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…

Ippudo NYC – Where the Bao Love Affair Began

I first came to Ippudo back in May 2013 (Click here for the original post) and I was seriously impressed with how delicious everything was. Yes I did wax lyrical to all my friends wanting a recommendation whilst visiting the City, so it made sense…

Egg Shop NYC – it’s eggscellent!

The Egg Shop launched during 2014, in New York’s Soho district and it’s everything you could ever want in eggs. The restaurants decor is a simple affair in tight busy quarters, with a tiny kitchen in the corner, with an adjacent bar serving up coffee, tea, wine…

Mission Chinese – NYC – Disruptive Chinese Food?

In 2012 Korean-American Chef/drummer Danny Bowien from Oklahoma City opens Mission Chinese in NYC. He brings Sichuan Chinese food which he discovered in his mid 20’s post culinary-school, whilst cheffing in San Fran.  He was instantly intrigued by the cuisine, especially since he found it hard to decode it ingredients, the flavours and how…

Ivan Ramen – The NYC Ramen Guru

Ivan Orkin is a self-confessed Japan nut, having moved to Tokyo shortly after college to live and breath his fascination of the country. There he met his interior designer wife, took on the role as a house-husband, before he became the first American to open…

Baohaus NYC – Getting High On Asian Food!

Baohuas is an intimate little bao peddler in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, owned by restauranteur, author and TV personality Eddie Huang. Since it’s opening in 2009, it exclusively serves-up gua bao, which are (for those who don’t know) those fluffy white Taiwanese tacos filled…

Hard Rock Hotel – what the ravers eat

There is a reason why I have stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel twice already, it’s simple, I like it. There are plenty of suites, has the biggest spa in Ibiza, a couple of pools, it’s close to everything, whilst overlooking the sea – it’s a ravers…

Village Pub & Grill – My last meal in Vegas

After a three days debauchery in Vegas, I was begging to come home. Before boarding the plane though, my soul was craving something unhealthy but comforting. The Village Pub & Grill was at eye-level and surely a boozer would give me the fix I was…