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Taste of London Winter 2014 – Part 1

Taste of London Winter 2014 was another fantastic opportunity to try dishes at restaurants that one would not visit.  There were fewer restaurants serving food at Taste of London Winter 2014 relative to those at Taste of London (from summer 2014). ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Nov 26, 2014 |  Original Post

Navy NYC: Seafood at its best

Navy in NYC opened in April 2014 when there was precious little on the website.  There’s more about the restaurant (owners / founders -Matt Abramcyk and Akiva Elstein and Chef Camille Becerra) on its website now.  Navy deserves to be among the ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Oct 09, 2014 |  Original Post

Navy NYC: Seafood at its best

Navy in NYC opened in April 2014 when there was precious little on the website.  There’s more about the restaurant (owners / founders -Matt Abramcyk and Akiva Elstein and Chef Camille Becerra) on its website now.  Navy deserves to be among the ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Oct 09, 2014 |  Original Post

28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen Marlylebone, London

28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen offers many wines by the glass, carafe, and bottle and serves French Bistro style food in 3 locations in London – Marylebone, Mayfair, and Fetter Lane.  At the Marylebone location that we went to, we were ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Mar 12, 2014 |  Original Post

Casa Mono in NYC

Casa Mono in NYC is a small Spanish cuisine inspired restaurant  which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary!  Casa Mono is owned by Mario Batali , Joe Bastianich and Andy Nusser; Chef de cuisine is Anthony Sasso and Sommerlier is Nancy ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Mar 07, 2014 |  Original Post

Beauty and Essex, NYC

Beauty & Essex is a huge (300 seater) dining space with an entrance that looks like a pawn shop. Although it opened in NYC in late 2010 it is still very popular with large groups and late night diners.  I have had great food and service there ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Feb 27, 2014 |  Original Post

Salt Yard in London

Salt Yard serves modern tapas with Spanish and Italian influenced flavours and produce.  Salt Yard has other (sister) tapas restaurants scattered across central London (Dehesa, Opera Tavern, and the latest Ember Yard) –  I am yet to go to ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014 |  Original Post

Maille: Product Review

Note: This is a product review of Maille UK products that I was requested to try.  All views in this post are mine / Not Just Vegetarian‘s The extremely nice people at Maille UK reached out to me to try out their products.   Did you know ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 |  Original Post

Alder: Innovative pub food in NYC

Alder is Chef Wylie Dufresne’s latest restaurant in NYC (in the East Village), although it’s almost a year old now.  Many bloggers and critics seem to love the casual, innovative and modern take on public house food (pub food) created by Chef ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Feb 03, 2014 |  Original Post

Kopapa: Fusion food in Covent Garden, London

Kopapa is an all-day restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between.  Kopapa has 4 Kiwi owners – Peter Gordon, Michael McGrath, Adam Wills and Brandon Allen.  Peter Gordon has a very unique perspective on fusion ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Jan 31, 2014 |  Original Post

Scandinavian Kitchen in London

When you think of Scandinavian cuisine, how often do you think vegetarian?  I associate Scandinavian food with seafood and desserts.  I was pleasantly surprised to find a wide range of vegetarian salads and sandwiches when I stopped by ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Dec 03, 2013 |  Original Post

Many vegetarian options at L’Apicio

L’ Apicio is an Italian inspired restaurant that opened in 2012 in the East Village.  L’Apicio is brought to NYC from the same team that runs della’nima, L’Artusi, and Anfora.  The team includes Chef Gabe Thomson, Beverage ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Sep 06, 2013 |  Original Post

Tapas at Casa Brindisa in South Kensington, London

Brindisa Tapas is no new comer to the tapas scene in London.  Long before the Brindisa Tapas Kitchens started serving tapas in 2004, Brindisa Kitchens were selling some of the best food and spices from Spain in whole sale and in retail.  We love ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Sep 05, 2013 |  Original Post

First Timer at the Great British Beer Festival 2013 in London

The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) 2013 is happening in London from August 13 – 17, 2013.  I had a great time when I went there a couple of days ago.  The GBBF, the flagship event of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), offers a huge ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Aug 18, 2013 |  Original Post

Late night Lebanese dinner at Ranoush Juice in High Street Kensington

Jetlagged on having arrived from NYC, we were looking for a late night restaurant (past midnight on a Friday night) in the Kensington area.  We tried Kensington Wine room which was listed on the Urbanspoon list of late night dining options.  When ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Aug 06, 2013 |  Original Post

Spicy vegetable spread and excellent kebabs at Rumi Turkish Grill in Jersey City

On a recent weekday, I met a friend for lunch in the Exchange Place / Jersey City area and we decided to go to Rumi Turkish Grill.  Rumi Turkish Grill is a small Turkish bistro / restaurant that ought to be really busy for the impressive quality of ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Jun 12, 2013 |  Original Post

Not going back to Willow Road in NYC

I went to Willow Road recently with a vegetarian friend and was utterly disappointed with the experience.  Willow Road is housed in the Old Nabisco Factory in the Meat Packing District and serves American food until 3 AM every week day.  We were ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: Jun 03, 2013 |  Original Post

Almond tofu and sake ice cream at Yopparai (a Sake Bar and restaurant) in NYC

I recently had dinner at Yopparai (a Sake bar and restaurant) in the Lower East Side.  I remember having heard about the sake and the wonderful, funky cocktails there.  Having been to Yopparai, I think it has the most unique dishes among Japanese ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: May 30, 2013 |  Original Post

Refreshing Mint Lemonade from SoomSoom55 in Midtown East, NYC

On a very warm sunny afternoon a couple of weeks ago, much like today was and the next couple of days will be in NYC, I was walking in midtown and was feeling very thirsty.  I happened to notice an all-vegetarian salad bar called SoomSoom55, and ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: May 29, 2013 |  Original Post

Dinner at The Smith near Lincoln Center in NYC

I went to The Smith Restaurant and Bar near the Lincoln Center on a warm spring evening with a few friends.  The restaurant is large and does not have great acoustics.  The large doors open out on to Broadway as they did that evening, and there ...

Blog: Not Just Vegetarian
Posted on: May 28, 2013 |  Original Post

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