Adventures in New York: Fall at the Bronx Zoo

  When the first fall breezes start to cool the New York air, it is a perfect time to make a visit to the Bronx Zoo. Our first stop was a ride on Wild Asia Monorail. This journey over the Bronx River into a recreation of the habitats of Asia features lions, hippopotamus,, and more. … Continue reading Adventures in New York: Fall at the Bronx Zoo

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, … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Casa Enrique

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

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

Adventures in New York: Carnegie Deli Popup

To promote the second season of the hit streaming TV show the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon recreated the now-defunct New York icon: the┬áCarnegie Deli.┬áThis popup restaurant was designed to look like the original 1950s version of the deli, complete with actors playing the part of the waiters! They had old-timey cars parked out side, every … Continue reading Adventures in New York: Carnegie Deli Popup

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. … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Manhatta