Lobby – Aruba

Right outside of the long strip of hotels in Aruba is a small area full of nightlife, and right at the heart of this area is a relatively new restaurant with chic and beautiful design called Lobby. At first, I was relatively skeptical of going to a “new” restaurant near our hotel, especially with a…

Set L.E.S. – Lower East Side

Lower East Side has handfuls of great restaurants. Set L.E.S is a trendy little restaurant offering a lot of pub food — sliders, burgers, sides, wings, skewers, etc. The restaurant is not very large, but is comfortable enough to have dinner with a relatively large group of people. The coolest thing that this restaurant has…

The Smith – Upper West Side

Right across from Lincoln Center, The Smith is a trendy and aesthetic restaurant that would make for a great brunch or dinner with a friend, date, family, etc. The interior is classy and beautiful, but not overwhelming or stuffy. It has a very old school French restaurant feel, but the restaurant is actually considered American….

Salvation Burger – Midtown East

My friend and I have been talking about going to Salvation Burger ever since our eyes set on all the Instagrams and video by InsiderFood. Well, we finally made it to Salvation Burger one fine evening, and it was nothing short of amazing. The restaurantΒ itself has a very chill vibe. The waitstaff is all kind…

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…

Mel’s Burger Bar – Upper West SideΒ 

Mel’s is right around one of my favorite areas in the city right by Columbia University. Broadway around Columbia has some of my favorite restaurants, including my all-time favorite, Community Restaurant. From the exterior, Mel’s gives the impression of a trendy hangout for lunch or dinner with some good ol’ friends. There is nice outdoor…

In-N-Out Burger – San Francisco, CAΒ 

Ah, yes… In-N-Out. A true staple of California. What would a trip to California even be without a stop at In-N-Out.  I’m really not a fast food person, but it was simply a necessity to truly experience the glory of the West Coast. The San Francisco In-N-Out we went to was right by Fisherman’s Wharf,…