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My rant review of Sushi Nakazawa (2nd time around), West Village, NYC

My rant review of Sushi Nakazawa (2nd time around), West Village, NYC

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Sushi Nakazawa
Food: ☆☆½  

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$$

 

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Red Star Sandwich Shop, Boerum Hill, NYC

Red Star Sandwich Shop, Boerum Hill, NYC

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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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Delaware and Hudson, Williamsburg, NYC

Delaware and Hudson, Williamsburg, NYC

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Delaware and Hudson

Food: ☆☆☆½  

Service: ☆☆☆½  

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½  

Cost: $$$ 

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Maison Kayser at Bryant Park, Midtown West, NYC

Maison Kayser at Bryant Park, Midtown West, NYC

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Maison Kayser

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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Spicy Lanka, Jamaica, NYC

Spicy Lanka, Jamaica, NYC

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Spicy Lanka

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Egg Hoppers, Pittu, Chicken Biryani, Chicken Kothu, Eggplant Mojju

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The Egg Shop, NoLita, NYC

The Egg Shop, NoLita, NYC

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Egg Shop

 

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½ 

Cost: $$

Must try:  Steak and Eggs, Egg Salad

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The Ramen Lab, Nolita, NYC

The Ramen Lab, Nolita, NYC

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Ramen Lab

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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The Milk and Cookie Shot at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery, Soho, NYC

The Milk and Cookie Shot at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery, Soho, NYC

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Le Village, East Village, NYC

Le Village, East Village, NYC

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Le 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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Black Seed Bagel, Nolita, NYC

Black Seed Bagel, Nolita, NYC

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Black Seed Bagels

Food: ☆☆☆½ 

Service: ☆☆☆½ 

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$ 

Must try: Salmon, cream cheese, red onion and capers sandwich

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Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, Greenwich Village, NYC

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, Greenwich Village, NYC

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Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria
 
Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Everything!

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Dumpling Galaxy, Flushing, NYC

Dumpling Galaxy, Flushing, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Egg and Cilantro, Fish and Lotus Root, Duck Meat with Mushroom, Pork with Shrimp, Egg and Chives and the pan-fried dumplings.

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The Cronut at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery, Soho, NYC

The Cronut at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery, Soho, NYC

 

I agree I’ve arrived a little late to the Cronut mania party but I just couldn’t envision standing on line for hours, in the wee hours of the morning, waiting for something I may or may not get.

 

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Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan, Flushing, NYC

Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan, Flushing, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: BBQ Fish Hunan Style, Sautéed Dry String Beans, Pan Fried Noodles with Chicken

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Bröd Kitchen, Upper East Side, NYC

Bröd Kitchen, Upper East Side, NYC

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I was recently invited to sample a spectacular new bread kitchen/ bakery that has replaced the “Hot n Crusty” (eeeks!) that was housed on 63rd and 2nd Ave in Manhattan.

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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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Narcissa, East Village, NYC

Narcissa, East Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Potato Gnocchi, Maine Scallops, Apple- Quince Crisp 

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Levain Bakery, Upper West Side, NYC

Levain Bakery, Upper West Side, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: All!!

 

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Levain Bakery on Urbanspoon

 

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Kenmore Elite® Toaster Oven: Holiday Magic!

Kenmore Elite® Toaster Oven: Holiday Magic!

Check out at this brand new – state of the art Kenmore Elite® Toaster Oven that the awesome folks at Kenmore sent me! I can’t think of a better gift idea to add some sparkle in anyone’s kitchen for the holiday season.

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Disclaimer: This product was complimented to me from the company though the opinions expressed here are my own.

 

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Manka Peruvian Kitchen, Glen Cove, NY

Manka Peruvian Kitchen, Glen Cove, NY

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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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Mŏkbar, Chelsea, NYC

Mŏkbar, Chelsea, NYC

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Holiday Preview Breakfast with Eric Kayser ,UWS, NYC

Holiday Preview Breakfast with Eric Kayser ,UWS, NYC

 

I was invited to a media preview breakfast for the opening of the newest Maison Kayser on the Upper West Side, hosted by Eric Kayser himself!

 

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Betony, Midtown West, NYC

Betony, Midtown West, NYC

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Betony
Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆ ½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Everything

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Dhruv’s Kati Shack Factory, Fresh Meadows, NYC

Dhruv’s Kati Shack Factory, Fresh Meadows, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½ 

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Jhal Muri, Chicken Kati Roll, Keema Kati Roll

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Root & Bone, East Village, NYC

Root & Bone, East Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Fried Chicken Biscuit Appetizer, Root Chips

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The Maison Kayser’s Marathon Menu, NYC

The Maison Kayser’s Marathon Menu, NYC

Photo courtsey Maison Kayser

Photo courtsey Maison Kayser

Famed baker Eric Kayser is coming to town from Paris to run the NYC Marathon on Nov 2 and has worked with New York Times best selling author and professional sports nutritionist, Cynthia Sass to create a healthy “Marathon Menu”.

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