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.
OK, folks, it’s time to stop eating with reckless abandon and widdle down that waistline once again. Why can’t the Holiday parties come without consequence?? Fear not, you can still go out and enjoy fresh seafood and sushi to keep the pounds from piling on. In this New Year, follow the sushi train to a healthier weight.
Asuka Sushi (300 West 23rd Street) Sushi can not only be affordable but the savings increase during lunch time. From 11 a.m.-4 p.m., I recommend the Maki Lunch Special. Any two rolls are $9 and any three rolls, $12. Both come with either miso soup or a salad. The bento box for $9.50 comes with miso soup, salad, rice, California Roll and shrimp shumai. You’ll still make out if you order from the menu with rolls starting […]
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all my “savings” lovers out there! I hope you found several new bars and restaurants to love in 2016. 2017 promises to offer many more deals for us to enjoy. My goal in 2017 is to make New York City affordable for everyone. Please keep reading and asking questions. It is my pleasure to take the guesswork out of the NYC restaurant scene.
One of my favorite things about the city is that every neighborhood has its own unique energy. If I could, I would try living in every zip code for a full year to submerge myself in the culture. The Upper West Side not only offers a close proximity to Central Park but also a wide array of uncommon eating and drinking options.
e’s Bar (511 Amsterdam Avenue) The best vibe award goes to e’s Bar. You’ll only hear tunes from 1960 to 1999 and after 6 p.m., plan your date night because no kids are allowed. Full of board games to borrow, you’ll actually see people playing Jenga or Connect Four. Happily missing is a room full of people basking in the glow of […]
Since we’re days away from Christmas and Hanukkah, this week indulge in affordable eats and drinks so you can buy more presents! If you’re meeting friends after work or planning a casual dinner, keep the evening light with these money saving tips.
Tonic Times Square (727 Seventh Avenue) Located near all the trains, Tonic is a great choice on your way in or out of the city. Monday through Friday from 5-8 p.m. enjoy $5 beers and $6 frozen margaritas, wine and mixed drinks. On weekends from 3-8 p.m. also score $25 beer buckets and $45 beer towers. If you’re hungry, indulge in two-for-one appetizers for $9 like cheese quesadillas and pulled pork sliders. They offer additional daily specials such as margarita and taco specials on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you can visit during […]
For those that haven’t spent a New Year’s Eve in New York City, it is a unique experience. The energy really does keep you going especially during big events. If you haven’t watched the ball drop from Times Square, it’s worth doing. I had a great time despite bitter temps that night. It’s not as crowded as you would think and everyone is in a good mood.
Café Wha (115 Macdougal Street) One of my favorite bands in the city is the Café Wha house band. They are a funk/soul machine and play everything from Stevie Wonder to Michael Jackson. They are performing two shows on New Year’s Eve; 9:45 p.m. for $45 and the late show at 12:15 a.m. for only $20. If you […]
Obviously, there are a ton of dining options in New York City. Sometimes I’m in the mood for comfy and casual meals while other times I long to sample new trendy bites and inventive cocktails. Because of the Holidays, I’m out even more exploring….and shopping…my way through town. If you feel like splurging, check out these gems.
The Stinger Cocktail Bar & Kitchen (300 West 44th Street) Inside the InterContinental Times Square lives The Stinger. Chef Todd English is utilizing the hotel’s rooftop beehives to create an inviting cocktail program that is both refreshing and sweet. I guarantee you’ve never tasted honey this fresh. If you’re meeting friends for drinks after work or shopping, make this pit stop to rejuvenate. House made craft cocktails come in three sizes starting at $9 but definitely […]