The Upper West Side has officially welcomed Sugar and Plumm. The tasty new sweet spot offers up some devilishly delectable treats; such as pulled pork and waffles, house smoked 72-hour pork stacked in between waffles topped with a pickeled onion slaw, and the waffle & bacon shake. And yes, it is served exactly how it sounds; with candied bacon and a cinnamon waffle bite!
If you're looking for lighter fare, their salad menu offers options from hummus to beet to whole grain. They also have blended fruit smooothies available and the sides menu included fresh fruit and berries as well as lemon spinach and green beans.
Chef Michael Bao Huynh’s extravagant and gorgeous new, “modern” Vietnamese Restaurant Baotique calls to mind an old world New York: a place where you can find delectably sophisticated takes on some old Asian favorites and be delighted by the atmosphere, service and ambiance of this perfectly calibrated, old school opulence. Bao calls his Baotique cuisine “a cleverly crafted re-creation of the civilized yet exotic world.” Joonbug agrees.
Lucky Rice Festival
When: Thursday, April 29th-Sunday, May 2nd
Where: Locations vary with event
Over the past couple years, New York City has enjoyed and enveloped itself within the revitalization of Asian culture and cuisine. In commemoration of the Asian awakening, LUCKYRICE.com hosts a festival of Asian significance, joined by culinary superstars. An aggregate of culinary heavyweights-Daniel Boulud, Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, David Cheng, Masaharu Morimoto, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and others-preside over The Lucky Rice Festival, a weekend long celebration of Asian eats.
33 E. Eighth St.
New York, NY 10003
Price: Affordable to moderate
Yes, chef Michael Huynh has opened yet another restaurant. Yes, that could be the kiss of death for authenticity and quality. No, d.o.b 111 does not fall into this category, thankfully. Chef Huynh delivers French Vietnamese fusion done with artistry and expertise. With a menu full of better-than-the-next choices and a reasonable $29 prix fixe dinner, Huynh proves this isn’t his first trip ‘round the ‘ol restaurant block.