Maialino

Many of the restaurants in New York are best enjoyed at a certain time of day for a particular meal. But finding a restaurant where you feel equally at home for different meals, and the meals are equally as satisfying, is rare. One of the only restaurants in New York where I feel I could…

Cha-An

Lately I’ve been revolting against brunch. I never thought my love of ricotta pancakes and stuffed french toast would wane, but New York’s restaurants offer such variety that many brunch menus have started to look uninspired. For a very un-brunch midday meal on a Saturday or Sunday, I love to go to Cha-An. This petite…

Amy Ruth’s

There’s such an astounding concentration of restaurants in Manhattan, it’s easy to find good food without walking more than a few blocks. And thanks to seamless.com, you probably don’t even have to leave your house. But there are a lot of neighborhoods worth going out of your way for if you’re craving something special.  This weekend…

South Beach: Yardbird

Despite being one of the southern most cities in the US, I ordinarily would never trust Miami to produce quality southern cooking. For ceviche and cuban sandwiches I would go to Miami, but for grits and collard greens in Florida, I figured you’d be better off in a place like Gainesville. Perhaps Gainesville does have…

An ode to breakfast in Houston

I adore breakfast. You can get it sweet (french toast) You can get is savory (steak and eggs) You can get it salty (bacon with a side of bacon). Or you can get all of the above (chicken and waffles with maple syrup amiright?) And there’s never any pressure to get a salad. Amen. So…