Category Archive: Solid Cocktails

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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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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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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Solid Small Plates, Sub-Standard Service and a Botched Dessert @ Alta

Name: Alta NGM Rating: B- Restaurant Inspection Rating: Grade Pending Website: http://www.altarestaurant.com/ Location: 64 W. 10th Street, NY, NY 10011 Cuisine: Mediterranean-Influenced Small Plates Ambiance: This Greenwich Village gem of a place (in terms of look… Continue reading

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A New Take on Southern Comfort @ Root & Bone

***UPDATED ON 4/7/15 WITH NEW RATING AND OTHER COMMENTS*** Name: Root & Bone NGM Rating: A-/B+ Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://www.rootnbone.com/ Location: 200 E. 3rd Street, NY, NY 10009 Cuisine: Southern Cooking Owner/Chef: Jeff McInnis and… Continue reading

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People Watching and Mexican in Dallas

If you’re looking for a place to see and be seen in Dallas then Mi Cocina in Highland Park Village may be the place to be. You wouldn’t expect to see stilettos, suits… 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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A Modern Turn For Dim Sum @ RedFarm

You voted and I listened. Well, kind of. Last week’s poll results were a toss up between the West Village’s RedFarm and Williamsburg’s Pies N’ Thighs. I decided to break the tie myself… Continue reading

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