This is one skewered perspective. Restaurants and bars are literally sticking to food that can be devoured in bites -- and we're not just talking about kebabs. From apps to dessert to even cocktails, here's where you can find food on a stick in NYC.
lollipopsInstead of ordering a plate of pancakes or a side of sausage, eat them both in one bite. On Saturdays and Sundays during brunch, trendy rooftop restaurant Hotel Chantelle serves pancake-crusted link sausages on a stick, three to an order. The corn dog-esque starters come with maple syrup for dipping. $12; 92 Ludlow St., 212-254-9100,
hotelchantelle.comHorchata's eloteFeeling corny? This Mexican side dish, which is served with husk attached for easy holding, gets a spicy kick from chile de arbol and chipotle mayo and some creaminess from the cotija cheese. The street-style corn is offered at brunch and dinner, hot off the grill. $5; 470 Sixth Ave., 212-243-8226,
horchatanewyork.comBounce Sporting Club's
house-made fried mozzarellaThe sports bar's new spring menu features mozzarella that's fried with flour and panko bread crumbs and coated with parmesan, The cheesy bites come five to an order and are accompanied by tomato sauce with onions and crushed red pepper for dipping. Find it alongside jumbo shrimp and sesame chicken under the "Sticks" portion of the menu. $12; 55 W. 21st St., 212-675-8007,
cake popsCake pops -- those frosted cake bites on a stick -- are ubiquitous, but at this French-inspired market within the New York Palace, they take the cake. Frosting engulfs the round and fluffy homemade cake bites, which are topped with nuts or sprinkles. Find them in cookies and cream, red velvet, vanilla and gluten-free chocolate chip. $4/each; 30 E. 51st St., 212-303-7755, pommepalais.comCarnem Prime
cotton candyThe Brooklyn steakhouse opened last week with this twist on maple syrup-glazed meat on its dinner menu. The bite features crispy, spicy Berkshire pork belly and cherry vanilla-flavored spun sugar on a stick for a sweet start to your meal. $3/each; 318 Fifth Ave., Park Slope, 718-499-5600, carnemnyc.comLoopy Doopy Rooftop
Bar's Prosecco and ice popsThese cool popsicle cocktails are a seasonal favorite. Choose from liquor-infused People's Pops in flavors like raspberry-thyme, blackberry-mint, red plum-basil and peach-ginger, which are dunked into a glass of Prosecco from the bar's tap. Get them now through October while enjoying the view from the downtown rooftop bar atop the Conrad New York. $20; 102 North End Ave., 646-769-4250, conradnewyork.com /loopydoopyFogo de Chao's picanhaThe Brazilian steakhouse chain's signature steak features high-quality cuts of top sirloin that are grilled over an open fire on a steel skewer and seasoned with rock salt before being brought to your table. Beyond top sirloin, the restaurant's 16 cuts of meat include rib eye, chicken, lamb chops and pork, all served on the skewer. The "Full Churrasco Experience" includes unlimited cuts, as well as a salad bar, sides and dessert. $59.95/person; 40 W. 53rd St., 212-969-9980,