Bustan NYC

Bustan

Sometimes we feel like everything is so ‘been-there-done-that’ it isn’t even motivating enough to write it up, as evidenced by my lack of motivation for the last year.  We tend to take a few Instagrams and call it a day.  Well, Bustan NYC was a most refreshing change.  It is a rare thing for us to head to the Upper West Side for any reason.  We happened to plan an outing to the Macy’s Thanksgiving … Continue reading

Social Eatz – CLOSED

Cheap Eats, Asian Fusion, Notable Chef, Burgers http://socialeatz.com/ 232 East 53rd St – Midtown East Social Eatz is a moderately priced Asian Fusion/Comfort Food eatery owned by Top Chef contestant Angelo Sosa.  They recently won Eater’s Top Burger in America with the Bi Bim Bop Burger. The decor was pleasant.  The space was well laid out for a small space.  Tables had long padded benches and it had a nice-sized bar. But Sosa’s spot was … Continue reading

Fusha West

Fusha West

Asian Bistro, Sushi Bar http://www.fushawest.biz/index.html 311 Amsterdam Ave @ 75th St. – Upper West Side Not much to say here except we were quite pleasantly surprised by this meal.  We were Uptown going to the Everett Bradley show Menage de Musique.  We were desperate for a good place to eat and wandered around with our iPhones searching for something vaguely familiar.  Most of the options were mediocre at best near 75th and Amsterdam.  We picked … Continue reading

Everett Bradley in Menage de Musique & Holidelic

Everett Bradley

Musical Theater Menage de Musique, Triad Theater 158 W. 72nd St. – Upper West Side This was a unique ‘lounge act’ in the Triad Theater, which is a small cabaret-like theater on the Upper West Side. One of the performers was Everett Bradley, who we saw at Joe’s Pub over the holidays (see full review below). It was such a fantastic show we decided to check him out in a completely different genre. His claim … Continue reading

Gastroarte (formerly Graffit) – CLOSED

Spanish http://www.graffitrestaurant.com/home.html 141 West 69th St. – Upper West Side The new hot spot has gotten quite a bit of press of late. The chef, Jesus Nunez is a native Spaniard who was a rather famous graffiti artist in Spain. The decor reflects his somewhat elegant graffiti style and the food is artfully presented. Unfortunately for Jesus, I think he should stick to the graffiti. We had a great time, however, my Dad was in … Continue reading