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
The Upper West Side was once thought to be on the sidelines of Manhattan’s trendsetting culinary scene. However, that notion has largely changed and more quality restaurants keep opening and adding an exciting atmosphere that have transformed the area into the latest hot spot for foodies around the city. The new restaurants focus on offering an authentic taste of diverse international cuisines and reflect the neighborhood’s worldly feel. Take a look and read our guide for the eateries below, they’re bound to make your mouth water! 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
We’ve had a bunch of exciting restaurant openings in the past few months, and we’ve gotten a chance to check them out: Earth Cafe, Sugarcane, the new uptown Halal guys, and our own branch of Parm! Here’s an early word on how they’ve been.
I was surprised by the warm, buttery smell inside the Earth Cafe at 97th and Broadway, which specializes in coffee and espresso drinks and a variety of homemade sweet or savoury pastries likes croissants and quiche. Although they smelled amazing, I stopped by just for a cup of regular coffee, and it was very good. They also have a variety of milk options, a chill atmosphere, and they let people hang out. I definitely plan to stop by for a snack soon, and it’s a great close place to just read, away from home distractions. Read More
Red Stone’s story started over 10 years ago here in the heart of New York City. After a long career developing brands and concepts for other ‘fast food’ companies, owners Tony Tertiropoulos (born and raised in Greece) and Vera Giannaris (Manhattan native) realized that too much time was invested in expanding quickly and not enough on serving quality food to the community. They wanted a place where they could feed their own kids without feeling guilty, and so, they embarked on a mission to take their time and prepare real, home-cooked and healthy food for their neighbors.
Red Stone starts with fresh, and by fresh, I do not mean fresh out of the freezer, or fresh from a factory far, far away! The ingredients used at Red Stone Café are hand selected, locally grown, and delivered daily. Part of the restaurant mission is to help support and sustain local farms, while obtaining only the highest quality produce, dairy and meats, with no added hormones or antibiotics. By supporting Red Stone, you are SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS, and that is more important now than ever before!
Like their artisanal producers, Tony and Vera believe it’s not too much to ask for something good and good for you, something made with a little love and care! That’s why everything at Red Stone is made from scratch, by hand, using only the most natural ingredients, freshly throughout the day. All we ask for in return is that you take the time to Enjoy!
Red Stone- from our family to yours! Read More
reminder that your mom was right, and you can’t judge a book by its cover: Newcomer to the UWS, Hey Mambo!
Walking past Hey Mambo on Amsterdam between 83rd and 84th, it didn’t really look like a place to go for fine dining. To be honest, the marquee reminded me more of a strip-mall chain restaurant than the cozy, welcoming home of delicious New American food it turned out to be. We were coaxed in by the host, who was chatting with us from the stoop, and it turns out that past the slightly-too-dark bar and muted TV, there is a brightly colored funky dining room, with lots of eye-catching accents, and behind that, a romantically raw backyard with a bunch of tables, and on a recent beautiful summer evening, two friends and I felt right at home sitting behind Hey Mambo. Read More