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 … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Apollonia

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 … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Montesacro Pinseria BK

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 … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Misi New York

Restaurant Review: Au Cheval

Infamous in Chicago for their over-the-top burger and long waits, Au Cheval (as in put an egg on it) has come to New York. Opening up recently in Tribeca, we headed down early on a Friday evening to put our names in for a table. Although they do take some reservations and have a full … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Au Cheval

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. … Continue reading Classic New York: The Clover Club

Restaurant Review: Chumley’s

This past spring, I was lucky enough to snag tickets to Phoebe Waller-Bridge's reprise of her one woman show Fleabag at the Soho Playhouse (this is the play that would lead to/inspire the hit Amazon show). The performance was amazing, even more raw than the TV show (if you haven't seen it yet, seriously check … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Chumley’s

Adventures in New York: Coney Island Day 2019

It's summertime in the city...and that means time to escape to the beach. For over a decade, New Yorkers have managed to make their way to the waterfront of Brooklyn known as Coney Island. From rides to sites to world-famous hot dogs, there is plenty to do on Coney Island Day. We started out our … Continue reading Adventures in New York: Coney Island Day 2019

Restaurant Review: SERRA by Birreria

The rooftop beer garden of Eataly in Manhattan's Flatiron district changes seasonally. Although I had gone there for a drink when it first opened, I had not been back and wanted to give SERRA by Birreria a shot. While the winter theme was more alpine, the theme for this summer is a floral spring greenhouse. … Continue reading Restaurant Review: SERRA by Birreria

Restaurant Review: Celestine

For Valentine's Day, former ADA Jared Mogil and I took an evening trip Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (yes, that's what DUMBO in Brooklyn stands for) for dinner at the effervescent Celestine Brooklyn. This Mediterranean restaurant on the East River waterfront has been high on my list of places to go since it opened … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Celestine

New! Restaurant Review: Crown Shy

  Recently opened Manhattan's Financial District, Crown Shy is already making waves in the New York culinary scene. From the Eleven Madison Park and Del Posto team, Crown Shy is not to miss. Located in a beautiful art deco building, it can be tricky to find the entrance to the restaurant itself. We went around … Continue reading New! Restaurant Review: Crown Shy