The Dutch

The Dutch

11/23/2014 Third Update Now 3 years in, The Dutch has established itself as a consistent best in class restaurant. Andrew Carmellini continues to add restaurants to his growing empire.  Since the original writing of this post, Locanda Verde and Lafayette both opened.  Each one is fantastic in its own way and we’ve been to both on several occasions.  Unfortunately, for almost two years I have neglected to post anything!  Instagram only, which is a damn … Continue reading

North End Grill – Battery Park City

North End Grill

11/23/14 We’ve now been to North End Grill on countless occasions, including a Thanksgiving.  We’ve done all meals.  But now Chef Floyd Cardoz has moved on to White Street, which we are trying tomorrow. We decided to try brunch under the new chef, Eric Korsch.  The new chef most recently opened Calliope and prior was the Executive Chef at the Waverly Inn.  The menu has changed a bit.  But overall we were generally impressed.  Here’s … Continue reading

Ma Peche

'Bad Route'

Update 10/21/2014 I dined at Ma Peche for about the 4th time tonight and feel compelled to express my massive disappointment with our meal.  I took work people thinking it would be cool to go to a famous chef spot that’s a bit hipper than the usual uptown fare.  They changed the format to dim sum carts, which seemed fun until we ate a bunch of lukewarm foods.  They of course added the pork bun … Continue reading

db Bistro Moderne – Miami

db bistro moderne

Our last stop in Miami was to a New York classic – Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne. So does this count as Miami or New York if it is a chain?  We’ll have to head uptown and try db Bistro Moderne to find out!  Or not.  For those of you who read our disappointing write up on Boulud Sud, you’ll know we are in no rush to hit another Danielle restaurant uptown. Nor were we … 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

Michael’s Genuine Food – Miami

Michael's Genuine Food

There was only one restaurant in Miami we knew for sure we had to visit. Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Genuine Food is a pioneer of Miami dining. We’d actually seen him on a live taping of the Martha Stewart Show and gotten a copy of his cookbook. Locals here will all tell you Michael’s Genuine is one of the few known for consistently amazing food. Of course all the NY big chef chains are … Continue reading