Unlike watching paint dry, seeing cheese age is a rather delicious affair that you can partake in through a tour of Murray’s cheese caves, which are the oldest in the country. The “overall guiding philosophy” at the caves is to “take cheeses that arrive with ‘one note’ and impart them with considerably more depth of flavor, like curing fresh pork legs into ham or fermenting grape juice into wine.” While the shop is open regularly, the caves are not, so you’ll have to register for a class or tour in order to see them.
“Delectably unconventional” ice cream made by using locally sourced, hormone-free, and additive-free dairy. Flavors change regularly and throughout the day, but past delights include “chorizo,” “foie gras,” and “prosciutto melon.”
Jewish-Chinese food that brings “greenmarket sensibility” to “modern and inventive Chinese food.” Features delights such as “Katz’s pastrami egg roll,” “Pac Man dumplings,” and “Yuzu Wasabi Shrimp.”
Modern Mexican cuisine created by Chef Julian Medina based on the flavors of his childhood in Mexico City. Known for their mezcal margaritas and mezcalitas, as well as their grasshopper and corn-mold (huitlacoche) tacos.
With locations in Philadelphia, Nolita, and Chinatown, the original Nom Wah (Chinatown) is New York’s oldest dim sum parlor, with the vintage decor to match. Besides its delicious food, it is known for being located within the “Bloody Angle” — a place where the streets are bent at nearly a 90 degree angle, and the site of much violence during the Tong gang wars. In the early 1900s, there were so many shootings and hatchet murders that the streets were literally stained red with blood. In recent years it has been a filming site for the movies “Premium Rush” and “Spider Man 2”.
Dine in the dark and enjoy every small subtlety of flavor at a unique, typically randomly-selected venue. All servers are blind. Next location TBD.