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

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.

1804, 2019

Easter Eateries

By | April 18th, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

The Flying Cock Easter Brunch NYC 365 Guide New York City

Personally, I will be knee deep in chocolate covered peanut butter eggs on Easter Sunday. If you’re looking for a decadent meal this weekend, consider a sweet brunch New York City style.

The Flying Cock (497 Third Avenue) The Flying Cock is a fun, lively, yet cozy bar best known for their affordable bottomless brunch and playfully menu items. With dishes like the Crispy Flying Cock sandwich (fried chicken and jalapeno slaw, $16) and cocktails such as the Cocky Mule, things never get boring. Order the Easter Bunny Pancakes this weekend filled with chocolate to sweeten your morning. Add bottomless drinks to your meal for $21 to imbibe with Bloody’s, Mimosa’s or Bellini’s for ninety minutes. If that didn’t hit your sweet tooth, get […]

1104, 2019

Spring Savings

By | April 11th, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Riverpark_Spring_Restaurant_NYC01The entire population of New York City seems to be out and about right now soaking in the first days of Spring. After being cooped up all winter, try an outdoor bar or restaurant to catch that Spring fever.

Riverpark Restaurant Spring NYC New York City 365 Guide

Riverpark (450 East 29th Street) Nestled on a garden plaza with romantic East River views, Riverpark represents a unique culinary destination offering both casual and upscale dining options. The modern American menus change daily, highlighting seasonal ingredients from their own Riverpark Farm, located just a few feet away from their kitchen. The Riverpark Farm at the Alexandria Center for Life Science is one of the largest and most urban farming models in New York City. The main opulent dining room is perfect […]

2803, 2019

Affordable Italian Delicacies

By | March 28th, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Non Solo Piada Affordable Italian NYC 365 Guide New York City

Sometimes a fresh homemade bowl of pasta is the only thing that will satisfy my appetite. While Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen, not all noodles are created equal in taste and price. For incredible affordable Italian dishes, try one of this week’s picks.

Non Solo Piada (302 West 37th Street) Check out their authentic sandwich selections of Piadina and Cassoni in addition to their pasta list. A Piadina is a thin Italian flatbread typically prepared in the Emilia Romagna region in Italy. The “Classic Piadina” style is a warm folded over sandwich where you can see and taste all the ingredients through. The perfect Piadina is a combination of cold cuts, cheese and greens. At Non Solo Piada, Piadianas range from $9-$13. […]

2103, 2019

More March Madness

By | March 21st, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Standings Bar March Madness NYC 265 Guide New York CityIn case you need a few more options for your March Madness festivities, check out these fine establishments. There are many discounted drink and food specials to take advantage of even if you’re not into basketball.

Standings Bar ( 43 East 7th Street) Standings offers TVs in every corner and covers everything sport all the time. If you lived nearby, it’s the type of bar you’d visit several times a week. They even offer free pizza every Friday night at 8 p.m. For March Madness, surround yourself with all the games while enjoying free pizza as well. The pizza will be served at 1 p.m. during the tournament. There are 20+ craft beers on tap to soak up all that dough. The bar is small […]

1403, 2019

Masterful March Madness

By | March 14th, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Heartland Brewery NYC March Madness 365 Guide New York CityAfter your St. Patty’s Day celebrations this week, why not gear up for March Madness mayhem. Even if you’re not into college hoops, the energy in the city is electric with plenty of eating and drinking deals to give you even more energy.

Heartland Brewery (2 locations) Heartland consistently brews some of New York’s freshest craft beers, including six unique brews and a wide range of seasonal ones. They pride themselves on being made from indigenous ingredients such as Wisconsin malt, hops from Washington and Oregon, and American yeast. All beers are served at their freshest within one to two weeks of brewing.  Heartland is showing all games for the tournament with revolving beer and food specials. The menu is huge with […]

703, 2019

St. Patty’s Day New York Style

By | March 7th, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

If a jam-packed parade on St. Patty’s Day isn’t your thing, why not breeze into a crowded pub! There are plenty of watering holes worth visiting but only a few with legitimate old world charm. Celebrate all things Irish as these fine bars the weekend of March 15th.McSorley's Old Ale House St. Patty's Day NYC New York City 365 Guide

McSorley’s Old Ale House (15 East 7th Street) It doesn’t get more authentic than McSorley’s Old Ale House. Established in 1854, McSorley’s can boast of being New York City’s oldest continuously operated saloon. Everyone from Abe Lincoln to John Lennon have passed thru McSorley’s swinging doors. Enter the sawdust strewn floors and history patched walls for a trip back through time. If you’re looking for fancy craft beers filled with fruit and herbs, move on to another bar. Perhaps the […]