Tag Archives: Meatpacking District

Brunch at Untitled at The Whitney (NYC)

Back in April, my family and I had a fantastic brunch at Untitled at The Whitney. It’s definitely the type of place you can bring your parents or have a sophisticated but casual meal with your friends or date. Service is the the classic Danny Meyer hospitality where staff will be keen on sensing the diner’s wants and they are very gracious. The savory fare by Chef de Cuisine Suzanne Cupps and her crew is light yet substantial, vegetable-forward and very delicious. The desserts by Pastry Chef Miro Uskokovic and his team are seasonal, delectable and some veer toward the..

Apertivo at Fig & Olive: Meatpacking District

Front Interior and Cocktail menu Last Thursday, I went to Fig & Olive: Meatpacking District with a couple of friends after work to try out their recent launch of the Apertivo & Cicchetti hours. Think of this as the typical Happy Hour except it has a Mediterranean accent with a few complimentary items. The space here is huge and airy from the high ceilings and it feels relaxing even though you’re steps away to the nearest club. Apertivo is available daily from 5 PM to 7 PM and it includes specially priced cocktails, wine, beer from $7-10 with complimentary summertime..

Apertivo at Fig & Olive: Meatpacking District

Front Interior and Cocktail menu Last Thursday, I went to Fig & Olive: Meatpacking District with a couple of friends after work to try out their recent launch of the Apertivo & Cicchetti hours. Think of this as the typical Happy Hour except it has a Mediterranean accent with a few complimentary items. The space here is huge and airy from the high ceilings and it feels relaxing even though you’re steps away to the nearest club. Apertivo is available daily from 5 PM to 7 PM and it includes specially priced cocktails, wine, beer from $7-10 with complimentary summertime..

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..

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..

Merkato 55 and Boozy Outings

On Friday, I managed to get myself out of bed and my house in this dreadfully cold, white, and snowy morning. When I heard that it’s going to snow for the past several days, I was thinking it’s just an inch or two, no biggie. Except when I stepped out of my door it looked like this… LOTS OF SNOW! As I trudged myself through the now slushy sidewalks of Manhattan to work, I almost felt inclined to cancel my dinner with Ariel at Merkato 55. Except I didn’t just because I don’t want to suffer another uneventful weekend at..

Life After The Party…More Desserts

After riding out the joy of hanging out with a bunch of good friends at my party, life’s never been the same. I have to go back to the reality of school: papers needed to be done and the coming of finals within a month from now, my happiness has decimated to nothing. Instead of sounding mopey, I’ve gotten a few good edible presents! I’ve received two Donna Toscana bars from K and a box of Mary’s Chocolate and Amano bar from Robyn. (Thank you!! In case I haven’t told to either of you.) It’s chocolate related since they know..

My Birthday Party! (and need people for a another party…)

Note: This event was taken place last Saturday…I know it’s late but I was actually waiting for a few of Robyn’s photos (which I will credit and link to when it occurs) since I had relatively little photos of the party-goers since I was busy playing hostess of sorts toward the second leg of the party. Edit (11/17/07) : I NO longer need people for my other upcoming party…but thanks for a few of you who have responded! I threw myself a birthday party…a day later. Since I have to take care of family and school stuff that I can’t..

Brunch & Gelato with Robyn! And a Small Dessert at Cafe Zaiya

I finally gotten the opportunity to eat with another (and more popular) food blogger, Robyn. You know? The “Girl Who Ate Everything.” I actually e-mailed her about having breakfast or lunch with her a few weeks ago just before the week I start classes. Since she wasn’t a morning person like I am, we met at 11 AM. In my time, it’s the afternoon. Her time, she told me that this is earlier than what she would normally wake up. Oy. She reminds me of my friend, Seungmi: they’re both adorable, they like sleeping or napping, and they like to..