Restaurant Review: Casa Enrique

I cannot believe how long it has taken me to finally try Long Island City's very own Michelin Starred Casa Enrique. Just two subway stops away from me is some of the best Mexican food I have ever had. Luckily they take reservations, so one Saturday we headed there for brunch. Before we even ordered,…

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Restaurant Review: Le Fanfare

Tucked on the far northern end of Greenpoint's Manhattan Avenue is Le Fanfare, a very unassuming yet tasty Italian restaurant with some incredible specials. Every Wednesday night is pasta night with three select special pastas offered for $10 each. Grab a reservation, bring a few friends, and be prepared for a great evening! Yes, the…

Restaurant Review: Apollonia

A new Medditerian restaurant in Brooklyn? I'm there! Bushwick now has its very own cafe-by-day-restaurant-by-night in Apollonia. What intrigued me first about this new spot was the wine list: all Mediterraint coastal wines. I was even able to find one from Epirus! It had a bright, citrus effervescent taste. Various wines can be ordered by…

Restaurant Review: Montesacro Pinseria BK

Located in the heart of East Williamsburg, Monescaro Pinseria brings old world Rome to Brooklyn. This recently opened West Coast import ┬áhas a beautiful outdoor dining area and very delicious food. When we went, they still hadn't gotten their liquor license, so we BYOB'ed. We started out our meal with the porchetta, thick, shredded slices…

Restaurant Review: Misi New York

  One of the hottest new restaurant's in Brooklyn is Chef Missy Robbins (of Lilia fame)'s latest venture: Misi New York. Here the focus is pasta. With a small menu, there is not a lot to select from, but everything is very carefully curated. This is why former ADA Jared Mogil and I decided to…

Classic New York: The Clover Club

At the heart of the Brooklyn cocktail renaissance is Cobble Hills' Clover Club. For the past decade, bartenders here have been known of their innovative cocktail creations. In fact, a few years ago, I took a cocktail making course at the Brooklyn Kitchen with one of the Clover Club's owners and head bartenders Tom Macy.…