Archive for 'Grub/Spirits'

The “Ramen” at Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop: Worth the Hype?

The “Ramen” at Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop: Worth the Hype?

The November opening of the west side's food hall Gotham West Market brought eight different restaurants and purveyors to the sprawling ground floor space, none of which was more anticipated than Orkin's Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, [...]

A Delicatessen of a Different Kind Serves Consistency in Nolita

A Delicatessen of a Different Kind Serves Consistency in Nolita

Don't let the name of this Nolita staple mislead you. You won't find a deli counter here. At Delicatessen, you'll find a menu filled with tweaks on traditional comfort food amid an atmosphere that [...]

Dirck The Norseman – Greenpoint: Drink Here Now

Dirck The Norseman – Greenpoint: Drink Here Now

It's a versatile beer hall and restaurant that offers up a little bit of everything. Plus it's brand new which makes the entirety of the experience feel special. It's Dirck The Norseman, Greenpoint's first [...]

Foraging in Freshwater at Grey Lady Downtown

Foraging in Freshwater at Grey Lady Downtown

Though it's been a place that we've been wanting to visit since it opened, the Lower East Side's Grey Lady, somehow managed to avoid us all this time. Seeing the restaurant as a featured setting [...]

Center Bar – Upper West Side: Drink Here Now

Center Bar – Upper West Side: Drink Here Now

In the midst of high end retail shops and restaurants sits Center Bar, an excellent spot to relax for some quality cocktails overlooking the Columbus Circle fountain. [...]

Brooklyn Ale House – Williamsburg: Drink Here Now

Brooklyn Ale House – Williamsburg: Drink Here Now

What do you look for in a neighborhood bar? Friendly service. Free bagel brunches. Pet friendly. A juke and a pool table. Williamsburg's Brooklyn Ale House as it all. Check [...]

Asiate: Columbus Circle’s Unsung Hero Continues to Prevail

Asiate: Columbus Circle’s Unsung Hero Continues to Prevail

35 floors up in the sky inside of the ritzy Mandarin Oriental hotel overlooking Columbus Circle, you'll find Asiate- a place where the striking views are matched by the absolutely delectable fare you'll find here- as [...]

Scallywags – Hell’s Kitchen: Drink Here Now

Scallywags – Hell’s Kitchen: Drink Here Now

Scallywags is a bar and restaurant that is considered an old fashioned pub with decisively Irish and American inspiration. On this dreary winter day, the bar's bright red signage was particularly eye-catching as our group [...]

El Toro Blanco and the Matadors of NYC Mexican Fare

El Toro Blanco and the Matadors of NYC Mexican Fare

They've mastered seafood at Lure Fishbar and tackled the ultimate hamburger at Burger and Barrel and now, they've opened their first homage to the taco with El Toro Blanco, the third restaurant opened under John McDonald [...]

Black Door – Chelsea: Drink Here Now

Black Door – Chelsea: Drink Here Now

The Chelsea haunt known as Black Door first opened up in 2002 and more than a decade later, the place is still sticking to its little subtleties that allow it to be both a bar that [...]