New York Magazine presents its annual "Best of New York"

Best of New York

10 March 2011

New York Magazine released its annual Best of New York list yesterday. While, as always, the list’s breadth is astounding (Best Funky Jewelry! Best Candles That Won’t Make You Woozy! Best New Beatrice!), we couldn’t help but be struck by the, well, Middle American New York Magazine presents its annual nature of many of the categories.

Look no further than the food section: bacon and eggs, sticky buns, caesar salads, grilled cheese sandwiches, doughnuts, and meatballs are all present and accounted for. Don’t get us wrong – Co’s meatballs are to die for and there’s never anything wrong with sticky buns, but we could order more-than-credible versions of these dishes in Milwaukee. Shouldn’t we, as New Yorkers, be focused on the more unusual things in life? The same goes for the shopping section. Really, national chain Paper Source as best paperie? What about the excellent and independent Papel just a few blocks away?

It was the same thing last year, when hot dogs and chocolate chip cookies were fetishized. Again, great foods, but in the most exciting city in the country, is that really where our interests should lie? Ever since the economic collapse, New York has been obsessed with a return to comfort, as if eating more pot pies and bacon will bring us back to a simpler, less uncertain time. We like a burger and fries as much as the next girl (probably more, actually), but, as a city, maybe we should all resolve to get a little more adventurous. It’s New York, after all.

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Posted by Bindra at 12:00 AM
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