Dobkin’s Rainbow

By Rory Winston “My life like a rocket makes a parabola,” wrote Andre Voznesensky in an early ballad that describes how artists often get to their intended destination but not in the way they imagined. At a symposium, the renowned poet admitted to his own life’s unique trajectory: As a student of architecture, he created…

Mirch Masala Spices Up Greenwich Village

By W. A. Muller The trendy neighborhood of Greenwich Village in Manhattan recently welcomed their newest neighbor, Indian restaurant Mirch Masala. Mirch, which means chillies, and masala, meaning mixed spices are combined to serve a flavorsome ‘Mirch Masala’. The restaurant specializes in serving popular Indian food as well as a large array of traditional and…

Restaurant Roundup

By Hillary Latos

This month we wanted to celebrate the ethnic diversity and home cooked cuisine of the Big Apple’s melting pot. From home cooked Lebanese dishes to the flavorful Japanese Izakaya bites to contemporary Mexican to Portugese and Contemporary American, we are fortunate enough to have the flavors of the world at our doorstep. Whatever flavors you’re craving, New York has it all.

A New York Mainstay

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By Lisa Loverro

The Oyster Bar Grand Central can be many things to many people. It’s a great place for a quick stop before catching the train to the suburbs, it’s a meeting place for friends for some fantastic seafood and it’s a romantic New York City dinner spot for both tourists and locals.

A Chinese Delight

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By Janis Turk

The ancient Chinese poet Tao Yuanming describes a utopian land set in the northeast Yunnan Province of China, an area folded quietly into the southwest corner of China bordering Tibet, Vietnam, and Myanmar (Burma). James Hilton also wrote about this idyllic Shangri-La in Lost Horizon—a magical hidden mountain valley, home to fresh air, fertile farm lands and shining happy people.

Sticky Like Rice

By Peizhao Sun

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It seems as if everyone from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side has been completely disinterested by Pad Thai these days. So-called ethnic foods, regardless where you go – be it Flushing, KTown or Ninth Ave., reiterates the same old slogan – “best Bulgogi” or “freshest Phó,” which brings Khe Yo to the front of the line. Its modern take on some of the coziest Laotian recipes has earned itself a place in adventurous New Yorkers’ hearts. From its now famous sticky rice to the savory and earthy Chili Prawn, Khe Yo draws inspiration from Laotian cuisine and creates mouthwatering Southeast Asian delicacies, making Khe Yo this summer’s it spot for a gastronomical adventure.

Trip Down Willow Road

By Peizhao Sun

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Willow Road stands on the long stretch of Tenth Avenue, backed by the Hudson River and looks onto the quiet shadows of High Line Park in the chaotic backdrop of Chelsea. Such location brings around an element of sexiness to the already edgy restaurant, as tourists freely float around the High Line and sunshine dances between sharp silhouettes of nearby buildings. In comparison to neighboring gastronomical meccas such as Del Posto and Colicchio & Sons, Willow Road surrounds itself with such charming informality that you wonder if you are in Williamsburg. Confusion on your whereabouts aside, one thing will be clear: you’re here at Willow Road to have a good time.

The French Have It

By Peizhao Sun Daniel Boulud isn’t a new name to fine dinning, especially French cuisine enthusiasts from Manhattan. The now famous and award-winning brand of excellent French fine dining establishments, consisting of gems like Daniel, Café Boulud and his casual masterpiece, db Bistro Moderne. The restaurant holds a spot on the must-list of New York…

75 Main Bringing New York City Flare to Southampton

 

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By W. A. Muller

Recognized as one of Long Island’s best brunch spots by USA Today Travel’s 10best.com, Southampton eatery 75 Main has been a favorite among locals, visitors and celebrities alike for more than 30 years. Owner Zach Erdem, a rising restaurateur, has transformed the Hamptons summer dining staple into a year-round restaurant and lounge with an expertly crafted menu, sophisticated decor and the addition of post-dinner entertainment, maintaining the perfect balance between the classic style of the Hamptons and the allure of New York City nightlife. 75 Main unites Italian, Asian and Caribbean influences, presenting a unique menu featuring contemporary American cuisine prepared by James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Mark Militello. After dinner, guests can enjoy 75 Main’s exclusive nightlife scene, as the restaurant converts into one of the hottest lounges on the East End, featuring well-known DJs, live bands and drink specials.

The Midtown Bar & Grill Trio On 8th Avenue

By W. A. Muller

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Ivy Bar & Grill is celebrating it’s 1 year anniversary! Located on Eighth Avenue between 55th and 56th street Ivy offers guests an array of options, from our specially designed cocktail menu, to our selection of craft and refreshing artisanal beers. All of this compliments Ivy’s stellar lunch, brunch and dinner menus inspired by talented executive chef Jim Hanley. For appetizers try the signature thinly sliced flash broiled Salmon Carpacci, Pan Seared Sea Scallops in an almond peach vinaigrette or the more traditional the Farmer’s Chopped Salad with carrots, cucumber, watermelon radish, celery, Granny Smith Apples, sunflower seeds, chives, feta cheese and mustard cider vinaigrette. Top the meal off with our unique burgers or sandwiches from your entrée.

Ivy Bar & Grill
944 8th Ave.
212.459.9444
ivybarnyc.com