A Taste of Malaysia in Williamsburg

By Peizhao Sun In Malay, pasar malam translates to night market. The street market, seen mostly in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, traditionally consists a great variety of reasonably priced gift stalls, grocery stalls and sometimes even toy stalls; but what draws people to pasar malams, is the diverse and various, cooked food stalls. Foodies gather…

Mastro’s Steakhouse Masterpiece

By Hillary Latos Just as the maestro conducts the orchestra, Mastro’s Steakhouse takes to the classic American steakhouse creating a symphony of flavors all masterfully executed from delicate seafood to succulent wet aged steaks with a contemporary twist on classics. Originally founded in Scottsdale, this iconic steakhouse has quickly become a celebrity magnet throughout Southern…

French Toast!

By Lisa Loverro Located in the Nolita section of New York City, the highly anticipated La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels opened this past May and didn’t disappoint their anxiously awaiting patrons. An extension of the renowned wine bar in Paris of the same name, and with a wine list of over 500 wines mostly from…

The New Italian on the Block

By Hillary Latos As part of the Fireman Hospitality Group, which owns Trattoria dell’Arte, Redeye Grill, Cafe Fiorello, Brooklyn Diner, and Bond 45 which are all conveniently located in the heart of NYC’s entertainment districts, Florian is their latest Italian trattoria that serves elevated Italian home style dishes. Inspired by the famed 300 year old…

Dine and Dash

By Peizhao Sun Dining in Manhattan is a little bit ritualistic when you think about it, what with the routine scrambling-to-the-hostess walk, the sitting-at-the-bar-while-my-date-comes wait, and of course, at long last, the how-to-split-the bill math session. It is no secret that going dutch is the new black, it has in fact been in fashion for…

Twice as Nice

By Hillary Latos Whether its on Fifth Avenue by the library or downtown on Wall Street, dining at the Andaz is always a welcome respite for tourists and locals alike looking for a quintessential New York experience. The Shop at the Andaz 5th Avenue is an intimate yet modern eatery featuring the talented new executive…

Delicious Eats

The Upper East Side is home to many delicious and innovative restaurants. For our new series, In the Neighborhood, we profile four of favorites. Ranging from haute Italian to classic American, these restaurants are sure to satisfy! Swifty’s Restaurant Renowned restaurateurs Chef Stephen Attoe and Robert Caravaggi, former chef and maître d’ respectively of legendary…

Asellina’s Feast of the Seven Fishes

By Hillary Latos A long standing Christmas Eve tradition from Southern Italy, The Feast of the Seven Fishes, is also known as La Vigilia, a long standing seafood centric meal that lasts until midnight to commemorate the birth of baby Jesus.  This holiday season through January 31, Asellina’s Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio brings the same…

More Than Just a Bar

By Lisa Loverro New York is filled with its share of bar and grill joints, but there’s nothing more satisfying than finding a great watering hole that happens to also have amazing food. That’s just what I found when I stepped into the West End Bar and Grill on the corner of 49th street and…