Yunnan Kitchen – CLOSED

Yunnan Kitchen

Yunnan Kitchen has long been on our list of ‘must tries’.  We tend to avoid the early feeding frenzy of new openings these days, but we waited so long even missed the original Chef!  The new Chef, Doron Wong, certainly delivered! Yunnan Kitchen has a rather large space with exposed brick walls, an open kitchen and good sized bar.  They have one large format table at bar height in front of the bar either for … Continue reading

Sons of Essex

133 Essex Street – Lower East Side Comfort Food, Cocktails Sons of Essex is a Lower East Side hip restaurant with party atmosphere. The space is huge and decor is rustic. The food is meh at best, but clearly it isn’t about the food. We are about to embark upon 12 days of great food and libation. The kickoff was Sons of Essex for Steve’s birthday. The idea was to go to a spot … Continue reading

The Fat Radish

5/15/2011  First Visit We’ve been wanting to try out The Fat Radish since it opened, but just never made it. Circumstances put us right in the neighborhood last night, so we walked in at 10pm.  Naturally, there wasn’t a seat available in the place except at the counter right in the front window.  We were game, why not?  It turned out to be our own little special space where we got incredible service and chatted … Continue reading

Cheap Eats Food Tour

Momofuku Noodle Bar

This week New York Magazine published their annual ‘Eat Cheap’ issue, not so different from Time Out’s ‘Cheap Eats’ issue. Either way, both have been talking about all of the latest food crazes, most of which fall into the ‘less than $25’ meal category. And we love a day-long food smack down, so why not try a variety of new spots and take a trek around the city? We always forget how quickly one gets … Continue reading

Beauty & Essex

Beauty and Essex

Beauty is definitely the word for it. Beauty & Essex is gorgeous and dramatic. It’s like an oasis in the Lower East Side. Of course I am sure Lower East Siders are not big fans of this chi chi exclusive spot! We aren’t fans of the club scene, so we made 6:15 reservations for dinner. This is a sister restaurant to Stanton Social and the similarity is pretty obvious when you see the banquettes and … Continue reading