village. Chef/co-owner Robert Ceraso has come up with a great selection of shareable plates for his partner Jason Mendenhall's libations.
The suspicious among you may think we're a little kale crazy at Serious Eats HQ, but really we're just giving credit to a vegetable that more than deserves our thanks. Here are 11 kale dishes in New York that have won our hearts.