Friday, January 30, 2009
Lunch started as I tried to cram into my mouth the Riviera, a burger cooked medium, with mushrooms, sautéed onions & peppers on a ciabatta roll, and a side of salt & vinegar chips. The burger was cooked well but a little bland, I probably should have ordered it blackened, which just means flavored with ‘Island’ spices. What makes this place different are all the topping varieties. These burgers are very messy and this leads to the drawback of the burger. My cohort, Robb, ordered a Bourbon burger, blackened with jack cheese, bacon, grilled onions, and some sort of cajun mayonnaise on sourdough bread. His burger broke the golden rule, a burger should not be eaten with a fork & knife, but the sourdough bread fell apart into a pile of gooey mess. So avoid the sourdough bread, these burgers can’t handle it.
In the end, an up to snuff burger, but when the place is more about the toppings than the burger, I’m not sure the place is deserving of the top burger in New York as some have it listed. The search continues… Go4Kb.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Hunter is an amazing college due to the diversity of the student body and faculty. Just as the Upper East Side is diverse with many wonderful and surprisingly affordable restaurants although I rarely have time to stop by many of them. Most nights at school, I will snack out of the vending machines or just eat something I've brought from home. On occasion, I will stop in a diner on 70th and Lex where they don't really welcome students, but will tolerate you if you eat fast and pay with cash. That is where I went tonight. The place is called Neil's Coffee Shop. Quick, easy, decent food served with a little attitude. I had a Gyro sandwich but couldn't take a picture cuz they are on to me.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Matthew Broderick, Jackie Hoffman, Kristen Johnston, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Sherri Shepherd, Michael Urie
Update: This show was hilarious and is only playing through April 27.
Friday, January 23, 2009
The rest of the area is considered the Financial District, but may be more famous now as Ground Zero. Until September 11, 2001, the Financial District was anchored by the World Trade Center, with the World Financial Center complex and Battery Park City to the west, and Wall Street running crosstown a little south and to the east. Construction has begun on the new complex, but it will take years to complete. They say it will be finished in 2011. The future Downtown skyline will look like this.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wherever you're from, particularly if you hail from the reasonably-priced American heartland, New York's restaurants will seem expensive. Yet good value abounds, especially if you're willing to try ethnic cuisine (including types you may not have had before), and venture beyond tourist zones into such neighborhoods as Chinatown, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, the East Village, the upper Upper West Side, and the boroughs. I'm going to included inexpensive restaurants in every neighborhood, including some of the city's best-kept secrets, so you'll know where to get good value for your money no matter where you are in Manhattan.
In addition to gastronomy, this blog will include those few and far in between activities of my life that may not revolve around food.