Category Archives: European


Thanks to all the food critics, Mimi is no longer a hidden secret in Noho. The pint size French bistro on Sullivan is jammed packed when we visited. The place hold only 10 tables with a bar that sits about 7, it is smaller than your average corner Starbucks. When I heard the chef is […]


What is it like to be young and acclaimed? Ask Chef Stone and Chef Fabian of Contra, the owners of two critically acclaimed restaurants in LES, and both under 30 when they did it. The two met at the French Culinary Institute (now International Culinary Center), then the duo went and did their stint separate […]

The Clocktower

In the early 1900s, The MetLife Company Tower, aka the Clocktower, was the tallest building in New York. Well, time has passed and a lot has changed. As we all know, New York has a brand new tallest building, and MetLife has long outgrown that space and moved in 2005. Since then, the building has […]


The James Beard Foundation’s 2013 Best NYC Chef winner, Wylie Dufesne opened his second restaurant Alder the same year. Now, it’s his only restaurant after WD-50 closing it’s door last November. Alder, a very subtle place on 2nd Ave. Bar in the front, dinning room is deep inside. Dark wood furniture, white brick wall, dim […]