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, October 11, 2016

Avlee Greek Kitchen | Carroll Gardens | Brooklyn

Avlee Greek Kitchen spread
Avlee Greek Kitchen, known for Greek comfort food in the Carroll Gardens/Gowanus area may be the neighborhood's best kept secret.  As a family-owned and operated restaurant, they've been providing regulars authentic Greek food since 2013. We'll show you why they've earned top marks 4.5/5.0

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bagatelle NYC | MeatPacking District | Manhattan

Bagatelle NYC Mega Sundae is LITTT
We were invited to return to posh, upscale Bagatelle's flagship restaurant in the Meatpacking District (MePa), known for the energy and over-the-top fun for all, including celebrities and socialites.  As a fun, crazy nightclub atmosphere still persists, the fun extends to their menu, as mentioned in our last write up and continues with the spring menu introduction.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Chang'An Restaurant | San Gabriel Valley | San Gabriel, CA

Tri-color Cold Noodles
When Downtown LA meets SGV, you get Chang'an. A modern Chinese gastropub, beautifully designed by the owners.

FOH Restaurant | DTLA Financial District | Los Angeles, CA


ceviche
Located in the Financial District in downtown LA, FOH offers modern Mexican cuisine. The venue is a modern rustic with a touch of class. The vibe is casual, with a hint of sexy.

Primera Taza Coffee House | Boyle Heights | Los Angeles, CA

Pork Loin Lonche
Located in Boyle Heights, Primera Taza Coffee House is the spot for a grand variety of coffee and also well known for their sandwiches. The quaint coffee shop is run by Chuy Tovar and his wife Rosalinda Hernandez.

Friday, March 11, 2016

RESOBOX: RITA Sake Tasting | LIC | Queens

Resobox Sake tasting event
Please join us and many others at RESOBOX on Wednesday, March 16th (6:30-8:00pm) for a sake tasting event.  Guests will be trying four different sakes from the RITA brand of Toshimaya, complemented by food that's specifically paired with each sake.  They're all inclusive tickets for $30.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Harry & Ida's Meat & Supply Co | Alphabet City | Manhattan

Pop's Pastrami
While few places in the city resonate in my heart, you'll be happy to hear that Harry & Ida's is one of them- They hit the nail on the head with a resounding, satisfactory bang!  You'll also be hard pressed to hear me use the word best, because "best" is subjective nearly impossible to achieve.  However, they do collect a 4.9/5.0 and here's why...

Friday, February 12, 2016

Banh Mi Lunar New Year Giveaway Contest 2016


Lunar New Year is upon us and it so happens to coincide with our Instagram follower count reaching 3,000 followers! In order to show our appreciation for this momentous occasion, we are giving away banh mi!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Baroness Bar: Last Unicorn Burger | LIC | Queens

The Last Unicorn Burger
The Baroness in Long Island City (known by many to be a burger haven) is the latest to introduce a new burger incarnation, one of only a few allowed to collaborate with The Bagel Store, dubbed The Last Unicorn Burger.  Their cozy atmosphere, accessibility and friendly service did for the most part, lend itself to our 4.7/5.0 rating.

Friday, February 5, 2016

mŏkbar | Chelsea | Manhattan


Editor's Notes: Featured Read of the Day on Yelp  ROTD 11/15/2015
They say true genius often strikes in the pale moments between awake and asleep. I must have been sleepwalking all these years because I haven't truly had Korean-style ramen until today and the experience I had, by definition, was a culinary eye-opener. This brings us to why we feel mŏkbar is deserving of 4.8/5.0

Robicellis Bakery | Bay Ridge | Brooklyn

Robicelli's Liddabit Cupcake
Robicelli's takes the cupcake! Yes, I meant it in every sense of the word. They have (and still do via wholesale) some of the best cupcakes in the city, and most certainly all of Brooklyn.  They're located in South Brooklyn and by that I mean Bay Ridge.  While I've been into their bakery often in 2014-2015, I've always found myself gravitating to their cupcakes, for good reason. 4.5/5.0
(Note: retail portion is now closed - it's now a commissary/commercial kitchen)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

La Goulette | Williamsburg | Brooklyn

Lamb Merguez


La Goulette, affectionately named after the port of Tunis, the Tunisian capital, I had the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic meal from true hard working Tunisian brothers there, (They're originally from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn).  Great Tunisian food is hard to find as you can find Mediterranean just about any borough in NYC, but to have it done up perfectly in a fast, but casual setting without seeming cheap? Very slim... They get it right. 4.5/5.0

Ladybird Bakery | South Slope | Brooklyn

Brooklyn Blackout
Definitely one of the best bakeries in NYC even if it's technically in Brooklyn. This is the sister bakery to Two Little Red Hens, which for all intent and purposes, is off the beaten path for most New Yorkers- deep in South Slope and accessible by F/G and driving.  Fortunately, their goods can be found in many eateries within the city limits. You just have to look, and you'll find them easily. The staff is amiable and patient. The bakery itself is a quaint (read: cute and small) delight to visit... and visit I have- several times already. 5.0/5.0

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Manila Social Club: Donuts and DJs | Williamsburg | Brooklyn

Ube Bae and Calamansi St-Germain w/DJ Tinyfox
I was invited to join in on the (monthly) Donuts and DJs event. Little did I know, I ran into many friends who were there to support the event and the family's endeavour. Fantastic donuts and a unique venue give rise to my 4.8/5.0 rating.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Charcuterie Masters 2016

Charcuterie board
(Updated 1/26/16)
Get your meat on! Charcuterie takes center stage at this meat competition at Flushing Town Hall on February 27th. An event like no other, New York Epicurean Events is bringing together a group of charcuteries to show once and for all who among them is a cut above the rest.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Donut Fest NYC 2016

Donut Fest 2016 The Doughnut Project
Winter may be in full swing but this may be one New Year's Resolution you're going to have to break.  The Inaugural Donut Fest 2016 arrives in NYC on Sat, Jan. 23rd, barely two weeks from now at Verboten!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival 2016

beer bourbon & bbq 
Now in it's 10th anniversary, the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival returns to Chelsea (The Tunnel) for the 7th time at the end of January (1/30)!  You get to party it up as the Southerners do - why with Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Bacon, and Bluegrass of course!
beer bourbon & bbq whole hog
Whole hog being served up (Courtesy of DNAinfo)
Admission comes with a sampling glass to enjoy unlimited tastings and samples of beer and bourbon.