For a Sex in the City moment, stop by Carrie's favorite restaurant, Pastis, in the Meatpacking District. Locally-renowned owner, Keith McNally, has recreated a 1930s French bistro, complete with accessories bought at European flea markets like light globes, brass railings, mismatched tables and chairs. The summer patio is the perfect place for people-watching on the corner of 9th Avenue. Some signature dishes are the steak frites with bearnaise sauce and the croque-madame, a ham and grilled cheese sandwich topped with a fried or poached egg.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.