On the Fifth Day of Christmas...

Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas The Daily Meal-style, with a food carol about some of New York City's best dishes.
NYY Steak's onion ring stack.
Arthur Bovino

NYY Steak's onion ring stack.

Technically, the Twelve Days of Christmas don’t start until Christmas Day, but we’re already in the spirit. To celebrate over the next seven days, here’s the carol, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ The Daily Meal-style, featuring some New York City dishes enjoyed over the years that we’d be willing to sing about.

A few lines in and it's time for the showstopper. It had to be done.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my waiter brought to me clockwise from top: NYY Steak, All American Drive-In, Bobby’s Burger Palace, Brennan and Carr, and Craftsteak...


Five on-ion rings!
Chicks from four birds,
Three fried French hens,
Two desserts for two,
And Felidia’s pear ravioli.