Tag Archives: West Village

Jacques Torres’ Decadent Waffle Ice Cream Sundae

This is an interruption from my HK/China vacation series. I’ll continue it…soon. I just want to keep my blog somewhat updated with the NYC food scene. About two weeks ago I went to Jacques Torres‘ chocolate shop down in the West Village because of 2 reasons: I attended a Wine & Spirit’s Top of the List Event (photo set here), that it’s very close to the venue and I’ve been dying to try Mr. Torres’ ice cream ever it opened over the Memorial Day weekend. Ice cream stall and flavors of the day Taking a break from drinking (not too..

Jacques Torres' Decadent Waffle Ice Cream Sundae

This is an interruption from my HK/China vacation series. I’ll continue it…soon. I just want to keep my blog somewhat updated with the NYC food scene. About two weeks ago I went to Jacques Torres‘ chocolate shop down in the West Village because of 2 reasons: I attended a Wine & Spirit’s Top of the List Event (photo set here), that it’s very close to the venue and I’ve been dying to try Mr. Torres’ ice cream ever it opened over the Memorial Day weekend. Ice cream stall and flavors of the day Taking a break from drinking (not too..

Lunch Outings at Pampano Taqueria and BLT Burger

For something more NYC-oriented for you, I had two lunch excursions during lunch last week – a solo outing to Pampano Taqueria and lunch with Drew at BLT Burger. For the past week, I had a major craving for guacamole and I can’t explain why. I remembered from NYC Food Guy about his post, claiming that Pampano Taqueria serves the best pork and fish tacos in Midtown. Since it’s not too far from where I work (it’s just two subway stops and walk a few blocks), I dragged my butt over to the unmarked building with what seems like a..

A (Disappointing) Dinner at Cabrito

Cabrito’s Menu Cabrito, the former BarFry space where white tiles and the Japanese-inspired tempura that made this place, transformed into a loud, tequila-heavy bar that serves Mexican-inspired street food. I wanted to try Cabrito just because of the chef, David Schuttenberg, formerly of Fatty Crab. Back when I went to Fatty Crab the past fall for brunch and it quite good, so my hopes that he’ll carry the similar quality of cooking to Mexican food here. (more…)

A Cheap Eats Post – Taïm & Pio Pio

During the last week of May I ate with a budget on mind since I’m eating with friends who are on a budget. I mean, these two meals definitely went under $20 per person. Interested? Read on… Our beverages (more…)

Lunch with a Gelato Virgin at Otto

Lately, I’ve been on a run with eating out with new stomachs people recently, which is refreshing since Helen can’t join me because she’s all the way up at Columbia University for her rotation (in other words, internship for her pharmacy program). Robyn and K are busy with work. So I met another reader, Drew, for lunch at Otto. Prior to meeting up with Drew, we exchanged emails in terms of what he’s interested in trying. I found out he never ate gelato before. NEVER ate gelato?! That’s…sad. Since we’re here, this is the perfect spot to try out the..

Lunches at Little Owl

This particular post is merging two different outings on one place and that’s the Little Owl. I decided to write about this place all in one shot since it develops a fuller picture on their lunches (and I do admit that I’m missing out on the dinner portion but I have yet to find a person or friend to eat there with me). On a side note, if you would like (and I know you want to after seeing the food porn two posts ago) to read my burgers and shakes article from Gotham Digest, I suggest you to click..

Fro-Yoing for Gotham Digest & Dinner at Taïm

As some of you might know, I’ve done a few things for the upcoming debut of Gotham Digest. No, they’re not ready yet until May. If they’re up and running, I’ll let you know and show some love and support to me and my freelancing employer! Frozen yogurt was the chosen topic by the assistant editor so I’m out to try out five different places for fro-yo. Since I wasn’t able to stomach all of that. I invited Helen, Ariel, Seungmi, Julie, and Joo He on this fro-yo expedition of finding the best. THE WINNER! (more…)

Babbo (Finally)!

WEEE! I finally ate here! After much delay due to odd circumstances and events in my life, I finally made it to Babbo! After hauling my butt from Tailor (as you read from the previous post) with Helen in tow, I’ve rushed over to Giulia and Robyn finding out the status of our endangered table. What happened during the time I was finishing up the pre-dinner at Tailor, Giulia called and left me with an urgent voicemail indicating that the maître d’ will let our table go since the full group didn’t show at the reserved time. When I spoke..