Originally published on Mastercard’s LoveThisCity.com website on December 3rd, 2014
How long are you willing to wait for your next meal? Food fads like the Cronut, Pok Pok, and Ramen Burger have even habitually impatient New Yorkers lining up for hours. Check out these NYC culinary hot spots where longs lines are the norm, but the food is worth the wait:
When Chef Andy Ricker opened the Brooklyn outpost of his hugely popular Portland-based Thai restaurant, Pok Pok, the line wrapped around the block. Diners waited – sometimes for hours – for authentic, regional dishes with bold flavors, like sticky fish sauce wings, tangy papaya salad, and spicy shredded pork topped with cracklings. Long lines prevailed until Pok Pok opened Whiskey Soda Lounge across the street, turning the wait into a pre-dinner destination. Put in your name at Pok Pok, then head to Whiskey Soda Lounge for appetizers and Thai-inspired cocktails until your table is ready.
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