Tag Archives: Williamsburg

Dinner at Peter Luger Steakhouse (Brooklyn, NY)

Exterior of Peter Luger and at the bar The past weekend, my family and I headed to Peter Luger Steakhouse to celebrate my dad’s birthday. This venerated steakhouse located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (the original location) opened in 1887 (126 years and counting) that tends to garner a lot of praise from most carnivores. The restaurant isn’t gorgeous or slick like most Manhattan restaurants are. Service from making reservations down to the serving of the food, is very mechanical. (Yes, the servers serve you a portion of whatever you have ordered once your food arrives to the table.) Mugs of beer..

Tasting Menu Dinner at Gwynnet St, Brooklyn

Interior: Part of the bar and the main dining room This past weekend, I went with my family to the hipster neighborhood of Williamsbug, Brooklyn to Gwynett St for my mother’s birthday. I know it seems strange that I picked this venue generally since Williamsburg usually appeal to young adults around my age range and to those who are aware of what Gwynett St serves, it’s quite cutting edge food. Except, my mother is not exactly your stereotypical Chinese woman. She likes (arguably, loves) food that tends to have unusual (異常) flavors and she doesn’t like to repeat. Since most..

Le Fooding 2012: Campfire Sessions #02 at Williamsburg Brooklyn Flea

At Le Fooding’s entrance and the lengthy line For its fourth year, upstart French culinary group Le Fooding* used Brooklyn as its muse for their five-day long dinners and brunches, taking along the young modern chefs of the United Kingdom and France to cook. Of their numerous events, I’ve attended their Campfire Sessions #02, an evening of what seems to be collaborations between two seemingly different food entities (for example, The Young Turks, UK with the Mile End Deli). Regardless, I attended this event mainly because of pastry god Pierre Hermé was supposedly going to be there. Lo and behold,..

Preview of Fatty 'Cue

Interior/Bar area A week ago, I went to Lucky Rice‘s Press Preview party at the just opened, one of the highly anticipated restaurants to open (hey, we waited for two years for this to open), Fatty ‘Cue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I met a few well established bloggers like Jeff of Always Hungry and Marc of No Recipes, the genial people of Lucky Rice, and surprisingly later on the evening, celebrity chefs Daniel Boulud, Anita Lo, Pichet Ong, and of course, the gracious host and owner himself, Zakary Pellacio. When you walk into this small restaurant, the atmosphere feels rustic. Low..

Preview of Fatty ‘Cue

Interior/Bar area A week ago, I went to Lucky Rice‘s Press Preview party at the just opened, one of the highly anticipated restaurants to open (hey, we waited for two years for this to open), Fatty ‘Cue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I met a few well established bloggers like Jeff of Always Hungry and Marc of No Recipes, the genial people of Lucky Rice, and surprisingly later on the evening, celebrity chefs Daniel Boulud, Anita Lo, Pichet Ong, and of course, the gracious host and owner himself, Zakary Pellacio. When you walk into this small restaurant, the atmosphere feels rustic. Low..

Amazing Coffee…But Quite A Trek: Blue Bottle Coffee Company

Counter & Japanese-Slow drip devices Coffee… My love. My addiction. One of my very few beverage obsessions. Coffee is my alcoholic drink, so to speak. I do love my Joes, Ninth Street Espresso, Abraço, and Stumptown, but a girl needs a change once in a while. I remembered reading recently Blue Bottle Coffee Company from San Francisco, California, opened a few weeks ago in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Admittedly, I should go to Brooklyn more often these days but it is a pain for me to hightail back to my house in Queens.) (more…)