#OnTheTable in New York
This week, we’re featuring Café Habana in Nolita, home of the best grilled corn in NYC. Seriously, it’s amazing. Chris and I trekked across the Brooklyn Bridge before we went to the restaurant, so we were famished by the time we arrived. The food did not disappoint.
Café Habana specializes in grilled corn, so we got some, along with a chicken diablo torta. Mexican grilled corn is one of those simple things that gets elevated to an extraordinary level when done right. Grilled corn is a pretty humble food, but when you add cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime juice, it becomes something else entirely. You eat it with your hands, it’s messy, and you’ll inevitably end up with cotija all over your face. None of that matters though, because the flavors are amazing. The cheese adds a touch of creaminess, the chili powder provides a slight kick, and it’s all balanced out by the acidity of the lime juice and the sweetness of the corn.
Café Habana is a pretty tiny space, so there likely won’t be any room for you to sit inside if you’re there during rush hour. No worries. Get your corn to go, squeeze onto a bench outside, and just enjoy eating one of the most perfect hand-held foods.
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