Pier A Harbor House
Guys, listen up: I have had the best pretzel in my life. Not in any German bierhall, not from a dirty water hot dog street cart. The title of Prize Pretzel belongs to Pier A Harbor House down in Battery Park.
Let's talk about this blue-ribbon pretzel. It's probably more than a foot wide, with thick, dark brown ropes dotted with salt and looped into a pretzel shape. This pretzel was warm and impossibly buttery and paired so well with honey mustard. The salt was not overdone and there was a rich flavor all on its own. Now I can see that it warrants the $12 price tag. I would absolutely go back there for this pretzel alone.
The other food we had was also delicious. I thought my truffle chicken salad sandwich could have used a little more spice, but the fish and chips were fantastic. The crust was golden brown and crackling, and the fish spectacularly white and flaky and smooth.
I think I'm in love and I can't wait to spend summer evenings dining and looking out at the sunset while sipping beer and nibbling on some beautiful pretzels.