There's gotta be like, what, at least 10 million bars and restaurants in New York, right? And it's not just that this town is coated with eateries and drinking holes — it's that those bistros, five-star spots, gastropubs, and hipster beer gardens are always opening, closing, swapping chefs, launching the latest must-have pastry, or failing inspection. That considered, we're quite fortunate to have dedicated, news-gathering foodies like Amanda Kludt (one of our NYC 30 Under 30 stars) manning breathless, restaurant-covering blogs like the inimitable Eater.
But in a town where eating is taken so darn seriously, what does the editor who fuels foodies with intel all day long do when it's time to relax? Perhaps unsurprisingly, Kludt's personal "me time" regime doesn't involve hunting down the latest It Chef or standing in line for cronuts. Rather, she's a sucker for solid, relatable eateries, decades-old cultural distractions, and — what's this? — actual true-to-life greasy spoon diners. For real.
Photo: Courtesy Campbell Cheese & Grocery