In honor of International Sushi Day, RA Sushi in South Miami is hooking up “The Hook Up” members with free sushi. On Tuesday, June 18, members of RA’s preferred customer email program will be sent a special offer for one complimentary Tootsy Maki with the purchase of any beverage. Those not yet members of “The Hook Up” can register by Friday, June 14, at www.RAsushi.com.
The complimentary Tootsy Maki certificate will be emailed to “The Hook Up” members on June 18, to be redeemed that same day. Tootsy Maki is one of RA Sushi’s most popular rolls, containing kani kama crab mix, shrimp and cucumber, rolled and topped with crunchy tempura bits and drizzled with sweet eel sauce. The perfect starter roll for those looking to begin their exploration into the world of sushi, the Tootsy Make does not contain raw fish.
Ever wondered who's fueling the Miami Heat? They have to be downing some major munchies to set the court ablaze, right? Well, it's time to meet the man who feeds the best bellies in basketball.
Local celeb chef Michael Jacobs is the man behind this munchable mystery. Foodies in-the-know know that Jacobs' Hidden Kitchen pop-up at Blackbird Ordinary is the place to be on Friday's from 5-10pm. Jacobs serves up scrumptious street-food-style items all for five bucks. From slow-roasted pulled pork Bahn Mi's to brisket truffle mac-n-cheese, his crave-worthy creations are not to be missed.
In an unassuming restaurant under the 1 Train stop at 125th Street, you’ll find some of the best inexpensive ramen in the city. Jin Ramen is a neighborhood favorite—but word has gotten out about the excellent food.
The restaurant’s atmosphere is inviting, with light wood-paneled walls and paper lanterns suspended from the ceiling. Diners can sit at tables or on red-seated chairs at the counter. It’s an especially welcoming atmosphere for a cold rainy day or night, cozy without being overly cute.
Live in Central Jersey? Need some ideas for a new restaurant to try out? Chateau Madrid Restaurant & Bar located in Carteret might just be the one, if you’re into Portuguese food that is.
Chateau Madrid provides a homelike feel and surrounding and the food is impeccable. You can enjoy your meal in the dining room or at the bar. The restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 11am to 10pm; the bar is open until Midnight. To start off try their shrimp in garlic sauce and their calamari, simply delicious! Some dinner menu highlights include, Picadinho with shrimp, picadinho is a traditional Brazilian dish consisting of hand-minced beef, raisins, vegetables, brown rice, and vegetable based gravy. Another favorite is the Chicken Francaise which is sauteed chicken in lemon and white wine sauce. One popular dish is the Paelha Marinara or Valenciana a seafood combination cooked in rice similar to Spanish paella. For dessert be sure to try the Serradura a dessert prepared with sweetened vanilla whipped cream and crushed biscuits.
It’s late, you’re hungry, and you’re in Morningside Heights. Sure, you could always get pizza. But for something with a little more kick, take a cue from Columbia students and head to Roti Roll Bombay Frankie.
The Indian fast food joint—often just called Roti Roll—is small, but the bright blue awning makes it hard to miss. Though a counter with a few stools is the only seating space, a Frankie is easy enough to eat on the go. Think of it as an Indian take on a burrito: vegetables, meat, and other fillings wrapped in roti, an unleavened bread popular in South Asia. Roti Roll’s menu consists mainly of Frankies with a variety of fillings, all of which are prepared near the cash register and delivered hot, wrapped tightly in aluminum foil.
Americans have been pairing fried chicken with breakfast breads for some time now, but Astro attempts to deliciously inch over the boundary. They’ve paired their chicken with an eclectic array of thirty doughnuts. These definitely aren’t the kind of doughnuts you’d find on the desks of DC’s Police Department, although I admit police know their breakfast pastries. These doughnuts have more of a boutique filling and are similar to the flavors that ignited Georgetown’s cupcake craze. Some doughnuts, like Vanilla Glazed and Maple Bacon (it really has bacon on it!), are available every weekday. If you’d like to try the more novel flavors like Grapefruit and Creamsicle, you’ll have to visit the website to check their baked goods schedule. But be sure to come early because Astro closes when they run out, and they run out quickly! Doughnut prices range from $2.50 to $2.85.
DC's Chinatown has a new resident, and with the quality food they are serving, they look to be here for a long time. Katsuya Fukushima’s Daikaya has been wowing its patrons since they opened their doors in February and already word is spreading that Daikaya has the best ramen in the city. Not to be confused with the kind of meal you may find steaming throughout college dorm rooms, this Sapporo-style ramen has a rich and versatile depth. Whereas other ramen can be salty and overpowering.
Chef Fukushima emphasizes balance in his bowls and leaves space for different flavors with which you’ll happily immerse your tongue. A key difference you’ll notice between Sapporo ramen and Hakata-style ramen is the stir frying of the bean sprouts, ground pork, nori, and scallions. This adds a char reminiscent to the flavors you’d find at a barbecue pit. One thing you can be sure of about this ramen is that no ingredient or technique is wasted, from the construction of its broth using pork bone marrow to the imported noodles swirling around the bowl; this is a complete and amusing eating experience.
National Meatball Day is March 9th and in honor of this spectacular meaty occasion, Daniel Mancini will be offering a special buy one, get one free meatball deal on Friday and Saturday at his restaurant walk-up, Meatball Obsession, in Manhattan.
The end of August marked a great occasion for the Glaze Teriyaki chain. Hailing from Seattle, Glaze Teriyaki showcases delectable Japanese/Korean street food to metropolitan areas. Glaze Teriyaki opened its first restaurant in Midtown East in New York in 2010, and after much success, the branch has expanded to Union Square.
Owner Paul Krug and Chef Dennis Lake joined forces to open this second location downtown. The menu at the Union Square location remains the same as its Midtown sister, and trust us, this is a good thing. The simple menu consists of traditional teriyaki plates, where you can choose from chargrilled chicken thigh or breast, Japanese bbq hangar steak, organic salmon, pork loin, wok vegetables, or soy maritnated tofu as your main entree. Served over a bed of short grain white or brown rice, along with a side salad, the dish is a steal, with prices from $6.75-$9.50. The dish comes with so much food, it's enough for two meals. Pair with it some side dishes and you'll leave a happy customer. Sides range from $3-$5 with options like edamame, cold sesame soba noodles, shishito peppers cucumber salad, crispy gyoza, and spicy Asian bbq pickles. Chef Dennis Lake is passionate about the Glaze Teriyaki franchise and sure knows how to whip up some good grub. Another plus of dining at Glaze Teriyaki, besides the fact that it's quick and affordable, is that the restaurant is dedicated to using all natural proteins and local products whenever possible.
Translating as “The New” from Spanish, La Nueva is a South American-style bakery located in Jackson Heights, Queens. Situated on 37th Avenue and 87th Street, La Nueva compliments its busy surroundings, not to mention the loud music playing at immeasurable volumes out of other establishments and cars passing by. Getting there by subway, one must take the 7 from Manhattan, and enjoy the elevated view this ride offers once the train emerges into Queens. By bike, one will likely become distracted by the intense jumble of interesting urban planning that surrounds this area.