NYC Restaurants Open for Delivery and Takeout During COVID-19

I never thought that life would come to this, but we’re here. And while my heart aches, I’m hopeful that together (although apart because we’re all social distancing ourselves), we will get through this. While there is a lot going on and a lot that needs help, right now, I wanted to share with you…

Guide to the Upper West Side

I spent years living on the UWS, and then spent an entire month rediscovering and exploring the neighborhood to create this restaurant guide to the Upper West Side.

NYC Essentials: 3rd Edition

About 3.5 years ago, I created a “NYC Essentials List” – the 20 places in New York City that I couldn’t possibly live without. And while I still hold the same sentiment for some of the restaurants I listed back in 2015, I can’t help but recognize that I’ve now tried so much more, and…

Philippe by Philippe Chow

by Michaela Dunn FAT Scale (Flavor, Appeal, Taste): 9 Flavor: 9 Appeal: 9 Taste: 9 HAPPY Scale (Hospitality, Atmosphere, Population, Price, Yearning for more): 7.7/10 Hospitality:  9 Atmosphere: 8.5 Population: Perfect for special occasions (anniversaries, birthdays, promotions, new jobs, date night) Price: $$$ (Pricey but worth it, but still steep for the wallet) Yearning for more:…

Love & Learn: Alidoro + My “Epitome of Fall” Sandwich Recipe

In this video of my “Love and Learn” series, I go to Alidoro, my favorite Italian Sandwich Shop in NYC, and I learn from chef and owner Walter Momente. He teaches me all about the beauty of creating the perfect sandwich, and then I go back home and create my own recipe based on what…

Boucherie

Boucherie 99 7th Ave. S, NY,NY 10014 Boucherie Instagram FAT Scale (Flavor, Appeal, Taste): 9.2/10 Flavor: 9.2/10 Appeal: 9.1/10 Taste: 9.3/10 HAPPY Scale (Hospitality, Atmosphere, Population, Price, Yearning for more): 8.9/10 Hospitality: 8/8/10 Atmosphere: 9/10 Population: People on romantic dates, big groups of businessmen out for a fancy dinner, any group dining for a special occasion…

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2017

New York Restaurant Week is back, and it is a time for people to live the “high life” and get a good deal at normally fancy and expensive restaurants. However, as restaurant week gets bigger and bigger, it becomes hard to decipher which restaurants are worth the splurge, and which ones are a waste of money….

The Sosta

The Sosta 186 Mott St. NY, NY 10012 Sosta Instagram FAT Scale (Flavor, Appeal, Taste): 8.2/10 Flavor: 8.2/10 Appeal: 8.4/10 Taste: 8/10 HAPPY Scale (Hospitality, Atmosphere, Population, Price, Yearning for more): 8.3/10 Hospitality: 8.5/10 Atmosphere: 8.5/10 Population: People who care about the ‘gram aesthetic, those “scene” people, tourists following the crowd, people looking for a fast,…

Sushi by Bou

Sushi by Bou TEXT 917.870.1587 FOR RESERVATIONS or order TO GO GANSEVOORT MARKET 353 WEST 14TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10014  FAT Scale (Flavor, Appeal, Taste): 8.7/10 Flavor: 8.8/10 Appeal: 8.6/10 Taste: 8.8/10 HAPPY Scale (Hospitality, Atmosphere, Population, Price, Yearning for more): 9.1/10 Hospitality: 9.1/10 Atmosphere: 9/10 Population: Tourists, sushi fanatics, Google-ers, Couples, Business people on lunch…

Fuku Wall Street

Fuku – Wall Street 110 Wall St New York, NY 10005 HOURS Monday – Friday | 5 – 9 pm  *opening for lunch starting Wednesday, JULY 5* FAT Scale (Flavor, Appeal, Taste): 8.7/10 Flavor: 8.8/10 Appeal: 8.6/10 Taste: 8.8/10 HAPPY Scale (Hospitality, Atmosphere, Population, Price, Yearning for more): 9/10 Hospitality: 9.3/10 Atmosphere: 9/10 Population: Business people,…