KATSUYA – A Dressed Up NOBU???

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

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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Did You Know? BLUE RIBBON Has A “B” GRADE!

In the late 90’s and early 2000’s, Soho restaurant BLUE RIBBON was THE spot for hip sushi dining.  Fresh fish, trendy items, hip staff, and pretty patrons made Blue Ribbon the ideal spot for celebrities, models and fashionistas to mingle, drink and hang out on Sullivan Street in between shopping, bar-hopping, and scoring. Located at […]

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London’s WASABI Restaurant Opens in Times Square TODAY!

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

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

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

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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This Is What We Eat At THE US OPEN, NYC!!!

It surely felt weird dredging all the way out to Queens yesterday without luggage in tow.  I normally only find myself in the shabby borough solely for the purpose of heading to the airport.  But yesterday, a client and I hopped into a US Open chauffeured Mercedes Benz SUV and belabored the security detail at […]

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SUSHI: The Philadelphia Roll, AsiaKan, NYC

Before I moved to Harlem, I lived on the Upper West Side, and I still order delivery from my favorite Japanese take-out, AsiaKan, located in the West 90s at 710 Amsterdam Avenue!  They come up to Harlem just for me!  But if you’re on the UWS, they are worth checking out! Last night I ordered […]

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