It’s a fact: Popular food blogs and magazines have a tendency to highlight the same 20 (or so) NYC chefs; more often than not, those chefs are backed by PR firms whose job it is to put their client in the media spotlight. That’s why we got very excited when we came across Real Cheap Eats’ 15 Real Heroes of New York Food roundup, which celebrates the local chefs and restaurant owners that nourish NYC, but are not typically covered by traditional media.
If you’re not familiar with Real Cheap Eats, it’s time to get acquainted: The site functions as an insider’s guide to NYC’s best dishes for $10 or less. Editor-in-Chief James Boo explains the idea behind the “Real Heroes of New York Food” list,
So who are the heroines and heroes in our midst? We’ve listed a few below, but check out the full roundup of food heroes on the Real Cheap Eats website.
Yuvaraaj Thakkar, Mystikk Masaala
Location: 304 E 44 St
Maria Cano, the Arepa Lady
Pedro Rodriguez, La Esquina del Camarón Mexicano
[via Real Cheap Eats]
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