Ask Monica Blog Dining Tips 2018-06-07T14:32:28-04:00

Ask Monica Blog Dining Tips

NYC Dining TipsI’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.

410, 2021

Taste of the Seaport Returns!

By | October 4th, 2021|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Fall is in the air and what better way to celebrate the spirit of New York City than with a food extravaganza! On Saturday, October 16th (from 12 p.m.–3 p.m. at Piers 16 and 17) Taste of the Seaport returns for the 11th year of food, fun, and fundraising. Proceeds from the festival will benefit PS 343 Peck Slip School and PS 397 Spruce Street School arts and enrichment programs. Downtown’s premier food festival brings together over 30 of the best restaurants in Lower Manhattan and showcases an array of local vendors, artisans and entertainers.

Taste of Seaport

Food lovers are invited to explore a variety of culinary options available in the Seaport and Financial District with delicious dishes from Eataly […]

1305, 2021

Delightful Brooklyn Dumplings

By | May 13th, 2021|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Courtesy: Daniel Kwak

Brooklyn Dumpling Shop (131 1st Avenue) Brooklyn Dumpling will soon be the first to market a one-of-a-kind quick-serve dumpling restaurant at St. Mark’s Place in the East Village of Manhattan. The 24-hour restaurant, opening Wednesday, May 19th, will have a contactless ordering system with the most innovative technology of today and Zero Human Interaction (ZHI) throughout the entire grab-and-go process. The state-of-the-art food locker will offer guests a safe and easy option to pick up orders at their peak freshness. Safety measures being implemented at Brooklyn Dumpling Shop will include contact-free ordering kiosks allowing customers to order ahead or scan a QR code at the TRAY kiosk, enabling them to order directly from their mobile phone. Their order […]

2501, 2021

Rockin’ Restaurant Week

By | January 25th, 2021|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

For a foodie, Restaurant Week is like “Christmas in January” because you can eat like a king for a song. This year Restaurant Week pricing applies to take-out and delivery at some of New York City’s best haunts. Lunch or dinner from January 25-31 is only $20.21. We can all use a tasty deal and a delicious meal, so plan your ordering now.

Keens Steakhouse (72 West 36th Street) It’s electrifying to order a steak at a discounted price. Keens is a premier steakhouse that owns the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world. Prior to 1885, Keens was a part […]

2511, 2020

Thanksgiving Treats

By | November 25th, 2020|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Holidays will certainly be different this year. Although you can’t be with all your loved ones, you can still enjoy a safe and delicious meal while starting new traditions. Plan to order-in or dine outside at one of New York City’s many restaurants.

The Capital Grille (4 locations) Dine with Capital Grille (dine-in and take-out) and prepare to be delighted by time-honored Thanksgiving dishes with panache. Known for prime meats and fresh seafood, The Grille is offering an abundance of choices on Thursday. Roasted Turkey, Brioche Stuffing, Sam’s Mashed Potatoes, French Green Beans, Cranberry-Pear Chutney, and Pumpkin Cheesecake awaits your belly. Thanksgiving and dinner menus […]

1607, 2020

Delicious Dining Outdoors

By | July 16th, 2020|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Rancho Tequileria Chicken Mole

It is exciting to see all our favorite local haunts setting up shop with outdoor dining. Not only will dining outdoors support our economy, but we’ll also be treated to delicious cuisine in a unique setting. Enjoy the new sidewalk menus this weekend.

Rancho Tequileria (718 Amsterdam Avenue) A frosty margarita is a delightful way to begin your meal at Rancho Tequileria. Rancho has set up a festive sidewalk cafe complete with an energetic setting and fresh traditional recipes. I recommend the Traditional Mole de Puebla ($27.95). This chicken is supremely tender in a mouth-watering spicy mole sauce with hints of cinnamon and chiles. Their […]

2105, 2020

Upper West Side Delicious Delivery

By | May 21st, 2020|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

In the time of a global pandemic wreaking havoc across our home city and state, I remain continually grateful to live in the greatest city in the world. In spite of everything, I can’t imagine anywhere else I’d rather have spent the weeks in shut down mode.
Like so many of us, I continue to support our local restaurants by ordering take-out and delivery as much as I can, visiting favorites and old stand-bys. Even now, the variety and quality, of the food available to us remains unparalleled.  
If you’re tired of chopping onions every day and have given up getting that dough to rise, make a phone call and infuse your mealtime with some tasty new cuisine.  And feel good that you’re supporting your neighbors in need, like never before, when you’re simply ordering dinner.

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