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Category: New York

Momofuku Ko

What Makes a Meal Memorable? A tasting menu is a meal made up of several predetermined courses, for a fixed price. The portions are smaller but more dishes are included, so […]

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Before my dinner at the restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns, I had read about the impact the restaurant has had over the years, by connecting people with food. I […]

Flora Bar

Located in the basement of The Met Breuer is the latest restaurant venture by business partners Thomas Carter and chef Ignacio Mattos. Flora Bar serves tapas style small plates influenced […]


We know that vegetables are better for you than Twinkies. We’ve heard about Superfoods and how blueberries provide more benefits than apples. What happens when you explore this concept further […]

Llama Inn

My hairdresser took notice as I was editing food photos on my phone. She gave me a list of her favorite local Peruvian restaurants and mentioned that her brother “cooks […]


Elevated Mexican food in a casual setting. Cosme Open space dining room and bar at Cosme. Communal restroom sinks Egg Sope, Chorizo, Refried Black Beans, Mushrooms, Queso Fresco ($24) Uni […]

Don Antonio (Keste)

    A few years ago in New York, I had a Neapolitan style pizza with an incredible pistachio pesto sauce. Lo and behold, the same company had an outpost […]

Empellon Midtown

Chef: Alex Stupak Tips: Bring a hearty appetite for the Crab Uni Nachos. Save room for the desserts and order all of them. Empellon Open kitchen at Empellon Sticky Rice Tamal […]

The Modern

Lunch options at The Modern include a la carte dining in the bar area or tasting menus in the main dining room. The Modern serves refined, contemporary food in a bright […]

Gramercy Tavern

On weekends, Gramercy Tavern serves brunch in the bar area and offers tasting menus and a la carte items in the main dining room. It was Sunday so we opted […]

Momofuku Ko

The Restaurant Most of the seating encircles the open kitchen located in the center of the restaurant, with a few tables along the window and a few seats at the bar. The […]

Le Coucou

I first heard of Daniel Rose’s cooking from his restaurant Spring in Paris. Daniel is originally from the North Shore of Chicago so I was intrigued and finally had a chance to […]

Xi’an Famous Foods

There are 10 varying-menu Xi’an locations in the New York City area. I’m not sure I can fit in having these noodles again before my visit to NY is over, but […]


The fixed menu price at Contra is an incredible value. $67 for 6 courses. Dinner: 6-course tasting menu Price: $67 Info Contra | 138 Orchard St, New York, NY | 212 466 […]


Info Santina | 820 Washington St, New York, NY | 212 254 3000 Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

Empellón Taqueria

Tacos before dinner. View on Flickr Info Empellón Taqueria | 230 West 4th Street, New York, NY | 212 367 0999 Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

Keste Pizza and Vino

If there is one pizza that has haunted me since trying it, it is the Pistachio e Salsiccia pesto pizza from Keste. I have told so many people visiting New York […]

Momofuku Ssam Bar

Having an hour and a half to spare before heading to the airport, I wanted to bring baked pork buns home. Losing battery life, time and ideas, we ended up […]

Shigure | Hudson Hotel | Toro

A night learning about sake and soju from NYC local friends at Shigure then industry parties with a friend from the left coast. I cannot wait to come back to NYC and try more […]

NoMad Bar

New York City: The Itinerary Info The NoMad Bar | 10 W 28th St, New York, NY | 347 472 5660 Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

Smorgasburg – Brooklyn Food Flea Market

We were walking around Williamsburg after brunch and decided to walk over to Smorgasburg. We weren’t expecting much but it ended up being a diverse variety of of gourmet food vendors set against […]

Maison Premiere

Great spot in Brooklyn for cocktails, champagne and oysters. New York City: The Itinerary Info Maison Premiere | 298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn NY | 347 335 0446 Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

Virginia’s and Bruno Pizza

Chicago Ties What are the chances that two places I had dinner the same night (yes, two dinners) both have a historical connection to Chicago? Virginia’s The owners of Virginia’s […]

Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog

ADDED 10/16/16: Congratulations to Dead Rabbit for their #1 ranking in Worlds 50 Best Bars for 2016. The above photo (MY photo!) was featured on the CNN homepage on October […]

National September 11 Memorial

A hole is invisible and has no weight or mass yet we have given “hole” a name and use it to describe many things. It is what you are left with […]

New York Sightings

A few things spotted walking around New York City. Info The Mercer Hotel | 147 Mercer St, New York, NY | 212 966 6060 Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr