Number 16: Samosas from Vesta Dipping Grill
What you should eat at Vesta Dipping Grill: The cheese plate, because it's simply one of the best in the city. Also anything the kitchen does with duck, or beef, or pig, or venison or lamb -- especially lamb. Definitely Matty's Wacky Apple, dipped in caramel and swathed in crunch. And the samosas, which are vastly different from any samosa that's ever passed your lips at a curry house. An Indian food habit as common as mustard on a hot dog, samosas are standard at just about every curry joint in the country, and they all taste (and look) more or less the same. But at Vesta, the pocket-size street snacks are softer, shapelier and more sultry than their counterparts with soft, subtle hints of curry scenting the smash of mashed potatoes and peas that are snugly tucked within their shell. They come in a basket with a pair of dipping sauces that tend to be just as ambrosial.
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