What’s The Food, NYC? (Chicken Parm Sandwiches & Seafood!)
Welcome back, NYC! We’re visiting the forgotten borough today, Staten Island. I know what you’re going to say. But there are a few gems, even in Staten Island. One of them is Beso, a Spanish eatery with savory Sangria and tapas. This is not the place to have just one glass of Sangria, you will need a pitcher, trust me. As for the food, entrees like the Bistec Cubano, Mahi-Mahi and Paella are winners but the fun foods are tapas. The tapas are good for buffet eaters or when you need a little something different to be satisfied. The empanadas, ceviche and the calamari frito are some What’s the Move favorites. You don’t have to go far into Staten Island to eat at Beso, it’s located right up the block from the ferry.
11 Schuyler Street
Staten Island, NY 10301
You ever order a chicken parmesan on a hero and when it arrives, the bread is soggy, the chicken is cut into pieces instead of leaving it in cutlet form and the pieces are just falling out of the sandwich? Parm, an Italian American sandwich shop, is the answer to that problem. This is one of the best chicken parmesan sandwiches I have ever experienced in my life. The menu is simple and sweet and they even have zeppole. The Italian combo sandwich is second best behind the chicken parmesan. Parm has many locations throughout the city, visit their site to find a location close to you.
Lighthouse Fish Market and Restaurant
Now we take it uptown to Lighthouse Fish Market and Restaurant. I want to describe how much I love this place but we’re family friendly over here so I’ll just say it is DARN good. Seafood lovers, this is THEE place; little boil over here, something fried over there. Lighthouse is takeout only, the wait might be a little long but in the end it’s all worth it. If you want something small, go for the lobster fries or the shrimp and chips. If you want something a little more, try the spicy shrimp linguini. If you want something big, they have boils and “all that”. This is one of the best takeout restaurants in the city, straight up.
2451 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10027