Author Archives: Malini Sood Horiuchi

The Truffle Burger at Urbani Truffle Lab, UWS, NYC

The Truffle Burger at Urbani Truffle Lab, UWS, NYC

What happens when the worlds leading purveyor of truffles – Urbani and Pat LeFrieda which is synonymous with high end, quality beef patties comes together?

You get the most delicious “Truffle Burger”.

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Esperanto, East Village, NYC

Esperanto, East Village, NYC

Esperanto is a Brazilian/Latin inspired restaurant that has been bringing its zesty menu and lively vibe to the East Village for almost two decades now.

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Yankee Stadium Enhancements and Food Tasting 2017, Bronx,

Yankee Stadium Enhancements and Food Tasting 2017, Bronx,

There is so much more than just baseball at Yankee Stadium that makes it even more of a destination for fans, families and all.

I was recently invited to a media tour of Yankee Stadium’s new fan-friendly social gathering locations and a tasting of its new 2017 food line-up.

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Epistrophy Café, Nolita, NYC

Epistrophy Café, Nolita, NYC

How can you not fall in love with Epistrophy Café?

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Good Seed, Midtown, NYC

Good Seed, Midtown, NYC

Clean, healthy, farm fresh eating has now been made easy with the opening of ‘Good Seed’ in Midtown Manhattan.

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Haru Sushi, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

Haru Sushi, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

Haru, the chic New York City based sushi chain has just opened up its newest location in Hell’s Kitchen.

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Prosecco DOC, Italy

Prosecco DOC, Italy

March is the month for women with Women’s day falling on March 8th and celebrations all month long for ‘Women’s History Month’. What better way to commemorate this than with a bottle of Prosecco DOC.

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The Pink Tea Cup, Fort Greene, NYC

The Pink Tea Cup, Fort Greene, NYC

WE tv is serving up another side of drama during its popular Thursday night lineup; with the addition of its new culinary docu-series “Hustle & Soul”, premiering Thursday, March 16th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The six-episode, one-hour series follows Lawrence Page, owner and head chef of The Pink Tea Cup restaurant. Lawrence resurrected the former West Village landmark and moved to the Fort Greene, Brooklyn on his quest to bring his culinary vision for soul food to the next level!”

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Jubilee, Sutton Place, NYC

Jubilee, Sutton Place, NYC

Chef Luc Holie is cooking up some really impressive French fare at his charming Sutton Place spot Jubilee in New York City.

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Kelley and Ping, Soho, NYC

Kelley and Ping, Soho, NYC

Kelley and Ping was one of the pioneers of Pan Asian cuisine in New York City. Opened over two decades ago, the menu here is inspired by the cuisine of street markets of Asia. Housed in a stunning space in Soho, the décor transports you to where the food comes from.

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BB.Q Chicken KoreaTown, Midtown, NYC

BB.Q Chicken KoreaTown, Midtown, NYC

Korean fried chicken cooked in 100% extra virgin olive oil! Now we have a justifiable excuse to eat this all day long. There are many delicious reasons other than just the health factor that warrants a visit to the newly opened BB.Q Chicken.

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The Impossible Burger at Bareburger, Greenwich Village, NYC

The Impossible Burger at Bareburger, Greenwich Village, NYC

Impossible Foods goes mainstream today by debuting the “Impossible Burger” at the award-winning restaurant chain Bareburger, known for it’s organic & sustainable food.

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Empire Steak House, Midtown East, NYC

Empire Steak House, Midtown East, NYC

The Sinanaj brothers after having worked at Peter Luger’s for several years, are now poised to building their own steakhouse legacy. Empire Steak House now has an Eastside location adding on to the midtown west counterpart.

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Joy Luck Palace, Chinatown, NYC

Joy Luck Palace, Chinatown, NYC

Probably the most photographed dish at the new dim sum sensation, Joy Luck Palace in Manhattan’s Chinatown, are the adorable pig-faced buns.

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Sugar Sketch

Sugar Sketch

Sugar Sketch – an adorable name for an endearing little cake shop in the East Village.

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Zizi Limona, Williamsburg, NYC

Zizi Limona, Williamsburg, NYC

Nestled in the heart of Williamsburg is a delightful spot, serving food so fresh and authentic you forget where you are. 

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Tangra Asian Fusion Cuisine, Elmhurst, NYC

Tangra Asian Fusion Cuisine, Elmhurst, NYC

Ever tried Indian-Chinese Food? This signature cuisine was created by Hakka immigrants who settled in a place called Tangra in Calcutta, India over a century ago. Over generations they customized their food to suit the Indian palate by adding spices and heat to their wok cuisine.

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ROKI Le Izakaya, Flatiron, NYC

ROKI Le Izakaya, Flatiron, NYC

There’s a new Japanese Brasserie in town that is definitely worth a visit. ROKI Le Izakaya is Chef Koji Hagihara’s new venture, branching out from over 8 years of experience of being at Hataka Tonton (one of NYC’s Japanese sweet spots).

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Pelicana Chicken, Sunnyside/Flushing, NYC

Pelicana Chicken, Sunnyside/Flushing, NYC

Pelicana Chicken was one of the pioneers in the fried chicken craze in Korea. They now have two outlets in New York City in Sunnyside and Flushing.

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Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen, West Village, NYC

Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen, West Village, NYC

Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen, has been an instant sensation since the time it hit the New York City. Having received two stars from Pete Wells and being put on Eater’s ‘Best New Restaurants of 2016’, Hao Noodles is certainly on its way.

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Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, LES, NYC

Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, LES, NYC

I was recently invited to a “Fall Into Chocolate Dipping Party” at Roni-Sue’s Chocolates co-hosted by Jackie Gordon of Divalicious Chocolate Events, Fountains & Tastings.

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Sel et Poivre, Upper East Side, NYC

Sel et Poivre, Upper East Side, NYC

Sel et Poivre (salt and pepper) is something you will not need tableside at this delightful French bistro on the Upper East Side, as the food is seasoned just right.

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Oppa, Chelsea, NYC

Oppa, Chelsea, NYC

Korean fried chicken is all the rage in New York City right now with many spots offering good rendition of it. However in my opinion no one makes it as well as Oppa does – none come even close.

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Babbalucci, Harlem, NYC

Babbalucci, Harlem, NYC

Chef Andrew LoPresto owns a remarkable eatery on Lenox Avenue that is just as noteworthy as its neighbors in Harlem’s restaurant row.

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Bonnie’s Grill, Park Slope, NYC

Bonnie’s Grill, Park Slope, NYC

Looking for a down home, no fuss, really good all American comfort food spot – then there’s nothing like Bonnie’s Grill in Park Slope. Started by two guys who were originally from Buffalo and recently taken over by Demetri – this local neighborhood spot will win you over instantly.

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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