With more than 740,000 visitors a month, Chowhound.com has become a favorite source of information for those who want to take their dining experiences off the beaten path. Few places on earth offer as many culinary opportunities as New York City, a town virtually synonymous with culinary variety, but many of its most unique dining experiences have remained unheralded - until now. From Chowhound.com comes the essential guide for anyone interested in a mouth-watering gastronomical adventure. The collective work of thousands of savvy food experts who have scoured every area of New York - as well as New Jersey and Connecticut - The Chowhound’s Guide to the New York Tristate Area will satisfy every conceivable craving. Ignoring conventional wisdom, this guide will clue you in to L’Ecole’s early bird service - where the teachers cook instead of the students - as well as the lowdown on the Arepa Lady’s soulful corn cakes under the #7 train tracks. Reported with passion and humor, this is by far the richest chow treasure trove ever compiled.