Milos: Greek food, Greek service

When I walked into Milos, I was transported by the hustle and bustle of people chatting and the clinking of glasses; the smell of Mediterranean herbs, olives, and capers; and the curvy plates, some white and some in a wavy clear pattern against blocks of white tablecloths…. perhaps an abstract interpretation of the white walls …

Why doesn’t Finagle Bagel move to NYC?

I’m sick, so it’s time to post about random gripes. Finagle Bagel is the best. It belongs in more cities!! You canNOT get a breakfast bagel like this anywhere else… under $4. This was a sausage, egg, and cheese on a jalapeno bagel. A few things are a little unfamiliar here to other bagel joints: …

Marea

Shiny shells adorn the back wall of this sleek establishment on the first floor of a Relais et Chateaux property across from Central Park. Try saying the first part of that 5 times fast. After riding through freezing traffic of hell to get here, I was happy to find the space open and warm. Marea …

Boston, MA – Island Creek Oyster Bar

Boston has some really good restaurants that we often revisit, but for some reason we’ve never been to a raw bar. We were originally going to go to Neptune Oyster, which is supposedly the best, but they did not take reservations and stopped taking names at least 2 hours before they closed. So what did …

Not your average take-out with Liberty View

Liberty View makes a very average duck, but you can turn that into something much more interesting. I don’t normally eat like this, but my body is exhausted from fighting off the virulent cocktail of the flu and sudden stomach illnesses. I’m pretty sure that I ate an unnatural amount of Purell today. My point …

Brushstroke… of genius

Although Neta’s my favorite new sushi restaurant and the best overall meal, Brushstroke has the most memorable new dishes. The reason Brushstroke wasn’t my absolute favorite is that the sushi’s not that good (even though Ichimura, its hidden child-restaurant is supposedly one of the best). The space is small and warmly lit. Everything’s covered in …

Avra – Greek food in Steak country

I haven’t had Greek food since I left Chicago, where there’s a nice concentration of Greeks. Avra is a nice Greek restaurant in the middle of midtown east. I didn’t realize that they had non-steak restaurants! Just kidding… but honestly high end ethnic food seems rare in this neighborhood. When you walk in, you’re greeted …

Dosateria in Whole Foods

Whole Foods has a lot of pre-cooked foods, most of which is overpriced and unimpressive. For a while they had a sushi bar that made some of the worse sushi I’ve ever had. Luckily Darwinism (or capitalism) won out and they were replaced by Dosateria which is an Indian crepes place. Looks promising. They have …

Nobu- immutable but reliable

In a world of ever changing restaurants and menus, it’s hard to keep up with what you should order where. Nobu is steadfast – stubborn even – in its never changing menu. They make a small effort to move items on and off the menu at seemingly random intervals, but anything that you have ever …

Kung Pao Chicken

This is a great example of how making tender chicken can be really easy… and how restaurants fool you into thinking that they’re making an effort. Kung pao chicken (to me) is all about tender chicken and crunchy other stuff. All that really requires is making tender chicken. It’s easier than you think. Cut the …