Monthly Archives: July 2012

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.