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Brasserie 292

Friday, December 16, 2011

Lon and I headed up to Poughkeepsie, NY for a nearly impromptu press trip this past Sunday. The plan was really to begin our tour on Monday morning and since we wanted to avoid Monday morning traffic we were on our own for Sunday.  We didn’t have super high expectations for restaurants in a small, […]

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 […]


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Back in November of 2010, I was desperately looking for poblanos to make my favorite black beans recipe. None of the supermarkets near me were selling them. At least five places were hit that day; some never sold it and some were just out. Eventually I went on-line to search for some Mexican markets is […]

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 […]

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I’ve had
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop 727 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 on my radar for a while and when I finally got there, I was surprised to see that it was a no frills, old-fashioned looking shop. For some reason, hearing about red velvet doughnuts made me think it […]


Monday, November 1, 2010

Most of the time, we choose a restaurant of my long wish list. This time, we didn’t want to wait for a seat at plan A, so we chose chose one near by. We lucked out having spotted the little yellow awning of
Sandro’s 306 East 81st Street, New York, NY 10028 […]

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 […]

San & Deul Restaurant

Monday, February 22, 2010

I haven’t been satisfied with the Korean food in Manhattan lately (as you can see from my reviews of Pocha 32 and Arirang) so I asked my Korean friend Scott to help me out. I needed to rectify this situation! Similarly to how I feel about Chinese food, Scott feels about Korean food: the good […]


Friday, February 12, 2010

Over twitter, James Boo (of The Eaten Path) asked where he could find 82% butter near Union Square. I sent him to
East Village Cheese Shop 40 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003, and that’s it, we were friends. He found the butter he needed, and that’s all it takes to become […]

Caracas Arepa Bar and Roneria

Friday, January 8, 2010

I’ve never eaten in the overly popular
Caracas Arepa Bar 93 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003 in the East Village. My club days are over and I don’t enjoy squeezing up against people as beer spills on me. I probably wouldn’t have tried their new
Brooklyn location […]