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
Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? The Upper West Side has some classic hole-in-the-wall pizzerias as well as a variety of other great eateries that offer pizza with a twist. One thing’s for sure, after you read this list of the best pizza places on the Upper West Side, you’ll know exactly where to go or who to call for your next pizza craving! 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