A longer post is currently in the works, but for now, here is something short and sweet about one of my favorite places in the Lower East Side. I wrote about the gravlax at Russ & Daughters a few months ago, which is still my favorite, but another lox worth mentioning is the classic, salt-cured belly lox. It’s extremely salty, so for those on a low-sodium diet, it’s probably not a good idea to make it a regular part of one’s diet, but for us lucky bastards who aren’t, I say eat it while you can. The saltiness is nice, but I particularly like the lovely oiliness of the belly lox. The fattiness makes the lox almost creamy tasting. And served on an everything bagel with cream cheese, capers, onions, and tomatoes ($9.95), it’s the perfect breakfast, especially when it’s part of an impromptu Sunday picnic at the park.
Russ & Daughters
179 East Houston Street (betw Allen and Orchard St.)
New York, NY 10002