Screw responsibility; take your rent check, grab your MTA card, give up that awful smoking habit, and put yourmoney where it matters--food. Leave inhibition behind, throw common sense out the window, and surrender to the Indulgence Burger. This, obviously, is hard-earned money well spent. Obviously.
Holding the much esteemed title of NYC's second most expensive burger, beat out by the Le Burger Extravagant at Serendipity 3 ($295), the $250 Indulgence Burger will be available at Midtown spot, Beer & Buns, set to open in March. The burger is "A umami bomb comprised of Kobe beef, foie gras, crispy pancetta, white truffles and caviar." And while ketchup and mustard come at no extra charge, gaining the respect back from your friends who can barely make rent, just might.
If you didn't already know, a montadito is a bite-sized sandwich with origins in Spain that date back to the 15th century. The name, which translates simply to "mount", was chosen for the finger food because of how certain ingredients are "mounted" atop the bread. And since its opening this past November, 100 Montaditos, located in Greenwich Village, has been bringing this taste of Spain to NYC. At 100 Montaditos, these sandwich treats are scrumptious and outrageously affordable. And with varieties such as chapati bread montaditos, reminiscent of the exalted Caracas across town, or philly cheese steaks re-created in the world's teeniest baguette, there is a flavor for every taste bud!
If you haven’t heard of Hudson Clearwater yet, that’s no mistake. Since its recent opening, it’s become NYC’s newest “secret restaurant”. Complete with a concealed entrance upon arrival, you are greeted with a boarded up storefront in place of a door. However, once you find your way in (hint: there’s a green door off to the side), you’ll realize that Hudson Clearwater is way more than just the potentially gimmicky speakeasy-style hype.
Harlem, NY – While the Knicks continue to amaze us (in a not so good way), former stars John Starks and Anthony Mason are back for a post-game reunion, bringing us a new pizzeria centered around the custom, made to order pie. It’s a franchise from DC-chain Custom Fuel Pizza, and features over 40 toppings to choose from, including classics like sausage and pepperoni to downright artisanal ingredients like prosciutto, burrata cheese, and grilled artichoke. But in a city as passionate (and relentless) about pizza as a fan was of the 90s-circa Knicks, does Custom Fuel deliver a glorious dunk over Horace Grant and MJ, or is it a heart-breaking 8 in 9 seconds late in the fourth? Let’s find out.
Breaking news: for the first time in history, people are being encouraged to use their phones at the dinner table!
Well, at least for a little while, anyway. Let’s run through the basic agenda of eating out at a restaurant: meet your fantastic server, order, receive, and enjoy your meal, and then finally wait… and wait… and wait for your check to arrive. That ‘waiting’ can be a problem sometimes, right? Well, what if we told you that there’s now a way to pay for your meal without having to receive your bill? Just finish your food, get up, and leave.
When it comes to Italian fare, Americans tend to think monolithically: “Italian food” is imagined as a singular cuisine with a few basic characteristics. The reality, however, is quite different. Italy has a number of unique regions, each of which have their own food traditions and signature dishes in their culinary repertoire. From Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna in the north to Sicily in the south, there are over twenty unique culinary regions in Italy to explore.
Guys, this is kind of a big deal. One of the most famous chefs since Emeril is opening a new restaurant tonight! We're talking about talented man Bobby Flay and the debut of his Spanish/Mediterranean bistro Gato. Food Network fans in New York have been chomping at the bit in anticipation of this eatery's grand opening.
Featuring a large wooden bar, Spanish tiles, and exposed brick walls, Gato will not only host undoubtedly delicious food, but will also climb quickly as one of New York City's hottest go-to spots. For anyone wishing to attend tonight's opening, call ahead at 212-334-6400 to confirm availability.
The burgeoning restaurant scene in the Financial District has facilitated the growth of a number of exciting new places to eat and drink. From world-acclaimed bars like The Dead Rabbit to seasonal, upscale restaurants like Juni, The Financial District is quickly attracting establishments that are putting it on the forefront of the NYC culinary scene. One such restaurant is Reserve Cut, which stands out even among its groundbreaking counterparts.
It's about time someone did it, and by "it" we mean invent the bacon bowl. When creator Thom Jensen found himself in search of a way to make a serving dish as meaty as possible, he fell short of options. The solution? He created the Perfect Bacon Bowl, a product that allows you to produce a crispy, perfectly cooked version at home. Ellen's Stardust Diner, which will soon be featuring the food item on their menu, invited Joonbug.com to try these tasty treats this very morning.
Since all good things come in threes, it's no wonder that the latest (and third) restaurant to join Jacques Restaurant Group is a smash success. The Pitch & Fork has joined the ranks of Jacques Brasserie and Jacques 1534 as part of Jacque Ouari's restaurant conglomerate. Catering to the residents of the Upper East Side, The Pitch & Fork boasts hand-crafted cocktails and a fine French gastropub.