Do you like Italian food? I sure do. Since my favorite neighborhood place closed before Covid, and Arthur Avenue is a long haul if you’re not already in the area, I’ve been looking for a restaurant that strikes the perfect balance of location, service, atmosphere and, of course, delicious food, to steal my heart away. Little did I suspect that I would discover a new favorite Italian place in the excellent Masseria dei Vini, conveniently located around the corner from my office. Win win! Continue reading Restaurant Review: Masseria dei Vini Fine Italian Dining
Do you like pastry? I sure do, but my favorite pastry shop in my east village neighborhood closed years ago and now everything is a trek. Fortunately, I just discovered an amazing pastry shop and café that’s literally across the street from my office. Let me introduce you to Masseria Caffé!
Do you like Donuts? I sure do. It’s always exciting to find a new donut shop that’s putting a twist on this classic pastry treat, and the latest to hit the scene is Bear Donut, located in the very fun and trendy neighborhood of Koreatown. I had the pleasure of visiting Bear Donut a few weeks ago and could not have been more impressed. Wait until you see these gorgeous donuts! Continue reading Koreatown Welcomes Bear Donut to The Neighborhood!
Remember The Before Times, when NYC’s semi-annual Restaurant Week lasted just one week? Back then, you had to act fast or miss your chance to dine-out at a fancy, expensive restaurant for a bargain price. Well, things are different now, and Restaurant Week continues for an entire month! Wow! This means you still have until August 21st to take advantage of all kinds of special deals. Interested? I hear you, because dining out is awesome. If you’re looking for a place that serves eclectic fare, located in a neighborhood you probably haven’t spent any time in (in other words a Culinary Adventure), I’d like to recommend UN Plaza Grill, the city’s premier globally-inspired kosher restaurant. For what happens to be the 30th Anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week, UN Plaza Grill is offering a three-course prix fixe for just $60. Let’s take a look at what they’re serving.
There is much to be said in favor of being ‘unassuming,’ and when speaking of a new favorite dining spot, all the better. Picture a restaurant whose non-descript exterior hints at a place where they serve a mean poke bowl or avocado toast. Once you’re inside and seated, however, you’re swept away by a menu rich with wildly inventive, farm-to-table creations that would be right at home in a Michelin-starred establishment. This was my inaugural experience at 8282, a recently-opened LES eatery serving distinctive modern Korean fare in a casual, comfortable setting. If a restaurant was ever a hidden gem, this is it.