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Wafels & Dinges

22 Jul

Wafels & Dinges

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Moving Target (See Schedule)
dinges@dedinges.com
Website
(646) 257-2592
Price: $
Hours:
Varies by day (See Schedule)
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Wafels & Dinges has the decent Belgian waffle. Stick with the basics if you want wholesome Belgium Waffle, try the off-menu items if your feeling adventurous.

Wafels and Dinges (W&D) is a Belgian waffle purveyor that also has a line of packaged waffles sold in organic grocery stores such as Fairway, Food Emporium, and Garden of Eden. They operate out of a truck and can be found in various locations throughout Manhattan, depending on the time of day. See their truck schedule here or follow them on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date on their whereabouts.

W&D has some god dam good waffles. I like their liege waffle ($5), it’s nice and crisp on the outside and soft and chewy in the inside. They also have a good selection of dinges (toppings) to choose from; the first one is free, the second is +$1 and +$2 get you unlimited dinges or a WMD (Waffle of massive deliciousness).

In addition to traditional Belgian Waffles, they are also experimenting with nontraditional favors. These are items not on the menu and it’s a bit of a secret, but if you ask for it they will serve it. The two that I know of and have tried are their BBQ Pull Pork Waffle and Bacon & Syrup Waffle. Both are decent, but not spectacular. There may be other items on this off-menu that I am not aware of, please contact me if you know of others.

Overall, I would recommend sticking with their regular offerings for that good wholesome Belgium Waffle taste and trying their off-menu items if your feeling adventurous; either way you can’t go wrong at Wafels & Dinges.

Wafels & Dinges
BBQ Pull Pork Waffle – $8.00

Wafels & Dinges
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Cafe Sabarsky

1 Apr

Cafe Sabarsky

Rating: ★★★☆☆
1048 5th Ave (Inside Neue Gallerie), New York, NY 10028
Website
(212) 288-0665
Price: $$$
Hours:
Mon, Wed 9 am – 6 pm
Thu-Sun 9 am – 9 pm
Nearest Transit:
86th St (4, 5, 6)
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Cafe Sabarsky is located inside the “Neue Gallery” which has a strong collection of German and Austrian art including works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Paul Klee. The cafe is decorated in period objects, which presents a very traditional and classic Austrian ambiance. Kurt Gutenbrunner, head chief and co-owner of the Neue Galerie New York brings the Fin de Siecle Viennese culture to NYC with authentic Viennese specialties and traditional pastries with a wide selection of Austrian and German wines, beers, coffees, and teas. In the evenings (6-9pm) every Thursday night from October through May, Cafe Sabarsky holds live cabaret performances devoted primarily to German and Austrian music of the 1890’s to 1930’s. The live cabaret is preceded by a three course prix-fixe dinner ($110 includes performance & dinner).

I came to Cafe Sabarsky with a party of five for mid-afternoon tea and had to wait over 25 minutes. This places draws a crowd and they don’t take reservations, so waiting is almost unavoidable. They do offer a slimed downed version of the cafe with a more modern “grab and go” environment downstairs that does not require as long as a wait, but the menu is limited and the setting is no different than your average NYC cafe. If possible, I would recommend wait for the real deal. Definitely a great place to unwind and have a cup of tea or coffee. Their food is only satisfactory and often take a long time to prepare, but their desserts is a must try. Come for breakfast, brunch, tea, or dinner; you get what you pay for and most are not disappointed.

Cafe Sabarsky
Avocado mit Krabbensalat und Tomaten – Avocado salad with crabmeat and tomatoes ($18)

Cafe Sabarsky
Palatschinken mit Räucherforelle & Oberskren – Crêpes with Smoked Trout & Horseradish Crème Fraîche ($18)

Cafe Sabarsky
Bratwurst mit Sauerkraut & Röstkartoffeln – Roasted Sausage with Riesling Sauerkraut & Roasted Potatoes ($14)

Cafe Sabarsky