Archive for the ‘Vegging Out’ Category

posted by on Asian, Chefs, Meat, Midtown, Top Chef, Vegging Out

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Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to former Top Chef contestant Angelo Sosa’s new Asian comfort food restaurant in midtown Manhattan. Social Eatz is a bright, buzzing restaurant with picnic-style tables that puts an Asian spin on American classics, like hot dogs and burgers. That night, we got to eat from a [...]

posted by on East Village, Latin, Mexican, Vegging Out

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On a recent bitter cold night, I decided to ditch my usual winter routine of couch + candle + TV/book/computer. Instead, I put my hair in a fancy top-knot bun, snapped on some rhinestone clip-on earrings and headed out to dinner at the vibrant and buzzing Boca Chica, which serves pan-Latin cuisine in the East [...]

posted by on Brooklyn, Moroccan, Vegging Out

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I love when friends become family, and my bestie from college, Avni, is one of those people. I’ve been to her home, both her siblings’ weddings, and now, I got to go to her sister’s baby shower this past weekend in Brooklyn. Avni did the most faboosh job organizing a Moroccan brunch at Park Slope’s [...]

posted by on Italian, Nolita, Pizza, Vegging Out

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Last night, a major craving for brick-oven pizza and a major bout of laziness led me to a neighborhood pizza shop called L’asso pizza, which specializes in D.O.C. That stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata, but all you need to know is that the stamp of approval means this type of pizza is the real [...]

posted by on Chicken, Events, Italian, Lunch, Meat, Midtown, Olive oil, Restaurant Week, Vegging Out

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The last time I tried Restaurant Week was when I first moved to New York City in 2007. A bunch of us girls went to i Trulli and had a great time, but I realized that spending almost $50 (including tip) on a three-course dinner, which was more food than I needed, wasn’t probably worth [...]

posted by on Asian, Lunch, Meat, Midtown, Vegging Out, Vietnamese

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If there’s one chef to call the current hotshot in New York, it’s Momofuku owner David Chang. I’m no stranger to Momofuku Milk Bar, but I’ve never ventured into the main restaurant thanks to its por- heavy restaurant. But Chang recently opened seasonal eatery Ma Peche in Midtown, and though it’s still no place for [...]