Franchia-A Vegan Cafe

The other day I met a friend for lunch at Franchia which is a Vegan Cafe which is located at 12 Park Avenue between 34th Street and 35th Street.   Franchia is a multi level space with a mix of modern simplicity and traditional Korean decor set off by heavy dark wood grating. Here are…

Fantabulous Pinch Kitchen in Miami

I was visiting family in Miami and my sister-in-law and I decided to go to a restaurant called Pinch Kitchen. Chefs John Gallo and Rene Reyes create small plates of New American Freestyle Cuisine for sharing and pairing. “A Pinch Of This — A Pinch Of That”  A motto that Pinch Kitchen was born from.…

Morso-A New York Taste of Tuscany

The other “very” cold and blustery Manhattan evening, I wound up meeting a few friends at Morso, 420 E. 59th Street. Morso is the essence of Chief Pino Loungo Tuscan’s homeland.  Chief Luongo shaped the Italian menuswith restaurants including Le Madri, Mad 61, Tuscan Square and Centolire.  For Morso, his values remain unchanged and include…

Say Yes to Dig Inn Restaurant

I think that the best way to share the Dig Inn Restaurant experience is to share their mission and so here it is: WE’RE CHANGING THE FOOD GAME Every decision we make at Dig Inn starts with a deep respect for our ingredients and where they come from. Our recipe development process always involves a…

La Maison du Macaron on West 23rd Street

The other morning for breakfast I met a friend at La Maison du Macaron.  This lovely French pastry shop is located at 132 West 23rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue. Here are some images of the inside… And so what did I have for breakfast?? Yup, a delightful ham and cheese croissant. Yum? Love…

Candle Cafe West

I was on my way to an event the other evening when I knew that I needed dinner before the event.  I was on the Upper West Side and so I googled Healthy Eating Places on the Upper West Side near Broadway and 94th Street.  Most of the restaurants that showed up in the Google…

From Russia to NYC at Mari Vanna

It was time to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday so I took her to a restaurant that I had passed many times and thought looked interesting enough to try. That restaurant was Mari Vanna which is located at 41 E. 20th Street off Park Avenue South. As described in the About Section on the restaurant’s web…

Madison Avenue’s Nello Restaurant

Today I met a friend for lunch and we decided to meet at Nello which is located at 696 Madison Avenue between 61st and 62nd Street. Nello has been described as a restaurant where “art, fashion, politics, entertainment, aristocracy, and finance converge to create a world of urbane sophistication, genuine leisure and cosmopolitan chic on…

Laduree and The French Macaron

The other day I was uptown and decided to check out a French bakery and small cafe named Laduree. I love macarons and this place was supposed to have the best. Laduree is located at 864 Madison Avenue( between 71st and 72nd Street) and  is known as a French luxury bakery and sweets maker house…

Sex and The City-Buddakan NYC Restaurant

So a friend of mine took the New York City-Sex and the City Bus Tour and one of the restaurants that the gals used to film in was Buddakan NYC.  When she mentioned it to me and said that it was at 75 9th Avenue– which is not that far from me—I said, “Heck, let’s…