The beef in this butcher-shop Cornish pasty ($3) was on the medium-rare side, and the accompanying tidbits of turnip, potato, and onion were readily apparent to the eye; compare the light, flaky version from The Butcher's Fancy, whose finely ground filling features lamb. The Harlem Shambles pastry itself, however, was very good — firm, dense, and enticingly fatty, enough to faintly stain the wrapping paper. I suspect lard.
2141 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (115th-116th Sts.), Manhattan