Chimichurri Grill East Takes a Fresh Look at Argentine Dining

Chimichurri Grill East is a stone’s throw away from Bloomingdale’s, but this peaceful stretch of 61st Street couldn’t feel farther away from the hustle and bustle of midtown shopping. Soft lighting welcomes you into the bar at the base of this classic Upper East Side triplex townhouse, where you have the option of dining in…

Are Cream Cheese bites the New “It” Dessert?

If you ask Becky with the Good Bites, the answer is a resounding ‘yes’.  With humble beginnings in her Manhattan kitchen, Becky channeled a weeknight sweet tooth into a business of more than snack-able proportions.  Using cheesecake as a jumping off point of inspiration, Becky’s OG chocolate bites boast 6 different flavors, are hand dipped…

Alice’s Arbor

You’d have to live under a rock not to recognize that the Bed Stuy section of Brooklyn is taking off as an it-neighborhood to live and play.  Alice’s Arbor, a five-year veteran of the hood, was an early adopter of the desirability of this neighborhood, and has maintained its presence by producing solid food in…

Lilia

Though I’m late to the party on this one, I am pleased to report that the hype surrounding Missy Robbins’ (formerly of A Voce) buzzy Williamsburg restaurant, Lilia is as outstanding as everyone says.  From the gorgeous, sun drenched space to the first rate service to the absolutely spectacular food, this was one of the…

The Anthony

  In a city that is oversaturated with bars and restaurants, it’s often difficult to stand out, especially on a busy thoroughfare like Bleecker Street.  You can’t throw a rock without hitting a bar in Greenwich Village, and most establishments need to don multiple personas in order to maintain a steady flow of clientele. The…

Sushi Seki Tasting Event – 5/11 Only!

Chef Sushi Seki has quickly risen in the ranks of New York’s sought after Tokyo-trained sushi chefs. Tomorrow evening, he’s celebrating his placement in Wine and Spirits Magazine for NYC’s Top 50 Restaurants by offering a special menu of hors d’eouvres to showcase the restaurant’s selection of premium sake, Japanese whisky, craft beers and champagne….

Sel et Poivre

A classic upper east side establishment, Set el Poivre has been open for 28 years, first with a mother-daughter team at the helm, and now run by a that daughter and her husband.  Though remaining open for this many years is never an easy feat in New York, where restaurants come and go at the drop…

Dimes

Dimes I know what you’re thinking: a California inspired, good-for-you whole foods menu is probably bland, boring, and too much money for what it is.  These were my thoughts walking into Chinatown hotspot Dimes recently.  I am happy to report it is anything but.  The service was questionable, especially considering the tiny, tiny space only…

Spoon

Tucked away on a quiet stretch of Madison Avenue is a homey restaurant invoking the feeling of a small town.  White wood walls give it a sea-side vibe, and all the manic energy of the city outside quietly melts away as your sip your first glass of wine from an interesting and off the beaten…

Buttermilk Channel

To me, brunch is the ugly stepsister of dining.  Everyone is hung over, including your server.  Eggs are overpriced, waits are long, and your choice of morning boozing results in an unfortunate 3pm hangover.  I tend to avoid it If I can, but sometimes you just can’t function well enough to make yourself breakfast.  Luckily…

Natsumi Tapas

In the expansive space previously occupied by Italain hot spot ‘inoteca comes a Japanese restaurant pushing boundaries and making a name for itself as a go to destination in Gramercy Park.  With Chef Haru Konagaya (formerly of Haru restaurants) at the helm, Natsumi aims to integrate Japanese elegance with the familiarity of Italian flavors. This…