CLOSED | Restaurants and Bars NYC

Meade's Bar, bars, closed

Closed I just typed CLOSED 30 times.  And it made me nostalgic.  New York City is an ever-changing landscape of bars and restaurants opening and closing.  There was a time when I wanted to get to every hot spot ASAP.  No longer.  The landscape is now a growing sea of sameness owned by giant restauranteurs and famous chefs.  Everything has become a ‘restaurant group’ or an empire. Since I’m back to posting, I thought it … Continue reading

King | Daily-Changing Menu of Seasonal Food

King Restaurant

King serves straightforward food with influences from France and Italy.  We needed some Google assistance on the menu, admittedly.  And we get out quite a bit, so that was surprising.  But everything from the carta di musica to the bicerin was amazing.  Read on to discover the joy of those two items.  And I’m not sure when they might be available again, as the menu changes daily.  The chefs are two women from London, Clare … Continue reading

Aquavit | Exquisite Nordic Cuisine

Aquavit is a solid New York institution. Three decades after opening, it holds two Michelin stars. The honor is held by one of only two female chefs in the US with as many stars. Chef Emma Bengtsson joined as pastry chef in 2010 and has since become the Executive Chef, bringing Aquavit its second star. We all know Aquavit for famous chef Marcus Samuelsson, who brought much attention and acclaim to the restaurant. He has … Continue reading

Harry’s NYC | A Wall Street Institution Since 1972

stone street, bar

Our Go-To Gets a Remodel We have very few ‘regular’ spots we can count on for solidly good food in Battery Park/Financial District. Harry’s NYC is one of them. Formerly Harry’s Cafe & Steak, now just Harry’s. Named after Harry Poulakakos, who’s family owns many downtown institutions, this spot is focused on Steak and does cater to the Wall Street crowd on weeknights. But for those of us living near Stone Street, this is a … Continue reading

Jun-Men Ramen Bar | Pure Noodles in Chelsea

We used to be huge fans of Zutto Japanese Brasserie in TriBeCa. The pork bone ramen broth was second to none. Seriously. Until one day it wasn’t. We only went back a couple of times after. Not only was it not the same, but it also got ugly. Too much black seaweed. And it ruined the flavor too. One day I searched online for a change in chef and wouldn’t you know…he opened his own … Continue reading

Bustan NYC

Bustan

Sometimes we feel like everything is so ‘been-there-done-that’ it isn’t even motivating enough to write it up, as evidenced by my lack of motivation for the last year.  We tend to take a few Instagrams and call it a day.  Well, Bustan NYC was a most refreshing change.  It is a rare thing for us to head to the Upper West Side for any reason.  We happened to plan an outing to the Macy’s Thanksgiving … Continue reading