299 Bowery St., New York, NY (Houston and 1st Sts.)
Come for the links: DBGB’s menu boasts 14 varieties of housemade sausages from Merguez to Corienne to Anglaise. Stay for the Lyonnais-inspired burgers, towering shellfish platters, cleverly-topped sundaes and industrial-chic downtown atmosphere. New York restaurant titan Daniel Boulud knows about dream meals: he created DBGB to make them realities. So, what’s your fantasy? The Piggie Burger, with pulled pork, mustard-viniagrette slaw and jalapeño mayonnaise on a cheddar-cornbread bun? The crispy lamb ribs with sherry-honey glaze and minted yogurt sauce? The apricot-pistachio ice cream, covered with mini meringues and tropical fruit sauce? And what about the orchestral selection of craft beers, country wines and spirits, chosen to complement the rustic cuisine? Enjoy all of the above and more amid DBGB’s storied backdrop: Thomas Schlesser designed the space as an homage to the culinary supply history of East Village’s storied Bowery district. With pots and pans, dry goods, chalkboards and rows of wine and olive oil bottles, it’s as though you walked into a museum-grade pantry.
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