Category Archives: MANHATTAN

Rubirosa, Nolita, NYC

Rubirosa, Nolita, NYC

Rubirosa is one of the most beloved pizzerias in New York City. It is definitely on every “Best of” list and is so much more than just a pizza place.

 

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Kosaka, West Village, NYC

Kosaka, West Village, NYC

Michelin starred chef Yoshihiko Kousaka of Jewel Bako fame now owns Kosaka in the West Village.

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Tortaria, Union Square, NYC

Tortaria, Union Square, NYC

Tortaria is a lively Mexican sandwich shop downtown, which serves Tortas, Taquitos and Tequila – the three essentials “T’s” if you ask me.

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Pie and Mash by Bill Yosses at Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,NYC

Pie and Mash by Bill Yosses at Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,NYC

Pie and Mash along with Sweeny Todd sounds like an odd combination but it is one of the coolest things you could be doing right now in New York City.

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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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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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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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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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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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Bettola, UWS, NYC

Bettola, UWS, NYC

Looking for something a little different on the Upper West Side. Try Bettola Restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue – home of progressive Italian cuisine.

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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Café Altro Paradiso, Soho, NYC

Café Altro Paradiso, Soho, NYC

Ignacio Mattos and Thomas Carter can do no wrong. After the runaway success of Estela in Nolita they opened the doors to Café Altro Paradiso, which literally is “another kind of paradise”.

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Danji, Midtown West, NYC

Danji, Midtown West, NYC

I recently attended a remarkable cooking class with Chef Hooni Kim at the De Gustibus Cooking School where I got totally hooked onto his food. That’s what led me to try Danji – his modern, small plate Korean spot in midtown west.

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Kola House, Meatpacking District, NYC

Kola House, Meatpacking District, NYC

I was recently invited to a media dinner at Pepsico’s brand new Kola House in Chelsea. Pepsico has teamed up with Lenny Kravitz’s design firm, Kravitz Design, and The Metric, the group behind Gilded Lily, a nightclub to bring the Kola House into being.

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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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