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  • May 23, 2018 7:26 pm

Peas on a pizza???

Yes. Peas on a pizza.

If you’re a pea-hating Peacist like some folks I know, the photo above might seem like it was ripped from your darkest nightmares.

But it was probably the best thing we ate at the new trendy Indian fusion spot Bombay Bread Bar.

While we did end up trying two types of bread (at the insistence of the restaurant’s namesake), they were just ok and for some reason appeared to be shredded as if by an angry feline which made it quite difficult to eat with other foods.

The chutneys were just ok but they really didn’t have a part to play in the tale of our dinner. We tried to eat them with the bread but they were so strong and we didn’t order any meats to go with them. But maybe that’s our bad.

What you really need to be ordering is the Beat Walnut Raita. A menu item that may be shocking to an Indian food purist (who may also be that pea-hating Peacist we were talking about above) but it was quite delicious and that guy just needs to shut the H up.

Other highlights were the Dal Burrata and the Goan Crab Cakes (order them both!) but the lamb Haleem curry (odd pureed texture) and the apple potato chat were simultaneously odd and bland.

The cocktail flavors were fairly benign but boozy enough where you won’t accidentally gulp them down in a few sips like your thirsty self does at some places that serve drinks in those infuriating prohibition era glasses that look diminutive even in a doll’s hand.

A spooky, possessed Victorian doll with tiny cracked porcelain hands who wants to steal your soul but also enjoys a good cocktail from time to time.


195 Spring St
New York, NY 10012 b/t Thompson St & Sullivan St
South Village       

(212) 235-1098


Tamarind Margarita
Partida Tequila, tamarind, citrus

Bollywood Swingin’
Beefeater Gin, bay leaf, lime, passionfruit

Laccha Parantha with three chutneys (mango, spicy chili & tamarind)

Beet Walnut Raita $5

Apple & Potato Chat
Sweet onions, chilies, tamarind

Goan Crab Cakes
Avocado, tamarind chutney

Lamb “Haleem” Curry
Mint, lentil, cracked wheat

“Dal Burrata”
Ma ki dal, fenugreek

Mutter Paneer Pizza
Sweet pea & soft paneer, garlic naan



  • May 8, 2018 1:25 pm


I swear my favorite new NYC restaurants are all Korean.

The flavors are bold and the vibe is always casual, classy and fun. And I mean classy in the 80’s Klassy with a K sense.

While Cote is definitely on the more upscale side and will cost a few more smackaroos, it’s still all those words I just said above. Don’t make me say them again. Fine, casual fun and KLASSY.

You can go a few routes on the menu, but we all kept it simple and went with the $45 pp meat sampler.

It was plenty of food (especially once we added the kimchi fried rice) and perfect for when you don’t know what you’re in the mood for.

You can attempt to cook your own meat, but the service is prompt enough where you won’t have to lift a single spoiled rich finger.

I don’t know what those amazing chicken tenders are (didn’t see them on the menu) but the bartender gave them to us for free since we had to wait for our drinks a bit before getting our table. They were phenomenal!

Do whatever you have to, to get them. Complain about something, rip out a full clump of your own hair and say you found it in your fried rice. Worth it!

Reservations are a pain in the tokus to get, but I wouldn’t try to show up without one.


16 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10010 b/t Broadway & 5th Ave

(212) 401-7986



  • April 30, 2018 5:35 am

HNIH is a lively casual hangout for some elevated yet seriously tasty Korean food.

Unlike your average Korean BBQ joint, there is nothing for you to cook. You can relax and have it all served to you like the royal bastard that you think you are.

We started with a carafe of the insanely delicious grapefruit Sowuju (which isn’t really a real word if you Google it, sounds like HNIH made it up) which is a large handful of grapefruit slices marinated in a ton of Soju (the Korean version of Sake – something I just learned while I was Googling that other word).

While I’m sure we ordered all the wrong things, my favorite items were the potato and corn croquettes, the bulgogi (so freaking flavorful) and the sesame ice cream in a field of green tea biscuit crumbles.

We seriously debated on ordering a second one!

Until our complimentary birthday cheesecake came out….

Everyone in the joint had ordered some kind of large format soup, which is fun to eat. However, I found the broth to be a bit one-sided (kimchi overload) and I didn’t really taste the beef.

Something to note: don’t show up without a reservation.  Also, don’t show up early.

There is not a bar to sit at and they’ll probably not be able to seat you early anyway because loud, obnoxious people like us are there and won’t leave until the kitchen staff are cursing under their breath for us to maybe stop it with the 37 selfie attempts.

17 E 31st St
New York, NY 10016 b/t 5th Ave & Madison Ave
Midtown East






After   (We closed the place down!)

Grapefruit Sowuju – $36

Boiled Dumplings – $8

Corn and Potato Croquettes – $14

Fire Grilled Bulgogi – $23

Banchan that comes with the Bulgogi

Hot Pot – $35
Pork Ribs, Homemade Kimchi, Potatoes, Enoki, Bok Choy, Korean Gnocchi & Organic Tofu in Beef Bone Broth

Homemade Green Tea Biscuit Crumbs with Black Sesame Ice Cream topped with Dried Strawberries – $9


  • April 25, 2018 5:24 am

I came here for one, solitary reason.

That cheesy as hell burger above.

Now, I’m often disappointed by these enormous, gourmet burgers that run you $29 bucks and leave you dreaming of Burger King.

The patty is way too thick and rare and is surprisingly under seasoned. I like an old school diner burger. Thin, char-broiled within an inch of it’s life patty, special sauce, some pickle situation, super soft bun. Something I can actually eat with my hands.

This burger is none of those things.

But it’s delicious and I want another one right now!

The beef patty was definitely on the rare side but I ate still every single bite. The cheese (an aged cheddar) and those little blistered tomatoes tied it all together and created something magical.

If you’re also in the mood for a starter, you could do worse than order those simple but tasty deviled eggs.

Don’t be fooled at first glance by Suprema Provision’s faux artisan storefront. It’s not exactly set up to push your shopping cart down the aisles.

305 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014 b/t Grove St & Barrow St
West Village       

(646) 964-4994



Black Truffle Deviled Eggs – $9

Braesola, Lemon Aioli, Arugula Sandwich

Suprema Burger
short rib, brisket, iberico jamon bacon jam, black garlic sauce


  • April 20, 2018 5:26 am

Ichiran is, for now, the best bowl of ramen I’ve ever had.

At around $20 a bowl, it’s also the most expensive bowl of ramen I’ve ever had.


The overall experience is a bit frantic, however.

There was a little line outside to get in but you can spend this time admiring the Freddy Krueger red and white color scheme.

Once inside we were handed our order forms where we could customize your ramen from the doneness of the noodles to the richness of the broth.

I was hungry but not starving so I didn’t order a second helping of the noodles (which has to be done ahead of time and no matter where you turn, you are visually reminded that ordering extra noodles (called Kae-Dama) is an option).

The seating situation is unique as it is meant to cater to the individual diner and each counter seat is divided by a partition but the hostess will still seat you next to your party and it’s still easy to converse.

Once ordered, your food and drink will be slid under a partition in a similar fashion to what I imagine how a low-security prison in Tokyo would serve their inmates.

After you enjoy your insanely flavorful and utterly perfect bowl of ramen, you will receive this odd little tray which must have some kind of James Bond microchip imbedded inside, which you will bring up front to pay your bill.

HELPFUL HINT: The Tonkotsu Egg is sort of a letdown. It’s just a regular hard-boiled egg and not really the yummy, ooey, seasoned egg you might be used to.

132 W 31st St
New York, NY 10001 b/t Fashion Ave & Penn Plz
Midtown West



Classic Tonkotsu Ramen – $18.90 (Egg is $2.90 additional)


  • April 16, 2018 5:44 am

I must admit that I haven’t tried a ton of Thai food in NYC. I live a few blocks from some really solid choices and I really hate commuting far distances for a $7 meal.

That being said, Uncle Boons Sister is probably my favorite.

The Thai Basil stir fry was bursting with flavor and just the right amount of spicy where I wasn’t panicking about the whereabouts of the nearest bottle of Sriracha.

The Mataba (curried lamb pastry) was definitely on the Indian side, in case those flavors frighten you, but it was also quite nice.

The Laab (fried chicken) wasn’t as glorious as the stir fry but it was what everyone else in that teeny tiny ass place was ordering (only 5 little round tables – it’s more of a takeout joint) so definitely order that if you go with another person.

203 Mott St
New York, NY 10012 b/t Kenmare St & Spring St

(646) 850-9480


MATABA – Curried Lamb Pastry with Sweet Chili Sauce – $7

PHAT BAI HORAPHA – Thai Basil Stir Fry with Beef Shortrib and Crispy Egg – $15

LAAB – Fried Chicken with Herb Salad, Cucumber and Toasted Rice Powder – $14


  • April 9, 2018 5:39 am

I’m a HUGE fan of Top Chef’s Dale Talde.

I still have wet dreams about this pretzel pork and chive dumplings served at his Brooklyn restaurant. I don’t care how overpriced they are. And they also make the best Pad Thai in existence.

So, when I heard he was opening up a new spot in Manhattan, I knew I had to take a quick shopping trip to REI to buy a sleeping bag so I could camp out the night before.

And by camping out, I mean show up a month later so I could read if the reviews were any good. I’m loyal but not a schmuck.

The star of the show at Rice and Gold is not the rice (it was just ok) but the Pho Soup Dumplings. Do what I say and order two orders of them. Don’t argue with me. They’re so tasty, you’ll be pissed at whomever eats the last one. Even if it’s you.

The cocktails and service were both top notch and the place is spacious and funky, great for large groups or just large personalities (good for those loud ass friends of yours).

50 Bowery
New York, NY 10013 b/t Canal St & Bayard St

(646) 630-8055


Pork Buns
adobo pork belly, red cooked onion, garlic & laurel aioli

Pho Soup Dumplings
bean sprout, holy basil

Sizzling Adobo Pork Fried Rice
garlic, egg, bean sprout

Tea Smoked Branzino
caper-ginger relish, citrus ponzu, almond


  • April 3, 2018 8:39 pm

I was a little nervous to come to Dead Rabbit for brunch on a whim.

I had only done 2 instead of the usual 5 hours of online research so had just barely memorized the complete menu and my knowledge of the exact square footage was sadly lacking (but still solid – and I could find the bathroom with my eyes blindfolded).

However, I’m always up for an adventure, so here we are!

We were able to snag the last two seats at the bar before a crowd descended on us waiting anxiously for us to get the hell out. Until the upstairs dining room finally opened.

The Dead Rabbit, an Irish pub having been voted the Best Bar in the World a few years in a row, is a tiny three story establishment in FiDi.

Our waitress was friendly but just the right amount of cold that we didn’t incorrectly assume we could stay all day. Our expiration date was the very moment we took our last sip.

The cocktails were delicious just creative enough but no so esoteric that you wondered how many pretentious, obscure Italian liqueurs they could cram into one drink.

The food matched the drinks in terms of quality and flavor.

The corned beef sandwich on buttery grilled rye was the best I have ever had.

And the Chicken Pot Pie, while it didn’t have the usual creamy white sauce, was packed with flavor and that crust was perfection.

If there could be one complaint, it would be our bartender did not seem to want to bring us a water.

Which is completely understandable.

I’m sure her inner monologue (replete with a light Irish accent) was something along the lines of “I’m not here to hydrate you pieces of shite”.

30 Water St
New York, NY 10004 b/t Broad St & Coenties Slip
Financial District                   

Phone number (646) 422-7906





Scotch Egg
Organic egg, Cumberland sausage, Colman’s mustard, hash browns

Chicken Pot Pie
Braised chicken, peas, carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy

Corned Beef Sandwich
House made coleslaw, gruyere, chips



  • March 26, 2018 4:28 pm

Dry Aged Beef Ribeye, Spigarello, Chanterelles, garlic
(Pictured is half portion)

Some early reviews of Legacy Records tout this new eatery from the Charlie Bird and Pasquale Jones team as pretty but lacking substance. (kind of like me)

Well, that was my take away from it. I actually just Googled it again to make sure and only see rave reviews. So, clearly I have no clue what I’m talking about.

Best to click away while you can. Click far, far away.

While the place certainly is gorgeous, I wouldn’t call a place with great cocktails and an amazing rib eye as lacking substance.

Sure, the chestnut and duck pasta was unique but not necessarily delicious and the hand pulled mozzarella had a nice flavor going on but needed some kind of bread or crostini to go with it. And maybe a little salt.

The steak came perfectly cooked, sliced for her pleasure and topped in a gorgeous sauce that reminded me of a Chimichurri. I’m sure it was actually something much more exotic than that.

I would say this would be a great place to meet for drinks and either a meaningless nibble just to fill the belly or actually go for the steak like you mean it.

The place is located in a sort of deserted southern section of Hells Kitchen, right near (or maybe directly in) what will soon be (or already is) Hudson Yards.

(I should probably just delete that garbled paragraph above and save all of you a lot of heartache.)***


***(But I won’t).

517 W 38th St
New York, NY 10018 at 10th Ave
Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown West



Hand Pulled Mozarella, Celery, Apple, Almonds

Cocktails – $17
Ford’s Gin, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto, lemon, cranberry, orange marmalade, rosemary
Winter Spritz:
Aperol, blood orange, pomegranate and prosecco

Chestnut Tagliatelle, Duck Ragu, Liver, Rosemary
(Pictured is half portion)



  • March 16, 2018 5:56 am

I ate here over a year ago (maybe two??) and completely forgot to blog about this wonderful, amazing, magical place.

If you ever find yourself in Brighton Beach (and you’ve made the necessary reservation, so maybe don’t just wander over to Brighton Beach willy-nilly) and someone is celebrating a birthday (as was our situation) then Romanoff is the place for you!

It’s a Russian Dinner and Show situation however the food is this sort of generic wedding food that really is not the point of the evening. Forget about the food.

The point of it all is the bizarre and mystical show! You get your cabaret singers (who seem like Russian talk show hosts who happen to also sing) followed by an array of colorful showgirls and then the entire place turns into a really fun dance party.

The entire experience is like some throw back to 70’s Russia that you never experienced in the first place…so basically it’s someone else’s throwback.

But a fun one!

I think the cost at the end turned out to be about $70-100 a person (depending on the amount of alcohol consumed) but it’s TOTALLY worth it.

You will never forget your time at Romanoff. Trust me. Even if you black out, you’ll still remember.

2670 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235 b/t Avenue X & Desmond Ct
Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay