Tag Archives: Hell’s Kitchen

Dinner at Sushi Seki (Hell’s Kitchen, NYC)

[Translate] Sushi Seki in Hell’s Kitchen is a brand new location of Sushi Seki (there’s the Upper East Side and Chelsea locations) that is a stunning, large bi-level space. The main level is Bar Seki, a more casual experience featuring shared plates and a long 15-seat bar, complete with artisanal, craft cocktails with a Japanese twist, perfect for sipping before or after dinner. It also has an additional 80 seats for diners including a communal table for shared dining, as well as many banquettes and tables facing the fully open kitchen. A 6-seat Kappo/Chef’s counter for food enthusiasts who have..

Dinner at La Pulperia (Hell’s Kitchen, NYC)

[Translate] Interior; Our cocktails: Watermelon sake margarita & The Smoky Room; Prickly Pear Pisco Sour La Pulperia is a very good Latin restaurant with an excellent cocktail program (based on our visit to their Hell’s Kitchen location; there is an Upper East Side location of this restaurant). A few blocks away from the Broadway theaters and Times Square, the location is convenient if you want to catch a show. This cozy restaurant has a long marble bar with well trained bartenders; exposed brick walls, oxblood red leather banquettes along the wall and blonde wood tables. The dinner menu is pretty..

Dinner at Ivy Bar & Grill (NYC)

[Translate] We had a recent after-work dinner at Ivy in New York Citys’ Hell’s Kitchen. It’s a bustling, loud bar and restaurant that works great for the after work crowd. Since we were starving from a long day of work, we did order a couple of dishes beyond the a few drinks. We started with drinks of the Bohemian Rhapsody (a gin based with elderflower liqueur and fresh cucumber; $11) and Passion fruit margarita (based on silver tequila, passion fruit juice and triple sec; $12). (more…)

Excellent Creative Greek Dinner at Snack EOS

[Translate] ) Snack EOS is a new restaurant featuring modern Greek restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, a few blocks away from Penn Station. This restaurant is by the same co-owners of Snack Taverna in West Village, Adam Greene and Dennis Chrysanthopoulos. This particular restaurant is almost a month old but the kitchen and front of the house worked like a well-oiled, experienced machine. The food was phenomenal and the wait staff knew their stuff. The interior felt cozy yet modern with the warm wood and clean lines. We started with a glass of Domaine Spiropulos “Red Stag”, Agiorgitiko, 2012 ($9), a..

Je & Jo Ice Cream – A Cup (or Pint) of Creative Nostalgia

[Translate] Sidewalk sign, Flavor menu, Open kitchen & Hand scooping cookie dough Je & Jo is a small batch, artisanal ice cream company that I remembered a while ago a friend of mine mentioned about this cute little stall she saw around the Upper West Side Farmers’ Market about a year ago that had pretty darn good ice cream. I mentally filed this piece of information in my mind and hope to find it when I’m around the Upper West Side, when the Market is up and running. Alas, my schedule prohibited me from doing so – that’s until two..

Je & Jo Ice Cream – A Cup (or Pint) of Creative Nostalgia

[Translate] Sidewalk sign, Flavor menu, Open kitchen & Hand scooping cookie dough Je & Jo is a small batch, artisanal ice cream company that I remembered a while ago a friend of mine mentioned about this cute little stall she saw around the Upper West Side Farmers’ Market about a year ago that had pretty darn good ice cream. I mentally filed this piece of information in my mind and hope to find it when I’m around the Upper West Side, when the Market is up and running. Alas, my schedule prohibited me from doing so – that’s until two..

Throwing a Dessert Party for My Office

[Translate] Last Friday, my co-workers, scientists who are way more important than me, wanted to throw a dessert party. They bestowed upon me a mission to get sweets sometime before the summer ends. I’ve brainstormed a bit thinking what can appeal to most people and the most obvious one was cupcakes. What better place to get inexpensive (I’m on a certain budget), consistently good cupcakes than Sugar Sweet Sunshine. CUPCAKES (more…)

A Week of Food, Part 2: Burger Heaven, Kyotofu, and Meeting Serious Eats

[Translate] On Wednesday, I was craving for a burger for lunch. I don’t know why exactly but I just want some juicy ground beef sandwiched in a good, soft hamburger bun. Since it’s almost 12, I know it’s going to be crowded to try Burger Joint since it’s not a huge space to start with. (I know this since I visited the space but didn’t try anything.) What I ended up deciding is to try Burger Heaven. You might be wondering why the heck would I try a small chain burger at all. Well, two of my male friends, Ariel..

A Night of Kyotofu with a Tofu Skeptic

[Translate] On Thursday evening, I had dinner with a foodie friend of mine, Ariel, who doesn’t like tofu at all. He considers tofu as food from “the dark side.” I told him tofu isn’t disgusting at all, he just had awful tofu from various eating establishments. So in ways for me to force encourage him to like tofu, I ended up making a deal with him that I’ll pay for dinner at Kyotofu. I’ve told my dilemma with one of the co-owners of Kyotofu, Nicole and after several conversations, we’ve agreed to a menu for the evening in hopes to..