Great American Comfort Food & the Biggest Burger in NYC at Delicatessen

Delicatessen is a really interesting place. Located in the heart of Nolita, it’s definitely a scene. You know, the kind of place where the cool people hang out. The ground floor is a nice, spacious, sunlit restaurant known for its classic American comfort foods like mac & cheese and burgers. These qualities also make it […]

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Top Notch Thai Off The Beaten Path at Purple Ginger in the East Village

*Editor’s Note 10/15/15: I’m sad to report that Purple Ginger has permanently closed. In NYC, people love to wait in lines. Brunch lines often last over an hour and I’m not down with that. I like to have places that I can get into on a moment’s notice. I’ve been going to Purple Ginger since […]

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Seriously Soothing Soba Noodle Soup at Cocoron in Nolita

Located on a strange, dirty, vacant segment of town somewhere between NoHo, Nolita, and the Bowery you’ll find the bright, orange signage for Cocoron. Inside, you’ll find some of the cleanest, most comforting food in NY that’ll leave you feeling fresh and healthy after. Inside is a tiny, bustling shop with two-tops, a communal table, […]

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An Incredible Lunch Special with Super Fresh Sashimi at Tomoe Sushi

Sushi is one of those things that nearly all New Yorkers love. There’s such a vast difference in quality between the cheap stuff and the expensive stuff that it’s often hard to find really great, fresh sushi without feeling like you won’t be able to pay your rent. If you want impeccably prepared fish without […]

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Ethnic Brunch with Asian Influenced Barbecue & Cocktails at Fatty ‘Cue

*Editor’s Note: I’m sad to report that this restaurant is not longer open. On this hungover Sunday morning, we were deciding where to meet up with my parents for brunch. I’m pretty particular about brunch since I don’t like waiting in lines and don’t want ordinary breakfast food I could make myself at home for […]

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Fresh, Flavorful, & Spicy Chipotle-Style Indian Food in the Flatiron at Indikitch

Last week, while walking across 23rd Street, I noticed a new addition to the Flatiron/Chelsea lunching landscape. Right next to Eataly, I spotted an enormous storefront window bearing the name Indikitch. After further examination, I learned that Indikitch would soon be open and I knew I had to check it out once it did. […]

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How I Almost Missed Out On an Awesome Burger at Burger & Barrel

Let me tell you a story about how one awful waitress nearly ruined a great restaurant for me. On a random, spur of the moment Saturday evening, Amy and I decided we wanted to go out for date night dinner and drinks. We had each heard nice things about Burger & Barrel and were particularly […]

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Flavorful Vegan Food that Even Carnivores will Love at Rockin’ Raw

I am no vegan. Really, I’m the farthest thing from it. I am meat obsessed. Pork, lamb, beef, you name it, I love it. But, every now and then I want to eat something that’s actually good for me that’ll leave my body feeling great afterwards. After moving to Greenwich Village I noticed a vegan […]

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New Zealand Style Meat Pies & More at Dub Pies

*Editor’s Note: I’m sad to report that this restaurant is not longer open. A year and a half ago, I spent a week in Sydney while my younger sister was studying abroad. Each night would involve some heavy drinking before we’d stumble our way into a local meat pie shop to help our bodies process […]

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The Patacon Sandwich uses Plantains Instead of Bread at Cachapas Y Mas

I’ve been watching a lot of Cutthroat Kitchen on The Food Network recently. If you’re unfamiliar this show, it’s a head-to-head cooking challenge where chefs sabotage each other during the competition with a variety of interesting restrictions. I keep seeing ads on TV calling out one of the supposedly more difficult challenges with a soundbite […]

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