Yunnan Kitchen – CLOSED

Yunnan Kitchen

Yunnan Kitchen has long been on our list of ‘must tries’.  We tend to avoid the early feeding frenzy of new openings these days, but we waited so long even missed the original Chef!  The new Chef, Doron Wong, certainly delivered! Yunnan Kitchen has a rather large space with exposed brick walls, an open kitchen and good sized bar.  They have one large format table at bar height in front of the bar either for … Continue reading

Wong – CLOSED

Wong

Wong is New York’s first Farm to Table ‘locavore’ Asian restaurant.  The Chef, Simpson Wong, is Malaysian and has a history of restaurants in New York.  One, Jefferson, was made famous by the girls of Sex & the City back in 2004.  So it has been some time since he has been on the hot list.  This establishment will get him right back there. A couple of lobster dishes are a big draw – Lobster Egg … Continue reading

Telepan Local – CLOSED

Telepan Local

Telepan Local is Chef Bill Telepan’s new more casual Tribeca version of his famous Michelin-starred namesake restaurant Uptown.  He is known for using farm fresh ingredients, somewhat before the fad.  And, coincidentally, Telepan Local is a tapas style American establishment featuring local ingredients not unlike our last dinner out at Toro NYC.  This is more unfortunate news for Toro.  Had we eaten this meal on New Year’s Eve, we’d have been quite satisfied.  We managed … Continue reading

Hi Fans – Waiting for a Post

Torrisi Italian Specialties

I’ve had a rough spot looking for a new career…but all is secured and we NEVER stopped going out.  I just couldn’t motivate to write.  So for the next 16 days I plan to slam up the best of what we’ve done in the last month or so via my iPad on vacation. But for those of you not following Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Foodspotting I recommend jumping on one of those.  We are always … Continue reading

Googa Mooga 2013 – Reflections on Googa Mooga 2012 by Derek O’Connor

Googa Mooga 2013

With the date nearly upon us for Googa Mooga 2013, as much as we have learned, New York still seems to have a great way of keeping secret the best things it has to offer and then letting the world know it happened afterwards via friends twitter and Facebook accounts. You may have missed it last year but a free mini festival that celebrated craft beer, fashionable food and the service industry artisans started to … Continue reading