When my dad visited this October, I was in the middle of helping coordinate a multi-day event for one of our clients at Milk Studios in Chelsea. My dad came by to check out the event and afterwards we stepped out for a lunch at the nearby 10th Aveue Cookshop. “The butcher and the baker were the first chefs, if you ask me,” states Chef Marc Meyer, whose culinary passions run deep for sustainable ingredients, humanely raised animals and the support of local farmers and artisans. The menu is American with a focus on seasonal availability and the buzzing lunch atmosphere was cozy and inviting on the chilly Autumn day.
My dad ordered a Mr. Q Cumber which as you may be able to guess, is cucumber soda. It sounds strange but was incredibly refreshing and delicious; I would order it again but I haven’t seen it anywhere since.
We ordered together so that we could try a few things. The first picture, above, is the “Finger Lakes Grass-fed Burger” with applewood smoked bacon, white cheddar and pickled red onion on a brioche bun, with french fries and chipotle ketchup. It was very good and we finished it off pretty quickly. We also ordered a smaller dish, the spinach salad with beets and goat cheese. This was also very good and we polished it off.
Lastly we shared the roasted free-range turkey sandwich with applewood bacon, Monterey jack cheese and Dijon mayonnaise on toasted seven grain bread. By then we were getting full so I took home half of the sandwich.
I forgot to even mention that they started us out with delicious (and filling!) whole grain bread and soft butter. I really enjoyed the laid back meal and would definitely go back if I’m in the area again.
10th Avenue Cookshop
Location: 156 10th Ave. New York, NY Phone: (212) 924-4440