Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

3/9/2014 As we arrived at Otto, I captured the classic shot of the awning and the delivery bikes.  It has been the same for years. With the onslaught of the latest and greatest, we often forget about the old favorites – those places that have been around for years and deserve their reputation.  Not that Otto Enoteca Pizzeria is a quaint little Mom & Pop shop or anything.  It is part of the ever-growing Mario … Continue reading



Wong is New York’s first Farm to Table ‘locavore’ Asian restaurant.  The Chef, Simpson Wong, is Malaysian and has a history of restaurants in New York.  One, Jefferson, was made famous by the girls of Sex & the City back in 2004.  So it has been some time since he has been on the hot list.  This establishment will get him right back there. A couple of lobster dishes are a big draw – Lobster Egg … Continue reading

Kin Shop – CLOSED


Kin Shop is a contemporary Thai restaurant owned by Chef Harold Dieterle, first winner of Top Chef and proprietor of Perilla and The Marrow, also located in the West Village.  Of the three locations, we are the biggest fans of Kin Shop and have visited on multiple occasions. 9/7/2011  First Visit There has been quite a bit of press surrounding Kin Shop since Chef Harold Dieterle was a Top Chef winner and he already owns … Continue reading

Murray’s Cheese Bar

Murray's Cheese

We are big fans of Murray’s Cheese Bar and prior to that Murray’s Cheese Shop.  When Murray’s Cheese Bar opened, we couldn’t wait to give it a try.  We’ve been there countless times and somehow missed doing a write-up! Murray’s Cheese has been in Greenwich Village since 1940 but the current owner, Rob Kaufelt, transformed it into the cheese destination of today.  Murray’s staff is incredibly knowledgeable about cheese.  They even offer a huge array … Continue reading

Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen – CLOSED

Blue Ribbon Bakery

Blue Ribbon is  a rather large and growing restaurant group run by Eric & Bruce Bromberg since 1992.  The restaurant concepts within the group vary from casual dining to high end sushi.  Each space has a unique vibe, but all are warm and welcoming, particularly Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen. The basement of Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen houses a restored 135 year old brick oven which is used to bake all the bread served at the … Continue reading

Rogue and Canon – CLOSED

Rogue and Canon

Remember XR Bar on the NE corner of Houston and Sullivan?  The newest iteration is Rogue and Cannon, opened by Johnny Swet and Larry Poston of Jimmy at the James Hotel.  This dive bar is now a stylish looking pub also serving upscale cocktails.  While the atmosphere is a huge improvement, the crowd still is a bit NYU.  But we’ll take it!  This is an area where we often find ourselves wandering around.  Usually we … Continue reading