Stein’s pick: One could pick nearly any dish at Alder as one of the best in the city, but it’s the rye pasta with pastrami (below), which fulfills the three-prong requirement of greatness. It is satisfying to the entire man: his tongue, his mind and his heart. The pastrami that accompanies it rivals Katz’s, the pasta itself is original and delicious (OMFG!), and the concept is both entirely unique and a tender-hearted tribute to the displaced Second Avenue Deli. Read More
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