Being a Texas native, one of my favorite things about NYC is the change in seasons. I think the shift from summer to fall is the most beautiful of all – and it’s about darn near impossible to drag me indoors during those several perfect weathered weeks. So, why cram yourselves into tiny restaurant after tiny restaurant during great weather days, when all the while the most perfect real estate is curbside? Here’s 5 places you can sit outside and enjoy some good eats – this fall you just might have your cake and eat it too! Read More
Wifi spots on the Upper West Side can literally be life-saving! Living in New York is the dream – but let’s be real, you’re current living situation in New York is probably less than dreamy. Space is an issue, so we need to get creative to keep ourselves sane in a (studio… 300sq ft… with a roommate…) home.
And even if your mini-oasis is your dream home – working (or seriously concentrating) from your apartment can be tricky. So we have compiled a list of wifi-friendly work from “home” locations that will make you feel like your living space just tripled (and you won’t feel like you’re taking work to bed with you… literally). Read More
f you’re looking for a good down-home meal in New York City then you must check out
Good Enough To Eat on Amsterdam Ave and 83rd street. Here they blend their worldly knowledge of the Big Apple’s cutting edge culinary scene, with the rich traditions of good old-fashioned American comfort food. Esteemed chef Carrie Levin, author of two celebrated cookbooks on traditional American cuisine, founded GETE and continues to serve her tasty dishes there every day. Read More
Upper West Side restaurant Nonna’s recently closed and then, just a few days ago, reopened as AG Bistro, a tapas-inspired restaurant with vaulted ceilings and bright muraled walls. We thought (like everyone else) that they must be related to AG kitchen – but apparently not! Instead, the AG stands for “All Good,” and Stella Sellian is the chef in the kitchen of this delicious new spot – with consultation from Gerry Hayden of Long Island’s North Fork Table and Inn.
Tonight, my little brother Mike Mishkin and I shared 5 small plates, and the food was amazing — especially for having just opened! Our clear favorite: the lemon chicken with farro, kale and onions, all so succulent and flavorful and juicy that we started musing about the chicken, wondering if it had been spectacular in life as well as on our plate, and making up stories about its possible past accomplishments. In other words, the chicken made us deliriously happy. Read More
s kids, we frequently dined within a few block radius of my grandparents’ apartment, which meant a lot of repeat visits to a few favorites. One of those was an unusually adorned building with now-famous wall carvings of sugarcane and oxen in the entryway, at 71st and Columbus. I still remember Victor’s Cafe’s steaming, fragrant plates of white rice and simmered black beans, which I enjoyed when my feet could not yet reach the floor. In high school, after the space had been sold, girlfriends and I went after school to enjoy Penang’s Malaysian spices, mango sauces, and rice – now cooked with creamy coconut milk and served by very muscular men in sarongs. So when I learned that this restaurant space was being inhabited again, and that the Victor’s bas-relief was still being left intact, I really wanted to see the new incarnation of one of my favorite restaurant spots. Read More