Articles posted in ‘American and New American’

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 […]

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 […]

John Brown Smokehouse

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

John Brown Smokehouse 10-43 44th Drive, Long Island City, NY 11101 moved to 10-43 44th Drive***
We are so happy to announce yet another awesome joint in the Long Island City vicinity,
John Brown Smokehouse 25-08 37th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. Owner and pitmaster Josh Bowen was at […]

Salt & Fat

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Salt & Fat 41-16 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside, NY 11104, a small plates restaurant that is bold in flavor and cholesterol, has hit Sunnyside and I am ever so grateful. (Sunnyside is very close to Long Island City) With a name like that and a pig as mascot/logo, you know this place is […]

White Barn Inn

Saturday, June 5, 2010

White Barn Inn 37 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk Beach, ME 04043 was recommended to me by my friend Karen and my travel agent Erina, probably some others. It’s won many awards, like the AAA Five Diamond Award and Forbes Five Star Dining, the only one in Maine. It seemed like the obvious choice […]

Eating Kennebunkport and Ogonquit

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Seafood in Kennebunkport and Ogonquit, Maine is amazing. Everyone knows about the lobster–it’s really more than that. Lon and I fell in love with Maine shrimp and couldn’t help but notice the clams, steamers, and haddock too.

Eleven Madison Park

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Funny how my birthday is on May 11th (I’m 30!) and I ended up at
Eleven Madison Park 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Perhaps this should be a birthday tradition. Yes, as long as James Beard Award winning chef, Daniel Humm, is behind the scenes this is perhaps the most […]

The Meatball Shop

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Meatball Shop 84 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002 just opened a couple of weeks ago but they seem to have things in good working order. Waitstaff is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The menus are mark-your-own (like at Akti Seafood Restaurant), but all the combination and possibilities have been thought out […]

Employees Only

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I went to
Employees Only 510 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 in that snow storm Thursday night, thinking it would be empty. It was not. The long bar is packed with people and I was a little jealous of those that got to watch and interact with the mixologists. They were […]

Jeffrey’s Meat Market: Pig Butchery

Monday, February 8, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I got an e-mail asking if I’d like to go to a butchering class. Really? Of course I would! And more importantly, I could pass this off as a Valentine’s Day present for Lon. Lon loves butchery!
It get’s better.
Jeffrey’s Meat Market 120 Essex Street, New York, […]