Monthly Archives: December 2010
McNally has the midas touch….and you can add Minetta Tavern to the list. Not that I’m counting but this makes it 10: Pastis, Balthazar, Morandi, Odeon, Schiller’s, Pulino’s, Cafe Luxembourg, Lucky Strike, and Pravda. WOW…he’s “The King of NY” when it comes to restos. I know I’m going on and on about McNally but what he has achieved is spectacular.
OK….back to Minetta Tavern.
This trifecta of a resto is the best! There’s a cafe (very chill), taqueria (open 24/7), and the subterranean brasserie (after checking in with the person with the clipboard, you have to go down the narrow stairs and through the kitchen to get to it).
It’s mostly about “THE SIP” in this post. I went to the ultra-charming new cocktail lounge, Weather Up in Tribeca on Monday night. I’m glad this Brooklyn-born spot decided to cross the bridge. When you first walk in, to the right is the bar, and part of it is laced with all the fixin’s for a mixologist to get busy. The spot isn’t small but definitely has a personal feel. You almost feel like you’re hanging out at a friend’s apartment.
Morimoto provides a great dining experience! I love everything about it….
-The modern and sleek decor
-Creative and tasty food
-A vast selection of cooked food and sushi/sashimi
-The cool and upbeat atmosphere
I have so many Chow Faves but I’ll try to restrain, and list my absolute Faves!
Spicy King Crab- It’s like crack. You can’t get enough. The tobanjan ailoi is terrific.
I SAT DOWN WITH BROOKLYN’S OWN, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MC, TALIB KWELI (STRAIGHT OFF HIS FAVORABLE MENTION IN JAY-Z’S “DECODED”), AND GOT THE SCOOP ON HIS FAVORITE NYC RESTO, ULTIMATE DINNER PLAYLIST, AND MORE! CHECK OUT MY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.