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Nick Mangold of the NY Jets


Nick Mangold of the NY Jets

Oh man, this one is exciting. If you read this website regularly, then you know we're massive sports fans. Some of us are even New York Jets fans. Today marks the first Friday Fives we've been able to reel in from an active professional athlete, and it just so happens to be from the Jets' best player, resident wine aficionado and expert beard grower, all-pro center Nick Mangold.

nick's "Perfect for" Picks

Del Frisco's Steakhouse Perfect For: Damn Good Steaks 1221 Avenue of the Americas

"My go to steak restaurant in Manhattan. The steak is always cooked perfectly and it's always consistent."

BLT Steak Perfect For: Where I Learned To Love Wine 106 E. 57th St.

"Aside from the fact that the steaks are all great, which they are, BLT Steak will always hold a special place in my heart because this is one of the first places that pushed my wife and I to really start getting into wine."

Dos Caminos Meatpacking Perfect For: Brunch 675 Hudson St.

"My go to for weekend brunch. They also just participated in the Fight Hunger event, they served a great guacamole and bacon bar."

Del Posto Perfect For: Special Occasions 85 10th Ave.

"I didn't realize Mario Batali's Italian place was super fancy when I went, I thought it was a rustic grandma style Italian restaurant. Well, I was wrong. I was just glad I was going out to eat with family, so I looked nice, because usually I dress nicely enough for a place like this. Everything here is incredible, but it's also expensive. Save it for a special occasion."

Tao Perfect For: Big Groups 42 E 58th St

"Another one of the restaurants that participated in Fight Hunger, Tao will surprise you with how good the food is. This was actually the first restaurant I was taken to after I was drafted by the Jets (by a finance guy, of course.) It was a neat experience and the food is pretty awesome. Tao is a great place to go with a big group that's looking to have fun."

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