Virtuoso Life - May/June 2017 - 32
PERSON OF INTEREST
A Manhattan native, Jaquez serves New
York's best deal on a gourmet lunch: $6 hot
dogs from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's cart outside Upper East Side hotel
The Mark, through September.
WHY HOT DOGS AT A FIVE-STAR HOTEL? The
Manhattan staple has always been an easy
grab-and-go lunch for busy New Yorkers and
travelers. Ours are elevated by chef JeanGeorges' ingredients.
precision when applying the condiments -
rather than a standard squirt of ketchup,
mustard, and mayo, I like to take the time to
be a bit more artistic.
A PROPER DOG IS ALL ABOUT ...
YOUR PERSONAL FAVORITE: The grass-fed beef
frank loaded with sauerkraut, kimchi, and
yuzu pickles, then perfectly drizzled with
ketchup, mustard, and sriracha mayo.
TRUE OR FALSE: YOU'D ORDER THAT FROM A
CORNER CART AND KEEP YOUR STREET CRED.
True - and false. I can't think of many places
where you can get a gourmet lunch for under
$10, especially if you are looking for something organic. It's Michelin-starred street
food, a class of its own.
MOST COMMON QUESTION YOU'RE ASKED:
"What's so special about these hot dogs?"
SO, WE'RE ORDERING THE ORGANIC CHICKEN
Dietary restrictions aside,
it depends on your preferred taste and texture:
Beef franks have that classic "crunch"; the
chicken dogs are supremely tender.
OR A BEEF FRANK?
EATING-WHILE-STANDING SKILL TO MASTER:
Proper bite size keeps the toppings on the
dog and off the ground. You shouldn't need
more than five to finish it.
RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF NAPKINS PER
THE ONE OTHER NYC FOOD EVERY TRAVELER
SHOULD TASTE: A really good slice of New
York-style pizza - try Joe's Pizza, Prince
Street Pizza, or Roberta's.
V I RT U O S O L I F E
BALL & ALBANESE
HOT DOG? At least four (two paper towels and