Articles posted in ‘American and New American’


Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fish Fish is a no frills seafood bar that seems to know what they specialize in, at the detriment of almost everything else. The raw platter was filled with wonderfully fresh oysters, meaty Fanny Bay’s, delicate Kumamotos, sweet Blue Points, and some others, which I can’t remember the names of. One tasted like an oyster […]

Randazzo’s Clam Bar

Friday, May 9, 2008

Randazzo’s Clam Bar Randazzo’s Clam Bar doesn’t look like much, no table clothes, no host, and water comes in a disposable plastic cup, but they’ve got extremely fresh seafood, and that’s enough for me. Little Neck Clams on the half shell were super fresh, pink, and meaty.
The Oysters were the best, served on the half […]


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wildwood Wildwood, the latest notch on the B.R. Guest belt, is a welcomed BBQ addition to our neighborhood. My friend Angie accompanied Lon and I to this well designed space where everything simply made sense: the country music, the aged windows above the bar, the fun t-shirts on the wait staff, and the barn latches […]

Aspen Restaurant

Friday, April 11, 2008

Yesterday my team at Linkstorm and I had lunch at Aspen Restaurant and Lounge Aspen Restaurant. Everyday I walk past the place and notice how incredibly empty it is, both day and night. Josh had mentioned to me that he was hoping to go and Angie had mentioned that the food was pretty […]

No More Shooting the Moon

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

This morning Shruti and I were discussing how Shooting the Moon (a strategy in the card game Hearts) can be applied to various situations. For those of you not in the know, shooting the moon is when you do so badly in Hearts (by taking every penalty in a round) that you actually do […]

Teddy’s Bar & Grill

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Teddy’s Bar & Grill Teddy’s Bar & Grill looks more like a neighborhood bar but it seems like more people come to eat, at least during lunch time. Even in the crazy snow (yesterday), the place filled up for lunch. It’s a casual and comfortable place where they serve simple non-inventive American food. It seems […]

Union Square Cafe

Monday, January 28, 2008

Believe it or not, I’ve never been to the famous Union Square Cafe Union Square Cafe. It’s expensive, and at times very hard to get reservations, so somehow, it has slipped through, until today. My friend Lily and I made last minute plans for lunch there and it happens to be restaurant week (which I […]

Strip House

Friday, December 21, 2007

Strip House has been on Lon’s wish list for a while. We heard about their Crisp Goose Fat Potatoes, prepared by poaching potatoes in goose fat, then baking with goose fat, and finished by deep frying in goose fat. That’s what we heard and we couldn’t find any documentation on it, so off we went […]


Sunday, October 14, 2007

There really aren’t any burger joints in our neighborhood so we’re glad that Stand Stand opened up. It’s a big plus when you actually get a medium rare burger when you order one. The ingredients are fresh and everything is made to order. So yes, I like the piping hot fries. They’re nice and crispy […]


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My friend Sheryl gathered a small group of us for a few drinks in honor of Wymen’s birthday. She chose this chill place in Chelsea called Tillman’s Tillman’s, styled after an old school Harlem speakeasy. They play a good selection of music and start to remove some seating as the back gets crowded later in […]