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Beachside, Leisurely Lunch by the Beach at Xiringuito Escribà (Barcelona, Spain)

Xiringuito Escribà: Exterior, Interior, Table setting When you go to Barcelona and want to be out and about on a Sunday, you should plan to do little or an activity that can take a very long time because many shops and museums don’t open on a Sunday. It’s an European thing, I guess, to pace yourself and enjoy the weekend before the grind of the work week comes. Unlike in New York City, where it’s the norm for a shop open seven days a week unless it’s a major holiday. We were fortunate to have a sunny, balmy Sunday that..


Lunch at 15 East

Interior: At the sushi bar & dining room 15 East is one of the few Michelin starred, Japanese restaurants I’ve been wanting to dine at for the past couple of years, as I’ve been hearing very good to excellent things about their sushi. Trio of oysters Perusing through their menu, and coordinating with my mother’s schedule, we had the lunch prix menu of three courses for $32. This particular menu changes accordingly with the season but looked back in retrospect, it’s mostly derived from their regular lunch menu. Of the three options of the first course, I opted for their..


Weekend Lunch at Marble Lane at Dream Downtown Hotel

Interior Marble Lane located at the beautiful and hip Dream Downtown Hotel is a fairly new restaurant located in the Chelsea/Meatpacking District. This restaurant has an open-floor plan that once you enter this hotel on West 16th Street, you’d be practically greeted by the hostess and can’t help staring at the eye-catching, sea of drop-ceiling spherical lights and straight down is the hotel’s lobby where one may lounge at their plush silver leather sofas and look out at the lush back garden area even though the temperature of Manhattan was in the high 30s.


One&Only Pamilla Resort and Lunch at Agua, Los Cabos, Mexico

Paradise at One&Only Pamilla As I’ve mentioned on an earlier post that I’ve been invited to a four-day press trip to Los Cabos, Mexico by the Los Cabos Convention & Visitors Bureau. Overall, it was an exciting, fun yet relaxing place to be. For every resort we’ve stayed or visited, I can’t get enough of the jaw dropping views of the Baja-Pacific coast. Greeted with papaya and mango popscicles Of all the four or so resorts we’ve been to, One&Only Pamilla was my personal favorite. The understated glamour and unsurpassed, personalized service are the main two reasons why I highly..


Lunch at Waterbar, San Francisco

Exterior, interiors, open kitchen, view of bar, close up of the oyster bar, and the menu A relative hidden gem to have a calm, delicious, seafood lunch near Ferry Building Marketplace is Waterbar Restaurant. It’s about a half mile walk from tourist central. The Waterbar is a sprawling, two-level restaurant with exposed brick walls, lots of natural light flooding in from the windows, and two floor-to-ceiling fish tank columns. At the bar, features the day’s catch of various oysters. There’s even an outdoor patio to soak in some sun and a spectacular view of the Oakland Bay Bridge.


Lunch at Colicchio & Sons: Tap Room

Colicchio & Sons: Tap Room; Interior A few weeks ago, on a dreary, cold, and blustery, Thursday afternoon, I planned an early lunch for Restaurant Week with my two friends at Colicchio & Sons: Tap Room. I do admit I’m going on a streak eating at Tom Colicchio-owned restaurants for Restaurant Week but as I might have indicated from my last RW post, it’s one of the better reputable ones on that list. Other reasons why I was there: I’m curious if the food is as good as Times’ head food critic, Sam Sifton said back in 2010 and it’s..


The Most Decadent Burger I Ever Ate at db Bistro Moderne

Interior I had lunch with an employee of the Dinex Group (a press company owned by Chef/Owner Daniel Boulud) at db Bistro Moderne. As it was my first time there, this place struck me as the restaurant catered to the theater lovers (it’s pretty close to Times Square), business people, and ladies who lunch who want well executed bistro fare. The Original db Burger As this was my first time eating there, it was suggested to try their trademark burger: The Original db Burger. At $32, it is the most expensive burger I’ve ordered and it reads very decadent on..


Saturday Lunch at Seasonal

Several weeks ago, I asked my family if they would like to go out eating at Sesonal, the 1* Michelin-rated, Austrian restaurant that’s located in Midtown West. Everyone except my father could attend and we set the date back last Saturday. My reasoning was the fact there aren’t that many restaurants in Manhattan that serves Austrian food (the other place I know of and went to is Cafe Sabarsky in the Neue Galerie located in the Upper East Side) and the menu sounds different and enticing enough that my family is willing to try. My mother, brother and I perused..


4Food Lunch Preview

At the counter & Interior/stairway Yesterday, Midtown Lunch held the 4food preview event, and lucky for me, I gotten a sneak preview of one of probably the most talked about fast food chain as of the past week. Initially, I heard of it from my friend Andrew who almost obsessively talked about 4Food weeks before I really read about this on the food blogs. Reading about 4Food on their site, I’m a bit of a skeptic as to how they can make their food “de-junked” and with the plethora of ways you can build your burger (with 6-7 different types..