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TGI Fry-Day: No. 7's Fried Broccoli

Since opening in 2008, No. 7 has become a mini-empire with sandwich shops in the Ace Hotel, The Plaza and Greenpoint, not to mention a robust catering operation on the side. But the cocktails and decidedly non-lunch food continue to draw local and destination diners to the original 7 Greene Street location. Case in point: the fried broccoli. More

TGI Fry-Day: Fried Green Tomatoes at Clinton St. Baking Co.

A perennial brunch favorite, (their pancakes have won more awards than some Olympic athletes!), Clinton Street Baking Co. continues to hit Southern-style comfort food out of the park thanks to their focus on simple and flavorful American dishes. But it's not all batter and syrup at this darling of a LES spot: their lunch and dinner menus have savory standouts that give their all-day breakfast items a run for their money. More

TGI Fry-Day: Rajbhog Sweet's Samosa Chaat

Don't let the name fool you: Jackson Heights' Rajbhog Sweets has some mighty fine savory bites on their menu. One of our favorites is their Samosa Chaat ($4.99), an inventive concoction of fried, smashed samosas smothered with thick chickpea curry, smooth yogurt, fresh onions and tangy tamarind, all topped with a liberal dusting of sev (crispy fried chickpea noodles). More

TGI Fry-Day: Kakiage Tempura at Sakagura

Hidden in the basement of a Midtown office building, Sakagura attracts sake aficionados and those looking for authentic Japanese dishes and top-notch service. And while the dinner menu can place quite a dent in your wallet, their lunch offerings remain surprisingly affordable. Sure, they have de rigueur bento box specials and the like, but what caught our eye was their Kakiage Tempura ($11), a spin on traditional tempura. More

TGI Fry-Day: Cod Fritter Falafel at Mile End

Mile End's dinner menu is not for the faint of heart. A compromise among these hard-hitting carnivorous entrées and, well, a romaine salad, is the cod fritter falafel ($11), which gives traditional falafel a run for its money. Shaped like falafel, these cod fritters have a light, crisp crust (no grease!) with a flaky fish interior. You'll wish for plenty more in your order. More

TGI Fry-Day: Fried Clam Roll at Mary's Fish Camp

The first bite is a mix of flavors and textures: the pipping hot clams rest over a cooling celery root remoulade—made even more flavorful thanks to capers, red onions and chives—and it's all cradled in a fresh roll, next to a refreshing side of slaw. Of course, the fried clams dominate the dish: these battered mollusks are crispy, crunchy and copious. Such roll overflow necessitates extensive utensil work, but, when each mouthful tastes this good, who cares if a knife and fork come to the rescue? More

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