Let Her Eat Chocolate Cake!

I went to Market Café for the first time. I read about the quality of food from this Hell’s Kitchen eatery. I also heard about the service. Despite the pros and cons I wanted to experience this for myself, this is my neighborhood after all. First Market Café is all about the food and the food is awesome. I had … Read More

Lunch at Le Cirque

I went to Le Cirque for lunch on my own last summer and just found this scribble while cleaning out some papers. Thought I’d share: “At Le Cirque–feeling a bit strange, and not only because the only other customers here are two old and balding men. The guy playing the saxophone is supposed to be ‘cool’, I guess, but waaay … Read More

Eastside vs. Westside Dining Experiences

I lived on the extreme outskirts of Manhattan. Living all the way over on east side close to FDR and living all the over on west side close to Hudson River Drive there is a difference in attitudes. Is there a different in culinary delights? Some of us living in Manhattan have strong opinions of east verses west side. East … Read More

Sake! and Teppanyaki

Looking for a great venue for a birthday dinner? Try Benihana in Chandler AZ for teppanyaki. For the past 10 years, my best friends and I have celebrated our individual birthdays with dinner out. And nearly once a year, one of us chooses a hibachi restaurant. We seem to have some of the fondest memories from these events and each … Read More

Daily Eats: 2007 in Review

2007 was all about the dish. Daily Eats dished up some delicious and delightful eats. Thanks everyone for make 2007 wonderful and there’s lots of Daily Eats to explore for 2008! Happy Holidays! tags: Daily Eats, tery spataro

Bye Bye, Pumpkin Latte

A little rant: I hate pumpkin lattes. And for the past 2 months, they were everywhere!! I think pumpkins are great, but there’s something entirely unpleasant when it’s made into coffee form. It’s usually not even a pumpkin flavor, but something cinnamon syrup-y. Thankfully, mass marketing tells us that after Thanksgiving, autumn is over and it’s now time for winter … Read More

Daily Eats at Cambria, CA

Caught in a small valley on the central coast of California is the artsy and quaint village of Cambria. Interesting shops and good restaurants in an upscale small town atmosphere make this a perfect afternoon stop when traveling Highway 1 between Oxnard and San Mateo. On a slightly chilly, rainy afternoon, friends and I enjoyed the sights and tastes of … Read More

Unusual Fusion

I’ve been mildly obsessed with a particular kind of fusion food for a while now: “Indian-Chinese.” Before I explain, I’d like to point out that what we in the U.S. refer to as Chinese food is fusion and not the kind of food you might find in China. Dishes like chopsuey, General Tso’s chicken and fortune cookies were invented in … Read More

Porscha on the Vynl Diner

New York, New York – The Vynl Diner is great place in Hell’s Kitchen. When I lived in HK eat at the Vynl Diner on a semi-regular basis. The old fashion turkey meat loaf is divine. Porscha gives her review of pancakes. Vynl is a great place for breakfast and fun place to eat anytime. Located at 754 9th Ave, … Read More