Ken & Cook – CLOSED

Ken & Cook

Ken & Cook is one of many countless new spots that have been opening along the Bowery over the last few years.  These days it has become a weekly occurrence.  Ken & Cook is located in the former Travertine spot.  Couldn’t be happier that abomination closed.  Ken & Cook is a far better concept with a really nice raw bar to the left when you walk in.  It loses it a bit with their heavy … Continue reading


4/10/2011 Balaboosta is Yiddish for ‘perfect housewife’ and modeled after the Chef’s Aunt, who’s large portrait is featured prominently in the dining room and on the website. It’s a bit disturbing as the woman looks a little mean. You can see the resemblance in the Chef :). The food is ‘home cooking’ Middle Eastern/Mediterranean style. The Chef/Owner Einat Admony also owns and operates Taim in the West Village, known for it’s killer felafel. And it … Continue reading

Eight Mile Creek – CLOSED

Eight Mile Creek

We first heard of Eight Mile Creek because we lived above the only New Zealand bar in NYC.  This is one of a handful  of Australian bars.  Mostly, we’ve only had drinks there.  I’ve even dug up some old shots which I’ve included. For sure the interior space is very awkward with a narrow bar in the front and narrow seating to the rear.  There is a downstairs bar called ‘The Creek Bar Downstairs’.  Steve … Continue reading

Mexican Radio – CLOSED

Mexican Radio NYC

  6/30/11 – We already went back to Mexican Radio for Margaritas!  This time I tried the ‘Short Wave’ margarita mixed with Citronage and Steve stuck with the ‘Transistor’ traditional margarita.  We ordered a special of the day again, which was a spin on their Chile Relleno.  Basically, it was two oven roasted stuffed poblano peppers.  Ours was a veggie version with mushrooms and cheese.  It was on a bed of fantastic creamy sauce and … Continue reading

Baby Blue Line

Baby Blue Line

I discovered this shop after I got my hair cut at Belissimo on Mott.  My stylist Fredi has been cutting my hair in random friends’ salons while he’s between gigs.  This time it landed me right in front of my new favorite boutique.  The windows drew me in where I discovered a great assortment of tops, tunics and dresses.  I grabbed a card and said I’d be back. Since I’d seen the shop I was … Continue reading