H&H Bagels NYC – Giant Hula Hoops

H&H Bagels started in 1972 when Puerto Rican Helmer Toro and his brother-in-law Hector Hernandez (thus the name “H&H”) bought Midtown Bagels at Broadway and 80th Street for a mere $5,000! ($29,000 in 2018 dollar terms) in cash. The latter was bought for $50,000 ($290,000 in…

Osteria Morini NYC – Michael White’s Little Gem

An “Osteria” is traditionally known to be a drinking hole for folk in rural Italy, often pouring cheap local wine straight from the barrel, whilst serving food on the side, made fresh on the day with what was available, meaning menus were rendered pointless. Michael…

Wildair NYC – That Wine Bar on the Lower East Side

Co-founding chefs, Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske launched Wildair on Orchard Street in the summer of 2015, next door to their other venture Contra. The 40 seater was heaving every time we tried to get a table, which was three times in total. The first two…

Joe Junior’s – The American Dream

I’m not sure about you, but the immediate item I can think of, if someone asked me – “what food is America is famous for?” I’d say it’s the hamburger without a shadow of a doubt. I’m sure you’ve read and heard countless debates as…

Grand Central Oyster Bar – it’s a living Icon

The Oyster Bar is situated in the lower level of Grand Central Station and for those who care, it has been around since 1913! The station itself is an engineering marvel and people flock here to check it out, it’s a great thing to look at whilst…