Archive for the ‘Dining Out’ Category

Neighborhood Eats: Mono + Mono

We finally made it to Mono + Mono and became immediately jealous of the party sitting around the grand piano.   Infused Soju Sampler:   Crispy pork buns:   I don’t have a picture of the fried chicken because we made the fatal mistake of ordering Bon Chon at which point our waitress flipped the [...]

Hot Sauce Time

Stopped into Duke’s for some pre-Primus dinner. Definitely suggest checking it out for an easy dinner before a show at Gramercy Theater. Ass in the Tub, The Dick Burn, Ass in Space:   Primus:

Restaurant Week: Rayuela

Delicious dinner at Rayuela for Restaurant Week.            

Bangin Burger at DuMont

My first meal at DuMont was nothing short of magical. The patio was rustic and intimate with outdoor heating and soft lighting that made me forget I was sitting outside in the middle of winter. The DuMont Burger is perfection. I added thick cut bacon and white cheddar to my medium rare burger. I’m not [...]

Deal Find: Matilda in Alphabet City

Sifting through the crazy amount of deal sites available can be overwhelming. I snagged a Blackboard Eats deal for Matilda in Alphabet City, drawn by the offer of a free guac and bottle of wine with dinner. Tucked away on 11th street between Avenue B and C, the menu blends Mexican and Tuscan within each dish. Erin [...]

New Neighborhood: The Cardinal

Southern BBQ 2 doors from our apartment? DUH. The Cardinal has a great atmosphere. The hip clientele and simple decor of what could be someone’s most prized thrift store finds fits the laid back, trendy mish-mosh of the East Village perfectly. I didn’t mind waiting 15 minutes on a Friday at 8 for a table [...]

Midtown Midweek: Reunion Surf Bar

Finding a quick-ish, tasty, reasonably priced dinner in Midtown can be a nightmare. I recently ventured into Réunion Surf Bar after bypassing my late-night go-to during Monopoly season, McDonalds, on 44th and 9th. (A little more Hell’s Kitchen than Midtown but close enough.) The spacious basement is beach themed with surf boards and bamboo by the bar. [...]

Little Nibble: Smorgasburg

Found this gem on an end-of-the-day sweep of Smorgasburg.   (Pulled pork papusa with jalapeño and plantains)

NYCWFF: Meatball Madness

I was lucky enough to be invited to Meatball Madness at 82 Mercer for the New York Wine and Food Festival Thursday and was honestly overwhelmed. Between the celeb sightings (Giada de Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Alex Guarnaschelli), photo opps (Bing, Buitoni) and gigantic wine bottles (see below) I didn’t even manage 10 meatballs. What a [...]

While in Los Angeles- Playa Riviera

Our first meal was at Playa Riviera in West Hollywood. Our friend, Karen, is an awesome mixologist and treated us to an evening of personalized delights. Go here. Tell Karen what you like and let her work her magic. Also, EAT THIS – Tortillas Florales: maize cakes with organic flower petals and Indian butter   [...]