If you’re looking for delicious and authentic Indian cuisine in NYC, it really isn’t hard to find. There are even a few neighborhoods — like East 6th Street or Curry Hill — with a concentration of reliable eateries that can satisfy any craving you might have for Indian Cuisine from a variety of regions. Great Indian restaurants are everywhere, but I have a couple of favorite places that stand out for me as being worth going out of my way for, and one of those is Benares. My foodie friend Anne and I attended an event at Benares back in 2012 to celebrate the opening of its now-former midtown location, and I still recall the delicious small bites and refreshing craft cocktails, along with gracious service and a comfortable but classy vibe that we experienced. So I jumped at the chance to revisit Benares now that the restaurant has relocated to Murray Street in Tribeca. We felt welcome the minute we walked in the door.
Finally, there’s bright spot on this dismal end of year season. Pearl River Mart, everyone’s favorite Asian Imports Store, has reopened as a Pop-Up at 395 Broadway. Oh, Happy Day. This space will become the store’s permanent location after a brief shuttering in February 2017 to allow for further construction on the interior.
I made an excited initial visit to the new store and can report that, while it is now much smaller than its previous 30,000 SF, multi-level home, this new space has many of the items you love to peruse, shop for, and give as gifts including ceramics and tableware, tea sets, slippers, brocade satin purses and novelty tote bags, trinkets, cosmetics and of course incense and tiny statuary.
This photo was taken from an upstairs loft, looking from the back of the store toward the front, and will give you an idea of the layout.
It is so exciting and comforting to have Pearl River back in business. Welcome Back!
Pearl River Mart is Located at 395 Broadway, Two Blocks Below Canal Street in Tribeca/Chinatown, NYC. Check Out More Pearl Rover Merchandise Below!
See Rooms Inspired By All of These Shows at Showtime House!
As a hardcore NYC-loving gal, I am always looking for fun weekend adventures to have here in the city. Today I am putting fans of Modern Interior Design and / or Showtime Television programming on notice: you only have two more weeks to see the mind-blowing awesomeness that is Showtime House, which Geoffrey and I spent a couple of hours exploring yesterday afternoon. For this years’ exhibit, two New York penthouses – located at the top of the luxurious Tribeca Summit Lofts building – have been transformed by a selection of renowned designers into thematic rooms inspired by Showtime’s 6 Original Series; Californication, Dexter, Nurse Jackie, The Tudors, United States of Tara and Weeds. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Showtime channel and Metropolitan Home, and features entirely different rooms than those found in last year’s Gramercy Park Showtime House. So even if you went last year, you will want to go again.