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PEACHES HOTHOUSE – BED-STUY / BROOKLYN – BRUNCH

  • September 15, 2017 5:43 am

Peaches has a bunch of other stuff on the menu, but I came here for the Hot Chicken. Does anything else in life really matter?

I’m not an expert and haven’t even Googled “Nashville Hot Chicken” but I believe it’s basically fried chicken with a bunch of cayenne in the breading. Like, a lot.

Or, if you order the “Extra Hot” chicken at Peaches, it’s ghost chili powder. Way too hot to eat with your hands, best to eat with a fork and knife. If you want your traditional, just order the “Hot” option.

The collards were a bit bland, so if you really want ’em, douse them with the complimentary hot sauce at your table, to give them that vinegar kick that’s missing.

Why mac and cheese isn’t served at brunch is beyond me?? We aren’t coming here for the avocado toast, mother*cker!

Make sure you order the Crispy Grits, they are truly unique and delicious.

The chicken was good, just a smidge on the dry side. I’ve had jucier breasts before (wink, wink) (just kidding) but the thigh and leg were nice (each order comes with three pieces) and you get a complimentary side.

415 Tompkins Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
b/t Hancock St & Jefferson Ave
Bedford Stuyvesant
(718) 483-9111
peacheshothouse.com

CHEF’S CLUB COUNTER – SOHO – LUNCH

  • September 11, 2017 5:42 am

You know when you’re at a BBQ at someone’s house and you see the spread of burger fixings, and you put a little of everything on your burger?

Whether you prefer your burger like that or not??

Well, I do. I’m a sheep.

I think all of humanity can pretty much agree that a big slice of tomato will ruin a burger. Do question.

The Jean Georges burger at Chef’s Club Counter is that burger. It’s a really good burger ruined by too many classic burger condiments.

There is a new trend of super simple cheeseburgers out there that Chef’s Club is not paying attention to. Or is Jean George to blame? Not really sure how it works.

You see, there is a rotating lineup of famous/celebrity chef’s who are entrusted to create some sort of upscale yet fast casual entrée, such as a fancy toast, some type of burger or sandwich and some type of bowl. It’s open for dinner but the fare is more breakfast or lunch inclined.

The idea is a great one (everyone went nuts when LA’s famous Egg Slut had their residency, selling their amazing breakfast sandwiches) but the execution didn’t really excite me.

The burger was really good, mind you, even with that tomato madness, but it just wasn’t very inspired.

And the Hot Chicken Sandwich was just odd tasting and a bit dry. I wanted more sauce action and more heat on the actual chicken.

The fries were good but standard.

The prices are decent for Soho but not cheap enough to make this your regular lunch time spot.

It’s sort of a confusing set up inside. You don’t really know what the hell to do when you enter. Hint: you order first and then find a seat. However, the menu descriptions are quite vague, even esoteric so if you’re just a tourist popping in for a quick bite, you won’t know what many of the menu items even are and you’ll leave (I saw this happen twice).

I really didn’t mean for this to come off like a super negative review but apparently that’s where it landed. I have no control over these things, folks.

62 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
b/t Mulberry St & Lafayette St
SoHo
(646) 438-9172
chefsclubcounter.com

Belles Hot Chicken Sandwich
by Morgan McGlone
Ingredients:
Crispy hot chicken thigh or tenders, American cheese, lettuce, onion, Belles “Good Good” sauce, served with Old Bay fries

JG Burger
by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Ingredients:
Grass fed beef, pepper jack cheese, avocado, crispy red onions, Russian dressing.

MAMOUN’S FALAFEL – WEST VILLAGE – LUNCH

  • September 8, 2017 5:34 am

You only have a few bucks in your pocket.

You’re hungry.

You’re also either drunk or an NYU student.

(You also probably smell unpleasant)

Mamoun’s is where you go.

For $3.50 you can get a pretty decent falafel sandwich (heavy on all the non-falafel ingredients, as you can see) but it will still fill your broke ass up, I promise you.

Go easy on the spicy sauce, it’s VERY spicy.

The place is right next to Washington Square Park so definitely go eat it on a park bench (you can’t really eat inside) and try to avoid one of the thousands of birds there from crapping directly into your pita.

And by birds, I mean NYU students.

119 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10012
Greenwich Village
(212) 674-8685
mamouns.com

SUSHI SAMBA – WEST VILLAGE – DINNER

  • September 6, 2017 5:19 am

CRISPY TAQUITOS served with spicy aji panca sauce and fresh lime
YELLOWTAIL* avocado and roasted corn miso 6.5/each
minimum 2 per order

When you walk by Sushi Samba, you assume it’s going to be the worst sushi place ever. A place for drinks maybe, but not food.

You would be wrong!

The food was fantastic.

Sure, this is a chain restaurant but don’t hold that against it. The drinks are dope (just kidding, I don’t say dope. They’re sick. I also don’t say sick) the outdoor seating is so nice (especially the 2nd floor) and the food, while a bit pricey, is so so tasty.

Especially those yellowtail taquitos…which are really tacos, not taquitos but whatevs.

I also don’t say whatevs.

87 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014
b/t Grove St & S 7 Ave
West Village
(212) 691-7885
sushisamba.com

PLANTAIN PUNCH*
Rum, plantain purée and aromatized wine shaken with egg white, banana, cacao and a coffee infusion. Served on the rocks. 15
CAIPIRINHA
The national drink of Brazil made with cachaça and churned with lime and sugar. Served short. 12

Anticuchos – RIBEYE aji panca and peruvian corn 14

WAGYU GYOZA kabocha purée and su-shoyu dipping sauce 16

Samba Rolls:
EZO soy-marinated salmon, asparagus, red onion, chive, sesame, tempura flake, wasabi mayonnaise, soy paper 14
HAMAPEÑO yellowtail, shrimp tempura, smoked jalapeño, cilantro 15

BARBETTA – THEATER DIST – DINNER

  • September 4, 2017 5:33 am

Barbetta is an OLD school Italian restaurant located on Restaurant Row near Times Square.

The place is ancient (been there since 1906) and it looks like nothing has changed since it opened.

That’s not a bad thing! It’s like walking into the past. If Marie Antoinette was Italian, this place would be her jam. It has just a touch of Haunted House that may also appeal to you.

We showed up for restaurant week, so not sure if what we ordered is even on their regular menu.

So, I won’t even bother with too many details since I didn’t bother remembering what anything was.

All I know was it was all pretty good. If you’re in the area and want an upscale blast from the past, check it out.

If you’re anywhere else…just stay there.

321 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
b/t 8th Ave & 9th Ave
Theater District, Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown West
(212) 246-9171
barbettarestaurant.com

CHINA NORTH DUMPLING – LOWER EAST SIDE

  • September 1, 2017 5:33 am

China North Dumpling is your best bet for some delicious, cheap dumplings without the hassle or crowds of Vanessa’s or Prosperity.

$3 bucks buys you 10 dumplings (steamed or fried) and unlike some of the other places, these are really fresh tasting (seems like they use fresh ginger) which really sets them apart and you feel like you’re getting a higher quality product.

The place is a dump, as any good dumpling spot should be. So, get your food, scarf it down and get the hell out of there.

I guarantee it will be the most enjoyable 4 minutes of your day.

27 Essex St
Ste A
New York, NY 10002
b/t Hester St & Grand St
Lower East Side
(212) 529-2700

Steamed Pork and Chive Dumplings – 10 for $3

COWGIRL – WEST VILLAGE – BRUNCH

  • August 30, 2017 5:17 am

If you visit the Cowgirl website, you’ll spot something very telling.

They promise you “Texas-friendly service, food and killer margaritas”.

As you can see, they add a positive adjective before their service and their drinks. But then they just happen to serve some food.

They are NOT wrong.

The servers were all super friendly. And the drinks were tasty. Maybe not killer. Or Texas Tasty. But they did not promise Texas Tasty, I just made that up.

The food is where it all goes wrong.

Where do I start??

First, it all needed a ton of salt. I’m sorry but chicken fried steak and biscuits and gravy are items that should literally stop my heart with it’s sodium content.

I could barely taste of this food, even after dousing everything in sight with Cholula.

And the biscuits were dreadful on all counts. Dry, tough and not a hint of butter. It was like someone dumped flavorless white glue on top of some 4 day old ciabatta buns.

You will never see Cowgirl on any of NYC’s restaurant lists. It’s not terrible enough to make it to the “City’s Worst” but no amount of Texas-Friendly BJ’s can make up for the bad food.

519 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
b/t 10th St & Charles St
West Village
(212) 633-1133
cowgirlnyc.com

Margarita

Chicken Fried Steak – $15.95

Sausage, Biscuits, Gravy & Eggs 2 eggs any style, pork sausage patties and fluffy buttermilk biscuits
smothered in cream gravy
$14.50

DIZENGOFF – CHELSEA – DINNER

  • August 28, 2017 5:32 am

Trader Joe’s has ruined hummus for the planet.

Real hummus should not be low fat. Or pasty, or chalky.

It should be almost too creamy. It should be 50% tahini and don’t skimp on the olive oil.

Dizengoff, located inside the Chelsea Market, makes hummus how it should be. Super decadent. Restaurant hummus.

The kind of hummus you would be frightened to make at home.

SHU JIAO FU ZHOU – LOWER EAST SIDE – LUNCH

  • August 25, 2017 5:23 am

Let’s face it, you’re here because you’re broke. You’re a broke ass B.

(B means Bitch).

This place is known for their $2 peanut noodles and they’re $2 dumplings. For $4 bucks, you can get filled the F up. Because you’re a Broke Ass B.

The food is…decent. It’s not great. The dumplings are actually only meh.

But they’re only $2 bucks, so who cares??? Eat them anyway just because you can.

The place is sort of a dump but they serve $2 peanut noodles so who cares???

And don’t forget, you’re a Broke Ass B!!

118 Eldridge St
New York, NY 10002
b/t Grand St & Broome St
Lower East Side

BROOKLYN BAGEL COMPANY – CHELSEA

  • August 23, 2017 5:23 am

Egg Everything Bagel with Bacon Scallion Cream Cheese

I’m not gonna bore you with a bunch of bagel pics. I mean, they’re kind of all the same.

BUTT…here’s why I love the BBC.

They’re spacious, clean and shiny (and air conditioned). So many bagel joints are tiny, dumpy, dirty and hot but you deal with it because you love bagels (and you’re a sheep who thinks that just because a place is packed with people that what they’re selling is amazing).

They have a large and creative selection of cream cheeses. Every bagel joint has your standby’s (scallion, veggie) but there is always a revolving, fun array of CCC (cream cheese choices).

THEY MAKE AN EGG EVERYTHING BAGEL!!

This is the reason I come here. The Egg Everything bagel is EVERYTHING.

Egg bagels are underappreciated and delicious but always lose out to the Everything bagel. Why not combine the two?? Why aren’t these made everywhere??

For some reason, these puppies are hard to find.

Service is friendly (another bagel shop rarity) and the bagels are GINORMOUS!

In fact, I can’t find a single fault with this place. So, I’ll stop looking for one.

Egg Bagel with Low Fat Cucumber Dill Cream Cheese