The Cotillion – Jericho

The Cotillion is a catering hall located off of Jericho Turnpike that commonly caters to large and extravagant Indian parties and weddings. Although the place is generally widely used for parties, there is a small restaurant area on the side upon entry. Although the restaurant is relatively modest and not the main focus of the…

Bar Bacon – Midtown West

I stumbled upon Bar Bacon as a local joint near Terminal 5, a common concert venue in Midtown. The name was interesting and the menu was even more interesting. The place is a bar with plenty of tables available to have a full meal as well. Upon arrival, there is a huge, thick brown door…

Wild Honey – Oyster Bay

Wild Honey is located on the Main Street of the historical region of Oyster Bay. The building is quite pleasant and the entry is inviting. There is sidewalk seating in rustic wooden chairs. The interior is pleasant, but admittedly very dark. Although not very evident in the photos, I felt as though it was so…

Taiyaki NYC – Chinatown

Behold, Instagram’s favorite. There is no doubt that at some point throughout your Instagram career, you have had a glimpse of ice cream… in a fish. Not a real fish, of course. But rather, a nice aesthetic cone in the shape of a fish, with some swirling ice cream radiating off the top and a…

Celebrity Silhouette – Cruise Dining

My venue for Spring Break this past month was the honorable Celebrity Silhouette — a cruise ship that sailed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Key West, Mexico, and Grand Cayman. It was a joyous experience, filled with much sun, many old retirees, and — of course — much food. This was not my first cruise…

Catch – Chelsea

I have wanted to go to Catch for years now, and finally I have accomplished my goal on Valentine’s Day. Catch is located right in the middle of Chelsea, although it was not always easy to find. It is located on the second floor of a building, over Sephora. Catch has always been known for…

City Cellar – Westbury

City Cellar is a phenomenal American restaurant in Westbury. It is very NYC-style, and the place itself looks beautiful and classy. The decor of the entire restaurant is very tasteful, with attention to detail and dim lighting. The size of the restaurant is quite big, but it gets packed quickly for dinner. The prices can…

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…

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…

Ample Hills Creamery – Hell’s Kitchen

Also in Gotham West Market, Ample Hills Creamery serves up what I believe is some of the best ice cream in the world. Their flavors are viciously unique, and savagely delicious. It’s a tiny stand upon entry to Gotham West, but inside those frozen tubs behind the display are some of the most genius ice…

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…