Category Archives: $$

Tufino Pizzeria, Astoria, NYC

Tufino Pizzeria, Astoria, NYC

 

DSC01451 YOZ_4730
Tufino on Urbanspoon
Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana

Tufino Pizzeria

Food: ☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try:

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Yonekichi, East Village, NYC

Yonekichi, East Village, NYC

DSC01641

Yonekichi on Urbanspoon

Yonekichi

 

Food: ☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Ô Merveilleux Belgian Meringue, Upper East Side, NYC

Ô Merveilleux Belgian Meringue, Upper East Side, NYC

DSC03405

DSC03415
O Merveilleux on Urbanspoon

 
Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Any of the Merveilleux

 
O' Merveilleux
 
Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Lake Pavilon, Flushing, NYC

Lake Pavilon, Flushing, NYC

IMG_3909
Lake Pavilion on Urbanspoon
Lake Pavilion

 

Food: ☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆ 

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Gammeeok Tang, Flushing, NYC

Gammeeok Tang, Flushing, NYC

DSC01332

 

Gam Mee Ok Tang on Urbanspoon

TANG Korean Restaurant

 

 

 

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Cha- An, East Village, NYC

Cha- An, East Village, NYC

IMG_5034 YOZ_5934 DSC04214

Cha-An on Urbanspoon

Cha-An
 

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Afternoon Tea Sets

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Delaware and Hudson, Williamsburg, NYC

Delaware and Hudson, Williamsburg, NYC

DSC03149  DSC03143

Delaware and Hudson on Urbanspoon

Delaware and Hudson

Food: ☆☆☆½  

Service: ☆☆☆½  

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½  

Cost: $$$ 

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Le Village, East Village, NYC

Le Village, East Village, NYC

YOZ_1787 DSC04260  YOZ_1790

Le Village on Urbanspoon
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

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Ivan Ramen, Lower East Side, NYC

Ivan Ramen, Lower East Side, NYC

YOZ_5891

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance:☆☆☆½

Cost: $$

Must try: Spicy Red Chili Ramen, Lancaster Okonomiyaki

 

Ivan Ramen on Urbanspoon

 

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Desnuda, Williamsburg, NYC

Desnuda, Williamsburg, NYC

 

DSC07465 DSC07468

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$ ½

 

Desnuda on Urbanspoon
Desnuda on Urbanspoon

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Jade Asian, Flushing, NYC

Jade Asian, Flushing, NYC

DSC04464

 

Jade Asian Restaurant on Urbanspoon

 

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Dimsum, special tasting menus 

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Wa Jeal, Upper East Side, NYC

Wa Jeal, Upper East Side, NYC

DSC07613 

 

Wa Jeal on Urbanspoon

 

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$ ½

Must try: Wok Roasted Diced Chicken w/ Thousand Chili

  Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Sage General Store, LIC, NYC

Sage General Store, LIC, NYC

 DSC07314 DSC07278 DSC07279

 

Sage General Store on Urbanspoon

 

Food: ☆☆ ¾

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Brownies

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Balaboosta, Nolita, NYC

Balaboosta, Nolita, NYC

DSC_1147

DSC07506

Balaboosta on Urbanspoon

Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Fresh Burrata, Israeli Street Fair, Kanafeh

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Jaiya Thai, Murray Hill/ Yorkville, NYC

Jaiya Thai, Murray Hill/ Yorkville, NYC

DSC_5955 DSC04817

 

Jaiya on Urbanspoon

Jaiya Thai on Urbanspoon

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆ ½

Ambiance: ☆☆ ½

Cost: $$

Must try: Special Sauce, Indian Curry, Laad Na

  Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Da Marcella, West Village, NYC

Da Marcella, West Village, NYC

YOZ_4492

Da Marcella on Urbanspoon

 

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

  Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Pastai: An Artisan Pasta Bar, Chelsea, NYC

Pastai: An Artisan Pasta Bar, Chelsea, NYC

YOZ_4333 IMG_4861

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

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

LIC Market, Long Island City, NYC

LIC Market, Long Island City, NYC

DSC07254 DSC07250

 

LIC Market on Urbanspoon

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$

Must try: Frittata, Soups, Brownie

 

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

El Anzuelo Fino, Jackson Heights, NYC

El Anzuelo Fino, Jackson Heights, NYC

YOZ_1442

YOZ_1398

El Anzuelo Fino on Urbanspoon

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

I was recently invited to El Anzuelo Fino, a family owned Peruvian restaurant, which has locations in Jackson Heights and Woodside in Queens.

What I went in expecting was a Pio- Pio styled Peruvian meal (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but the experience I came away with was something completely different.

Boris Torres, the son and face of the next generation at El Anzuelo Fino, is a professionally trained chef as well as an architect.

Both professions require fashioning an art form and that is exactly what Torres does on the plate. He is a truly gifted chef who is pushing the boundaries of Peruvian food into modernity whilst still staying close its roots and heritage.

Torres schooled me throughout the meal on the complexity, depth and phenomenal ethnic influences that have fashioned Peruvian cuisine. Each dish that was presented to me had a little history lesson on how its flavors borrowed from its cultural past.

Be it African, Chinese – “Chifa”, Japanese –“Nikkei”, Spanish or Italian, Torres’s creations pay true homage to a gastronomic heritage that is so rich. Take the classic favorite “Lomo Saltado” for example, which is made with sautéed beef tips, onions, tomatoes, reduced with soy sauce and served over French fries. What seems like a crazy combination of flavors actually works beautifully! Look at all the cross cultural pollination going on in that dish!

The Anticuchos con Papa or veal hearts drew on African heritage whilst their superb Ceviche draws on Spanish influences.

At El Anzuelo Fino, do not miss trying the Corvina, which is a firm-fleshed South American fish. We sampled a Ceviche and  an “A-la- Plancha” version of this fish and both dishes were spectacular.

El Anzuelo Fino, in my opinion is truly a gem of a find. Located in its unassuming digs one can really find artful creations of seriously tasty, home-style Peruvian food here.

I, for one, am a fan!

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Canch

YOZ_1403 

 

Ceviche de Corvina

 YOZ_1411

 

Anticuchos Con Papa Y Choclo

YOZ_1415

YOZ_1420 

 

Pulpo al Olivo

 YOZ_1425

YOZ_1421

 

Corvina A La Plancha

 YOZ_1436 

 YOZ_1433

 

Lomo Saltado

 YOZ_1429

Share

Restaurant Information


* Restaurant Name
El Anzuelo Fino
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Jackson Heights / Peruvian
* Street Address
8601 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11372
* Phone
(718) 426-8660
Share
Please like & share:
Share

Buttercup Bake Shop, Midtown East, NYC

Buttercup Bake Shop, Midtown East, NYC

IMG_1140

 

 

Buttercup Bake Shop on Urbanspoon

 

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Carrot Cake 

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Bún-ker, Maspeth, NYC

Bún-ker, Maspeth, NYC

IMG_3078 DSC_6667

Bún-ker on Urbanspoon

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆ ½ 

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½ 

Cost: $$

Must try: Crab Spring Rolls, Ca Ri Ga, Cha Ca La Vong, Bahn Xeo (actually get one of everything on the menu!) 

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Bonjour Crêpes & Wine, Yorkville, NYC

Bonjour Crêpes & Wine, Yorkville, NYC

IMG_2532 IMG_2523

Bonjour Crepes & Wine on Urbanspoon

 

Food: ☆☆

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

The Masala Wala, Lower East Side, NYC

The Masala Wala, Lower East Side, NYC

DSC04781  

DSC04789 

The MasalaWala on Urbanspoon

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆ ½

Cost: $$

Must try: Kakori Kabab, Dahi Puri, Lamb Biryani, Gobhi Manchurian

(This meal was complimentary which did not affect my review.)

 

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Dos Toros, West Village, NYC

Dos Toros, West Village, NYC

 

IMG_0745

 

Dos Toros Taqueria on Urbanspoon

 

Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Burrito with habanero sauce and quesadilla

Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share

Luke’s Lobster, Upper East Side, NYC

Luke’s Lobster, Upper East Side, NYC

IMG_3150 IMG_3148 

 

 

Luke's Lobster on Urbanspoon
 

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Lobster and Shrimp rolls

  Read the rest of this entry

Please like & share:
Share