You may know Patrick Janelle from his Instagram (@aguynamedpatrick), a highly stylized feed where his insightful takes on food and drink (Janelle once worked at Bon Appetit) have made him a go-to expert on the NYC dining scene. In his latest chat with Gotham, he tells us where he loves to eat, stay and play in the Big Apple.
Where to Eat
I dream about the braised leeks at Pasquale Jones. It’s a deceptively simple dish that is staggeringly tasty. And to drink, Patent Pending. A cocktail bar hidden behind a coffee shop—my two favorite things in one place. I love the Currents & Coils, an improbably delicious concoction that includes rum, malted milk, coffee, banana and lime.
Where to Stay
The Nomad Hotel has the perfect balance of uptown and downtown vibes. Plus, they have a world-class restaurant and bar. What’s not to love?
Where to Play
Washington Square Park. I lay out a blanket and spend whole Saturdays there. I once got kicked out for drinking wine in the park... but that hasn’t stopped me from coming back.