Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

You know a place is likely to be good when it has a difficult name, and yet it is one of the top google hits if you type in any part of the name… even misspelled. How did google know that I was looking for food?! You know a place is likely to be good when the …

Cosme

Chef Enrique Olvera’s new high end Mexican restaurant has been all the buzz in New York City. There’s been much speculation on just how innovative and expensive Mexican cuisine can be. I had to go and find out for myself especially since it’s in Flatiron, one of my favorite neighborhoods. I’ve seen first hand how …

Tuome

Every once in a while, we feel the need to check out the latest and greatest in the East Village. The neighborhood has just been teeming with new restaurant activity. Tuome is an Asian fusion sauce fest. The decor was all hip and wood-y. We sat in a side room just wide enough for 2 …

Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn is possibly the most beautiful hotel in the United States. Situated at the top of the cliff in Big Sur, half the lodges at Post Ranch have breathtaking views of the ocean. The word that comes to mind when I think about Post Ranch Inn is “tranquility.” Isolated tree and cliff houses blend …

Cha-An Tea House

What’s better than having tea with friends on a cold Sunday afternoon? Having tea at Cha-An Tea House. I could not make these scrumptious desserts at home, and their range of tea is far more than I have space in my tiny New York apartment to carry. I first went here on my birthday when I …

ABC Kitchen

ABC Home and Carpet is where you go if you want to turn your home into a mythical wonderland (and you have money to spare). Inside the fancy furniture and trinket store, is ABC Kitchen, a relaxed American dining restaurant that regularly hosts celebrities. It’s always fun people watch. This time, we saw Danny Devito! Crab …

French Laundry

I often bemoan the dearth of objectivity in the world, but when you visit a storied establishment such as French Laundry, one cannot help but have some preconceptions. The website shows a bright farmhouse wonderland of white linens, fresh produce, and creations that changed the history of the culinary industry. I really enjoyed Per Se at first, but …

Otafuku

Otafuku is a tiny little place by Saint Marks. As far as I can tell, they only sell 4 things: – Yakisoba: egg noodles that they sautee on the grill – Takoyaki: Balls of octopus and dough – Okonomiyaki: Cabbage pancakes with delicious sauce – Mentadai: Chewy dessert batter with red bean paste inside… that …

Bowery Meat Co.

Hello dear readers, I want to alert you to a new and exciting restaurant opening… Bowery Meat Co. just started their soft opening in the Lower East Side. It was founded by a bunch of men who clearly loved meat, and did not like the label of “steakhouse.” It’s okay. I don’t like that label either. …

Root & Bone

The East Village has been the host of so many new hip restaurants lately. Root and Bone was started by a pretty blond smiling couple with sideways hair. Some say that they now have the best fried chicken in New York City. Well now, I gotta try that fried chicken!! The decorations were quaint. The …