Fisk and White Slab Palace

The owners of Fisk and White Slab Palace used to have a huge space way downtown near us (I think it was Orchard between Canal and Division) called Good World Bar and Grill.  It was in this great old building that got torn down to make room for some new hideous monstrosity.  When that happened I figured the funky, fun Scandinavian gastro pub that was Good World was gone for good.  When White Slab opened (about a year later?)  I didn’t make any connection, but when Fisk opened next store to White Slab (a couple of weeks ago) I got suspicious and went in and ask and indeed this is the resurrection and rethinking of Good World.

It’s just so damn quirky you have to love it.  How many places do you know that serve herring, local brewed beer and have a stuffed reindeer head on the wall?

White Slab is great for an early evening drink, located right on the corner of Delancey and Allen (77 Delancey 212.334.0913).  The entire place is all glass doors that they open up when it’s nice out (it’s the last picture). You get a nice breeze and a wonderful vista of the comings and goings of the Lower East Side.  So the next time you have a hankering for some Swedish tapas and a beer this is the place for you.

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I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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