Restaurants

Of Cocktails & Burgers: Alameda

Of Cocktails & Burgers: Alameda

The first reason to pay a visit to Alameda in Greenpoint is the look: before Ramona had people in the neighborhood buzzing, Alameda had resuscitated art deco restaurant design. Geometry rules the space: from tiles and wood on the floors, to hexagon moulding and rectangular pendant fixtures on the ceilings, every piece locks in place.(…)

The Thanksgiving Croissant Is Back at Momofuku Milk Bar!

The Thanksgiving Croissant Is Back at Momofuku Milk Bar!

If you don’t know about the Momofuku Milk Bar Thanksgiving Croissant, you better ask somebody! Conveniently for you, I’m here to tell you all about it without you even having to ask. Milk Bar manages to further glorify the already-glorious month of November with a croissant in which the dough is seasoned like stuffing and(…)

Non-Guilty Pleasure: Cherry Bombe Magazine

Non-Guilty Pleasure: Cherry Bombe Magazine

You know those fancy magazines that cost like, $20 bucks and are independently produced, and you think “Jesus who pays that much money for a mag?”  Well, I recently picked up the first issue of Cherry Bombe Magazine for 18 smackers the other day, and all I can say is WORTH IIIIT! Created by magazine(…)

Noodle Heaven at Cocoron!

Noodle Heaven at Cocoron!

A little background: I was vegetarian for something like 13 years, and due to the fact that I grew up in a city that isn’t a hotbed of Japanese cuisine (Buffalo), I kind of missed out on the whole ramen-not-out-of-a-package thing until a year or so ago! Most vegetarian Japanese noodles (ramen, soba, udon) were(…)

Xi’an Famous Foods is On A Random Street in Greenpoint! Here’s Why.

Xi’an Famous Foods is On A Random Street in Greenpoint! Here’s Why.

By now everyone knows that you don’t have to go to Flushing anymore to taste the delights that Xi’an Famous Foods has to offer, and you also probably know that there is one all up in the ‘hood. But WHY, do you ask, is it on a weird little half-residential/half-industrial street in the nether-region of(…)

Cute Alert: The Pies ‘n Thighs Commercial!

Cute Alert: The Pies ‘n Thighs Commercial!

WELCOME TO PIES ‘N’ THIGHS! from Jazz & Fondue on Vimeo. Pies -n- Thighs made a commercial and it’s quite adorable! They have chickensss… they have biscuitssss… they have FUN! When you watch it and they say ‘just walk four blocks to South 4th and Driggs’ that’s because most people watch it at the newish(…)

Meat Grilled on Crystal = The Good Life, Korean Style

Meat Grilled on Crystal = The Good Life, Korean Style

Korean food lovers, it’s time to rejoice! The amazing Hanjoo – complete with its unique grills made of CRYSTAL – has opened an outpost in the East Village! Not that it’s not worth the trek out to Murray Hill (the Queens version), but knowing that such delicious food is a mere hop-skip-jump from my apt(…)

Power List: Three Lorimer Stop Restaurants That Rule

Power List: Three Lorimer Stop Restaurants That Rule

I’ve lived off the Lorimer stop on the L on and off for a little over 11 years and to say that the neighborhood has changed is a raging understatement. Back in the day, Sal’s, DuMont + Kellogg’s were damn near the only games in town. Of course, I was walking distance from plenty of(…)

Come for the Mandoo, Stay for the Hoddeok

Come for the Mandoo, Stay for the Hoddeok

I mean, let’s be real though, I have never not come for the hoddeok. Here’s WTF I’m talking about: Daheen Wang Mandoo is a Korean dumpling (aka mandoo) chain that not too long ago opened an American outpost in Flushing. The mandoo are CRAZY – giant, fluffy, peppery pillows of meaty deliciousness which as of(…)