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…

Mel’s Burger Bar – Upper West Side 

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…

Dominique Ansel Bakery – SoHo

    Perhaps no other bakery is so widespread on Instagram than Dom Ansel, with flaky Cronuts, trendy cookie shots, and delicately stylish desserts. I was able to pop in quick one afternoon with some friends to try these famous cookie shots, and see what Dom Ansel is all about.         The place itself has…