Not sure what took me so long, but I finally made it out to the Brooklyn Brewery last weekend. I’d always wanted to go, but when you live in New York, you take the city for granted. That’s why it’s so great when you have visitors from out-of-town. You get to do all the things you planned to do, but never did. Last weekend when the Kim sisters (Soo and Joo) were back in New York from Seoul, we made a trip to the brewery for the Saturday tours. MORE »
In case you haven’t noticed, Bionic Bites has been very East Village-centric the past few weeks. The reason: I’m sick of living in my cramped run-down LES apartment and have been spending a lot of time in the East Village apartment hunting. (I love the LES, but for the same price, I can get more square footage in the East Village.) Two Saturdays ago, after seeing a gorgeous but way too expensive apartment, David and I wandered into Royale looking for brunch. It was only after we were seated we noticed the place was more of a bar than a restaurant, and the menu was limited to burgers and sandwiches. No biggie, we ordered two burgers, onion rings, housemade chips, and a Bloody Mary for me. As long as a Bloody Mary’s involved, it’s brunch to me. MORE »
Seventeen beers on tap and smoked pork by a local barbecue geek that competes nationally, need I say more? Read my latest bar review, “Raising the Bar: House Smoked Pig at Waterfront Ale House,” on Serious Eats: New York.
My KFC spot, Bon Chon, in K-Town went rogue and changed their name to Mad for Chicken. This week I went to see if they’re still the real deal. Read my review, “Raising the Bar: Wings Gone Rogue at Mad for Chicken,” at SE:NY. A few things are different, but if you want to celebrate the Yankees’ World Series win tonight with wings and beer, Mad for Chicken is a good bet.