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

Lani Kai – CLOSED

Lani Kai

Cocktail Bar, Hawaiian http://lanikainy.com/ 525 Broome Streeet – Soho Lani Kai fuses Hawaiian and Caribbean flavors with classic Manhattan cocktails. The decor has a Polynesian flair and is peppered with ferns and other fauna. On a hot day, it is dark and cool. The snacks are tasty and many of the drinks pack a punch masked in tropical juice. They’ve got two floors, the lower level is more of a bar lounge and the top … Continue reading

Stuzzicheria – CLOSED


The atmosphere  at Stuzzicheria was quite nice. Very clean and simple. Although I’m thinking they are going to have trouble with the floor. The grout is too low and the tiles are uneven. It looks like a formula for tons of dirt buildup over the years! The concept here is all shared plates.  The food was all delicious, but the ‘shared’ portions are tiny. There were 3 of everything, so we had to split the … Continue reading

Xie Xie – CLOSED

Xie Xie

I visited Xie Xie for lunch one day to try their famous  Asian fusion sandwiches.  I was happy to see Top Chef Angelo Sosa in the kitchen and took a couple of really poor iPhone shots.  He took my order and did all of the table service single-handedly.  He was extremely pleasant to his customers.  He actually noticed I was waiting a long time and caught that the guy making the sandwiches had overlooked my … Continue reading