The Place in the West Village

Since 1998, the Place has been a hidden gem of the West Village. Its three room establishment is cozy and homey, complete with oak beamed ceilings and slate floors that create an old world setting, perfect for intimate meals, whether brunch with friends or a night with your beloved. Known for its mouthwatering modern European…

Tribeca’s Best Restaurants

The TriBeCa “scene” may be relatively new compared to other parts of the city, but it has boomed in the last two decades, transforming itself into one of the most modern centers of luxury shopping, new condos and culinary creativity in all of New York. Here are our choices for must-dine experiences in this increasingly…

Hell’s Kitchen: NYC’s Gentrified, Yet Homey Neighborhood

Some know it as Clinton; others call it Midtown West. The most evocative name of this NYC neighborhood, however, is Hell’s Kitchen. The foreboding moniker is variously claimed to have derived from different sources. Perhaps the most credible is from a New York Times reporter, who came here in 1881 to report on a multiple murder. Like much of NYC, the grittiness of Hell’s Kitchen has long since been sanded down. It is now a…

West Village’s New Restaurants

The West Village is a vibrant and ever-changing neighborhood, full of young renters and only slightly older condo owners who are constantly seeking the new, the cutting edge and the finest in culinary creations. In the last six months, the West Village has had yet another injection of new restaurants. Here’s a selection of the…

Bembe: Keep it a secret

It’s a Thursday – no Friday, Saturday night and even though for whatever reason agreeing to a conclusion to the final destination in the Mecca of NYC remains stagnant. So, if that’s the case, why not throw all cards on the table, escape the 212 area code and head on down to Williamsburg – not…

Kingswood Treats You Like Royalty

On a cold and rainy Spring evening I ventured out to Kingswood, the West Village’s quaint styled bar. Located on quiet W 10th street, upon immediately entering the restaurant I noticed the warm ambiance. Dimly lit, welcoming wooden tables, and an array of foliage (included a peacock in the back) immediately gave the welcoming, trendy…

Recap: 1st Annual NYC Hot Sauce Festival

Hey southern folk, what if I told you there is one day a year when Brooklynites and other New Yorkers come together to eat the stuff our dreams are made of? Need more detail? Numerous wing sauces, jalapeno popcorn, fiery flavored jerkies, grilled cheese sandwiches and absolutely not least, biscuits and gravy. If you’re not…

Big Cheesy: Say Cheeese!

Spring, I don’t know what your deal is but in the interim, what a great way to spend a sunny Saturday by over indulging in grilled cheese sandwiches. Yes, I speak of The Big Cheesy event over this past weekend and here is the skinny on how it works.  As soon as you enter, and after…

West Village Pó Serves Up Delicious Dinner

In 26 years I’ve eaten a lot of food. More than I care to admit, honestly. Though, like everyone, I have my favorites, nothing made an impression quite like my trip to Pó with my brother last week. Since we don’t often get to go to fancy restaurants, we arrived a little too dressy for…

Wine Dinner Series At Landmarc

If a trip abroad isn’t in the budget this year, you are in luck. Acclaimed Chef Marc Murphy’s Tribeca restaurant Landmarc  will once again host its themed wine dinner series starting this Tuesday, October 2nd and for the first dinner of the series Landmarc has partnered with Wine of Chiles. To complement the wine, chef…