Looking to dine out, but can’t decide on a craving? Everyone’s been there. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. In our September issue, we tackle some of the hottest “mash-up” dishes to sweep New York City (complete with recipes so you can D-I-Y at home!). For those outside the Big Apple, fret not: these hybrid creations are popping up all across the country. Here are just a few of the dishes that prove definitively that, when it comes to food, we really can have it all.
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PAD THAI TACO
The Peached Tortilla, Austin, TX
Texas has always been on the forefront in pushing the boundaries of what you can legally wrap in a tortilla, and this is a shining example. Enjoy your favorite Thai takeout dish on the go from this fusion food truck. (For bonus points, get it topped with a fried egg.)
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BANANAS FOSTER SNOBALL
Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, New Orleans, LA
Two classic Big Easy sweet treats become one as hot and buttery caramelized bananas are piled on a bed of cool, pillowy creamsicle shaved ice. A mash-up of flavor and temperature!
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Chino’s Chinatown, Dallas, TX
East meets West in the most glorious of ways in this hybrid of Vietnamese pho and Mexican pozole. A rich, savory broth with all the traditional pho fixings is bolstered with a generous addition of hominy and shredded oxtail for the ultimate transcontinental comfort food.
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CINNAMON ROLL BREAKFAST SANDWICH
Sea & Smoke, Del Mar, CA
It’s the age-old brunch dilemma: sweet or savory? Well, why not both? This pork-on-pork combo of ham and bacon topped with sharp cheddar and a fried egg gets sandwiched between two warm cinnamon rolls. Add a drizzle of velvety icing and some smoky sweet maple syrup and you’ve got yourself one heck of a mash-up sandwich.
Know of a great spot serving a mash-up dish near you? Give them a shout in the comments below!
Written by Shay Spence