By: Anne M. Raso
There is no better way to end a year than with a final supper before the big diet starts for the New Year! One of my best dinners was at Chelsea’s The Half King, which definitely has the feel of a “neighborhood hang” and serves gastropub fare with a big thank you to classic French, Mexican and Italian fare thrown in for good measure. Scott Anderson, Nanette Burstein and Sebastian Unger opened the restaurant about ten years ago, and Gregory Baumel serves as Executive Chef. Sebastian Unger is known outside the foodie world as the bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, which become a hit movie starring George Clooney.
The gastropub craze really only came “across the pond” in the last year, and we dare say that The Half King is one of the best eateries we have been to this year serving fancier “pub grub.” The appetizers tend to be of the fried variety, including Jalapeno Poppers, Potato Skins (stuffed with bacon or broccoli), Blue Corn Chips and Fried Calamari.
[Photos: Candice Sabatini]