This week's top dish from Eater NY, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
1) Bay Ridge: Weep not for the demise of the '50s luncheonette. One's still kicking! Step inside Hinsch's in Bay Ridge, still doing its thing after 62 years.
2) East Village: Michael "Bao" Huynh opens and closes restaurants like Charlie Sheen goes through porn stars, and speaking of the artificially enhanced, one of his latest projects is a St. Marks Place fried chicken and waffles joint helmed by a Playboy playmate, because, duh, Playboy playmates make the best fried chicken.
3) Lower East Side: The crowds that line up outside The Meatball Shop might tell you all you need to know about whether those balls are tasty, but the restaurant just faced its harshest judges yet: Kid critics Lucy and Max!
4) NYC: The headline says it all folks: 15 places to get free food in New York City.
· Eater NY [ny.eater.com]