What To Order @ THE CHESTER, NYC

THE CHESTER, New York City’s trendy and celebrity-filled restaurant situated inside the Meatpacking district’s hip Gansevoort Hotel, has recently opened a second location in midtown at 45 East 33rd Street in midtown and already celebrities like Tatyana Ali, VIPs, and locals are flocking there for the outstanding contemporary American fare! I stopped by the other day for […]

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What To Order @ HAKKASAAN, Las Vegas

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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Trendy & Presidential Dining @ LINCOLN ***September’s Restaurant of the Month***

Trendy dining can be a tricky situation.  Whether it is an attempt to stay current or due to increased demand, popular ingredients, dishes and recipes wind up on a restaurant’s menu to offer healthy selections, diversify tastes, and keep diners hip to the streets.  Have you also noticed that kale (the same greens my mama […]

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Munching on Conventional Japanese Cuisine @ SUSHI DOJO

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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Bean Farmer’s Soup, Pork Belly, Kale, & A Club Sandwich at SOHO HOUSE, NYC

The SOHO HOUSE is a sophisticated private members club and hotel located in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking district.  The six-floor old warehouse now features a restaurant, a club lounge, a theater, luxe hotel room and the city’s only public rooftop pool!  Started in London in 1995, the Soho House was created as a haven and networking […]

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THE MODERN, NYC ***January’s Restaurant of the Month***

I love high-end dining.  I have no problem forking over the big bucks for exquisite presentations, opulent recipes and sumptuous service in an upscale, elegant and beautiful setting.  And while there are many options for such dining in NYC, the powerful and elite know that one of the city’s most famous museums not only offers […]

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Pork Belly Sliders & Meatless Tacos at AREA 31 in the EPIC HOTEL, Miami

I may have stayed at the astounding Viceroy Hotel during my last visit to Miami, but I made sure to stop by one of my other favorite downtown hotels, The Epic, for a quick bite with my college friend Mariza! Located one block away from the Viceroy, The Epic Hotel exudes opulence.  The hotel’s sleek, sexy […]

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A Pork Belly Dinner at LE CIRQUE, NYC ***Restaurant of the Month***

Last week I had one of the best dining experiences of my life!  I was so excited to share this meal with you, I was waiting on the first of the month like a welfare recipient looking for a check!  I knew I had to hold out on sharing this for today to place LE […]

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