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Best of New York 2015 • Eating

Best of New York 2015

Best Burrito

  • Wilma Jean

    345 Smith St., at Carroll St., Carroll Gardens; 718-422-0444

    It’s well agreed that we are living in an age of culinary mash-ups so gimmicky and ill-conceived it makes you wonder if Wolfgang Puck ever regrets plopping slices of smoked salmon and dollops of caviar onto a pizza. So what to say about Wilma Jean chef Rob Newton’s Hoppin’ John burrito—Carolina Gold rice; field peas cooked with country ham; fried chicken; and raw collards (practically the restaurant’s entire menu), all wrapped up in a flour tortilla? “Sounds very wrong, tastes ridiculously right” about sums it up—like Edna Lewis opening a Chipotle.

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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).