Jun

13

One more time for Queens, NYC at SIKGAEK

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Now that you know where NOT TO EAT in New York City, you can head in a cab or subway or if you’re like me you can drive. Head to Sik Gaek in Queens. I am way too busy to be bothered to even be writing this post. Do you understand? I have a full […]

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Dec

04

Quality meats via iPhone

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Steakhouses that become institutions tend to add a substantive layer to any metropolitan neighborhood, just thinking about the way Peter Luger does so for Williamsburg… and I’d definitely say Quality Meats does the exact same for Midtown. A jewel of a steakhouse right before Central Park about 3-5 streets above the theatre district, this spot, […]

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Feb

07

New Payard

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Recently I or (we) stopped by JG Melons’ to get a burger (not something I do on routine, but geographically it was the best place to get a burger). I thought their burgers were perfection but also I’ve never met a burger I didn’t like, so it’s not like JG Melon’s can become a superlative […]

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Oct

19

Perfect Autumnal Meal: Nomad Restaurant via iPhone

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There’s no way I’m bringing my DSLR to restaurants again. But I’m definitely coming back here, to the NoMad restaurant, where I had one of the best meals TODAY in a long time. It beat that restaurant that starts with a P and ends with an E, and a bunch of other places…Seriously. I was […]

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Oct

15

Restaurant Rec: Inakaya via iPhone

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There are several Robata restaurants in NY now but Inakaya happened to be quite close to where I run a lot of errands. I’m not good at explaining things without sounding robotic so if you want to know more about what Robatayaki is click on the word Robatayaki. Japanese business men love places like this, […]

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Sep

06

Graham Ave Meats & Deli

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Encountered a fantastic sandwich, you know the greasy italian kind. Get ready for some rather imprudent photos. They take credit cards. Cash poor so I’m happy about that. Was told to get the Willie Special, Spicy mild or sweet. Spicy! Also picked up one Buffalo Chicken. “WS” for “Wille Special”. I avoid carbs like it’s […]

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Aug

19

Basta Pasta Restaurant Recommendation

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This past week I checked out this restaurant that my friend recommended. She knows I love pasta (black squid ink is one of my all time faves), but some time ago I made her some sea urchin pasta and she liked it, so she returned the favor by taking me to a restaurant that does […]

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Jul

24

Saveur Dinner & Test Kitchen

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Now I don’t think I really need to ask if people know what Saveur Magazine is. I happened to be nominated for an award in one of their categories, for best recipe, guess which recipe? Crispy Penne. Okay so I remain a nominee (nice name for *ahem* LOSER!) but I did get to go to […]

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Apr

23

Bar Pleiades

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One constant question I’ve gotten since starting this blog is where to sit down and have a drink in New York City. I am not a seasoned expert at all but my favorite bar right now is in the Surrey Hotel. And there are many bougie hotel bars scattered in the city, four seasons..Plaza Athenee, […]

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Apr

20

Hooters: the new work lounge

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The last place I want to go nowadays for work outside of the studio is Starbucks. Sometimes I like to be outside of the studio to do some work, it is nice to be surrounded with a couple of friends, check e-mail, show each other stuff… This time I was uptown for some meeting and […]

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Feb

02

Between 70th and 71st

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There’s a block on Madison that makes every other block on this avenue kind of irrelevant, and that’s the block between 70th and 71st. Two remarkable brands set up shop here, Celine and Laduree. They are right next to each other. I guess the best of the best like to congregate? Already posted about Laduree […]

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Jan

19

A day with Luxirare

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So I’ve already let you in on my breakfast routine, but what about a day? Today I had the best day, so I just had to share. Rarely get to spend a whole day with my mom, so I was so excited. One thing about me I’m very close with my family. Blood relations, kinda […]

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Aug

03

Per Se, NYC

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The day before my meal here I was in hell. Two nights before around 2 am, I have this dream. I see myself above a couch, the whole scene is really strange and lynchian and I’m levitating off a couch like 1 ft horizontally with a fire that is literally burning a hole through my […]

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Jul

30

The Dutch, NYC

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Today, I wore a suede shirt from Barney’s private label, my purse, and trousers from Zara. (Outfit photos by Sindy Varela) Some grapefruit flavored cocktail called the dutch courage… my friend ordered this one. Complimentary loaf of cornbread, barely sweet flavored with jalapeno. Came piping hot with whipped butter. Fried oyster sliders, or this is […]

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Jul

01

Fireworks

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Took some photos of fireworks..happy 4th of july weekend everyone!

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Jul

19

Apotheke NYC

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This bar is very unassuming, no transparent glass windows to peek inside a slick back lit bar interior..the signage on the restaurant says “gold flower restaurant”. I went while waiting for a movie (inception) because the normal show times were sold out, the cocktails were delicious. Front window of the bar is completely blocked out […]

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Jul

09

Saturday Dim Sum 9:45 am

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Last Saturday I had a strange post-hangover craving for Dim Sum, headed to Chinatown to my favorite restaurant (don’t know what it’s called because I just know where it is without really looking at the awning)…I rarely drink now so I get hungover and drunk very easily! The older I get the less I want […]

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Jul

03

Doughnut Plant

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I haven’t been here since college but I made a visit recently and it was packed. The same guy was working there too. Best place to get yeasty doughnuts. Lavender doughnuts caught my eye. Blueberry doughnuts. The flavor is only injected into the frosting, not the actual doughnut. The only thing I wish this place […]

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Apr

29

Cast on + Baked Goodies

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After months the doctor finally rolled another cast on my mom, but this cast allows her to walk! No wheeling around! I was nervous because at the last visit he put her in the first cast and told her to stay in bed. She’s got legs now…still limping a lot though. The defected …

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Mar

30

Jewel Bako

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How come Luxirare has never mentioned Sushi…ever? Is she crazy? Well here it is, 2 weeks ago I had one of the most spectac sushi meals in the history of dining at nearly every crap quality/ high quality sushi joint in Ny. This place has been around for 8 years but it …

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