Best Pizza in NYC (COMING SOON)

What's in a slice? What makes a really good pizza? We list all the top places in the city for you to try.

Best Doughnuts in NYC (COMING SOON)

What made this old favorite, trendy again? Here are all the top places for your carb-seeking pleasure.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Amélie French Wine Bar | Greenwich Village

Sack of Bread, Escargot, Salmon Crostini
Sack of Bread, Escargot, Salmon Crostini
Simply put, it is the best place for a night out after work, or a date night with the SO. Amèlie simply tops the list for anything you might want to look for in a favorite wine bar. If you know of any that's better, drop me a line, b/c i haven't found one yet!

The Cinnamon Snail | Flatiron

Gochujang burger deluxe
(Gochujang burger deluxe)
I visited the Cinnamon Snail at the final week of their successful journey through the food truck scene. Coined as perhaps one of the most instagrammed vendors in 2014, Cinnamon Snail in 2015 sure didn't disappoint either.  Their food is just as advertised, and deserving of the 5.0/5.0 and here's why.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Pasticceria Rocco | Bay Ridge | Brooklyn

Black & White Cannoli
Rocco's Exclusive: Black & White Cannoli
Summary: 4.2/5.0 Gorgeous café (serving up breakfast/lunch too) and ambiance without the legions of tourists from the West Village store.

My Brisket House | Bay Ridge

Corned Beef
Corned Beef from David's Brisket House
Updated (2/4/16: David's Brisket House is now My Brisket House)
An extension of the original David's Brisket House in Bed-Stuy (you'll definitely want to visit that too), I've followed the story and was a fan soon after they first opened in Bay Ridge. I have absolutely glowing remarks for this sandwich shop from the start.  While David's Brisket House specializes in brisket, the real winner here is the award-winning, absolute best corned beef and pastrami this side of Brooklyn.

The Boil | Lower East Side

The Boil is a bayou-style seafood joint that opened in the LES in early 2013 to high acclaim. Everything you've come to expect from The Big Easy are here, from the brown paper lined tables, the bucket used to dispose of cracked shells, food served by the pound, and the garlic and butter sifting through the air.

Monaco's Bakery & Cafe | Bay Ridge

Rainbow Cake

Monaco's Bakery, opened in 2011, lauded for their wonderful cakes, attentive customer service, and delectable desserts warrant multiple mentions in Time Out NY, CBS, and NY Daily News deserves to be in the conversation of one of the top bakeries in NYC. They're really a five star bakery and here's why.