From A to Z: Miss Menu's Summer Dining Adventure

Hot town...summer in the city! Summer is officially in full swing, and I’m loving every minute of it. While I have a ton of long weekends planned, I don’t have one major vacation planned like I have the past few summers. So, I decided now is perfect for putting that time (and money) towards something fun right here in NYC.


So, without further ado, I’m so excited to announce: “From A to Z: Miss Menu’s Summer Dining Adventure.” From today and Labor Day, I am going to go to one restaurant that starts with each letter of the alphabet. After doing a little math, that’s 26 restaurants in about 68 days…a new place every 2 or 3 days. Shouldn’t be too hard, right?!

I know the first bunch will be easy, but I’m sure it’ll get tricky towards the end (especially the Q and X!). According to, there are 2890 restaurants in Manhattan alone. How am I ever going to decide which ones to go to for each letter?? This is where you come in. I would love to get a ton of recommendations from you, my trusty readers. To encourage some serious participation, “From A to Z” is going to feature a fun contest!

The grand prize will be a gift certificate to the restaurant of your choice from the final A-Z list. And there will be two runner up prizes as well.

Here’s how it’ll work. Everyone who participates will receive one entry. You can also receive an additional entry for doing any of the following:
- Comment on any “From A to Z” posts with your thoughts
- Email me with your suggestions for any letter

- “Like” Miss Menu on Facebook
- “Like” any of the “From A to Z” posts
- Share any of the “From A to Z” posts onto your profile

- Follow @MissMenuNYC on Twitter and @reply with the hashtag #FromAtoZ
- Retweet any "From A to Z" tweets with the hashtag #FromAtoZ

Thanks for coming along with me on this summer dining adventure!  And now...let the dining begin!


Unknown said…
can the grand prize be YOU coming to cincinnati to eat any ANY restaurant, any letter, your choice?!?! xoxo
Brittany said…
I'm sure you have an overwhelming amount of B's but I recently went to Bond ST and it was one of the best meals I've had in a while!
Heather said…
I have a bunch of suggestions:
10 Downing
Beauty and Essex
Blue Ribbon Bakery
Elephant and Castle
Five Points
Go Burger
Hundred Acres
Il Giglio
Joseph Leonard
Kin Shop
Los Feliz
Meatball Shop
Quattro - Trump Soho
Stanton Social
Union Square Cafe
Westville Chelsea
Xe Lua
Yerba Buena Perry
Zen Palate
Miss Menu said…
WOW, thanks so much for these great suggestions.

@Brittany - I went to BondST 7 years ago, but think it could be time for a trip back!

@heather lauren - fabulous list! Definitely adding a bunch of those to the "to do" list

I've entered you both into the contest! Please email me so I have your contact info in case you're a winner: