Whether you’re employed or not, a drink on a Friday is always a good idea. These days, perhaps because of the warmer weather, I’m all about margaritas. Luckily, the good people over at Dobel — founded by Juan Domingo Beckmann Legoretta (the sixth-generation producer of Jose Cuervo) — sent me a bottle of their beautiful tequila to try, and I must say, it’s quite interesting. 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 »
For those procrastinators who don’t have plans yet, and want to go to a small bar with no madness, no cover, and a champagne toast, I went to a really cool bar in the Financial District this week. Yes, FiDi! Believe it! Vintry Wine & Whiskey has 80 wines available for tastings, whiskeys from around the world, and a truly delicious small plates menu (gnocchi is AMAZING). Get the 411 at SE:NY. I just called the bar (212-480-9800), and reservations are still available. Happy New Year’s Eve! Stay safe.
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays lovely readers! I’m still working on my post about my last night in Seoul, but in the meantime, check out “Raising the Bar: Tuesday Nights at Allen & Delancey” on SE:NY. Half-off drinks and tongue is involved… tongue of the edible kind. Anything beyond that can’t be guaranteed.
Again, warm wishes to everyone. I hope a fabulous meal awaits all of you today. If not, make it work anyway.
This week I went fancy and had a drink and a few small bites at the Gramercy Tavern. Not the main dining room, the tavern, but that’s still pretty nice in my book. Read “Raising the Bar: Excellent Small Bites in the Tavern of Gramercy Tavern” at SE:NY for more food intel.