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Best Comfort Food

  • Delaware and Hudson

    135 N. 5th St., nr. Bedford Ave., Williamsburg; 718-218-8191

    The lunch menu reads “chicken potpie,” but it’s not what you think. What’s missing here is the pie. In its place are wide noodles shaped like short pappardelle. Old-timers of German descent and natives of Pennsylvania Dutch country know the dish as bot boi (potpourri), essentially chicken stew. Initially you may feel that you’ve become a victim of false advertising, but one creamy, soul-soothing, wind-chill-defying bite will have you considering the notion that the best part of a chicken potpie is not the pastry but the filling.

From the 2015 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine