2005_08_food_prune.jpgThe September issue of Bon Appetit (which has already hit local mailboxes) features the country's five best restaurant cities, and topping the bill is good old NYC, naturally. It includes recipes from New York's "neighborhood haunts" (even thoughtfully including Brooklyn and Queens in the mix) that we treat like "extensions of [our] own kitchens." Damn, our cooking has gotten good, considering the cramped quarters. Look for recipes from Sripraphai (we're definitely making the drunken noodles from the provided recipe), August, Nam, Café Boulud, Al di Là, and Gothamist favorites Angon on the Sixth, and Prune.

What restaurant do you consider to be an extension of your kitchen?