Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina

Mad Dog & Beans

83 Pearl St – Financial District Mexican, Bar/Restaurant http://www.maddogandbeans.com While I’d never recommend Mad Dog & Beans for a meal, it is a nice bar on Stone Street. This time I had something I’d reorder – Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob 2/$5. The pinto beans and refried blk beans are good. Fish tacos, meh. It has been a while since we tried the margaritas, but they certainly have options. We had Caronas and called … Continue reading

The Growler Bites & Brews

Bar, Pub, Gastro-Pub http://thegrowlernyc.com/ 55 Stone Street – Financial District The Growler is located on historic Stone Street in downtown Manhattan.  It is a pedestrian-only cobblestone street lined with restaurants and bars.  In the summer, all of the establishments place tables out in the street.  It gets a bit packed.  Generally, this street is very busy on weeknights based on its close proximity to Wall Street.  Enough said there.  However, on the weekends, it is … Continue reading

9/11 Memorial

9/11 Memorial

We made a reservation a few months ago to see the 9/11 Memorial. We can see one of the footprints from our rooftop and it really doesn’t do it justice until you actually go and see the park. Reservations are scheduled every half an hour for crowd control. It is very effective. Security to get in is pretty tight, but they move you through quickly. Once you are in the park, the vast 8 acre … Continue reading

Wall & Water

Wall & Water

Sustainable & Seasonal Farm-to-Table http://www.bdhyatt.com/restaurants/wallwater/index.html 75 Wall Street at Water – Hyatt Hotel – Financial District We really were surprised and very grateful to get a killer restaurant downtown. The atmosphere is chic, service is first class, and food is memorable. I would highly recommend it for special occasions. The bar looks quite cool as well. I assume during the week it is madness, but it was quite mellow on a Saturday. Standouts were the … Continue reading

Best Lobster Rolls NYC

Ed's Lobster Bar Kiosk

Before the summer ends, we decided we should check out all of the famous and maybe not-so famous lobster roll joints in town and seek out the best lobster rolls NYC. There has been a recent surge in outposts and take-out lobster shacks and of course there are the old stand-bys like Pearl Oyster Bar and Mary’s Fish Camp. We learned after ‘Dog Day Afternoon‘ that a  marathon is not the way to execute a … Continue reading