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TRINA Spotted @ PHILIPPE, NYC

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Rap superstar TRINA aka The Baddest Bitch was spotted at the trendy and uber swanky PHILIPPE CHOW in Manhattan last night. Dressed casually in an Asian-print jacket, the Miam-based rapper attended a private soiree for Bravo reality star and Sean Puffy Combs executive Ericka Pittman. Flanked by her publicist, manager, glam squad and good friend [...]

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Get Addicted To POT @ THE LINE HOTEL, Los Angeles

I forgot what this is, but it was delicious!

I started visiting Los Angeles regularly at the turn of the new millennium, and when I was not lucky enough to score a room at the Beverly Hills Hotel or The Four Seasons, I gladly holed up at Ian Schraeger’s MONDRIAN Hotel or the the very popular SUNSET TOWER HOTEL (previously known as the Argyle Hotel, [...]

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KATSUYA – A Dressed Up NOBU???

YELLOWTAIL SASHIMI WITH JALAPENO
fresh yellowtail, ponzu and jalapeno make for a guest favorite. light and refreshing

In 2011 it was reported that the popular and swanky west coast sushi haven KATSUYA was headed to midtown Manhattan, but as of 2014, the restaurant known for its Philippe Starck designs and celebrity clientele has yet to touch down in New York City.  Perhaps it’s because f the big apple is already innundated with [...]

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The Daily Dish – Sushi & Peking Duck @ RUBY FOO’S

Ruby Foo's Duck

Back in college, at the turn of the millennium, I actually used to be the maitre’d at the now-closed RUBY FOO’S upper west side.  I was so good at placing guests to their seats, mediating between servers and managers, and answering the phones to take reservations, B.R. Guest (the then parent company) asked me to [...]

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THE DAILY DISH: Shrimp, Black Cod & Salmon @ MORIMOTO, NYC

Rock Shrimp at Morimoto

I went to my beloved MORIMOTO the other night and ordered some of my regular items (the amazingly creamy, crispy and delicious Rock Shrimp), and then I got something new – the slow cooked king salmon.  At $28, I was trying to adhere to my diet, , but the too-light dish lacked the substance my body [...]

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London’s WASABI Restaurant Opens in Times Square TODAY!

The sushi at WASABI!

There’s a new restaurant in New York City!  Today, WASABI, the successful, London-based Japanese fast casual restaurant chain, opens its first U.S. location in Times Square at 561 Seventh Avenue (at West 40th Street). Wasabi specializes in a wide selection of individually-wrapped sushi and Japanese hot food favorites, including bento boxes and noodle soups, as well as [...]

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Restaurant of the Month: CRUSTACEAN’S, Beverly Hills

Crustacean Crab

CRUSTACEANS is the quintessential Beverly Hills restaurant.  Located at 9646 S. Santa Monica Boulevard, Crustaceans is in the heart of 90210.  Swanky decor with a live aquarium doubling as a floor, Crustaceans offers some of the best dishes on the west coast with traditional family seafood and noodle recipes that keep celebrities coming through the [...]

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SOMETHING TO HOLD YOU OVER – Pork Buns, Fried Rice & Shrimp @ BUDDAKAN

Pork

Sorry for my absence… I have been in LA on business, and have been quite busy trying to hold things down at my day job… But thanks to my loyal readers for your continued support!  I ran and met some of you in LA, and it was a real treat! Anyway, I’m not all caught [...]

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What To Order @ HAKKASAAN, Las Vegas

Jasmine tea smoked Short Rib at Hakkasan

HAKKASAN is the upscale Japanese eatery located inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.  Dark paneling, blue lighting, sleek booths, and detailed designs create a sophisticated and sexy cage-like experience at Hakkasan where pricey wok dishes and dim sum are shared family style and served by quick and friendly servers. The dim sum is outstanding, [...]

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PORK BUNS & A Peek Inside the CHICKEN CIMETA @ Má Peche – Momofuku

Inside the Chicken Cemita

I have a new midtown Manhattan lunch spot called MA PECHE. Located at 15 West 56th Street, Ma Peche is a Momofuku restaurant that features breakfast, lunch and dinner in a swift yet elegant way. Perfect for business lunches, post work drinks or pre-theatre fare, Ma Peche opened in April 2010 and offers delicious and [...]

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