Podcast Episode 27: The Mermaid Inn in Manhattan

An interview with Marisa Olsen


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Marissa Olsen

Marisa Olsen

In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Marisa Olsen of the Les Foodites blog offers up another great restaurant recommendation: The Mermaid Inn in New York City, where Chef Adam Alderin serves up seafood dishes like spaghetti fra diavolo, fish tacos and a fantastic lobster sandwich. We discuss The New York Times‘ infamous review of Guy Fieri’s Times Square restaurant, the difference between east coast and west coast oysters, and the finer points of Dim Sum dining.

Marisa recommends:

  • Oysters Galore
  • Lobster Knuckles “Escargot”
  • Tuna Crudo
  • Seared Calamari
  • Spaghetti fra Diavolo
  • Lobster Sandwich
  • Fish Tacos
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Shishito Peppers


New York City Dining Districts to Explore:

  • West Village
  • Chinatown
  • Lower East Side

New York City Food Events:

Food for Thought:

  • Q: What is the name of the first pizzeria to open in New York City?
  • A: Lombardi’s Pizza.

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:


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