A culinary road trip of 800 miles in 22 hours resulted in Executive Chef Jordan Andino taking inspiration from all corners of New York State to craft his additions to the Little Town NYC menu. Andino’s additions include Little Italy Sausage and Peppers Pasta, Wall Street Strip Steak, and The Waldorf Salad along with dishes from the original location’s menu. Little Town's menu choices bring locals as well as tourists the best tastes from New York’s ‘little towns.’ The second location may be minutes away from the crowds of Times Square but the ocean beaches of New York will feel much closer as you enjoy freshly shucked Blue Point oysters served from Little Town's raw bar.
To celebrate their opening Little Town NYC invited Joonbug to a special menu tasting event where we snacked on appetizers and a few main course dishes while sipping on our choice of New York craft beer (Saranac White IPA, to be exact). While at the event we tried (and highly recommend) the following:
Toasted Goat Cheese & Honey: truffled Coach Farm goat cheese, artisanal honey, over crunchy baguette
Fried Oysters: deep fried Long Island oysters, served on the half shell, with tartar sauce
Seafood Gazpacho: chilled soup, clam and oyster bits, with freshly chopped vegetables
Hudson Valley Grilled Cheese: melted Swiss, American, Béchamel on crunchy ciabatta
Big City Pastrami Sandwich: deli sliced NY pastrami, pickles, and spicy brown mustard on rye bread with house made potato chips (see below)