Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

We tried Dinosaur Bar-B-Que years ago at a Bourbon & BBQ event in Chelsea.  We loved it and have wanted to go ever since.  But we just never motivated up to Harlem, although it is a quick 1 Train ride away. Our bad!  We recently rented a ZipCar and spent a few hours at The Cloisters, which motivated us to make a reservation to have lunch on the way home. We went at 12:30 on … Continue reading

The Butterfly

The Butterfly

The Butterfly is the latest addition to Chef Michael White’s growing empire.  Michael White is a Michelin starred chef most famous for Marea uptown, Osteria Morini and Ai Fiori downtown.  His training is in Italian food, but most recently he’s going back to his mid-western Wisconsin roots.   We’d heard it was inspired by his hometown in Wisconsin and that it was a ‘supper club’.  We were so pleasantly surprised when we got there!  It … Continue reading

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar – Miami

Yardbird Miami

During our Miami trip, we planned one dinner out on South Beach to decide if we wanted to go back for a day trip or another dinner. A highly recommended hot spot was Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, which is American comfort food focused on Fried Chicken and bourbon cocktails. Yardbird is one of three restaurants in the 50 Eggs Group. The others are Swine, Yardbird’s pig cousin and Khong River House, a new Thai … Continue reading

Kutsher’s Tribeca

Kutsher's Tribeca

Kutsher’s Tribeca is a Kosher Jewish-American restaurant we frequent in Tribeca.  They serve amazing pastrami sandwiches and matzo ball soup among other classic specialties.  We’ve visited on a few occasions which are detailed below. 4/7/2013 Kutsher’s Tribeca is a huge hot spot at the moment.  Restauranteur Jeffrey Chodorow of Mr. Chow fame has partnered with Zach Kutsher of Catskill’s resort fame.  It is a tremendous success thus far. They have a lively bar scene with … Continue reading

Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen

Blue Ribbon Bakery

Blue Ribbon is  a rather large and growing restaurant group run by Eric & Bruce Bromberg since 1992.  The restaurant concepts within the group vary from casual dining to high end sushi.  Each space has a unique vibe, but all are warm and welcoming, particularly Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen. The basement of Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen houses a restored 135 year old brick oven which is used to bake all the bread served at the … Continue reading

Dirty Bird To Go – Fast Flow Food

Dirty Bird to Go

While it may be a bit bizarre to write up a fast food joint, I am doing it anyway!  There are now two locations of Dirty Bird To Go and it is likely one of the top ‘fast food’ options.  They serve fresh, local and sustainable organic foods.  Their ‘Dirty Birds’ are humanely raised in Pennsylvania, vegetable fed and antibiotic free. The menu is exceedingly simple.  Dirty Bird serves fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, chicken fingers, … Continue reading