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Beyond Beer Nuts

Bar snacks don’t exist merely to soak up the booze. These savory finger foods would even be delicious with water.


Food styling by Victoria Escalle  

1. Salted peanuts (prepared by the First Methodist Church Men’s Club in Mount Olive, North Carolina) at Blue Smoke
($5.95; 116 E. 27th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-447-7733).

2. Triscuits and sardines at Prune
($5; 54 E. 1st St., nr. First Ave.; 212-677-6221).

3. Buffalo-style “hot wings” at Tailor
($11; 525 Broome St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-334-5182).

4. Truffled popcorn at Per Se
(free with drink order; 10 Columbus Cir., nr. Broadway; 212-823-9335).

5. Devils on Horseback (bacon-wrapped prunes) at the Spotted Pig
($7; 314 W. 11th St., at Greenwich St.; 212-620-0393).

6. Picada (chicharrón, chorizo, yucca, and tostones) at Yerba Buena
($9; 23 Ave. A, nr. 2nd St.; 212-529-2919).

7. Sardine-wrapped quail eggs at Minetta Tavern
($6; 113 Macdougal St., at Minetta Ln.; 212-475-3850).

8. Deep-fried sage-wrapped lamb sausage nuggets at Terroir
($7; 413 E. 12th St., nr. First Ave.; 646-602-1300).

9. Deep-fried chickpeas with smoked paprika and sea salt at Tía Pol
($4; 205 Tenth Ave., nr. 23rd St.; 212-675-8805).

10. Green mango with chile sugar-salt at Fatty Crab
($5; 643 Hudson St., nr. Horatio St.; 212-352-3590).


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