Articles posted in ‘American and New American’

Stand Up or Down?

Friday, June 12, 2009

After our meal at Zampa, Angie and I decided to try the milkshakes at
Stand 24 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003. I had recently heard they had some funky flavors. After finding out that the milkshakes were pre-mixed, we opted for just one to share and then ended up ordering […]


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

At some point, there was a Roll-N-Roaster Roll-N-Roaster in the East Village, by Webster Hall. I never got around to trying it and it closed. Still, the original (in Brooklyn) is still going strong after 35 years and several expansions, yet prices have remained the same.

All readers know, I’m not a fan of fast food, […]

Little Giant

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Little Giant Little Giant has the comfortable feel of half coffee shop, half someone’s home den or study.  It’s in a corner spot full of windows, so the beginning of our meal included natural light. As the night grew dark, so did the restaurant, and no lights were turned on. The service was sufficient but […]

White Manna

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bill has been raving about White Manna for some time now and yesterday he was kind enough to take me and Jessica for a mini road trip that included some of New Jersey’s finest destinations: Target, Costco, and White Manna White Manna.

We were told that the original White Mana (note the lack of a second […]

Elephant & Castle

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Our friends Rachel and Brandon suggested Elephant & Castle Elephant & Castle (not related to the chain called Elephant & Castle) for brunch. We met there surprised to see it packed wall to wall, with a wait even when we left (around 3pm). The menu is simple American with a few foreign touches here […]


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Loren and I hit up Superfine Superfine in DUMBO for lunch on Friday. I love the restaurant name, but wasn’t as impressed with anything else. The food is ok, the service is mediocre, the decor is eclectic, and the prices are average.
There aren’t many restaurants to choose from under the Manhattan bridge, so […]

Hill Country

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A while back, during an eventful night out, Jessica and friends tried to stop by Hill Country Hill Country, a barbecue joint in Flat Iron. However, they left due to high prices and long lines. Last night, I went back with Bill, Sal, & Steve, knowing we would have to face those issues.
The setup […]

Clinton Street Baking Company

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I’ve been wanting to try Clinton Street Baking Company Clinton Street Baking Company for a long time but deterred by the long lines. I figured a weekday would be better so I made plans to meet Emily there for lunch yesterday. With the heavy snow coming down, I was shocked to see how full they […]

Irving Mill

Monday, December 15, 2008

I’ve walked by Irving Mill Irving Mill several times before thinking it was a bar. I was totally surprised to see a very large country style dining room. We absolutely loved the atmosphere, well-lit and spacious. It just felt so comfortable, like a vacation from the city. The menu seemed focused on eggs and pigs, […]

Maureen’s Kitchen

Friday, November 28, 2008

Lon’s mom lives right by Maureen’s Kitchen Maureen’s Kitchen, a popular breakfast place, decorated with cows, and long long lines. The day after Thanksgiving is no exception to Lon’s disdain for lines so we got up bright and early and made it to Maureen’s around 8:15am. By the time we left, there was a wait.

Large […]