Articles posted in ‘Closed’

Lan Japanese Restaurant – Tasting Menu

Saturday, July 18, 2009

**Now Closed (updated 2/26/10)
It was almost exactly one year from the day I went to
Lan Japanese restaurant 56 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003 last. Even though it took a while to go back, returning is still the greatest compliment I can give a restaurant. The thing that I really wanted […]

Happy Lemon

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sophia brought over some incredible cream puffs one day. They were airy on the outside and filled with cream to the max. She told me they were from
Happy Lemon 40-23 Main Street, New York, NY 11354, the first kiosk on your left when you enter Sweet Season Shopping Mall (really small […]

Totally Baked got Totally Baked

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Remember when we covered the opening of Totally Baked? Less than a year later, well, they’re gone. No big surprise. The food was ok, but expensive; they over-spent on the decor and on packaging; and the logistics were a nightmare. It was a cute idea while it lasted, albeit impractical.
So, Chef […]


Sunday, December 7, 2008

***Now Closed***
When we walked in to Deborah Deborah and saw the very narrow space with a tiny open kitchen, I admit we got a little worried. This would be a tight squeeze for our group of 7 with winter coats. We had reservations but arrived a bit early. The staff quickly shifted tables to accommodate […]

Tong Thai Brasserie Revisited

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Last time we were at Tong Thai Brasserie Tong Thai Brasserie, we vowed to come back before the prices went up (just our own speculation). This time, we were a party of 5, ordering 5 appetizers, 6 entrees, and 2 desserts.
Our friends, Sara, Angie, and Winnie, had never been to Tong before so we did […]

Tong Thai Brasserie

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My cousin was in town with his volleyball team and we planned to meet them for dinner on Labor Day. It’s hard enough to get a reservation for 8 people in NYC and we had 14. Several places were closed for the holiday, and we were also on a budget. This would be tough. Luckily, […]


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

***Now Closed***
Months ago, Angie and Winnie went to Elettaria Elettaria, ordered too much food, and decided to bring their doggie bag to us. From then on, Elettaria has been on our restaurant wish list but you know how that goes. If only there were 8 meals in a day….Well, waiting so long is our loss. […]

Da Bhang Cafe

Friday, August 8, 2008

I asked Lily to meet me at Da Bhang Cafe Da Bhang Cafe after reading some rave reviews on Yelp. After placing our order, we decided to sit outside, where they have two 2-seaters. It was just too dark inside for the bright and beautiful summer day. (Am I the only person who doesn’t enjoy […]

Batch Bakery

Monday, July 21, 2008

We had Sarah and Tim over for brunch and the sweethearts brought us some sweets. The cupcakes from Batch Bakery Batch Bakery were enticing. I couldn’t wait to dig in.

Tim and I favored the Yuzu Lemon, strongly exhibiting both flavors in a refreshing and perky way. The soft frosting and moist cake were in […]

Nirvana Cafe

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Yesterday was one of those uncomfortably humid days. My clothing was getting stuck to me as I walked with Xiu to Nirvana Cafe Nirvana Cafe, where we met with Sarah, for a fun dinner of Sri Lankan cuisine.
Inside, the air conditioning was on so low, it was barely noticeable. I was sticking to the chair […]