Ooh La La Nice Matin

It was a very rainy and nasty Monday night but I had made plans to meet a girlfriend at Nice Matin on the Upper West Side for dinner. So I took the 1 Train and got off at West 79th Street and happily the restaurant was one block walking distance from the stop. Here is…

Boteco Brings Brazil to Miami

On this trip to Miami I was keen on trying completely different restaurant experiences and lucky for me I found Boteco. Boteco is located at 916 North 79th Street and having never been to Brazil I was excited to try it! What I found out from the owner is that in Brazil, a “boteco” is…

Baywood Miami Rocks

I felt very fortunate to locate Baywood Miami in the MiMo district. Baywood Miami is a local eatery where all the food is locally sourced and the eatery offers the best selection for breakfast and lunch. Their menu includes such classics like Chicken Sandwich, Avocado Toast, Salads, healthy Bowls and fresh Juices or Smoothies. The…

Paris on West 53rd Street

I found my heaven. I found Paris on West 53rd Street and I wore my Eiffel Tower earringsLol to celebrate. Actually it was my girlfriend who suggested that we meet there. No, not the “real” Paris but the restaurant La Grande Boucherie which is located at 145 West 53rd Street. It is sooo gorgeous there…

Theatre District’s Junior’s

It was 18 degrees and freezing but freezing Monday night but I found myself in the theatre district meeting a friend at Junior’s. Now truth be told we really wanted to meet for dinner at Joe Allen but when we got there the place was closed and then we realized that Monday was considered to…

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…

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…