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…

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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.…

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…

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…

Adventures in Iceland: Part V

Our final day in Iceland before heading back on the evening flight to New York was spent exploring Reykjavik. I wish I had more time to explore this capital city, but we managed to do a lot in just one day. There are many different street art murals and touristy gift shops lining the streets.…

Restaurant Review: Manhatta

Located on the 60th floor of a Financial District building is one of Danny Meyer's newest restaurants. Manhatta offers a three-course prix-fix hospitality-included menu with stunning panorama views of the city. The meal started with a quick vegetable amuse bouche along with bread for the table. For my first course, I had the foie gras.…

Adventures in Iceland: Part IV

After our first night in the capital city of Reykjavik, our next road adventure was the Golden Circle Day trip. These are some of the most famous sights in Iceland given their nearby location, ease of accessibility, and historic significance. Heading out of the city, there was snow on ground even in early October. The…