Interior of El Rey Coffee & Making my Cappuccino
El Rey is a very new coffee shop that just opened in the Lower East Side by Nicholas Morgenstern of a very good East Village restaurant, Goat Town. If you have not realized this, the Lower East Side doesn’t have many options for [...]
Hotel Chantelle’s Entrance, Menus & Rooftop Crowd
Hotel Chantelle is named after a French World War II safe house, is retro in design. Chef Seth Levine is a newest appointee to helm the kitchen of this bar/restaurant and he already has a full plate taking care of other New York City restaurants [...]
Yuji Ramen’s counter; Cold soba teas and Tsukemono pickles
Whole Foods Smorgasburg recently chose Yuji Ramen, owned by Chef Yuji Haraguchi, as part of their pop-up vendor. I’m excited as my Asian self loves ramen, especially on chilly winter-like days we’re having here.
Having lunch there on Saturday afternoon with a [...]
Milk Truck Grilled Cheese is the second phase of the Smorgasburg at Whole Foods at the Bowery. This is a unique pop-up restaurant/residency for one Brooklyn Flea/Smorgaburg food vendor every month. Each vendor (in this case, the Milk Truck) takes over one of the second-floor counters at the Lower East Side store, [...]
The Joy of Sake’s Preview Party on Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya’s terrace
Last night I attended Joy of Sake‘s preview party at Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya. At this party, a selection of 40 gold and silver award-winning sakes from the 2011 U.S. National Sake Appraisal were served.
Neon sign of the gelateria; Gelato; Espresso and coffee machines
Back in 2002, when artisan ice creams started to hit its stride in New York City Jon Snyder proprietor of Il Laboratorio del Gelato was located at a tiny storefront at Orchard Street. If you recall a post from The New York [...]
Interior: The dining room (left) and down the bar (right)
About a week ago, I had dinner with an old friend, Michael and meeting a new one, one of NY Times’ freelance photographers, Evan Sung at the Meatball Shop in the Lower East Side. A casual, fun, nostalgic meal that’s causing quite [...]
My dear readers, probably if you read my blog long enough to know the essence of my eating habits most of my diet would compose of approximately 50% meat (preferably pork), 30% complex carbohydrates (as in noodles and rice), the remaining 20% miscellaneous (drinks, coffee, desserts, etc.). For the past month or so, all the [...]
Jeebus, the LINE!
On weekends when I don’t have to necessarily rush to go anywhere, I like to take my sweet ol’ time going to brunch with a friend or a few (if it’s possible) but I managed to have Helen fairly last minute. I know I’m admitting something relatively shocking but I have [...]