We've been enamored with Tyler Kord's mad scientist sandwiches at No.7 in the Ace Hotel from the get-go. Daring and totally innovative with plenty of Eastern influence, his subs are just crazy enough to work. Taking a cue from that stalwart of American-Chinese food, his General Tso's Fried Tofu Sub is a best-seller, and coming from a tofu-based sandwich that's really saying something.
'No. 7' on Serious Eats
This recipe for Butterscotch Pudding with Sautéed Pears joins sweetly caramelized pears with a rum-spiked butterscotch pudding. Cooking the pears down in a combination of olive oil, sugar, and lemon and orange juices renders them sweet with a welcome hit of citrus, perfect for cutting through the rich creaminess of the butterscotch pudding. At No. 7 in Brooklyn, chef Tyler Kord and pastry chef Amanda Clarke serve their puddings with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and a few crisp shortbread cookies flavored with finely ground Turkish coffee.