NYC – 6/9/14 – Employees Only, Empellon Taqueria

My birthday unceremoniously began with a flight delay and a sad, un-photo worthy bagel in the United Club. I was applauding my willpower in bypassing Tortas Frontera, but as the delay grew longer I was regretting my decision yet too lazy to backtrack to concourse B.

Back in New York time for cocktails at Employees Only.


Dinner at one of my favorite places that I too often forget about in the quest to try the latest spots. I still remember my first visit right after it opened when it was empty aside from myself and a food blogger. I’m looking forward to Alex Stupak’s next place! #alineaalum

Empellon Taqueria
Guacamole with smoked cashew and arbol salsa

Asparagus, smoked egg whites, deviled egg salsa

Nantucket Bay Scallop, avocado purée, pistachio, cocoa vinaigrette

Beets, brown butter crema, Jamaica flower dressing

Green chorizo, spinach queso fundido

Brussel sprout, malted hummus and hazelnut tacos

Short rib pastrami, pickled cabbage and mustard seed salsa tacos

Lamb barbacoa, cucumber, and salsa borracha tacos

Yuzu margarita


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