Category: Reviews

Where to Eat for NYC Restaurant Week – Updated for Winter 2016

I’ve written about NYC Restaurant Week plenty of times in the past, but it’s now been almost 5 years (!) since I wrote my first guide to the almost month-long annual event. While much of it still holds true (go for the $$$$’s!), I figured it was worth an update since 1) the pre-fixe dinner is […]

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8 NYC Summer Activities to Enjoy through September

Labor Day is one of the saddest days of the year, the unofficial harsh reminder that life is not a beach and we can’t spend every waking minute basking in the sun. But that doesn’t mean we have to suddenly stop enjoying the 80+ degree weather before the official end of the season on September […]

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Kamayan Night at Jeepney – An Epic, Bare-Handed Filipino Feast

Growing up in a traditional Filipino family, the kamayan style of eating with your hands is nothing special. There’s no utensils involved – you use just your bare hands to make a tiny mountain out of rice to act as a vehicle for the meat and other food items available. While certain cultures also eat with their […]

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Grilled Cheese Paradise at The Big Cheesy

As a self-proclaimed cheese monster, one of my favorite NYC food events of the year is The Big Cheesy, a grilled cheese competition held in Openhouse‘s pop-up space in Nolita. Your $30 ticket gets you an hour of unlimited sampling of signature creations by some of NYC’s best grilled cheese shops, plus 2 beers sponsored […]

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Sushi Nakazawa: Forever Dreaming of Sushi Thanks to An Unforgettable Omakase Meal

I first watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi about a year and a half ago as a random selection on Netflix. I had no expectations for the documentary, which profiles Jiro Ono, largely considered the top sushi master in the world. I figured, I love sushi and there seems to be critical acclaim, so why not […]

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Recommended Deal: Sample 70+ Restaurants & Unlimited Drinks at the Village Voice’s Choice Eats Tasting Event for 30% Off

$42 for GA Ticket to the Village Voice’s Choice Eats Tasting Event I gave my love for the Village Voice’s annual tasting event Choice Eats in a post last year, so when I saw that they were selling tickets to this year’s event at a discounted rate, I had to snatch it up. Now in […]

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Queen of the Night Review: An Intimate Cirque-Style Supper Club for the Indulgent

[EDIT 4/29/14] Gilt City is currently offering the same VIP package I saw the show with for $175. For a limited time, new Gilt City members can also sign up with my referral for up to $50 off their ticket. Do this people! You won’t regret it. Do you enjoy good food? Decadence? What about […]

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Recommended Deal: Sleep No More and a 3 Course Dinner at the Heath for $185

If you haven’t experienced the immersive theater production that is Sleep No More in NYC, now is your best chance. For those unfamiliar, Sleep No More is a loosely-interpreted adaptation of Macbeth with a big twist: rather than sitting in your seat and watching actors perform on a stage, the “stage” is actually an entire […]

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Anti-freeze: Unlimited Sangria at Rayuela and Fuzzy Cardigans

Keeping warm in cozy layers in front of Nick Walker‘s I Love NY Zara camel coat (similar) | Motel Cardigan | Nasty Gal Shoe Cult combat boots Beanie bought off the street (similar) | Modcloth camera bag (similar) In my mind, there’s almost nothing better than re-hashing the details of a Saturday night out over brunch […]

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Yuji Ramen Omakase takes ramen to a whole new delicious level

House cured salmon with camembert cream cheese. Squid ink oriechette. Uni and miso ravioli. Smoked mussel infused broth served in a French press. I repeat, a FRENCH PRESS full o’ broth. These are just some of the incredibly inventive preparations of ramen that diners get to enjoy during the omakase at the Yuji Ramen test […]

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