Tag Archives: Nolita

TwEAT Dinner with American Express & Paper Magazine’s Super(Duper) Market – WTF?

American Express Blue Cash Credit Card, Inside Super(Duper) Market and the TwEAT Dinner menu I’ve been to many sponsored dinners and cocktail events that run the gamut of fun and amazing time to something that is decent. Never in recent years of my attending a sponsored dinner, especially on a Friday night, have I been to such a dismal one. One that has no aim, lacks organization, some cronyism, and never have I ever seen so much amateur unprofessionalism from a production manager to a server in the longest time. It’s a waste of everyone’s time unless you want to..


A.B. Biagi Gelato

A.B. Biagi’s window; Antonio Biagi (the owner) scooping chocolate sorbet; Artwork on the walls; Coffee beans for sale, and the interior A.B. Biagi is a sunny yellow gelato shop in Nolita, by its proprietor, Antonio Barros Biagi. Antonio first fell in love with gelato while growing up with his Italian family in the Brazilian countryside. Italian immigrants adapted their gelato recipes to Brazil’s tropical weather, using local fruits and naturally lower fat milk to create lighter frozen desserts that could stand up to the heat. He spent seven years studying gelato, and now he has opened his own bright yellow..


Dinner at Plan B Restaurant – A Creative Tapas Restaurant in Nolita

Plan B signage and interior Plan B restaurant is an eccentric, tongue-in-cheek kind of tapas restaurant that sticks out from other tapas restaurants. Some menu items are familiar but have a certain twist the makes it different (like their take on a Cubano sandwich) and some are offal cuts that not many restaurants would think of selling (e.g. bulls testicles, which I’ll explain that experience later). All of these foods are cooked under the helm of Roberto Hanechak. The interior looks like an edgy skateboard park landscape of urban Bilbao and Barcelona. Graffiti art brightens one wall, banquettes are covered..


Dinner at Jo’s in Nolita, NYC (Closed)

Interior of the dining room; Glasses of Anne Pinchon Rosé and The Narcissist Jo’s is not a stranger to me, as I’ve eaten and written about this restaurant almost three years ago. Thinking back what I ate then and compared to what I had a few nights ago, the interior didn’t change much – still has this rustic look with exposed brick walls and a bar and lounge at the front and the dining room is filled with a mix of leather banquettes and four-tops that are dimly lit. They did change most of their menu from what was read..


Toby’s Public House, Nolita, NYC

Toby’s Public House: Exterior, Wood fire brick oven and menu Over this long weekend, I visited Toby’s Public House in Manhattan’s Nolita for brunch with a friend. It’s relatively new location, as they expanded from their South Slope, Brooklyn location. Inside is a rustic, homey kind of restaurant where there’s dark wood and brick interior. At the bar near the door, there were two large, flat screen televisions on mute while groups of diners were enjoying their conversations and have good pop oldies playing in the background. We started with a craft fermented vodka cosmopolitan cocktail ($10) and a glass..


Dinner at Ken and Cook – A Good Neighborhood Restaurant

A few nights ago, I had a solid dinner at Ken and Cook. Co-owner and chef Richard Diamonte was at the kitchen that humid evening. Exterior (at night), looking out on Kenmare from the bar, and part of the interior, the bar Ken and Cook’s ambiance is what I would call an American brassiere type of restaurant. Pressed tin walls, white painted brick walls, touches of brass, and leather banquette booths on one side of the restaurant. The bar is found toward the back of the restaurant. Familiar and not too trendy. This also reflects on the menu. The menu..


Tasting Dinner at Public

Interior & Tasting Menu Last Thursday, I had the honor of having Executive Chef Brad Farmerie to cook for me and my friend at Public. It was an honor especially the fact that he took his time from his busy schedule, as he had a newborn daughter a few weeks ago. (Congratulations again, Brad!) Meeting him prior to dinner service, he was very gracious and asked if there were preferences for us to try on their current menu but we let Chef Farmerie take the wheel. (Just to note, the tasting menu seen above was sent to me the day..


Jo’s Restaurant (Closed)

This will be my last post until I come back from my vacation to Paris in early June, as I’m leaving New York City on Monday. Over the extent of that time, please look at my Flickr just to see touristy photos as well as food porn. Jo’s exterior and window My family and I wanted to celebrate my brother’s graduation from graduate school (he earned a MBA in Accounting and now a newly minted, qualified CPA, as he told me this morning) and ended up going to Jo’s in Nolita. We desired to have a casual dinner amongst us..


Brunch at Public

Taken place on January 3, 2010. Outside at Public Standing outside the breezy, insanely cold Sunday morning, I was invited by Hagan to join him on his ambitious food project called 93 Plates. Partially, I was regretting saying “yes” to drag my butt out of my warm bed but I refuse to be a flake, suck it up like any other New Yorker (or tourist) who’s walking outside, and travel out to Nolita. Since I arrived a bit early, I defrosted myself and soak in the interior of the restaurant. Open layout, loft-like, with an Industrial look. It looks Euro-cool..