Blakely's BLACK TAP NYC - Late Fall 2016
Midtown Manhattan Restaurant - Craft Burgers & Beer
With décor that harkens back to old school hip hop and rock & roll, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is an homage to Chef/Partner Joe Isidori’s passion for the great American burger and luncheonette experience. Black Tap's menu features burgers made of beef, bison, lamb, turkey, chorizo, and falafel, along with salad options, spicy Korean wings, and sides like Teriyaki Broccoli, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, and Mexican Avocado. The Greg Norman Burger, with wagyu beef, house buttermilk-dill dressing, blue cheese, and arugula won “People’s Choice” at the New York City Wine & Food Festival’s Burger Bash competition in 2015. Furthermore, Black Tap’s signature “Crazy Shakes” have reached worldwide acclaim with their whimsical, over the top edible decorations, and flavors such as The Cotton Candy Shake, Sour Power, Sweet n Salty, and The Cookie Shake.
Born and raised in New York City, Joe Isidori is a third generation chef, inspired by both his father and grandmother. At the age of 21, he was awarded a scholarship to The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Upon graduation, Isidori launched his professional career as Chef de Cuisine with Michael Schwartz at Nemo Restaurant (Miami Beach, FL). In 2003 starting as Corporate Executive Chef of Trump Golf Management, Isidori created and launched dining concepts for The Trump National Golf Clubs, The Mar-a-Lago Club, and served as Donald Trump’s personal chef. Promoted to Vice President of Food and Beverage, and named Executive Chef of The Mar-a-Lago Club, he went on to oversee Trump’s Hotel Collection dining concepts. It was here that Isidori earned his coveted Michelin Stars. Since, Joe worked as Chef/Partner at the Southfork Kitchen in Bridgehampton, New York, and Arthur on Smith in Brooklyn.