Usually relegated to after-school snacks or sweet bribery for ol’ Saint Nick, the cookie plate is getting a cachet boost around town. Top chefs like Food Network regular Amanda Freitag and empire builder Jean-Georges Vongerichten are offering spreads of cookies on the dessert menus of contemporary diner Empire Diner and Latin hot spot ABC Cocina, while the Gramercy Tavern crew pulled out all the stops at the New American favorite. Sate your sweet tooth with New York’s newest cookie plates.
Dog and Bone
The name of this Kips Bay eatery refers to both its penchant for artisanal sausages and its four-legged manager, Winston the English bulldog. Other canines are also welcome to dine with their owners on Dog and Bone’s outdoor patio, though the food is meant for humans only. Choose between several different sausages, including a cheddar bratwurst with green tomato relish, Cumberland sausage with grilled onions and mustard, pork sausage with pickled daikon radish, cilantro and sriracha mayo and beef sausage with sauerkraut and grilled onions (all $13). Other entrees include bangers and mash with onion gravy ($18), a portobello panini with whipped goat cheese ($13) and the Ploughman’s Platter of your choice of cold pork pie or scotch egg, cheddar, pickled onions and a pickle ($18). Stop by on Sunday to try the traditional roast beef with horseradish cream, yorkshire puddings, roasted potatoes, peas and carrots ($22).
Venue says: “Welcome to Dog and Bone! We offer Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour AND Late Nite Bites! New: Sunday Roast and Corner Shop.”