Amy Ruth’s – Harlem

I have heard of Amy Ruth’s for a long time now, but have only recently gotten around to actually visiting the place for breakfast one day. Upon entry, a man greeted us and sat us down immediately. The place is very casual, making it ideal for breakfast or lunch. I am not sure if I…

The Edge – Harlem

Finding a good breakfast place has always been a humungous struggle around CCNY until I stumbled upon this restaurant on Yelp. It looked solid with good ratings, so I decided to check it out with a friend for brunch one morning. The Edge is a quaint, quiet, and comforting restaurant that has a very underground…

Big Daddy’s – Upper West Side

Big Daddy’s is a fun, upbeat diner full of retro decor and great choices of music. The place is very casual and a good place to go with a friend for an easygoing and classic meal of burgers and shakes. It’s definitely a good place to go for some comfort food and light atmosphere. The…

Emeril’s – New Orleans

Ever since I was little, I’ve been a huge fan of Emeril Lagasse’s big attitude, catchphrases, and television appearances. I even did a book report on him back in the third or fourth grade. So, I was more than excited to go to his first restaurant that he opened back in 1990 — Emeril’s. Emeril’s…

CafΓ© Du Monde – New Orleans

After all was said and done on my trip to New Orleans, I think it’s safe to say that the most famously classic New Orleans dessert is the “beignet.” A beignet is a French donut topped with a load of powdered sugar. In my eyes, they’re very similar to zeppoles. However, it’s apparently essential to…

Commander’s Palace – New Orleans

Commander’s Palace is very famous in New Orleans, and is considered the premiere upscale dining experience. It is not located in the French Quarters — it was about a 15 minute taxi drive from our Hotel on Royal Street. The area around Commander’s Palace is a bit sketchy, but the restaurant itself has a colorfully…

Royal House Oyster Bar – New Orleans

The moment we got to New Orleans, we asked around for a good place near our hotel to eat, and we were directed to the Royal House Oyster Bar. Looking back after the trip, it was a very solid option. The restaurant is pleasant, and I was a fan of the seating upstairs. The downstairs…

Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer – SoHo

Black Tap skyrocketed in popularity recently with their extravagant desserts and picture-perfect burgers, and interestingly enough, the restaurant has only been open for less than a year! Once I saw all the Instagram posts about this hot spot, I knew that it was crucial to check it out ASAP.     I hit the place with…

Popbar – West Village

   I love Popbar. I’ve been there twice, and they do not disappoint. Right on the corner of Carmine Street, this tiny stop is where you go up to the bar, and… well… get a pop. It can probably hold a maximum of 8 people. There is a tabletop and a bench to eat if…