Jul

22

Megu NYC ….

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As promised I deliver the rest of these Megu restaurant photos from the last time I was there … If you’re in town you should definitely book a reservation. Restaurants like this don’t excite me because I can make most of this at home. But you come to this restaurant not necessarily for the food […]

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Jul

03

My fake night at Megu NYC …SUSHI LOVERS UNITE…LOL…Part 1!!!!

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Ayyyyy Jen babe do you love my sheer biker jacket? Am I going to see it up on your instafeed? Just like how you went to BASTA PASTA AFTER ME. Sup jen. What did you impress your friends or something with that knowledge? Don’t they all read my blog though? And Terry? I don’t get […]

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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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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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Dec

12

Cinnabon Fever

I know this is cliche, but I love the holiday season. Mild depression lurking, everyone is a little more boozed up than usual, and there’s that requisite gift giving which is pretty awesome- Though my family drives me crazy I also love spending quality time with them… I don’t know what it is about December, […]

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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

26

Last meal before I die

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Nothing I cook will ever taste as good as Popeye’s fried chicken. If  I was ever penalized with the death sentence this would definitely be my last meal. Champagne, fried chicken from Popeye’s, and Sir Kensington’s ketchup. What would be yours? I’m at whole foods at least 10 times a week. What about you? It’s […]

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Feb

20

Les Cocottes de Christian Constant, Paris

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I don’t know how many of you guys have been to Les Cocottes in the 7th arrondissement…Last time I went it was bustling with people but I think it’s safe to say this is the perfect place to eat lunch. Though the vibe of this restaurant screams “chic diner” the food is too delicious …

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Jan

13

Borough Market, London

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On the 1 free day I had in London, I had 2 options allotted for leisurely roaming… Dover street market or Borough Market….I chose Borough Market… A 40$ cab ride was on the horizon but I didn’t care much….. the thought of getting to drink warm alcoholic cider and sampling a selection of cured meats […]

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Jan

01

Roka, London

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I had something fashion related ready but it’s taking me a bit longer than expected to finish (I’m almost done), so instead I am posting more restaurant related posts. It’s sad but I’m not really in the kitchen much anymore, but I’ll try to get back into it once I have more time… Roka is […]

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Dec

25

Champagne Afternoon Tea, Dorchester Hotel

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Some savory small dishes, before pastries.. A chicken salad-esque mixture warmed up inside lightly toasted puff pastry shell. Salmon pasta shell roll, served with toast, lox and caviar. Delicate assortment of pastries. Everything about afternoon tea here is great, the old-fashioned ambiance, the cheesy piano playing, and the food. But really I would just like […]

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