Food Finds

Fatty Crab, West Village, NYC - June 1, 2016

After a day at the Whitney — with an odd performance art on the 5th floor terrace — we looked for a place to get a bite in the area. I’d been

Rainbow Falafel, Union Square, NYC - April 22, 2016

When I moved to the hood, my friends who had lived there for 20+ years told me about a number of their go-to lunch places; Rainbow Falafel on 17th St

Fuku, East Village, NYC - March 22, 2016

I thought it was about time tried David Chang’s hot… fried chicken sandwich ($8). After all, I’ve been reading about this spicy thi

Cloud Social Rooftop Bar, Korea Town, NYC - August 12, 2015

Most of the rooftop bars I sampled around Manhattan this summer have emptied my wallet. Seriously where else would you fork over $45 for 2 glasse

Bánh Mì Saigon and Prosperity Dumping, Chinatown, NYC - July 2, 2015

For a NYC meal for under $5, head to Chinatown to Bánh Mì Saigon, a Vietnamese sandwich shop often described as serving one of the best bánh mì

Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar, Conrad Hotel, Tribeca, NYC - June 30, 2014

Head downtown to Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar on the 16th floor of the Contrad Hotel in Tribeca on the next balmy evening for stunning views of Statue o

Pulino’s Italian Trattoria - August 8, 2013

I met a friend for lunch recently at Pulino’s, an Italian trattoria that captures the energetic spirit of the Bowery. This bustling plac…

Feast, NYC — Almond Croissant - March 29, 2013

Flipping through a magazine, I saw mention of a decadent almond pastry at Feast, a new (as of March) restaurant on Third Avenue. I had to try it! Se

Tea at the Pierre, New York City - February 19, 2013

In the grand, classically elegant manner of the Downton Abbey era, you now can enjoy a fun afternoon of high tea in the Two E Bar/Lounge at the Pier…

Ferrara Bakery & Cafe, Little Italy, New York - December 9, 2012

What do New Yorkers do when they finish a meal? They go out for dessert — especially when in Little Italy if Ferrara, serving since 1892, is a few…

Tacombi at Fonda Nolita - October 23, 2012

My friend suggested we get a bite at Tacombi at Fonda Nolita, an authentic taqueria …set up in the middle of a concrete garage with lights strung as

Frank’s Trattoria - February 16, 2012

Until recently, I’d only experienced Frank’s as take-out when staying at a friend’s home in the area. This time instead of

12 Best Corkbuzz Bargains from Sommelier Laura Maniec - December 29, 2011

Laura Maniec realized her dream with the opening of Corkbuzz – her restaurant, wine bar and educational center. Actually this 32-year-

Amber Restaurant + Tiger Beer - December 18, 2011

“Would you and a guest like to have dinner on us?” came the invite.
That offer was not for a restaurant specifically, but instead to

Artisanal Cocktails at Michael’s - December 15, 2011

Michael’s New York, a restaurant popular with the power set, announced its “Mixology Wednesdays” program by inviting editors and blog…

Calvisius Caviar Lounge - December 13, 2011

There are some invitations that I just can’t pass up. And one to a caviar tasting at the Calvisius Caviar Lounge in the Four Season Hotel is

Num Pang Sandwich Shop - December 12, 2011

If you’re on a first date, skip a trip to Num Pang Sandwich Shop as these wonderfully delicious Cambodian-flavored sandwiches are messy

Xocolatti Opened in Soho - September 19, 2011

Xocolatti (choco-latti) — a shop for chocolate lovers — opened recently in Soho, New York (172 Prince Street). The name is a creative twist

Express Mana Kitchen - May 21, 2011

Who isn’t looking for fresh, tasty and inexpensive meals in Manhattan! I discovered Express Manna Kitchen on 18th street between Park a…

MicroMicrowave - March 21, 2011

Is your tailgate short some modern cooking flare? Don’t have a portable sous-vide kit? Well, at least now you can bring your microwave wi…

A Buffet at The Peninsula Hotel - February 3, 2011

I recently had the most delicious black cod with veggies. Oddly it wasn’t at a Manhattan restaurant , but at a buffet at an event at the Peni…

FoodParc, A Modern Food Court - December 10, 2010

FoodParc, a large modern indoor/outdoor food court, debuted at Eventi Hotel in September. This 20,000-square-foot venue consists of five fo…

Gourmet Slushes - October 8, 2010

I love food trucks. Well, truth is I really just miss food trucks. My college experience was in West Philadelphia. No, this isn’t the star…

Tastings at Murray’s Grand Central Terminal - September 20, 2010

Celebrate fall this September with delicious tastings and special offerings from Grand Central Terminal’s Murray’s Cheese. T…

Adrienne’s PizzaBar - September 1, 2010

Right in the heart of the financial district of New York is an old cobblestone alley (Stone Street) with an ambiance of the city centuries ago.
On …

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