NYC Spotlight: Minnetta Tavern

I should clarify by what I mean as “the best burger ever” because I normally don’t go around ordering $28 burgers. When it comes to your everyday burger, Shake Shack is where it’s at. Sorry in-n-out. But I mean have you tried the Shack Stack? I absolutely love the animal style cheeseburger when I’m in California, but I would take…

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NYC Spotlight: Jacob’s Pickles

I’m unsure how I haven’t written about Jacob’s Pickles yet, but it’s easily one of my favorite brunch/lunch/dinner/ anytime places in the Upper West Side! Downside is there’s always a wait- but it’s worth it. Jacob’s is a super trendy, hip southern comfort food spot with great atmosphere. The cozy, always-packed restaurant serves up huge, rich, creamy, buttery and fabulous dishes that…

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NYC Spotlight: Betony

Dining at Betony was a fantastic culinary experience! And I emphasize experience because it’s not every day, for example, that I get to taste ambergris. (More on that later…) The restaurant itself is beautiful- very elegant and classy. There are intricate carvings covering the high ceilings and walls too, which I thought was pretty unique! The dinner started off with…

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NYC Spotlight: Barney Greengrass

So many times I’ve past this place without thinking twice about dining here. I have been dumb. I should have known that this over 100 year old establishment would serve delicious and authentic Jewish breakfast items and incredibly fresh, tasty smoked fishes! Yes, the ambiance feels very dated. Lots of beige. But it certainly has a particular charm and character that…

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