Happy Thanksgiving! 50 Things We're Thankful For

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Tejal Rao
Happy Thanksgiving...and Thanksgivukkah. Sometime today, amid the cooking, feasting, and napping, you'll likely reflect, if only for a moment, on the things that you're thankful for. Here at Fork, we're thankful every day for New York City restaurants, without which we'd have very little to cover. But in honor of the holiday, we've compiled a list of specific things for which we have extra gratitude this year.

Without further ado, we are thankful for...

...Dominique Ansel, a real-life Willy Wonka, even if you need monk-like patience to brave the line for his treats...but we're also thankful that the next cronut or ramen burger has yet to rear its diabolical mug.

...the fact that we can still order an extra large soda.

...fast casual locations dedicated to side dishes like biscuits, potatoes, nuggets, and mac-n-cheese.

...Brooklyn restaurants that continue help light a fire under Manhattan's ass.

...the dinner and a movie series at Nitehawk Cinema for recreating epic cinematic feasts.

...taco joints open at 3 a.m.

...Seamless.

...1 dollar pizza...and 4 a.m. pizza that is good enough to eat at 4 p.m.

...quality bagels with lox and a heafty shmear.

...experimental chefs like Wylie Dufresne, Anita Lo, and David Chang...and all the chefs and line cooks working tirelessly to become the next Wylie Dusfresne, Anita Lo, or David Chang.

...Halal food carts.

...awesome local beers like Blue Point White IPA, Brooklyn Brewery Lager, and Bronx Brewery Pale Ale.

...Mud Truck coffee.

...stellar craft cocktail bars and enterprising bartenders...coexisting with firmly rooted legendary dives.

...Katz's pastrami sandwich.

...DiFara's pizza.

...the fried chicken renaissance.

...New York farmers and their delicious produce...and the year-round farmers' markets.

...cheap produce (avocados, mostly) in Chinatown.

...hipsters who make delicious pickles.

...Flushing and Elmhurst.

...endless hole-in-the-wall finds.

...soup dumplings.

...the proliferation of Szechuan joints.

...Bed-Vyne wine deliveries on cold rainy nights.



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