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Did this architect think he was building on the beach?! Let’s pray for these people those windows are soundproof! #NYC
Write this down: Neil @jouercosmetics @henribendel #nyc is my referral for a makeover. My fave products in the hands of a talented artist! Hit him up for ur next event! (Taken with Instagram)
Have you wished the Michelin Man a happy birthday? He’s sharing cupcakes on 50th between 6th and 7th Aves with all of his friends in New York!
Awesome! I want one!!!
For A Local Cup of Jo - MuggedNYC
I’m tired of deffering to Starbucks for a quality soy-latte. And there aren’t enough Think Coffees around….or that place on Clinton with free wifi that’s so trendy…
If you’re like me and have no idea where these cute cafes are in your neighborhood, check out MuggedNYC.com - which is like Yelp for coffee.
It tells you all about the teas and lates, as well as the amenities and atmosphere. Basically, the info you need to know if you want to plop your ass down there with your laptop for an hour or two.
Right now, the directory contains mostly downtown shops, but contribute your favorite java spot and help it grow.
Little Giant - NYC
Tonight, I invited the Meg(h)ans to the Lower East Side for a lot of vino and a little food. That’s usually how it goes with the three of us.
I offered up a couple of my favorites (Frankie’s and Clinton Street Baking Company), but they insisted I needed to venture out. So Meghan played LES hostess and took us to her favorite nook Little Giant.
She’s pretty particular so I knew the food would be good. And when I got there I understood why she knew/loved it. Little Giant is a classic NYC date place: great food, intimate and cozy atmosphere, good wine list, and reasonable prices.
I had no issue taking the place of whatever man had been there before me when I saw a $35 bottle of Malbec and several dishes that made my mouth water.
Although they were out of their “famous” bread and butter, we we accommodated with a chihuahua-sized biscuit that didn’t disappoint. And neither did our choices for dinner.
Overall, I give Little Giant a big thumbs up for date night, but not a MUST for out-of-towners.
(Please excuse the picture, I tried to touch it up a little, but somehow I went too far and there was no salvaging it. Just focus on the food.)
Voted one of last year’s top newcomers to the NYC restaurant scene, Commerce is a hustlin’ and bustlin’ West Village brasserie with a young crowd looking to be part of the scene. That they are, but whether or not they enjoy the experience is another issue. ::
If you didn’t check out the menu online before you made the resi, you’d be surprised to see the sophisticated fare in such a casual setting. In fact, there are probably only a couple of things I would eat on the whole menu. Thank goodness there’s always the chicken.
After you ordered the bird, you’re ready to settle into a bottle of wine and catch up with your friends. But, what? What did you…I can’t hear you! That’s my tactless way of saying it’s so loud you can’t understand the person yelling at you 1 foot away.
If you this post is too cryptic, let me just say this. Skip it.
Last night Googler and I dined at Aquagrill in SoHo on Julia’s recommendation. I see how she was in love with the food. Both Googler and I had spectacular pieces of fish in rich sauces that didn’t overpower the fillets. “I’m not a big fish fan, but I would give my Yellow Fin in peanut sauce a solid 8,” says G. But the seafood is pretty much all this restaurant should be known for.
The bright lights don’t help mask the aging decor that seems surprisingly older than the clientele. Although there are plenty of people assigned to a table, the service is spotty. And the almost average dessert sealed the deal for Aquagrill as I place I won’t revisit for dinner. However, on a summer day, I would set this spot as an outdoor brunch destination to enjoy great food and wine at a reasonable price.
If you’re looking for a delicious seafood dinner in a more trendy setting in Soho, I would recommend Lure on Mercer and Prince. Low lights and prices allow you to enjoy your fish feast.