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Koi Bryant Park

Located in the posh Bryant Park Hotel, Koi is not unknown to me, having discovered that place in another location few years ago for Restaurant Week. But the place in Bryant Park blew me away: beautiful, modern and with a lounge-y feel, it has a ...

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Posted on: Nov 10, 2017 |  Original Post

Al Vicoletto near Union Square, NYC

Located few steps from Union Square, Al Vicoletto is an Italian eatery and gourmet market. I like the vibe of the place that has a certain energy and a European feel. At the beginning of the meal, they gave us some bread, as well as a small ...

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Posted on: Nov 23, 2016 |  Original Post

Event at Petrossian in NYC, New York

When it comes to elegance and gourmet food, Petrossian comes into my mind. The famous caviar purveyor has, for a long time, showcased some products that go beyond the treasured fish eggs. And this time, they invited me as well as other press / ...

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Posted on: Nov 21, 2016 |  Original Post

KitchenAid workshop with Ron Ben-Israel and Marcia Selden Catering

One evening last week, I was invited to a workshop by KitchenAid, with Pastry Chef Ron Ben-Israel and Robin and Jeffrey Selden from Marcia Selden Catering. I went there with my friend Malini, The Restaurant Fairy, so now you will know that I am ...

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Posted on: Nov 20, 2016 |  Original Post

Bustan, Mediterranean cuisine on the Upper West Side

Last week, I was invited at Bustan, a restaurant located on the Upper West Side, that serves Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. I was not able to meet with Bustan's new partner and Executive Chef Raphael Hasid, but chatted a bit with ...

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Posted on: Nov 13, 2016 |  Original Post

Bombay Grill House in Hell's Kitchen

We were walking on 9th Avenue when we stumbled upon Bombay Grill House and the photo of their thali, a plate containing various dishes making a full meal, from appetizer to dessert. I discover Thali many years ago in Mumbai and specifically ...

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Posted on: Nov 01, 2016 |  Original Post

Esperanto, Latin cuisine in Alphabet City, NYC

I love NY for the diversity of its food and was not disappointed after eating at Esperanto, a Latin restaurant located in Alphabet City that is celebrating its 17th Anniversary. This place has a neighborhood latin café feel that I always like to ...

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Posted on: Oct 30, 2016 |  Original Post

Mentoku Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

When temperatures start to go down, I am always looking forward for ramen. I was really looking forward to try Mentoku in Hell's Kitchen. I saw that place while walking down the street and noticed their spicy ramen with...whipped cream. Not that ...

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Posted on: Oct 28, 2016 |  Original Post

Fogo de Chao in NYC, New York

The last time I went to Fogo de Chao was few months after this upscale steakhouse opened, back in December 2013. I even went to one of their locations in Sao Paolo that I found of lesser quality than their sister restaurant in the big apple. ...

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Posted on: Oct 26, 2016 |  Original Post

Rice 'n' Beans in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, NY

I passed so many times in front of Rice 'n' Beans in Hell's Kitchen, thinking it was a takeout place and not realizing that, first it is a Brazilian place (I could have by simply looking at the flag, but did not pay attention because, again, I ...

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Posted on: Oct 18, 2016 |  Original Post

Empanadas Café in Hoboken, NJ

I will not surprise anybody by saying that Empanadas Café serves mainly...empanadas. If you want to eat something else, you are going to be very, very, very, limited. I was excited to go there, not only because I love empanadas, those little ...

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Posted on: Oct 16, 2016 |  Original Post

BonChon Chicken, Financial District, NYC, NY

As I was in the Financial District all day, I decided to check some fried chicken places (I admit: I craved it). It was a bit early and there were not that many people in the restaurant, besides couple of people at the bar. 

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Posted on: Oct 14, 2016 |  Original Post

Keste Pizza & Vino in NYC, NY

People always talk about John's Pizza, Grimaldi's or XXX, but there is a little gem on Bleecker Street that I highly recommend: Kesté Pizza and Vino. Serving sublime Neapolitan pizza, one of their best credentials is that their owner, Roberto ...

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Posted on: Oct 12, 2016 |  Original Post

Kurry Qulture in Astoria, Queens

With its casual yet trendy decor, Kurry Qulture is the kind of restaurant you wish you had in your neighborhood. Serving authentic Indian cuisine, the dishes there are of the quality of some of the best restaurants in New York, but for reasonable ...

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Posted on: Sep 28, 2016 |  Original Post

K Rico, South American Steakhouse in NYC, NY

We were looking for a less traditional steakhouse, following our dinner at Prime and Beyond, a Korean steakhouse, few months ago, when we stumbled upon K Rico, a South American steakhouse located in Hell's Kitchen. I was definitely curious to see ...

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Posted on: Sep 16, 2016 |  Original Post

Urban Coalhouse Pizza and Bar in Hoboken, NJ

So, there is a new pizza joint in uptown Hoboken and they are up to a good start. As soon as Urban Coalhouse Pizza and Bar opened, that place has been packed with crowds overflowing into the sidewalk. For sure, it is a good addition to the north ...

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Posted on: Sep 14, 2016 |  Original Post

Dilli Junction, Indian street food in Hoboken, NJ

Street food is a big thing in India, but I admit that when I travel there, I am always careful with what I eat, especially avoiding this kind of food, my westerner's stomach not being used to it. So, I enjoyed it in restaurants either in Mumbai ...

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Posted on: Sep 12, 2016 |  Original Post

Shanghai Asian Cuisine in Chinatown, NYC

When looking for an authentic restaurant, I often ask people native from the cuisine I want to eat what places they would recommend. For Chinese cuisine, I asked my colleague Victor and ended up at Shanghai Asian Cuisine in the heart of ...

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Posted on: Sep 10, 2016 |  Original Post

Jimbo's, Greek Restaurant and Bar in Astoria, Queens

What better place to eat amazing Greek food than Astoria, aka Greektown because of its large Greek population? That is where I got the opportunity to try Jimbo's, a family restaurant conveniently located a couple of minutes from the train. Their ...

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Posted on: Sep 08, 2016 |  Original Post

Samui in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Taking its name from Ko Samui, an island in Southern Thailand (Ko means Island), Samui is one of the most unexpected restaurants I went to in New York. When I received the invite to try their food, I did not imagine to find such a place, off the ...

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Posted on: Sep 06, 2016 |  Original Post


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