Category Archive: For That Special Something

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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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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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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Mixing Old World with the New @ Carbone

Get out your wallets. … it’s time for Carbone. Yes, Carbone is a splurge but in a pretty fantastic way. Even though you can’t get out of there with any sort of a… Continue reading

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A Warm Aloha From Ka’ana Kitchen

I spent the better part of the past two weeks on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui. While I did not go out on the town very often – mainly because food there… Continue reading

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Eating My Way Through Napa Valley

A few weeks ago I took a vacation in Napa Valley and man is there some good food (not to mention wine) to be tasted in that California region. If you are one… Continue reading

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Colicchio’s Latest in Culinary Innovation @ The Topping Rose House

Two weeks ago I got a taste of one of the Hampton’s newest restaurant additions – The Topping Rose House. The Topping Rose has the promise to be the new luxe destination for… Continue reading

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Going Casual @ Marea’s Bar

This weekend was my second time dining at Michael White’s Marea, but this time was very different from the first. I ate at the bar. For those of you who have never been… Continue reading

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