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Dr. Dave's Grilled Pizza

Why Come Here? Unique Middle Eastern inspired cuisine, rustic, relaxed atmosphere

On north Mulberry, a street once again rendered useful to food lovers thanks to the likes of Torrisi, Rubirosa, lies Balaboosta.  The space itself is rustic and casual with a small open kitchen in the back. The best way to describe the food is Middle Eastern inspired. This leads to many interesting flavor combinations which means I can pretty much guarantee you’ll experience a taste sensation you’ve never had before. And in case you need more convincing, it’s from the team behind
Taim, makers of the city’s best falafel sandwich.

I’ve been here twice and there are lots of small plates on the menu, so I’ve narrowed the list below to my top picks. For more reviews and photos, please check DishEnvy.

Burrata and Herb Roasted Tomatoes  It’s basically a big bruschetta, but it’s hard to go wrong with burrata. There’s also a nice smokey-sweetness to the dish.

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Burrata and Herb Roasted Tomato

Dr. Dave’s Grilled Pizza  Goat cheese and caramelized onions is certainly not an exciting combination these days, but it works very well here with the sweet carrot puree on a crispy, spiced flatbread.

Spice Rubbed Skirt Steak  A very interesting blend of middle eastern spices unlike anything I’ve ad on a steak. The meat is tender, flavorful and perfectly cooked.

Crispy Cauliflower  I don’t always love cauliflower but theirs is well cooked and has a great blend of spices.

214 Mulberry St. (Spring & Prince Sts.)
New York, NY
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