Jul 22 2012

Empellón is hipster meets foodie, serving upscale-ish Mexican treats in a sexy and boisterous setting, with a pretty cool playlist rocking in the background.

CHOW FAVES:

Asparagus Salad- Standard.

Octopus with Parsnip and Salsa Papanteca topped with Pumpkin Seeds, Chipotle and Arbol Chiles - A good blend of textures and flavors- nutty.

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Jul 22 2012

Cafe Gitane’s second locaton is tucked away inside the Jane Hotel. I love coming here on Sunday’s because it’s bright, laid back and chill. The retro feel and diverse menu (couscous, pastries, eggs, sandwiches, pasta, meatballs) makes it a brunch staple.

 CHOW FAVES:

Avocado Toast- Simply amazing.

Eggs with Salmon- Delicious.

Eggs with Tomato- Light and savory.

Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich- The perfect sweet treat!

 

Cafe Gitane, Jane Hotel- 113 Jane St / (212) 255-4143

Jul 22 2012

Jamaica celebrates 50 years of its Independence with Hennessy’s limited edition bottle- 24,000 units will be released.

Jun 11 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve had such an amazing dining experience. The food was fantastic! Chef Daniel Humm (formerly of Eleven Madison Park) exhibits an awesome display of inventive and well executed dishes. The service and decor were equally impressive.

We had the pleasure of dining in the Parlour which is off to the side of the atrium and lively bar area. It was dark and sexy with red textured fabrics, and perfectly lit.

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May 28 2012

Danny Meyers and Chef Floyd Cardoz have taken their talents to the southern tip of Manhattan- Battery Park City. North End Grill is a casual, open, chic, modern resto stocked with a stylish dining room, vibrant bar area and open kitchen. The vibe and aesthetic lends itself to business lunches/dinners, gatherings for locals, and weekend brunch.

The American menu with eclectic and classic options delivers flavorful and skillfully prepared dishes. I was a big fan of the egg section. It’s worth a visit if you’re in the area.

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