Though Herald Square might conjure visions of grubby chain restaurants and dirty-water dogs, junk-food junkies shouldn’t miss this retro-outfitted, truck stop–style diner. Heart-stoppingly greasy “Frito Lay Pie” bursts forth from a split Fritos bag with layers of chili, sour cream and alien-orange cheddar sprawling over the namesake chips, and moist, crisp, pleasantly salty fried chicken comes with gooey mac ’n’ cheese. Po’ boys were less fun—flaky fried tilapia was overwhelmed by a mealy bun—but the accompanying boat of Tater Tots made us wax nostalgic for cafeteria food.
Fat Annie’s Truck Stop
|Venue name:||Fat Annie’s Truck Stop||Contact:|
131 W 33rd St
|Cross street:||between Sixth and Seventh Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, V, N, Q, R, W to 34th St–Herald Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $14. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|