Podcast Episode 27: The Mermaid Inn in Manhattan

Marisa Olsen
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Marisa Olsen
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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.

  • Read more about The Mermaid Inn on Les Foodites

  • Visit the The Mermaid Inn website

  • The Mermaid Inn is located at 568 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan

  • Read The New York Times ' review of Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant

  • Get the burger at April Bloomfield's The Spotted Pig

  • Visit David Chang's Momofuku

  • Check out Sara Jenkins' Porsena

  • Visit the trendy new Asian hotspots Red Farm in the West Village and Mission Chinese in the Lower East Side

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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