Tag Archives: Upper East Side

Welcome to a new segment on this blog. On Mondays get ready for a quick list of the best restaurants, dishes, or food trends in a certain category. There are so many great things to eat and drink in the city and think of this as your resource to find the absolute best.

If you look around the city this week, it seems that every bar wants to be German. Blue and white flags are everywhere, waitresses wear traditional garb are outside taking a smoke break, and the faint sound of an oompah band can be heard on just about any street.

It’s Oktoberfest! Perfect time to celebrate and soak up German culture. But make sure you find your way to an authentic German bar or restaurant and not get stuck at an Irish bar in disguise. Here are the seven best German bars in NYC (in no particular order): (more…)


Category: NYC Best

Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

 

I have already sang the praises of Two Little Red Hens’ excellent New York-style cheesecake on this blog. But the bakery is most known (and racks up huge lines) for their cupcakes. Many people claim that these are the best in the city. Magnolia who?

I mentioned the cupcakes in my cheesecake review, but never gave them the credit they deserve. Well, I was on the Upper East Side recently and noticed that they had a special holiday flavor. I’m always a sucker for those and it was actually the best cupcake I’ve ever tasted from the shop. And it’s only available during the most wonderful time of the year. (more…)


Checking Out the Cheesecake

It’s strange writing a conclusion for cheesecake because I feel like I already did that. A few months back, I was asked to write an article for Gothamist about the best cheesecakes in the city. It sped up my journey and I kind of feel like I can now send people to that article when asking where the best is in the city.

But I still should have some sort of conclusion on this site. And so here it is.

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Category: Cheesecake

My search for the best pickles in New York begins….

PICKLES OLIVES ETC, 1240 Lexington Avenue (between East 83rd and East 84th Street), Upper East Side

I was about to begin putting together my list of places to get pickles here in New York when I walked by a sign on the Upper East Side. It was like a beacon. The sign read: pickles, olives, etc.

Pickles Olives and Barrels

If I hadn’t looked close enough, I might have thought this was a generic deli or bodega. But just through the door, an army of pickle barrels lay waiting for all to try. I actually thought I would have to search harder for pickle stops, but in this case, the pickles found me. (more…)


Category: Pickles

My search for the best cheesecake in New York continues….

FAIRWAY MARKET, 2127 Broadway (at West 74th Street), Upper West Side

I never thought it would come to this, but I’m about to review a supermarket on this blog. Albeit the supermarket in question is a New York born company that is dedicated to the community and still a family-run business. In a way Fairway is truly iconic to New York. And it’s still only in the metro area with no more than 15 locations (at the moment).

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Category: Cheesecake

Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

MOTI MAHAL DELUX, 1149 First Avenue (at East 63rd Street), Upper East Side

Indian food is generally thought of as healthy. All those vegetables, herbs, and spices are actually good for you. But how then do you explain a dish called butter chicken?

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