Articles posted in ‘Restaurants’

The Long Island City Restaurant Guide

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Long Island City Restaurant Guide was originally published on January 23, 2013 and it seemed high time we update it with the slew of new restaurants! Take special note of Crescent Grill, Il Falco, and Jora….Sadly, we’ve also noted the closings of Malu, Chimney Cake, Cranky’s, and Lhawan2. (A few updates were added 7/29/15 […]

101 Taiwanese Cuisine

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Good Taiwanese food has always been a fleeting category. Great restaurants and chefs have come and gone throughout my whole life in New York City. It is because of this that I am almost always more excited about finding a Taiwanese eatery than say, a great Cantonese restaurant. My expectations were set high when I […]

Sanibel & Captiva, Florida

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

We just got back from a brief family vacation in Sanibel & Captiva Islands, two little places connected by a causeway to Fort Myers, Florida. The weather was perfect throughout our stay: a low of 58 and a high of 80 and clear blue skies. This is a truly unique destination, where it never seems […]

Casa Enrique

Friday, October 12, 2012

Brought to you by the same people behind Cafe Henri (excellent crepes) is
Casa Enrique 5-48 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, a Mexican restaurant that features food of the Chiapas region.  After two visits, despite some service snafus, Casa Enrique competes with 
John Brown Smokehouse 10-43 44th Drive, […]

S Prime

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In NYC, restaurants that are “good for large parties” are hard to find, especially if you don’t consider The Olive Garden or California Pizza Kitchen an option. So when the folks at the new steakhouse in Astoria/Long Island City,
S Prime 35-15 36th Street, Long Island City, NY 11106, invited me for […]

“No Kitchen Required” on BBC America

Monday, April 2, 2012

On Saturday night, we made our way to the secret location of NY Bite Club (an underground supper club) where we ate an extra generously portioned tasting menu of dishes from Chihuahua, Mexico and drank cocktails by the famous Joaquin Simo of
Death & Co. 433 East 6th Street, New York, […]

Yeh’s Bakery Curry Pastry (ga li jao)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

As a food blogger I sometimes get caught up in the excitement of new restaurant openings, which happens enough in NY to always keep you on your toes.  As a result, occasionally the value of writing about old places is overlooked.  What’s more valuable than a tried and true place or product that my family […]

Vacation at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) + Give-Away

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Anyone who loves to cook has heard of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). It is the premier culinary school of the United States and according to Paul Bocuse, “the best culinary school in the world.” What you may not know — I sadly did not — is that it is also the best food-lovers […]

Brasserie 292

Friday, December 16, 2011

Lon and I headed up to Poughkeepsie, NY for a nearly impromptu press trip this past Sunday. The plan was really to begin our tour on Monday morning and since we wanted to avoid Monday morning traffic we were on our own for Sunday.  We didn’t have super high expectations for restaurants in a small, […]

Fat Goose: Chef Jennifer Cole

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sometimes sous chefs at fancy, expensive restaurants decide to become executive chefs at smaller, more casual restaurants. It’s a choice for life-style and freedom. When it happens, we (the customers) win! We get that same talented chef cooking for us at a fraction of the cost; plus no six-month wait for reservations. Finding these situations […]