Vandal – Lower East Side

After my visit to the New Museum last week, I was very intrigued by the tons of cool and trendy restaurants around the area. Vandal immediately caught my attention, and after some investigation, I realized this restaurant was definitely one to go to immediately. What really sealed the deal was the moment I learned that…

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream – Lower East Side

I wanted to go to Morgenstern’s back in the summer when they had Kanye West week, but the line out the door was so big and unbudging that I was deterred from staying. However, after a visit to the New Museum, Morgenstern’s is located right around the corner a couple of blocks away. It’s a…

The Butcher’s Daughter – Nolita

The Butcher’s Daughter is located on Kenmare Street in Nolita, right around the corner from the New Museum. We stopped to eat lunch here right before heading over to the Pippilotti Rist Pixel ForestΒ exhibit at the New Museum, and it was a phenomenal choice. Upon first glance, the place is definitely packed, but not in…

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…

Oso – Harlem

Right next to CCNY is another hidden gem. Oso — a trendy and tasteful authentic “Mexican street food” restaurant with dim candlelit wooden tables and overhead greenery. The kitchen is open and everything is made before your very eyes. The prices are reasonable, and the waitstaff is phenomenal. The atmosphere is very comfortable, hip, and even romantic….

Magnum Ice Cream Pop-Up – SoHo

All over my Instagram, I have seen nothing but ostentatious chocolate ice cream pops covered with toppings and aesthetic sauces. Straight out of an Orgo test with apparently only two days left to try this little “pop-up” store in the city, it was essential that we venture out to Magnum. I was expecting the ice…

The Georgian – London

My friend put a snapchat story of tea time she had, and little did I know that it was right in the heart of London. After seeing the pictures, I knew I had to go. And alas, I went to The Georgian restaurant located in Harrods department store in London.  Harrods is a huge high-end…