Tony’s Di Napoli Restaurant on Third Avenue

Finally, a cold but nice Manhattan evening out and I joined a friend at Tony’s Di Napoli. Tony’s is a bustling Italian eatery with large, sharable portions of Italian comfort food in a very lively setting. The restaurant is located at 1081 3rd Avenue between 63rd and 64th Street but they also have a second…

Restaurant Row Showcases Elegant Italian Cuisine

Once again, finding myself braving the cold I met a friend at Barbetta, an elegant Italian restaurant which is located at 321 W. 46th Street right on Restaurant Row. Restaurant Row which is located on West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue has more than a century of culinary history and Barbetta is a…

Elegant New York City Chinese Cuisine

Another freezing night in New York City but I decided to brave the cold and met a friend at Hutong New York. Hutong New York from its home in Hong Kong brings to Manhattan a contemporary and occasionally fiery Northern Chinese cuisine, in addition to a large selection of dim sum and cocktails. Hutong is…

Miami’s Petralunga Experience

It was my last night in Miami and I wanted to take my sister-in-law to a very special restaurant for being such a great hostess. So she suggested Petralunga which is located at 7601 E. Treasure Drive, Unit Cu-21 in North Bay Village and off we went. Petralunga is an Italian brand that specializes in…

Miami’s Sagra Pizza Bar

While in Miami my sister-in-law and I went to The Sagra Pizza Bar which is located at 11052 Biscayne Blvd. The restaurant has no name on it but my sister-in-law said that she had eaten there before and it was great! So Sagra’s stand out food is their thin crust Roman style pies which is…

Fine Crust Pizza at Posto

I love my neighborhood. It has so many great places to eat. But I just found another gem at 18th Street and 2nd Avenue called Posto Thin Crust Pizza. Posto is a no frills kind of place and was founded by Antonio Gomez with friend and business partner Jonathan Tweedy. The restaurant quickly grew a…

Japanese Food at Yama

The other night I met a neighborhood friend at Yama, a Japanese sushi restaurant in Gramercy Park. This is the go to spot for Japanese food in this area and it’s located at 122 E. 17th Street which is at the corner of 17th Street and Irving Place. The space is kind of underground with…

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

So the other week, my girlfriend said, “Let’s do something special!” Let’s go somewhere that we never heard of.” So I said, “Sure-sounds, good! You pick. So my girlfriend picked the restaurant One if by Land, Two if by Sea which is located at 17 Barrow Street which is part of the West Village. Yes,…

Beauty & Essex

I met a group of folks at the restaurant Beauty & Essex which is located at 146 Essex Street on the Lower East Side. When you first walk in there is vintage jewelry and musical instruments to be purchased before you enter the main dining area. Then you walk through this door and you see…

Cathedrale Restaurant

So I met a group of friends for dinner at Cathedrale, a wonderful restaurant which is not too far from where I live at 112 East 11th Street. I loved the spaciousness of the restaurant (think cathedral ceilings) and the food was French-Mediterranean cuisine that for me painted a picture of the coastal cuisine of…