As spring and summer time are rapidly approaching we are excited to announce the mouthwatering 9th annual New Taste of the Upper West Side, which will start Friday, June 3rd and end Saturday, June 4th. This two night food extravaganza showcases the finest in Upper West Side dining and will be a sneak peek for future culinary hits with restaurants that have not opened yet. We take great pride in an event that highlights our favorite New York neighborhood especially with celebrity chefs and restaurant heavyweights making an appearance at this year’s New Taste of the Upper West Side. Read More
Big Daddy’s Upper West Side is a hidden gem. The 80’s style diner brings up feelings of nostalgia as soon as you step foot on their comfort food peddling soil. The establishment has three different locations including Gramercy Park, Upper East Side, and Upper West Side. Read More
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
** Updated: December, 2016 **
New York’s Upper West Side is a little slice of hamburger heaven for burger fans like me. From gourmet to “grab and go,” there’s something for everyone’s taste. No doubt, your Upper West Side “Best Burger” list will differ from mine, but I’m confident that burger lovers will love any of these. Read More
American food has gotten a major face-lift in the past thirty years, with restaurants nation-wide increasingly updating their homey regional recipes. Here on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, we have a pretty awesome collection of restaurants that celebrate America, from old-time favorites to successful experiments.
This occurred to me as I enjoyed a recent snack at Marcus Samuelsson’s new Alice Tully Hall Cafe, American Table. The eclectic menu includes classic flavors like cheddar, biscuits, and tomato soup, but also has the unexpected fusion combinations Samuelsson is famous for, including a liver, poached chicken and pickled cabbage sandwich that seemed to be a Swedish incarnation of a Banh Mi, and was delicious. We also tried the Doro Wat Tacos, open faced soft flour tacos with piles of pulled chicken stewed in Ethiopian spices, topped with chopped egg and sour cream and served with a lime — the flavors were somehow African and Mexican at once, and went together beautifully (especially with plenty of the sriracha found on every table). Read More