Category Archives: Eating Out in NYC

Taverna Kyclades

Every foodie I encounter in NYC seems to be equally obsessed with Kyclades and so I thought it was time for my review, as well.  The Taverna is a great option in Astoria (especially if you haven’t been spoiled in Greece).   Kyclades specializes  in seafood so you can’t go wrong if you order a wholeContinue Reading

Felice 64 – Perfect Italian wine bar

For the first time I was inspired to write a review of a restaurant solely based on it’s appetizer. Even at The Lion, it was the burger entrée that got me.  However, Felice 64, the cozy little Italian wine bar on 1st Ave and 64th st, has me completely hooked to their Mozzarella Di Bufala.Continue Reading

Kabab week – Turkish and Pakistani

This week was all about meat platters.  I sampled Middle Eastern and Pakistani specialties. First stop, midweek, was a Turkish restaurant – ABA, in Midtown West.  With authentic decor, comfortable chairs and atmosphere, and solid, well-priced traditional dishes, ABA will have me coming back for more.  Being an incorrigible New Yorker, my only qualm withContinue Reading

good Greek food in Jackson Heights?

I know what you are all thinking, “Greek food in Jackson Heights? Impossible.”  The home of authentic Greek food is Astoria, Queens, after all.  Well, to my surprise, there is in fact a perfectly yummy Greek restaurant that is authentic enough and walkable from the heart of Jackson Heights (37th Ave).  I am talking aboutContinue Reading

Argentine steak at La Portena

I ♥ La Porteña; it’s my favorite steakhouse in Queens, maybe even in all of New York City.  I’ve been to Peter Luger’s and some other great steakhouses around town,  but the amazing selection of meats, the reasonable prices, and the ambiance at La Porteña are unbeatable.  They play 1950s tango music and have wood-paneledContinue Reading

The Lion burger

The Lion burger

9:30 pm, Saturday night, Winter 2012 – The Lion, West Village. Restaurant and bar are packed upon our arrival.  After midnight, when we are leaving, newcomers are seen ordering entrees. My conclusion – if you are in the mood for a fancy splurge on (or before) your night out, this may just be the perfectContinue Reading

Nibbling in Chelsea Market

Nibbling in Chelsea Market

Nothing better, on a rainy day, than to walk around and grab lunch inside New York City’s fanciest food court – Chelsea Market.  The market has stores, cafes, bakeries, restaurants and photography/art installations for two square block between 15th and 16th street, from 9th through 11th Avenue. The space used to house the National BiscuitContinue Reading

New Year’s eve at Tournesol

The New Year’s eve dinner prix fixe menu at Tournesol in Long Island City, Queens may just be the best in NYC. Although we eat here at least several times a year, this is my first  New Year’s eve dinner at Tournesol.  For my mother,  maybe the third or fourth.  We were very happy toContinue Reading

Guilty Pleasures at Mari Vanna

Our Russian style Chanukah/X-mas Dinner Party at Mari Vanna , the trendy Manhattan spot in Flatiron was definitely NOT low-carb (sigh).  I prepared for this crazy carb feast by taking a few activated charcoal tablets. This is the kind of night I am referring to when I say – sometimes we break our low-carb rules.Continue Reading