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The Daily Dish: The MANDARIN ORIENTAL’S BENTO BOX

The Bento Box at NYC's Mandarin Oriental Hotel ...

I stopped by the ultra swanky MANDARIN ORIENTAL Hotel in New York City the other night for a quick drink and some tapas.  The hotel’s 35th floor lobby features breathtaking views of the city and Central Park.  Stop by in the daytime, and it’s not uncommon to spot Quincy Jones, Star Jones or Kevin Liles […]

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THE PRIME GRILL, NYC ***August’s Restaurant of the Month***

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New York City’s midtown Kosher masterpiece steakhouse THE PRIME GRILL is B&B’s August 2013 Restaurant of the Month!  Juicy steaks, sushi, comfort appetizers and glorious desserts only round out everything exciting at the glamorous and deluxe restaurant with all the trimmings! Located at 25 West 56th Street in Manhattan, blessed meat doesn’t come any better than Prime […]

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Munching on Conventional Japanese Cuisine @ SUSHI DOJO

Tuna, Yellowtail & Salmon Sushi

The other night I was invited to the Lower East Side for an authentic Japanese dinner at the opening of SUSHI DOJO. Located in the heart of the East Village in Manhattan at 110 1st Avenue, Sushi Dojo opened on June 5th, 2013, and with only 36 seats, there’s an intimate and modern feel to […]

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Accessible Glamour @ MORIMOTO – July’s ***Restaurant of the Month***

Morimoto's Buri Bop

There are only a handful of restaurants in New York City that offer first-class glamour in food and style that rival museum and five-star hotel presentations.  MORIMOTO flawlessly achieves this feat, and does so beyond reproach with gusto and full-on accessibility. Formerly the head chef at Nobu and internationally known for his sundry television appearances, Iron […]

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SUSHI @ Hyde Lounge in the American Airlines Arena, Miami

Sushi topped with Rock Shrimp

There’s nothing like going to a sporting event first class.  I had a great time yesterday afternoon at the Heat vs. Bulls game at Miami’s American Airlines Arena and spent halftime huddled in a booth with friends at the posh and exclusive HYDE Lounge.  Nestled off the court itself and in between the locker rooms […]

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Feasting on Sheer Elegance at NOBU, Malibu

Black Cod Lettuce Wraps

I have written about the hip and celebrity friendly NOBU before.  They were January 2012’s Restaurant of the Month (click either link to check out that review and why Nobu is always a top choice when it comes to the BEST in dining options).  I visited their Malibu location during my last visit to LA and […]

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MOCHI – What It Is & How To Get It!

Mochi

The other night I spoiled myself by completing a dinner of shrimp fried rice with red bean MOCHI ice cream!  I posted a photo on Facebook and I notice that some of my friends didn’t recognize this exquisite confection! Mochi ice cream is a sweet Japanese dessert made of pounded sticky rice (mochi; pronounced mo-chee) […]

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Poolside Snacks & Sushi @ The HYATT REGENCY, Trinidad & Tobago

Chicken Sausage Hot Dog

If you follow me on Instagram (@burgersandbourbon) then you already know that I’ve been in Trinidad & Tobago for the past few days, soaking up the sun, enjoying the Carnival festivities, and lapping up some paradise in the heart of the Caribbean!  And when I was not out partying or meeting government officials with celebrities, […]

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Typical Harlem Incompetence at SARKU JAPAN, 125th Street’s Newest Japanese Spot

Sarku Sushi

Long gone are the days when dilapidated office buildings, weave and braiding shops, and dollar stores were the norm that saturated Harlem’s busiest and most influential boulevard – 125th Street.  For the past few years, Harlem has become one of New York’s trendiest neighborhoods, and the rebirth and rebuilding of prominent restaurant rows, lavish brownstones and […]

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Restaurant of the Month: NOBU

Nobu's Creamy Rock Shrimp

There are sushi spots, Japanese restaurants, and then there’s NOBU – the world’s go-to spot for premiere Japanese cuisine created by internationally renowned chef Matsuhisa Nobuyuki.   Nobu is co-owned by Robert DeNiro and has locations in New York, Dubai, Milan, Tokyo, Cape Town, Las Vegas and more!  Sexy decors, lavish presentations, rich recipes, and […]

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