Articles posted in ‘Fusion or Mixed’

The Stanton Social

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Stanton Social 99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002 has an interesting menu that seems to draw inspiration from everywhere, American classics to Asian inspired to Latin influenced. The tapas sized dishes are meant to be shared and for certain dishes they can accommodate to the size of your group (with […]


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Daniel Boulud is a well established chef, but well on his way to becoming more of a marketing and business genius. He seems to be able to keep up the quality controls and has just spread himself further with the opening of DBGB 299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003 (opening just a block away […]

John Gray’s Place

Thursday, February 26, 2009

We read about John Gray’s Place on Rick Bayless’s website, as well as several others. It’s known as one of the more upscale places in Playa with contemporary food, which was the perfect thing last night, now that we’ve had enough Mexican food.
Through a window, you can see the kitchen, which is nice and clean. […]

Seafood Buffet at Xcaret

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Xcaret is an awesome eco theme park. We went snorkeling through some caves, and then again in a beautiful inlet, both times amongst beautiful and unique fish. As you walk through the park, you pass viewing points to see animals like wild boar, flamingos, spider monkeys, dolphins, and giant sea turtles. Iguanas roam freely and […]

Hot Baking Company

Sunday, February 22, 2009

We wanted to a change for breakfast today so we hopped around the corner to Hot Baking Company. Lon started with a Orange Strawberry Mango Smoothie with Yogurt, that tasted mostly of orange juice. I had a cappuccino that was really weak. So far, all of my coffees and cappuccinos here have been surprisingly weak.

Our […]

Alta (visit #2)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Can I pay a bigger compliment than to visit a restaurant again? Well, I guess, bringing a friend (my childhood best friend, Yumiko, is visiting from Japan) is yet another notch up.
So, obviously, I enjoyed my first visit to Alta, but I think we enjoyed it even more this time. Right off the bat, their […]


Sunday, November 2, 2008

My friend Angie recommended Degustation Degustation a while ago and we finally got around to going. It’s set up as a bar around the open kitchen, which is very cool, but not ideal for 4 people. It was a little harder to talk to our friends, Martin and Melissa, so I would recommend going in […]

Toast Two

Monday, September 29, 2008

For our last breakfast in Chicago, our plan was to go to Pasticerria Natalina, but alas, they were closed. A bakery not open before 12 noon? What’s up with that? We were starving and headed to my list of back-ups and decided on Toast Two Toast Two. We loved their signage, and the inside is […]


Monday, September 29, 2008

I expected Moto Moto to be more gadgety, maybe more scientific. The website doesn’t really reflect how comical and playful their food is. It was fun and almost childish, allowing adults to play with our food. Right from the beginning, your menu is presented on an edible butter cracker with a dollop of marscapone, a […]

Meli Cafe & Juice Bar

Saturday, September 27, 2008

This morning, we went to Meli Cafe & Juice Bar, had one of the best breakfasts ever, and I’m debating going back tomorrow. They had so many awesome things on the menu that if I lived in Chicago, I would be a loyal regular.
They make their own marmalades… I loved both the strawberry and apricot, […]