Ever since we moved to the US, Sticky’s has been our go to place for amazing food. Fried chicken(chicken fingers) is a predominant dish in American cuisine and restaurants all over New York strive to achieve perfection in it. With signs all over the restaurant saying “the best damn chicken finger you’ve ever tasted” you know they mean business. With an extensive array of dips they make sure every customer’s taste buds are satisfied. We visited the Hell’s Kitchen outlet and the staff here are the sweetest and friendliest! Being stingy is not their policy at all; whenever a customer wants to taste a dip they’ll hand them a chicken popper along and would rather ask them to try some more.
Moving on to the food here’s all that we’ve tried(or overdosed on) over all our visits here.
Truffle Parmesan Fries- THE BEST FRIES YOU’LL EVER HAVE IN YOUR LIFE! Crispy, crunchy, delicious, fresh and consistent.
S’mores Fries- We were really curious to try this one and it did taste pretty weird. S’mores and fries are not a combination for our us.
Vampire Killer- Be careful, you’ll get addicted to their Vampire Aioli. The Chicken Tenders were absolutely top notch, the Fries were absolute perfection and the generous amount of sauces and Parmesan on top just makes this dish a total banger! We are completely obsessed with this and we recommend it to all!
Chicken n Waffles- The classic American combination of Fried Chicken and bite size pieces of waffle drizzled with hot maple. Definitely worth a try!
Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich- This is not for the faint hearted. The juicy chicken is drenched in their Nashville Hot sauce which packs a punch of heat on every bite of this goodness.
NYC is know for its diversity and it can be seen through the food scene as well. Tac n roll came up with this ingenious idea to fuse Mexican tacos with Indian parathas to give us a delicacy which is a treat for our eyes and taste buds. The owner and the mastermind behind the dishes, Chef Eric Wong, a super humble and kind person prepares the dishes himself and makes sure his food matches your taste. The restaurant is a quick grab and go kind of a place but also has some seating space for you to sit and relish those tacos with a beer.
The concept is simple and clear, choose your taco shell(Corn tortilla or Paratha), choose your protein(Chicken, Shrimp, Pork, Beef, Tofu) and choose your flavor style. Of course, we got the Paratha and for flavor styles we tried the India, Egypt and Vietnam.
Firstly, in terms of presentation they all looked absolutely sensational with the bright colorful veggies. The “India” consisted of delicious chunks of Chicken Tikka, green chutney, kochumber and white sauce which blended together to give a burst of flavors in our mouths on each bite. Next one was the “Vietnam” with Shrimp which has a lemongrass marinade, sriracha mayo, cucumber, onion and daikon radish. All these combined are an absolute delight to your tastebuds. Lastly, we tried the “Egypt” which is the latest addition to their menu. This is the only one served without any protein but we’re not complaining. Possibly our most favorite one and it was loaded with hummus, falafel, onions and lettuce. The hummus and falafel were simply stellar and we are totally their number 1 fans! The parathas they use are more like the Pratas found in Singapore than the Parathas from India but we still loved this flaky goodness which really compliments each of the flavor styles offered here.
Clinton Hall takes it’s inspiration from Castle Clinton located in Battery Park. The main goal for the owners to have a American beer hall was to get people together away from their phones and laptops. This can be clearly seen with their communal tables, a wide variety of games offered and huge shared dishes. The bar has a bewildering array of specialty beers served on tap. The servers were warm and welcoming but with so many tables to attend they do get quite busy. With a laidback and chill vibe, this place is a perfect after work spot for drinks and food.
With some recommendations from our server we were all set with our order. We got the Dipper Trio, Truffle Parmesan Fries and the Famous Doughnut Grilled Cheese. The dipper Trio consisted of Guacamole, Spicy Feta, Squash Hummus along with Pita Chips. All three dips were pretty average and missed the oomph factor. The Truffle Parmesan Fries which was again nothing special and we thought could have been better. Next was their Famous Doughnut Grilled Cheese and it totally lives up to the hype! The Doughnut has a crisp on the outside and warm and soft on the inside. The tomato dip goes so perfectly well with the Doughnut and cheese. Each bite of this was simply heavenly!
We ordered the Crispy Chicken Stack for entrees. This sandwich was loaded with Fried Chicken, Fried Pickles, Cole Slaw, Pickles and a lip smacking Hot Honey Sauce. It’s not just a sandwich, it’s a monstrous sandwich and definitely a contender for the recently trending Chicken Sandwich Wars.
For dessert, our choice was obvious. If there’s anything with Red Velvet on the menu, we want it! So we got the Red Velvet WTF Waffle and we had no idea what we had gotten ourselves into. This one dessert is good enough as a whole meal for three/four people. There’s no adjective to describe how ginormous this dessert was. It includes three stacked Waffles, a big slice of Red Velvet Cheesecake, Vanilla Icecream, loads of whipped cream, crushed Oreo, Sprinkles and M&Ms. The Red Velvet Cheesecake was extraordinarily delicious and we hope they put it up on their menu separately too. The waffles were soft they escalate slowly on each and every taste bud and make you close your eyes. Perfection.
Edition hotel is know for their impeccable hospitality standards and this restaurant being a part of it had to be special. We visited the restaurant on a Sunday afternoon. They have an indoor dining section and a outdoor terrace section. The indoor side is more elegant and fine dining esque while the terrace has an absolutely gorgeous tropical kind of vibe to it. You wouldn’t believe that you are right in the middle of the hustle-bustle of Times Square. Of course we had to get us a table at the terrace section. The staff were just so warm, polite and right on point with their recommendations.
We got to ordering and we got ourselves a Lobster Scramble, the Mezze Platter and the Focaccia Bread. The Mezze Platter comes with a huge array of dips along with pita, turmeric eggs, quinoa bowl and some veggies. The hummus was absolutely smashing with a perfect creamy texture. The Focaccia bread is a fresh baked baked filled with buffalo sauce and heaps of cheese. All we can say about this is that it defines the term “Cheesy Goodness”!
Next up was the Lobster Scramble which was basically some smooth and creamy scrambled eggs filled with loads of buttery lobster pieces. Every bite of this beauty will give you a soothing and calm feeling down your spine.
It was time for desserts and we knew exactly what we wanted; Waffles and Soufflé! The presentation for both of these were top notch. The waffles are served along with a wide range of toppings like caramel, maple syrup, strawberry, banana and chocolate chips. Every topping served are of high quality and compliment the waffle to perfection.
The soufflé has “I ❤️NY” written on it which makes for an mind blowing Insta-worthy post. It was supremely soft and moist and was a bit towards the dark chocolate side but the ice cream on top gives it more sweetness. You just cannot be the one thinking about calories when you order this dessert.
Overall, we had an amazing time here and we cannot wait to visit again especially for the waffles!