Even though life in NYC can be a little uncertain at times, there is one thing I'm sure of...I will never get tired of dining out in this city.
Follow my latest restaurant adventures, find ideas for your next meal, or even ask for suggestions. Bon Appetit!
UPDATE 10/2020: Ok, so life is VERY uncertain right now. Not going to restaurants, but happily eating my way around the city through takeout/delivery!
Miss Menu Mentions - Eater.com
Once or twice a week, Eater posts a Plywood Report in which they compile a listing of restaurant and bar openings. Most of this info is submitted by Eater readers, and Eater is really good about giving credit for their findings. Last week I sent in my posting about Vino 313, the new wine bar opening soon in Murray Hill, and saw that Eater included it in one of their recent Plywood Reports.
The novelty has definitely not worn off, even though I've been working on Miss Menu for almost a year now. It's still so exciting to be linked to by such a big website!
Nine years ago (gulp), I had a long stay-cation, and thought it would be fun to try a lot of new restaurants with cuisines from around the world. If I couldn't travel abroad, at least I could eat like I was. So I started a restaurant list I called " Around the World (Without Leaving the 5 Boroughs) ." Fast forward to 2020. COVID. Quarantine. Ugh. Minus a handful of daytrips, I've been in NYC since it all started. And since there's no prospect of traveling any time soon, I figured now was the perfect time to start a new restaurant list..."Around the World: Quarantine Edition." Hoping this will help me feel like seeing the world, or at least tasting it, all without even leaving the couch! Plus, it feels good to have a reason to venture away from my standard neighborhood spots. I'll be working on filling in the 50 most popular cuisines from restaurants that offer takeout/delivery in Manhattan. Click through to check out what I ordered, photos, and
Thai Villa Flatiron 5 East 19th Street b/t Broadway & 5th Avenue Website • Yelp • Facebook • Instagram (Clockwise) Pad see ew with vegetables - FORGET IT A lot of Yelp reviews said that this was a great dish, and much better than your local Thai spot's pad see ew. But this was pretty bad. It was somehow way too garlicky and bland at the same time. Pak mor puk (vegetable crepe dumplings) - GET IT These dumplings are really purple! The filling was pretty standard, but the presentation made this great. And the dipping sauce was delish. Pad Thai with chicken - GET IT Pad Thai is another standard Thai dish that can be hit or miss, but this one was really flavorful. Curry puffs - GET IT These were incredible. Definitely hand-made, not frozen, very tasty, and very filling. And (clockwise)
La Pizza & La Pasta Eataly - NYC Flatiron 200 Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street Website • Yelp • Instagram • Facebook Truffle Cena Per Due - 3 Course Eatalian Truffle Dinner I spent longer than I'd like to admit looking into dinner options for New Year's eve. Waaaayyy too long! I somehow stumbled upon this prix fixe menu from La Pizza & La Pasta from Eataly, and it seemed like a lot of great dishes...and a great deal too. It came with the choice of two appetizers (they didn't use an Italian word for this course HA), two entrées (secondi), and one dessert (dolce). (Counter-clockwise) Burrata: Liuzzi burrata, Urbani black truffle, olive oil, and Maldon salt So so good, but just wish it came with some bread or something else to accompany it. GET IT Crostone ai Tartufi: House-made wheat bread, Calabro ricotta, Urbani black truffles, and honey This was delicious, but it could have used a little more honey. Silver lining of ordering in is I got to add some of my own! GET