Angelina – the iconic Parisian tearoom has opened it’s first US location at Bryant Park in NYC.Continue reading
Rayar’s Mess, Chennai, India
Trouser Anna Kadai, Chennai, India
I often wonder what will happen to treasures like Trouser Kadai in times of covid?
This tiny hole in the wall spot in Chennai has been a favorite for locals for almost four decades now. Tucked away in the crevices of RK Mutt Road, owner Rajendran still helms his tiny kitchen after all these years. You can spot him as the one cooking shirtless wearing his signature shorts which begot this spot it’s name of “Trouser Anna Kadai”.Continue reading
Jannal Kadai, Chennai, India
I have eaten at this iconic window in Mylapore in my home city of Chennai numerous times. It is easily one of my most favorite street spots ever. However, just a few days ago one of the faces behind the window- Sivaramakrishnan (Ramesh), succumbed to covid.
At Jannal Kadai (literally translated as window shop) near the Kapaleeswarar Temple, Ramesh or his brother Chandrashekar would be seated at this window every morning at 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM, dishing out breakfast eats straight from his kitchen to the lines of eagerly awaiting patrons and then again opening at 5:30 PM for an evening session of tiffin eats.Continue reading
Mizu Sushi, Flatiron, NYC
Mizu Sushi sits on a quiet street nestled between two notable restaurants around the Flatiron area.Continue reading
Umberto’s of New Hyde Park, Long Island
Umberto’s of New Hyde Park is a New York legend. Started by Umberto Corteo in 1965, he was the original creator of the now famous “Grandma Pie”.Continue reading
Ravagh Persian Grill
Ravagh Persian Grill is my go to spot for great local Iranian food. What began with just one restaurant about two decades ago in Manhattan has now grown several spread out over New York City and Long Island.Continue reading
Little House Café in Elmhurst, Queens
Little House Café is a bakery/café in Elmhurst serving an intriguing selection of Malaysian desserts and baked goods but lets talk about the glorious Singaporean style chicken curry bun they have here.Continue reading
Musket Room, Nolita, NYC
The Musket Room, unassumingly nestled in the Lower East Side serves up some really stellar New Zealand cuisine.Continue reading
Accra Restaurant, Harlem, NYC
Curious about Ghanaian cuisine? You don’t have to go much further than Harlem to experience really authentic, homestyle food at Accra Restaurant.Continue reading
Weekender Billiard (Bhutanese), Woodside, NYC
Nothing about the entrance to Weekender Billiard would reveal what lies beyond.Continue reading
De Mole, Williamsburg, NYC
De Mole Mexican restaurant in Williamsburg is a family affair. Headed by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Jose Luis Flores who worked with chefs such as Douglas Rodriguez and Richard Sandoval, he has created an ode to his family recipes and heritage in Brooklyn.Continue reading
Roasted Masala, UWS, NYC
Roasted Masala is an Indian restaurant with a difference.Continue reading
Sauvage, Greenpoint, NYC
Sauvage in Greenpoint, Brooklyn has been created by the team behind the success of Masion Premiere with Lisa Giffen at the helm as head chef.Continue reading
Meadowsweet, Brooklyn, NYC
The former Dressler space in Brooklyn has been transformed into Chef Polo Dobkin’s Meadowsweet.Continue reading
Senso Unico, Sunnyside/Astoria, NYC
There is a delightful slice of Italy at Senso Unico right here in Queens.
Chef Vincenzo Garofalo and wife Laura are serving up seasonal Italian dishes sprinkled with a taste of home in rustic digs in Sunnyside.Continue reading
Amylos Taverna, Astoria, NYC
Amylos Taverna is a wonderful new spot in Astoria, which blends the old with the new beautifully. Located just a walk away from the famous Omonia Café, the Arvanitis family attempts to combine traditional Greek fare with a contemporary sensibility at their newest venture.Continue reading
Kirsh Bakery, UWS, NYC
Kirsh Bakery & Kitchen makes incredible bread and more!Continue reading
Ferris, Midtown West, NYC
Is it actually possible that there is an outstanding seasonal new American restaurant which is literally walking distance from Madison Square Garden?Continue reading
Woori Korean, Flushing, NYC
The recently opened Woori Korean Restaurant in Flushing might be some of the best, homestyle Korean food I have tried recently.Continue reading
The Bund, Forest Hills, NYC
A recent article in the New York Times, highlighted some up and coming Chinese restaurants in Forest Hills which piqued my interest.Continue reading
Luv Tea, West Village, NYC
Luv Tea is a serene oasis in the West Village which offers a highly curated tea experience.
La Goulue, UES, NYC
The second iteration of the classic French bistro, La Goulue continues to charm Upper East Siders and more with its authentic Parisian allure.
AbuQir Seafood, Astoria, NYC
AbuQir – an Egyptian seafood spot might just be one of my favorite spots in Astoria.
Oxomoco, Greenpoint, NYC
When I walked into this bright, hipster spot in Greenpoint, I never imagined I would get anything close to an authentic Mexican meal in there. I was very wrong.