Archive for the ‘Lower East Side’ Category

posted by on Dinner, Italian, Lower East Side, Lunch, Sandwiches, Steals & Deals, Vegging Out

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I sometimes determine whether to go into a restaurant based on the number of people inside. The more inside, the more likely I’m going to go in. Fortunately, I tossed out that rationale when I went to the Lower East Side restaurant Bruschetteria. Of the approximately 10 tables, only two were taken and it was [...]

posted by on American, Breakfast, Brunch, Cafe, Chocolate, Coffees & Cafes, Comfort Food, Events, Flatiron, Lower East Side, News, Vegging Out

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If you live in New York, you know that mid-January until mid-March, the city is pretty bleak. We’re past the twinkling lights of the holidays and the revelry of New Years, making those freezing temps not so fun any more. But before you head to the grocery store to stock up on resources (15 degrees? [...]

posted by on Cupcakes, Dessert, Food etc., Lower East Side, News

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As Eater NY reports, the owners of Sugar Sweet Sunshine went on vacation for a week without their usual notice, but their customers weren’t too happy about it. One patron posted a sign asking where they went and others proceeded to express their love for the cupcakery on the sign. Gotta love New York. Oh, [...]

posted by on Breakfast, Brunch, Comfort Food, Lower East Side, Vegging Out


Only in New York City would people set their alarm for 8 a.m., put their name down for brunch at a restaurant and then go back to sleep until their name was called — two hours later. Yes, such a place exists and it’s called Clinton Street Baking Company, the comfort food spot in the [...]

posted by on Chefs, Chocolate, Dessert, East Village, Lower East Side, Lunch, Vegging Out

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Besides being a fixture on Top Chef‘s challenges and judging panels, chef Wylie Dufresne is most famous for being a leading proponent of the molecular gastronomy movement. (Think you stumbled upon a scientific blog? You haven’t, so keep reading.) Molecular gastronomy is basically all about changing the physical and chemical elements of food to create [...]

Vegging Out: Bacaro


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After visiting Bacaro back in April and again this weekend, I can now say with certainty that this is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. That’s a pretty big deal considering the number of Italian restaurants in the city. But this gem, tucked away on a bare bones street near Chinatown, offers a well-edited, [...]