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

Aquagrill

Aquagrill

We’ve been going to Aquagrill for many years and it is by far our favorite raw bar/oyster spot in NYC.  We’ve gone frequently over the last 5 years as our Manhattan Mini Storage location is blocks away.  I realized it has been two years since I updated this post, which is quite a shame.  We’ve enjoyed many a good meal here.  It never disappoints, particularly this last visit with soft shell crabs in season.  It … Continue reading

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Torrisi Italian Specialties

I’ve had a rough spot looking for a new career…but all is secured and we NEVER stopped going out.  I just couldn’t motivate to write.  So for the next 16 days I plan to slam up the best of what we’ve done in the last month or so via my iPad on vacation. But for those of you not following Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Foodspotting I recommend jumping on one of those.  We are always … Continue reading

Milady’s Bar & Restaurant

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Milady’s Bar in Soho is a classic dive bar.  It is a gem still standing in a gentrified and shopified neighborhood.  The Red Bench, our former Sullivan Street stand-by dive bar has been closed down.  It was a long time coming, but last night we were in that kind of mood in the middle of Soho and nowhere to go!  We’d had some appetizers and a few cocktails at Clarkson, a new hot spot nearby. … Continue reading

Lazaro Soho

Lazaro Soho

Lazaro Soho can best be described as a rock ‘n roll jewelry store, primarily for men.  The designer, Lazaro Diaz, has been in business since 1981 making hand-crafted jewelry for the stars.  This single flagship store has a rather robust inventory of super cool jewelry and rockin’ apparel. Leather, silver, onyx, lava, diamonds and black diamonds are the primary materials, although there is a fair amount of over-the-top precious jewelry for ladies as well.  The … Continue reading

Gudrun Sjoden Soho

Gudrun Sjoden Soho

Gudrun Sjoden Soho is the US Flagship of this Swedish organic ‘green’ clothing, accessory and home store.  The story here is color and print.  Did I say color and print?  This is a cross between Spring 2013 Anthropologie and Eileen Fisher.  It is most definitely geared for the 45+ crowd most likely not urban-dwelling.  Tragically unhip stuff, but certainly happy looking.  The home products are far better and would add a nice pop of color … Continue reading