Category Archive: The Young Swanky Crowd

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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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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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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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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What’s New In Pizza @ Marta

Name: Marta NGM Rating: A-/B+ Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://martamanhattan.com/ Location: 29 E. 29th Street, NY, NY 10016 Cuisine: Trendy Pizza Joint Owner/Chef: Danny Meyer and Nick Anderer (also the chef from Maialino) When did… 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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What’s New in Pasta @ Bar Primi

Name: Bar Primi NGM Rating: A- Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://barprimi.com/home/ Location: 325 Bowery, NY, NY 10003 Cuisine: Italian Pasta Shop Owner/Chef: Andrew Carmellini and NoHo Hospitality Group When did it open: May 2014… 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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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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