Imli Urban Indian, Upper East Side, NYC

There’s a new contender on the Indian dining scene on the Upper East Side. Imli Urban Indian Cuisine attempts to combine stylish digs with regional small plate offerings.

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TsuruTonTan Udon Noodle Brasserie, Union Square, NYC

Ramen is all the rage in NYC that one tends to ignore the other great noodles that’s Japanese cuisine proffers. A good bowl of udon can be just as satisfying and is so much harder to find.

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Caprices by Sophie, Williamsburg, NYC

A banker turned baker! Caprices by Sophie is a darling little bakery in Williamsburg which specialized in dainty offerings.

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Gumbo Bros, Boerum Hill, NYC

Two Louisiana State University alumns aim to fill the void of authentic Cajun and Creole cooking in New York City. Adam Lathan and Clay Boulware bring po’ boys, gumbos and more to their cool storefront – Gumbo Bros in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

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Tijuana Picnic, LES, NYC

Looking for a really cool spot on the LES with a retro vibe and zingy Asian/Mexican small plates? Take a trip downtown to sample Chef Alex Lopez eats at Tijuana Picnic.

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Ichiran, East Williamsburg/Bushwick, NYC

Ever feel like you want to enjoy a bowl of Ramen in total solitude?

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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

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 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 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 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

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

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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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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