I’ve always been one of those people that everyone asks for restaurant advice. I eat out eight days a week and knew there were affordable options in New York City. I wrote 365 Guide New York City so anyone can enjoy the city that I love at a fraction of the cost.
365 Guide includes restaurant deals and bar specials in Manhattan plus seasonal favorites, the best pizza, awesome desserts and more. I hope you enjoy my advice on this blog and all the deals included in 365 Guide.
Please let me know if you’re looking for an affordable way to enjoy the restaurant and bar scene in New York City. I’m happy to help.
This is the time of year when I’m constantly reaching for a bottle to open or bring to a party. It’s fun to discover new wines at the recommendation of a friend. If you put some thought into your choices, you just may be happily surprised. As your holiday season gets busier, impress your friends with these labels.
Wölffer Estate Vineyard is extending rosé season with the launch of Finca Wölffer Rosé 2017 this holiday season. After a busy spring and summer, the estate is excited to now deliver high quality, vibrant Rosé, year-round. Produced from Wölffer’s 85-acre Argentine estate, the Finca Wölffer Rosé delivers the fresh taste and elegant style that you’d expect from a Rosé. A luminous pink color and dry, fruitful […]
One of my favorite things about New York City is the endless stream of restaurants. While I am certainly guilty of revisiting old favorites, I definitely keep an eye opened for new places to try. Today’s newcomer is tomorrows good old standard. Give the new guys a chance.
Blake Lane (1429 Third Avenue) Simple, colorful plates are served at this California style eatery that’s big on bowls, salads and sandwiches. From 4-7 p.m. daily much on spiced pumpkin popcorn ($2), deviled eggs ($3) or guacamole with chips ($5) at the bar. Beer is $5, cocktails $7 and assorted wines $8. Ingredients are locally sourced and the ambience is industrial modern chic. While they are health conscious, they serve creative moderately priced veggie and non-veg dishes. Try the tuna tartine […]
If you haven’t visited Eataly yet, prepare yourself for foodies paradise overload. Inside awaits beautiful mini restaurants of every variety as well as farm fresh markets. Vegetarian, pizza, pasta, seafood, meats and cheese emporiums are all artfully represented.
In 2010, Lidia Bastianich and her son partnered with Oscar Farinetti and Mario Batali to open Eataly, a 50,000 square foot food emporium in Manhattan that is devoted to the food and culinary traditions of Italy. Bastianich is the chef and owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants, Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto, as well as Lidia’s in both Pittsburgh and Kansas City. Bastianich also offers culinary and gastronomy classes to the public at […]
I always crave a juicy steak during the winter months. When it’s chilly outside, a belly full of steak keeps my soul warm.
Royal 35 Steakhouse (1 E 35th Street) If you’re in midtown, don’t miss this 5,000 square foot restaurant featuring sizzling steaks dry aged in house. Their signature 40 ounce double porterhouse for two ($98) is specialty dry aged for 35 days with Himalayan sea salt blocks. The steaks range from 8 ounces (starting at $49) to a 76 ounce steak for four as a bone in rib eye, New York strip, filet mignon and more. Try a slice of freshly cut extra thick Canadian bacon ($6) and the sauteed onions ($8) with your meal. Wine bottles […]
I am certainly spoiled by the variety of fresh seafood in Manhattan. Swanky upscale and affordable options exist en mass. One of my pet peeves is paying too much for oysters. So small and delightful, they can get expensive quickly since they slide down like butter. When you have your next oyster craving, go for these $1 options.
Cull & Pistol Oyster Bar (Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue) Don’t miss the buck-a-shuck deal on 10+ types of oysters from 4-6 p.m. on weekdays. Other happy hour menu items include baked mussels ($4) and New England clam chowder ($5). Drink specials range from $4-$15 and includes beer, wine and cocktails. Conveniently located next to the Lobster Place, the seafood is top notch and swimmingly fresh. The vibe is New Hampshire […]
If you’ve had way too much turkey, keep reading. I love all types of food but sometimes forget about those vegetable centric restaurants offering unique menu items without meat, fish and dairy. If you’re looking to branch out or just need a break from being a carnivore, try eating like a vegan this weekend.
Beyond Sushi (134 West 37th Street) Although there are three other locations of this 100% plant based sushi gem, their new location includes sit down service as well as a beer, wine and sake menu. I must admit, I was skeptical about sushi rolls less the fish but was quickly won over by explosive seasoning and reasonable […]