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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Terrific Takeout: Walker's Tribeca Restaurant Est. 1986 (With a Liquor License Dating back to 1896) Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

Our friend Owner Scott Perez!
Their liquor license dates back to 1896!  Maybe the coolest thing we've seen in the course of doing all of these reviews...!

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We've been fortunate to see and taste an awful lot of amazing edibles over the years, but with a cocktail named after her, Peachy Deegan has a special appreciation for a liquor license that dates back to 1896!  Owner of Walker's, Scott Perez, showed us on our inaugural visit the liquor license that dates back to this year at 16 North Moore Street in Manhattan, the location of Walker's which was established in 1986.  Peachy's degree is a B.A. in American History from Boston College and had we had the chance to take "The History of Liquor Licenses" we would be studying here.  We understand this building is a landmark, and it dates back to the 1860's.  Walker's is owned by Scott Perez, who has a background in St. Louis restaurants, and he also owns Toad Hall.  Scott owns Walker's along with Jerry Walker and Martin Sheridan, both of whom we look forward to meeting someday.  The three of them also own Girello, a nearby trattoria since 2011, and Sheridan and Walker also own the Ear Inn.  The Executive Chef at Walker's today is Reagan Angelle, who joined the establishment in 2012.
We absolutely adored their classic American fare, and we applaud Walker's for their laudable salad choices.  As you know, we always order a green salad.  Scott suggested the Chopped Cobb Salad with organic grilled chicken, which was indeed sublime.  They thoughtfully put the dressing on the side, as requested, and it is a lovely lemon vinaigrette: refreshing for the summertime.  Fabulous bacon, bleu cheese, egg, tomato and cucumber join this party of nutrition that will make your tastebuds rejoice.  Everything is splendidly fresh.
We absolutely adore cheeseburgers and find Walker's edition to be highly competitive with the best we've had in Manhattan.
We love American cheese!
Can Peachy open her mouth this wide?  Actually, don't answer that.  Maybe her Twitter mouth...
The 8 oz sirloin burger will wow you tremendously with its flavor supremacy.  Grass-fed from Larry Kurtz in Hunts Point, this Black Angus wonder is served with lettuce, tomato and red onion on a sesame seed roll.  It comes with a choice of potato and we chose fries.  Additionally you can add bacon, mushrooms, sauteed onions, chili and cheese; we only added cheese of these choices and were extremely happy!
Not everyone makes a great chili.
But Walker's certainly does!!!
You will absolutely revel in this amazing mix of more Black Angus goodness with sour cream, cheddar, and onion which has a beautiful kick to it.  It's called Cowboy Chili because it was a fun name 30 years ago and it still is today!  Your stomach will say giddy up and order this, silly.  It is so good you might even eat your leftovers for breakfast if you don't eat it all!  Every component is in perfect proportion to the other components.
Not every restaurant in Manhattan endures for three decades, and when you taste the entree selections at Walker's you will see why this place is great!  You'll be enticed by the classy cripsy pan-roasted half chicken with natural jus, amazing mashed potatoes and spinach.  The chicken is organic and this is top-of-the-line comfort food that you'll want to visit multiple times.  
Just as convincing is the pan-roasted Atlantic Salmon, for all the pescatarians out there!  Farm raised and sourced from Simply Seafood, this salmon has a nice crust on it and is cooked just right.  The herb broth it swims in is completely phenomenal, and it is joined by asparagus, peas, grape tomatoes, and roasted potatoes.  Linda, below, has been enjoying her vocation here for 16 years and counting!
Walker's is Terrific Takeout and we can't wait to see what they do next.
Also, they have eight specials every day and we liked seeing they have crayons on the table!

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