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.
Mom wasn’t right – you can play with your food! I’d love to have Mario Batali prepare fresh pasta for me daily, but in the meantime, I’ll learn to make it myself. Taking a cooking class by a pro in New York City is a real treat. If you want a fun filled foodie activity, engage all your senses and prepare your own meal.
Aunt Jake’s (151 Mulberry Street) This contemporary addition to Mulberry Street is a homemade pasta lover’s paradise. With ten different pasta shapes and ten unique sauces to choose from, Aunt Jake’s lets you create your perfect pasta masterpiece. Clear your schedule so you can try them all! Making things even sweeter are the […]
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 […]
Luckily I’m not the only one that loves a good deal. A smart bar owner should always offer a money $aving window to lure in customers. I will definitely revisit, even during full prices hours. If you need savings inspiration this weekend, give these a whirl.
St. Dymphna’s Bar (118 St. Mark’s Place) Every day from 12 p.m.-8 p.m. relax at the bar with $4 drafts. This affordable pub is perfect for grabbing a burger at a table or bellying up to the bar and drinking to your hearts content. Most entrée menu items are under $13 and appetizers start at $8. Try the truffled mac & cheese ($12) or the shepherd’s pie ($10). It’s lively, yet homey and quirky at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are served until 5 […]
I can feel the change a comin’. I’m ready to put the boots away and break out the sandals. Other than great weather, nothing makes me happier than saving money when I go out. If you’re cruising around this weekend, take advantage of these Spring deals.
Brazen Fox (106 Third Avenue) Happy hour runs from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily with $2 off draft beers and wine plus $5 bar snacks. Craft beer fans love the twenty four rotating taps starting at $7. Beer cans are a steal at $5. Brazen Fox is a great choice for March Madness and all sporting events. They always have $1 oysters, yummy ribs and house made mac n’ cheese. The second floor is perfect for a small private party. If you like cocktails ask […]
Living in New York City means having access to all types of ethnic food. The more I travel, the more I realize how good the cuisine is in NYC. This week experience one of my favorite things, flavorful tapas from Spain. You get to order double and taste more dishes!
Amada (250 Vesey Street) Chef Jose Garces took a quick ride from Philadelphia to open another Spanish tapas hot spot in the Big Apple. Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m. pig out on $8 tapas and wines plus $5 beers. The chorizo garlic sausage and the pimientos de padron peppers are absolutely delicious. If you’re with a large group splurge for rabbit chorizo paella ($68) or lobster seafood paella ($78). One of their specialties for groups is a whole roast suckling pig that needs to be […]
I am constantly looking for best dining deals in New York City. This weekend take the train to the East Village to be amazed by the endless number of bars and restaurants. With so many options, it can be difficult to settle on one place. But if you want to save money, 2-for-1 deals are plentiful in this cool neighborhood.
The Library (7 Avenue A) Every day from 5-8 p.m. get your 2-for-1 fix while taking in a movie or reading a good book. Yes, it looks like a library donned with old periodicals and bookshelves. On the back wall they play classic movies every night. If you want to meet interesting people, this is the place. The jukebox plays cool tunes from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Just for fun, they give you […]