BEST BITE NYC 2016 – The Clam
Sweet clams piled in white bowls, or served stuffed, in chowder, over linguine, or rough-chopped on pizza. Lobster “Louie” style and briny oysters chilled on beds of pebbled ice. My soul sister Seeky is infatuated with The Clam: “The rolls, they’re salty and sweet with a little shake of sea salt on the top, warm and yummy and they give you real butter, not some stupid bowl of olive oil. BUTTER, baby!” Seeky has supernatural enthusiasm.Don’t miss the astonishing white clam pizza with ricotta and parmesan. This pizza is grilled, ladies and gentlemen, different from the legendary white clam of my misspent New Haven youth. And dare I say, it’s better, with the unexpected genius of pickled red peppers. Delicate, yet densely flavorful. Robust and chewy. Black magic, wizardry.That Seeky knows her stuff. Brunch at The Clam in two weeks is all I’m saying, girl.
Go to The Clam – 420 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014