A City Guide to New York: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and What to See

You’ll never run out of things to do in New York City. Aside from timeless tourist favorites like the Lady Liberty Statue and Central Park, it’s also home to some of the world’s best cuisine, trendy boutiques, museums, world-class hotels, and Prohibition-style bars or speakeasies. In between eating pizza in Brooklyn and browsing art at…

Dinner at Carbone

After wandering the city for a while, it was time to head to Greenwich Village for our dinner at Carbone. I’ve wanted to try this place for a long time and reservations are not easy to obtain. The restaurant is small and the space is pretty tight. We were seated at a small table in…

A Balthazar Lunch

It was a rainy October Tuesday and I took off for my birthday, so my mom and I headed to New York City for lunch, dinner, and some sightseeing. I haven’t been to the city for quite some time and was looking forward to finally trying a couple particular restaurants. We headed to SoHo for…

The Pasta Tasting at Babbo

I’ve been so busy catching up on things, I totally forgot to post my fantastic birthday dinner at Babbo! I headed to the city with my mom for dinner and a show. I finally got to see The Book of Mormon and finally tried the pasta tasting menu at Mario Batali’s popular Italian restaurant. We…

NYC’s Koreatown: Late-Night Eats & Karaoke

There’s no doubt that New York City is the city that never sleeps. The constant hustle and bustle goes well into the night thanks to the endless array of restaurants, bars, and nightlife. You’ll even find a small area centered on West 32nd Street where Korean culture and businesses are booming. If you’re looking for…

Contra

I was invited out for dinner to Contra by a fashionista food critic and blogger. I was really excited. The restaurant is located in the Lower East Side and offers a dinner-only fixed-price menu featuring interesting local and seasonal ingredients. We had a 6pm reservation and were seated promptly. They even let us choose the…

Sushi Zo

There’s a new restaurant to the sushi scene. Well, at least it’s new to the New York City scene when its soft opening took place in December 2015. Sushi Zo has been focused on serving fresh traditional Japanese sushi since Chef Keizo Seki opened its first location in West Los Angeles back in 2006. He…

Ferrara Bakery & Cafe

Stuffed from dinner and with leftovers dropped in the car, we headed over towards Little Italy for dessert. We looked into places to go and Ferrara Bakery & Cafe popped up. This bakery has been around since 1892 and offers over 200 Italian specialties. There was a decent amount of people inside. Stay to the…