Fieldtrip, the fast casual restaurant whose main culinary focus is rice, is unveiling its latest location in Morningside Heights this coming Wednesday, July 19. Like the original flagship store in Harlem and the spinoff in Rockefeller Center, the menu at the new Broadway location is an affirmation of the key role played by this most commonly consumed grain in the vast majority of the world’s cultures.
As Chef JJ Johnson explained in an interview in 2022, “The inspiration came from all my travels. Being in Singapore and West Africa, India, Israel – everywhere I went, rice was always at the center of the table, and people really get excited. Here, when rice comes to the table, people are like, ‘Ugh rice’. It’s mushy. Under-cooked. Overcooked.”
Among the combinations offered, customers can look forward to a roast chicken bowl consisting of thighs that have been coated in 11 spices, teamed with fragrant basmati rice, wok-fried veggies, and an avocado cilantro sauce. Fieldtrip’s braised beef bowl is built on a foundation of Texas brown rice, chipotle black beans, fresno chilis, and scallions.
Fieldtrip, 2913 Broadway (bel. 113th St. and 114th St.).