Best Restaurant Bites from New York City

Cooking Channel rates dishes from the 2012 Village Voice Choice Eats Tasting Event, which features New York restaurants and a variety of cuisines

Joe Dough

The array of six-foot hoagies from Joe Dough included the After School Special, made with fried bologna, potato chips and mustard.

Dirt Candy

Savory tomato chipotle cotton candy was a grown-up spin on the childhood favorite.

Del Posto

The butterscotch semifreddo, Tony-style, had lots of varying textures and flavors with rich butterscotch flavor throughout.

David's Brisket House

Nothing is better than classic pastrami between two slices of fresh rye.

Kumquat Cupcakery

Beware: You can't have just one of these chocolate, coconut and lavender mini cupcakes.

Ample Hills Creamery

This rich peanut butter and jelly ice cream — creamy and luscious with swirls of jelly throughout — tasted just like the real deal, only better. We could definitely polish off a whole pint of this stuff in one sitting.

Mile End Delicatessen

Top an expertly crafted, moist yet doughy bun with smoked meat, cucumbers and carrots and you've got yourself a pretty memorable sandwich.

Top Chef contestant Ty-Lor Boring

Top Chef: Texas contestant Ty-Lor Boring made watermelon with vanilla bean honey, saffron and powdered olive oil — a modernist twist on a simple fruit dessert.

Patacon Pisao

This sponge cake soaked in three milks, or tres leches, was succulent and moist.


Root vegetables with puffed barley and buttermilk dressing were a fresh, crunchy and colorful interlude between heavier dishes.

Edi & the Wolf

Cured arctic char with orange-chicory salad, lemon gelée and dill was definitely the best bite of the night.

Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches

This banh mi was filled with tofu instead of the usual pork. The tender bean curd was nicely complemented by the fresh, golden-brown baguette.

No. 7 Sub

Bite-sized rounds of pork and shrimp sausage with cilantro and grape jelly sauce were addicting and unusual.

The Blue Stove

These baby chocolate bourbon cakes stole the show. With the perfect bourbon-to-chocolate ratio, they melted in our mouths.