A Place I Actually Enjoyed in Las Vegas – Giada

Name: Giada NGM Rating: B+ Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: https://www.caesars.com/cromwell/giada#.VVzYUtNViko Location: The Cromwell Hotel, 3595 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Cuisine: Italian Owner/Chef: Giada De Laurentiis When did it open: June 2014 Ambiance: I had pretty much… Continue reading

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Traditional Mexican Comes to NYC @ Rosie’s

Name: Rosie’s NGM Rating: B+ Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://rosiesnyc.com/ Location: 29 E. 2nd Street, NY, NY 10003 Cuisine: Mexican Owner/Chef: Marc Meyer and Vicki Freeman When did it open: April 2015 Ambiance: I’ve been to this particular restaurant… Continue reading

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What’s the hype about @ egg Brooklyn?

Name: egg NGM Rating: B Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://www.eggrestaurant.com/ Location: 109 N. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 Cuisine: Southern Owner/Chef: Evan Hanczor and George Weld When did it open: 2005 Ambiance: Power brunch spot for Brooklynites… Continue reading

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The Old Five Points Gets a Fresh New Look (and Taste) With Vic’s

Name: Vic’s NGM Rating: B/B+ Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://www.vicsnewyork.com/ Location: 31 Great Jones Street, NY, NY 10012 (formerly Five Points) Cuisine: Italian Owner/Chef: Victoria Freeman, Marc Meyer and Chris Paraskevaides (same people that bring us Hundred… Continue reading

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Getting into the Holiday Spirit @ Gramery Tavern

Name: Gramercy Tavern NGM Rating: A/A- Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://www.gramercytavern.com/ Location: 42 East 20th St., NY, NY 10003 Cuisine: Seasonal Contemporary American Owner/Chef: Danny Meyer and Michael Anthony When did it open: 1994 Ambiance: There are two… Continue reading

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Chinatown’s Little Brunch Gem: Dimes

Name: Dimes NGM Rating: B+/A- Restaurant Inspection Rating: Grade Pending Website: http://dimesnyc.com/ Location: 143 Division Street, NY, NY 10002 Cuisine: Eclectic and Health-conscious Owner/Chef: Alissa Wagner and Sabrina DeSousa When did it open: September 2013 Ambiance:  This tiny restaurant gem on the… Continue reading

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Modern Italian in a City of Southern Charm @ Indaco

Name: Indaco  NGM Rating: A- Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://www.indacocharleston.com/ Location: 526 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 Cuisine: Rustic Italian Owner/Chef: Steve Palmer and Michael Perez When did it open: August 2013 Ambiance: Rustic feel all around. Wooden floors, wooden… Continue reading

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A New(ish) Frenchie on Bowery: Cherche Midi

Name: Cherche Midi NGM Rating: B+ Restaurant Inspection Rating: (*new request*): A Website: http://www.cherchemidiny.com/ Location: 282 Bowery, NY, NY 10012 Cuisine: French Bistro Owner/Chef: Keith McNally, Shane McBride and Daniel Parilla When did it open: June 2014 Ambiance: Think Balthazar with a… Continue reading

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Williamsburg Charm @ Meadowsweet

Name: Meadowsweet NGM Rating: A Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://www.meadowsweetnyc.com/ Location: 149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Cuisine: New American with Mediterranean influences Owner/Chef: Polo Dobkin When did it open: June 2014 Ambiance: I would describe the interior as industrial chic.… Continue reading

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A Happy Birthday Review For Maialino

**Today is Maialino’s 5th birthday. Happy birthday and congratulations to the team there! Coincidentally, I went to the restaurant two weeks ago for my sister’s birthday, so it seems a fitting day to… Continue reading

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