photo courtesy of aj’s burgers
Known for its artisan sandwiches and namesake fare, AJ’s Burgers (542 North Ave; 914.235.3009) serves up a burger topped with fresh burrata, tomatoes, and arugula, served on a homemade garlic roll.
At The Wooden Spoon (16 Division St; 914.278.9432) this twist on classic nachos is bursting with flavor. Standard tortilla chips are swapped for crunchy tater tots topped with gooey melted cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onions, ranch dressing, and, for an extra kick, jalapeños.
It’s a simple-sounding dish, but Maria Restaurant’s (11 Huguenot St; 914.636.0006) version of this Italian dumpling is coated with a rich and addictive oxtail ragù, plus porcini mushrooms, marsala, and Parmigiano cheese.