Before veganism and health fads, there was red meat. Old timers would treat each other to steak dinners. Even I had the bias that steaks, which really do cost more, are better than chicken.
But not at Le Coq Rico.
They serve the best (fancy, not fried) chicken I've ever had.
This was a few weeks ago, and we had just come from the US Open. I was in white Cole Haan boat shoes and a plain blue shirt dress, and the host definitely gave me the eye. I hate that, which is why
Who doesn't love a good pop-up? And it's a free promo? By Jack Daniels? Count me in! (Gotta love this city.)
On 5th ave, between 21st and 22nd street, there was a shrine to Jack Daniels, and it featured some surprisingly fun booths.
Walk in, and it's Lynchburg, Tennessee, circa 1950's. My eyes were immediately pulled to the old fashioned barber shop, complete with pin-up bombshell hair stylists and a sign that said, "Five dollar charge for whining." Lizzy was awesome, and
I'm always asked, "Where should I take my friend/relative who's visiting from out of town?" And my first response is to ask, "What's your budget?" Indeed, few other cities in the world can rival New York City in terms of extravagance, and this definitely extends to food. One can find two slices and a soda for three dollars at almost any pizza place in Manhattan, and then there's Masa that charges $500 per person (not including the drinks). There are the obvious tourist traps,
It's every little girl's tea party dream come true!
First off the grown up tea party checklist: dress up! I took a turn to the Victorian with my high-collared lace couture gown, while my girlfriend went the way of the fancy tea robe, this lime green funky jumpsuit. I went with pearls, she went with gold pendants. (Insert girly squeal).
Second off the list: ambience! Remember the movie My Fair Lady with Audrey Hepburn? We walked up the steps to a classic NYC brownstone and
Casual, Take-out, bakery
Price - $4 a cookie!!!
Location - One in the Upper West Side, Harlem, the Hamptons
Except for the bench full of tourists outside, you would never guess this little hole-in-the-wall was the home of NYC's alleged best cookies. Step a little closer to the bakery's blue shutters and the freshly baked cookie smell hits you. The mouthwatering aroma is everything all the gut-wrenching nostalgia ads try to evoke. I felt like a little kid agai
You haven't lived until you've had the fine dining experience.
New ageism is all about living in the moment, enjoying each second and being grateful for every little thing. The fine dining experience is all about that for the foodie.
For some it may be intimidating, what with these places all requiring a jacket for men and nice shoes, but it's so worth it. The décor of these places is always grand, and you'll be thankful for that suit and tie. Also, celeb sightings? You'l
A good dining experience begins with ambience. I had just come from a few hours of poolside girl talk at the exclusive Soho House NYC (you're not even allowed to take pictures in there!) when I walked into this men's club. Indeed, there were maybe five women to the other 40 men dining there at the time. From the roughened wood to the terse bartender, I should have known that this was a testosterone-driven place, where men could hark back to their club-beating days.