Three Restaurants This Week

By ARI MOSKOWITZ 

Mayfield

This Crown Heights joint has an awesome and diverse Menu. They feature a range from low brown to high brow dishes like fish and chips, sandwiches, and salads, to pork chop on polenta, steak tartare, and oysters. It's a casual spot, but with dark wood and brick surrounding the dinning room it's great for anything from a date night to a friends dinner. 

Al Pastor 

Alex Supak's East Village place serves $4 Tacos on Paper Plates alongside $10 Mezcal Tonics.The steak taco is an instant classic and best of all, you can be in an out in 15 minutes. Homemade tortillas and great booze would be great anywhere, but here they are both elevated to new heights. They feature standard margarittas and atypical ones, draft and bottled beers, and even micheladas with yuzu, white miso, and togarashi salt. 

Mission Chinese 

There are many things to say about Mission Chinese. Their location in San Franscisco is arguably better know, but there are some mainstays in NYC that are not to be missed. If there is one item you need to know about at this special Lower East Side restaurant, its best your here it from the man himself, food critic, Pete Wells:

"Josefina’s house special chicken.The bird is roasted with a stuffing of fresh chorizo, raisins, olives, sweet pickles and butter. It is carried to the table on a silver platter, feet splayed out, head tucked in. When the torso is cut into thick slices, the center of each one has the white-and-yellow ring of a hard-cooked egg. Everything about Josefina’s chicken is great."

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