Polo Bar…a Tale of Two Cities…NYC v. Chicago

Reservations at the swanky Polo Bar in New York City are some of the hardest reservations to come by in the Big Apple right now. There’s really only two ways to get in, either you stalk their reservation hotline for weeks/months in advance like a total lunatic or you try calling every person you know…

Tasting Collective Supper Club and Baar Baar NYC

Tasting Collective Are you looking to meet likeminded ‘foodie centric’ individuals who spend the majority of their free time on Eater.com and thrive on checking out a city’s newest restaurants? Do you love eating (who doesn’t) and trying out lots of different foods and restaurants? Are you adventurous when it comes to food? If you…

David Burke Tavern

Classy, sophisticated, and upscale, David Burke’s Tavern is located in a beautifully converted Upper East Side row house. The inside has such a unique look, featuring a dark blue, gentleman’s looking reading room complete with fireplaces upstairs, and a lavish British style bar with red, leather couches aligning the walls and dim lighting downstairs. There’s…

Sidart – New Zealand Gastronomy

Living in the NYC area, there is absolutely no shortage of high quality, creative, guest focused, Michelin rated restaurants and all the hustle and bustle that goes along with them. I have been incredibly fortunate to enjoy an experience at every 3 Star Michelin rated restaurant in NYC; each restaurant is incredibly unique in terms…

Chinese-American Cuisine is more than just egg rolls and wontons.

A few months ago I purchased the book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman. It was one of the most interesting books I ever read and the author offers a compelling look at our history as it relates to food. She explains how eight flavors in America: black pepper, vanilla,…

NYC Michelin Star Restaurants

It may be Halloween but when the NYC Michelin guide comes out, it feels more like Christmas. With 56 single stars in NYC, this guide is the foodies bible. I cannot wait to try the new places that earned their first star. The pressure to perform is incredible for these restaurants and as an appreciative…

DUMBO – Brooklyn

New Yorkers know how to pack a lot into a small space and the DUMBO section of Brooklyn is no exception. DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is a section of Brooklyn that originally housed warehouses and industrial buildings because of its proximity to the ferry landing. It is located between the Brooklyn Bridge…

A Food Hall Grows in Brooklyn

Millennials get blamed for a lot of things in our current society but like them or not, the millennials (a.k.a, Generation Y – 1980-early 2000’s) have changed the way we eat. According to a recent Forbes Magazine article, eating out has increased to a record high 43.5% as compared to the 25.9% of the population…