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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl.
b/w 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.

$$$$$

3.2

28

In light of all the speculation surrounding Italian celebrity chef Mario Batali and his (non-renewed?) contract with the Food Network , I feel it apt to post about Babbo, Batali's .. >

Jacques Torres Chocolate Haven
350 Hudson St.
b/w King & Charlton St.

$$$$$

3.2

23

My friend Sara received a huge amount of Jacques Torres chocolate during the holidays and was sweet enough to share them with us. Lon and I are generally big fans of Jacques Torres.. >

Otto Enoteca and Pizzeria
1 5th Ave.
at 8th St.

$$$$$

2.5

21

Since it had been at least a couple years (two years too long) since I’d been in New York, my list of places to hit had become, shall we say, major? With ten days and far too many .. >

The Spotted Pig
314 W 11th St.
at Greenwich St.

$$$$$

3.9

18

The details at The Spotted Pig make the place -- grease markered menu on a giant mirror, brown butcher paper on the tables, jade brocade booths, potted flowers hedging weathered Fr.. >

Gotham Bar & Grill
12 E 12th St.
b/w 5th Ave. & University Pl.

$$$$$

2.9

15

Gotham Bar and Grill is the ultramarathon runner of the New York food scene, motoring ahead with its long-running executive chef, and a menu that makes it one of the best restauran.. >

Lupa
170 Thompson St.
b/w Houston & Bleecker St.

$$$$$

4.6

14

At night the restaurant Lupa can be, well, a nightmare: too many people, too much commotion, no room to maneuver, no way to relax. But the other day, when I needed a place for a m.. >

Blue Hill
75 Washington Pl.
b/w 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.

$$$$$

2.9

13

1/2 I’m about to embark on a woeful tale, so anyone with an aversion to unpleasantness (you know that I have a fascination with barfing, but I fully realize that not everyone share.. >

wichcraft
60 E 8th St.
at Mercer St.

$$$$$

3.1

13

When craft opened the menu immediately appealed to me. Being shi-shi, the restaurant was booked-up, and I found it hard to go without reservations weeks ahead. Frankly, I wasn't .. >

Magnolia Bakery
401 Bleecker St.
at 11th St.

$$$$$

3.2

12

Cupcake, cupcake, chocolate, cocoa, cookie, cookie. Within a very concentrated area of the Upper West Side are a number of pitfalls for a trying-to-be-good Sweet Freak. Magnolia’.. >

The Little Owl
90 Bedford St.
at Grove St.

$$$$$

12

Finally made it to The Little Owl last night. The place is super quaint, holds about six people and keeps it real with a framed shot of Rick James in the john. I went mainly for th.. >

5 Ninth
5 9th Ave.
b/w Gansevoort & Little W 12th St.

$$$$$

3.1

12

5 Ninth is certainly one of the restaurant in the Meat Packing area that will last. Zak Pelaccio, who has a few restaurants including Fatty Crab (a must try) is the guy behind 5 Ni.. >

Cru
24 5th Ave.
at 9th St.

$$$$$

3.4

11

We love to eat late, but we also realize that this isn’t Spain, where the dinner hour often elides seamlessly into midnight. Here in New York, things work a little differently, and.. >

Perry Street
176 Perry St.
at West St.

$$$$$

3.3

11

It was restaurant week and the e-mails started trickling in. A few friends wanted to brainstorm some reservations for the week-long event of cheaper fare. No matter what names cam.. >

Fatty Crab
643 Hudson St.
b/w Horatio & Gansevoort St.

$$$$$

2.8

11

I finally broke down. Twenty-two months seemed like sufficient elapsed time to try Fatty Crab, a restaurant I was certain would make me grumpy. I first read about this soon-to-open.. >

Max Brenner
841 Broadway
b/w 13th St. & 14th St.

$$$$$

3.3

11

Had a great day of fooding today - a quick recap: Went to my favorite Malaysian restaurant of all time in the whole city - New Malaysia restaurant (Chinatown). This place is hidden.. >

Pearl Oyster Bar
18 Cornelia St.
b/w Bleecker & W 4th St.

$$$$$

11

Met up Mr. Risotto and D'Artagnan for dinner and was itching for some seafood. My first inclination was to give Mary's Fish Camp a try. Saturday night 7pm, no reservations, no lu.. >

Blue Ribbon Bakery
33 Downing St.
at Bedford St.

$$$$$

3

10

[This dinner took place on November 24th. Yes, I wish I updated more often. No, I have no idea why I don't. I think I'm stuck in an alternate universe where a day has 20 hours inst.. >

Beard Papa's
740 Broadway
at Astor Pl.

$$$$$

3.6

10

The Saturday before Time Out NY’s article on the best pizza places in New York came out, I was already thinking of pizza.  It was just a mere coincidence that TONY had the same tho.. >

Corner Bistro
331 W 4th St.
at Jane St. & 8th Ave.

$$$$$

2.8

9

Medium rare, the basic burger ($5.75) was nice and juicy; for a little more, the "Bistro burger" adds bacon and American cheese to the standard lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle. .. >

Wallse
344 W 11th St.
at Washington St.

$$$$$

2.6

9

Wallse is one of my favorites. The food is always good and the vibe is wonderful. We went there last night and had a great meal. Also, it appeared to be a locals night. Julian Schn.. >

Spice Market
403 W 13th St.
at 9th Ave.

$$$$$

2.9

9

Last of our NY dinner is at another celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurant Spice Market, it's fusion East/Southeast Asian street food repackaged, re-present with $$ .. >

August
359 Bleecker St.
b/w Charles & W 10th St.

$$$$$

2.3

9

although it turned out that W. had read about this place but not previously been, august turned out to be a gem of the nice, moderately expensive new york restaurant genre. tucked .. >

Roll and Dough
135 W 3rd St.
b/w MacDougal St. & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3

8

No drinkie for me Last last Sunday I went to 7A with John, Pete, Aleks, Dean, and Madeleine (yes, that was too much LJ linkage) to celebrate's Aleks' birthday. It sits on the corne.. >

Five Points
31 Great Jones St.
b/w Lafayette St. & Bowery

$$$$$

3

8

I love having a February birthday. If I see the light, some day, and I'm born again I hope it's in February. Having a February birthday means that in the dead of winter, when it's .. >

Mas (farmhouse)
39 Downing St.
at Bedford St.

$$$$$

3

8

Mas Farmhouse is definitely a special place. Once you open the door and walk in, you know you have entered somewhere special. Warm colors, low ceiling, lots of brick and wood. Simi.. >

Ceci-Cela
55 Spring St.
b/w Lafayette and Mulberry St.

$$$$$

3

8

Our lady in Paris (at least half the time) Dorie Greenspan posted on Serious Eats yesterday about the French seasonal cake Galette de Rois. Magically (well, not quite magically, in.. >

Chinatown Brasserie
380 Lafayette St.
at Great Jones St.

$$$$$

3.3

8

I ate lunch recently at the Chinatown Brasserie with Brian Yarvin, a terrific writer and photography who's just written a fun but substantial The World of Dumplings (Countryman Pre.. >

Crosby Connection
172 Crosby St.
at Bleecker St.

$$$$$

3

8

It may not look appetizing, but it sure tasted good. And I don't even love sausage and peppers that much! It's not on the regular menu of the Crosby Connection. It was the special .. >

Annisa
13 Barrow St.
b/w 7th Ave. S & W 4th St.

$$$$$

3.3

8

Earlier this year, Keith McNally--owner of Balthazar, Pastis and the newly opened Morandi--wrote an open letter to New York Times food critic Frank Bruni accusing him of sexism. Mc.. >

Morandi
211 Waverly Pl.
at Charles St.

$$$$$

3

8

It feels weird to be writing about New York Donuts again after all those exhausting California posts. But let’s jump right back into it…Ronnybrook Dairy is now serving Donut Pub Do.. >

Dean & Deluca
560 Broadway
b/w Prince & Spring St.

$$$$$

3

7

  I hate over-priced food, but there is a soft spot in my heart for Dean & Deluca.  Probably because I could spend hours roaming the big one in Soho (even though I’ve never actuall.. >

Pio Maya
40 W. 8th St.
bet 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.

$$$$$

3

7

I did something I'm not proud of tonight. I may have offended everyone around me. What did I do? I... ate on the subway. (A while ago, the MTA was considering fines for this, but a.. >

Strip House
13 E 12th St.
b/w 5th Ave. & University Pl.

$$$$$

3.1

7

Strip House has been on Lon's wish list for a while. We heard about their Crisp Goose Fat Potatoes, prepared by poaching potatoes in goose fat, then baking with goose fat, and fini.. >

The Kati Roll Company
99 Macdougal St.
b/w Bleecker St. & Minetta Ln.

$$$$$

3.2

7

My friend Leah was browsing on the Midtown Lunch Blog and came across the Kati Roll restaurant in midtown. Thing is we always complain at work about not having any variety of resta.. >

Murray's Bagels
500 6th Ave.
b/w 12th & 13th St.

$$$$$

3.4

7

I used to go to Murray's Bagels Murray's Bagels pretty often when I was in the area more. They did always have good bagels and they make several batches a day so sometimes you can .. >

Alta
64 W 10th St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

2.5

7

I apologize for two reasons on this post: 1. I’m preposterously late posting this up. (It’s been nearly two weeks. TWO WEEKS?!) and 2. Some of my photos suck that I’m borrowing a f.. >

Joe The Art of Coffee
141 Waverly Pl.

$$$$$

3

7

In my undergrad days, The Haymarket was my regular coffee shop spot. The coffee wasn't great, but it was cheap and the vegan anarchist baristas didn't care if you sat all day, ord.. >

NY Dosa
Washington Square Park
at Sullivan St.

$$$$$

2.8

7

Thiru of NY Dosas won the first place award for best street food vendor for 2007. The awards are a fund raiser for The Street Vendor Project which helps defend and preserve the rig.. >

Employees Only
510 Hudson St.
at Christopher St.

$$$$$

3

6

A classy bar, with classy drinks. Okay, it's a bit on the expensive side, but not a bad experience at all...and the back room is really pretty. (PS: I still think that Mt. Fuji's.. >

BLT Burger
470 6th Ave.
b/w 11th & 12th St.

$$$$$

3.3

6

I am not going to bash BLT burger, like many have done. It is a thin West Coast style $9 burger without fries. But I will not do it. Why? Because it was not crowded ; there was no .. >

DeMarco's
146 W Houston St.
at MacDougal St.

$$$$$

3.2

6

Some sad news today. Romero Morales, a bartender at DeMarco's Pizzeria (a kinda-sorta offshoot of legendary Di Fara) was shot and killed last night for unknown reasons by a gunman... >

Cafe Cluny
284 W 12th St.
at W 4th St.

$$$$$

3

6

Cafe Cluny is swank and gorgeously lighted, but the food isn't as good as it ought to be... >

Kee's Chocolates
80 Thompson St.

$$$$$

3.3

6

How about this sweet-salty thing? Next to lavender and honey, sea salt seems to be the ingredient of the season (smoked salt truffles at Kee's, salted caramel bonbons at Chocolat.. >

Chocolate Bar
48 8th Ave.
Jane to Horatio St.

$$$$$

3.2

6

While shopping, Sara and I stopped in at The Chocolate Bar inside Henri Bendel's The Chocolate Bar inside Henri Bendel's. The liquid chocolate and coffee is good but it wasn't the .. >

Cones
272 Bleecker St.
b/w Morton & Jones St.

$$$$$

3.2

6

Opened roughly a decade ago by two brothers from Buenos Aires, Cones dishes up excellent handmade Argentine-style ice cream. Raul and Oscar D’Aloisio’s frozen wares have the consis.. >

Grey Dog Coffee
33 Carmine St.
b/w Bedford & Bleecker St.

$$$$$

3.2

6

So we found ourselves in the West Village this sunny Sunday morning, and decided it was the perfect time to check out the Grey Dog Cafe, which the hubby informed me was "the place .. >

EN Japanese Brasserie
435 Hudson St.
b/w Leroy & Morton St.

$$$$$

3.1

6

Every so often I will give a list of restaurant recommendations based on notable and recent dining experiences I've had. These aren't reviews.  No one I know speaks in terms of sta.. >

Taim
222 Waverly Pl.
b/w Perry & W 11th St.

$$$$$

3.3

6

A couple of weeks ago, before Robyn skipped town to frolic in Bologna she told me that she was going to dinner with friends to a place, which she announced had the best falafel in .. >

Florent
69 Gansevoort St.
b/w Greenwich & Washington St.

$$$$$

3

6

Anyone who was living in NYC during the mid-80's remembers when Restaurant Florent opened and going there. The location was truly cutting edge. A small groovy diner in the middle o.. >

Mary's Fish Camp
64 Charles St.
at W 4th St.

$$$$$

3

6

lobster roll at mary’s fish camp . mmm … take a moment to drool . there is no such thing as a bad lobster roll, after all it’s simply chunks of tender lobster meat, mixed with a li.. >

Ed's Lobster Bar
222 Lafayette St.
b/w Spring & Broome St.

$$$$$

3.1

6

Eating this lobster roll at Ed's Lobster Bar last week made up for that horrible, horrible seafood that Jake made me eat at City Island. .. >

Tartine
253 W 11th St.
at W 4th St.

$$$$$

2.8

5

Contrary to my melancholy musings before, I did manage to go back to Tartine (though, truth be told, walking there from the Ferry Building is no more of a picnic than driving and f.. >

Rocco’s
243 Bleecker St.
b/w Carmine & Cornelia St.

$$$$$

3

5

Sometimes it takes a guy from Jersey to teach you about your own neighborhood.  Yesterday, during one of the most beautiful days I’ve ever experienced in New York, I was taking a h.. >

Smorgas Chef
283 W 12th St.
at W 4th St.

$$$$$

3.3

5

My friend spent a year in Sweden during high school, and she’s gets nostalgic for Swedish food. The options in Manhattan are limited. We’ve been to the fancy and expensive Aquavit .. >

Ye Waverly Inn
16 Bank St.
at Waverly Pl.

$$$$$

3.1

5

Dear Graydon Carter, Hi, you don't know me, I'm just a silly food blogger who likes to eat out sometimes. For example, yesterday I went to a Mexican restaurant in my neighborhood (.. >

Patisserie Claude
187 W 4th St.

$$$$$

3.1

5

bite sized cookies from patisserie claude in the west village. this almond and cherry cookie was very soft and chewy,with an almond scent like a coconut almond marzipan with a cand.. >

Paradou
8 Little West 12th St.
at 9th Ave.

$$$$$

3

5

Ducky: There's no fast food, in any sense, at this outpost of the Meatpacking District bistro, but order the La Guardia ($8), and your wait will be rewarded by an indulgently oily .. >

Pegu Club
77 W Houston St.
b/w Laguardia Pl. & Wooster St.

$$$$$

3

5

.. >

Dirty Bird
204 W 14th St.
at 7th Ave.

$$$$$

2.9

5

Isn't this a gorgeous sight? There aren't many places that I know of with good fried chicken under ten bucks. Charles' Chicken in Harlem is my favorite in the city, and luckily it'.. >

Ditch Plains
29 Bedford St.
at Downing St.

$$$$$

3

5

I am still thinking about the smoked mozzarella ricotta fritters at Ditch Plains. There were six of them. I picked one up and bit into the crisp and browned exterior, but was in no.. >

Ono (at the Hotel Gansevoort)
18 9th Ave.
at Gansevoort St.

$$$$$

3.3

5

I made a journey to the Upper Westside last night.  I met two old friends at Neo.  A sushi joint at 83rd and Broadway.  Consistently I have found the food on Upper Westside like th.. >

Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano
60 Greenwich Ave.
b/w 6th & 7th Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

5

Chef Amanda Freitag has officially served her last meal at West Village Italian, Gusto. After representing Gusto at Tuesday evening's traditional "Feast of the Seven Fishes" dinner.. >

Barbuto
775 Washington St.
at W 12th St.

$$$$$

2.9

5

Dear Boo, Do you ever just get a hankering for something tasty that stays with you all day (or week) until you finally give in and feed the beast? Yesterday I was haunted by just .. >

Doma
17 Perry St.
at 7th Ave. S

$$$$$

3.4

5

A friend of ours keeps a list of New York truisms such as: “There is an automatic $20 penalty for setting foot out of your apartment building,” and “Garbage collection never happen.. >

Da Silvano
260 6th Ave.
b/w Houston & Bleecker St.

$$$$$

3.2

5

I started to write this review and then my computer crashed, leaving me frustrated and unhappy.  Much like my experience at this restaurant.  The night started off well; though it .. >

The Inn LW12
7 Ninth Ave.
at Washington St.

$$$$$

3.3

5

When the poutine arrives, clear the deck. The Inn LW12 (short for Little West 12th St., in Manhattan's Meatpacking District) trundles out four versions of the infamous Québécois co.. >

Bond St
6 Bond St.
b/w Broadway & Lafayette St.

$$$$$

3

4

Several years ago, you would have caught a glimpse of Leonardo DiCaprio dining at Bond St. Today, the bouncer in all-black suit is still standing outside and all the beautiful peop.. >

Mary's Dairy
171 W 4th St.
b/w 6th & 7th Ave.

$$$$$

3

4

after the dumpling man, we had to stop in at mary’s dairy, since i had never been. pricey along the lines of any other specialty ice cream store, mary’s dairy has some high-class i.. >

John's of Bleecker Street
278 Bleecker St.
b/w 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.

$$$$$

2.7

4

Here's another cash-only, wait in line outside, no slices/pies only kind of pizzeria in the city, John's on Bleecker.  The pizza today was just mediocre, pale in comparison to prev.. >

La Palapa
359 6th Ave.
b/w W 4th St. & Washington Pl.

$$$$$

3

4

I decided to go out to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by heading to La Palapa Rockola’s sister restaurant and bar on St. Mark’s place. This is actually the original with the one on the we.. >

Jane
100 W Houston St.
b/w Thompson St. & LaGuardia Pl.

$$$$$

3

4

Angie arranged a surprise birthday lunch for Sara at Jane. We didn't have the full party and the birthday girl was delayed but the hosts and wait staff were kind enough to accommod.. >

Joe's Pizza
7 Carmine St.
at 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

4

The Saturday before Time Out NY’s article on the best pizza places in New York came out, I was already thinking of pizza.  It was just a mere coincidence that TONY had the same tho.. >

Aroma
36 E 4th St.
b/w Bowery & Lafayette St.

$$$$$

3.3

4

Sometimes I come upon a restaurant and one thing or another about it says to me, "Andrea. You should check this place out." Has that ever happened to you? You walk by a place and y.. >

Bellavitae
24 Minetta Ln
b/w 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.

$$$$$

3.4

4

There’s no way around it. No way not to admit it. I have a backlog. More restaurants visited than time to write dedicated posts about each one. That’s not wholly unusual: I head ou.. >

Noodle Bar
26 Carmine St.
b/w Bedford & Bleecker St.

$$$$$

3

4

I watched the Noodle Bar open.  I heard it was really good.  School ended yesterday at noon and I made the executive decision that I was taking Josh and his pal out for lunch at th.. >

Quartino
11 Bleecker St.
b/w Lafayette St. & Bowery

$$$$$

3

4

I'm on the road this week, posting from sunny Carmel, CA. One of my best friends is getting married on Saturday and with the bachelorette party tonight and my birthday tomorrow (th.. >

Osteria del Sole
267 W 4th St.
at Perry St.

$$$$$

3.2

4

First I would like to take this opportunity to wish my dear friend LittleMissSunshine a very happy birthday. And in her honor, I am finally writing about our dinner at Osteria del .. >

Lassi
28 Greenwich Ave.
b/w Charles & W 10th St.

$$$$$

3

4

Lassi is an Indian take-out restaurant on Greenwich right off 10th Street.  There are about 6 stools if you'd prefer to eat in, or just to hang on while you wait for your order... >

AOC
314 Bleecker St.
at Grove St.

$$$$$

3.1

4

I have left California permanently and moved back to NYC. The Boy is working on the law school writing competition and I'm searching for jobs, so we haven't had much time to eat we.. >

Peanut Butter & Co
240 Sullivan St.
b/w Bleecker St. & W 3rd St.

$$$$$

3.2

4

Recently, my culinary whims have been steering me towards specialty shoppes - novelty establishments with one or two items on the menu (both Asian and American).  A surprising numb.. >

SushiSamba 7
87 7th Ave. S
b/w Grove & Barrow St.

$$$$$

2.7

4

I love trekking down to the West Village for eats. My 15 minute subway ride feels like a world apart from the sleepier Upper West Side... >

Turks & Frogs
323 W 11th St.
b/w Washington & Greenwich St.

$$$$$

1

4

When I walked into Turks and Frogs on Greenwich St., I thought I had walked into the wrong place. Similar to my experience with The Spotted Pig, the name of this Turkish restaurant.. >

Westville
210 W 10th St.
b/w Bleecker & W 4th St.

$$$$$

3

4

Westville is a diminutive bistro in the West Village with a decidedly homey feel and remarkably good food... >

Tomoe Sushi
172 Thompson St.
b/w Bleecker & Houston St.

$$$$$

3

4

I've been on a little of a hiatus from the blog because real-life work and school matters started getting in the way, so here's just a quick round-up of food porn from Tomoe Sushi .. >

Shopsin's
54 Carmine St.

$$$$$

3

4

I pass Shopsin's at least a few times a week. Haven't been in for many many years.  Not sure why.  Today Fred and I were looking for a bite to each in that area and decided to walk.. >

Snack Taverna
63 Bedford St.
at 7th Ave. S & Morton St.

$$$$$

3

4

Snack Taverna: This is the slightly fancier older sibling to Snack, a tiny Greek inspired place in Soho. It's not much bigger than Snack either. Our table ordered a two small pl.. >

Peasant
194 Elizabeth St
corner of Prince & Spring St.

$$$$$

3

4

I had the opportunity to eat at Peasant Saturday night -- the wine bar downstairs. Not only did I have good company, interesting conversation, and my favorite dish there (the octop.. >

Bar Pitti
268 Avene of the Americas

$$$$$

1.8

4

As the weather grows nicer and nicer, you may find yourself saying, "Hey! I want to eat outside!" And yet when it comes to decent places to eat outside in New York, the question ge.. >

ino
21 Bedford St.
b/w Houston & Downing St.

$$$$$

3

4

Bryan ‘Ino, the Irish producer for all sorts of angry Anglos, everyone from James Chance and Robert Fripp to Bono and Paul Simon O’Donnell, is equally legendary for dabbling in suc.. >

Gray's Papaya
402 Sixth Ave.
at 8th St.

$$$$$

3.1

4

From left: Sausage, egg, and cheese on a burger bun, from Gray's Papaya; grilled asparagus, frittata, and asiago cheese on a ciabatta roll, from Grandaisy Bakery. Both next door to.. >

Market Table
54 Carmine St.
at Bedford St.

$$$$$

3.1

4

What looks more like a corner grocery store is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after tables in town. The only entrance to Market Table's dining room is by way of an adjoini.. >

Il Mulino
86 W 3rd St.
b/w Sullivan & Thompson St.

$$$$$

3.3

3

Il mulino is a perfect example of the beauty, wonder and romance that is the Italian language. Out of curiosity, I looked up what il mulino meant in English and I'm still chuckling.. >

Maurizio Trattoria
35 W 13th St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3.9

3

I've given Maurizio glowing reviews in the past, but I just went again recently and I was a bit disappointed. The food wasn't bad but I just wasn't as impressed this time. My entr.. >

Lederhosen
39 Grove St.
b/w Bedford & Bleecker St.

$$$$$

2.2

3

I can remember working in Berlin several years ago, and loving the neighborhood biergartens. Most everyone who entered was immediately recognized by the proprietor and menus were r.. >

Murray's Cheese Shop
254 Bleecker St.
at Cornelia St.

$$$$$

3

3

I finally went to Murray's Cheese in Greenwich Village. It is New York's most famous cheese shop. It turns out that they also have other gourmet foods there so it was a very fun fo.. >

Home
20 Cornelia St.
b/w Bleecker & W 4th St.

$$$$$

3.2

3

A plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies sits in the bay window of Home restaurant. Thirteen years ago, when David Page and his wife Barbara Shinn opened their snug restaurant, t.. >

PressToast
112 MacDougal St.
b/w Bleecker & W 3rd St.

$$$$$

3

3

On Monday I went to Press Toast for a sandwich. A part of me kept going, "You want to go back to Crosby Connection! You want soft foccacia bread stuffed with stuff! You want a brow.. >

Gobo
401 6th Ave.
b/w Waverly Pl. & 8th St.

$$$$$

3

3

A graceful vegetarian haunt successful enough to have spawned 2 locations - one in the west village, the other on the upper east side.  Decorated with clean lines and pristine bamb.. >

Vegetarian's Paradise 2
144 W 4th St.
b/w 6th Ave. & Macdougal St.

$$$$$

3

3

Buddhist Chinese can be hard to get right... Many restaurants try, offering up mock-meat versions of General Tsos, Kung Pao Chicken...and many more classics. This visit was my fo.. >

DoSirak
30 E 13th St.
b/w 5th Ave. & University Pl.

$$$$$

3

3

I still have this sore throat that will not go away so I was craving a hot spicy soup, hoping it would burn it out of my throat. For that, I look to Korean food. We ordered from Do.. >