Articles posted in ‘Avoid Like the Plague’


Friday, June 11, 2010

Tournesol 50-12 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101 seems to be the restaurant that is most recommended in Long Island City and it certainly was full the night we went.  Unfortunately, my party of eight had such a bad experience–it is certain that none of us will go back.
First, we were […]

New East Cuisine Manor

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New East Cuisine Manor 37-02 Main Street, New York, NY 11354 is the new name for Gala Manor, but ownership has not changed. Not much else has either and dishes were as forgettable as they were before. I’d even go ahead and call most of it bland.

Trattoria Pesce Pasta

Friday, August 14, 2009

We wondered into Trattoria Pesce Pasta 262 Bleeker Street, New York, NY 10014 last night after we saw the wait at Keste. TPP is one of the worst Italian restaurants in NYC. The bizarre thing is that it has pretty good reviews. What gives people? Just look at this antipasto. Half of […]

Bao Noodles

Saturday, July 18, 2009

We were invited to
Bao Noodles 391 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10010 by their publicist, to a special tasting of some new menu items. We gave fair warning that the review would be honest, and I hope they noticed our candid style before inviting us. We got a nice window seat, […]

Tim Horton’s vs. Dunkin’ Donuts

Friday, July 17, 2009

In case you haven’t heard, Tim Horton’s the mega chain from Canada, has taken over some Dunkin’ Donuts locations. My Canadian friends were all dying to hear my thoughts on it. I devised a genius plan. I was going to buy the same doughnuts from Tim Horton’s and Dunkin’ Donuts and do a side-by-side comparison […]


Monday, June 22, 2009

Mulan 136-17 39th Avenue, New York, NY 11354, a restaurant on the second floor of the fancy new mini-mall, Queens Crossing, describes themselves as Modern Asian Cuisine. The decor, very white with some waterfalls, feels rather Miami, and the over-sized bottle of Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon and Fiji water perched on each table […]

Cupcake Stop

Saturday, May 23, 2009

We went out for an evening walk with Ice (our Jack Russell) and when we got back, there was a cupcake truck parked in front of our building. We took that as a sign that we should have some.

Cupcake Stop has got the marketing concept down. It’s a cute truck. They have cupcakes for $2 […]


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Last night, we were walking home when we saw Stogo Stogo. Lon and I walk into just about any new food place we see, so in we went to sample what they call Gourmet Organic Dairy-Free Ice Cream. I was hoping it would be good since Lon is lactose intolerant, but after we each tried […]

Sparks Steak House

Saturday, April 18, 2009

As soon as you walk in to Sparks Steak House Sparks Steak House, you’ll notice that they’re very old school. It’s a boys club here, where men out number women 4 to 1, every staff member is male, and there is a wall full of cigars. The feel is very, old mob movie-like and there […]

Blue Lobster

Saturday, February 21, 2009

It’s always hard when you’re traveling to know which restaurants will be good and which will be bad. It’s a bit of a crap shoot, honestly. My preference is to ask locals and to wander around and try to figure out which places are good or bad. It’s kind of random, but […]