412 Court St, nr. 1st Pl., Carroll Gardens; 347-987-3545
The city is in the midst of a great lamb renaissance, it’s true. But if we had to pick one dish among the delectable avalanche of lamb tartares, lamb bellies, and newfangled lamb tacos around town, it would be these little riblets, which are charred to a perfect tenderness and topped in the Southeast Asian way with fish sauce, frizzled shallots, peanuts, and sprigs of coriander. Pay attention to the hidden slices of eggplant, which match the soft texture of the lamb while balancing out its fatty richness.
From the 2014 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).