Category: Restaurant Reviews

My favorite Argentinian Quick Bite (Buenos Aires)

In L.A., it’s a carne asada burrito with guacamole and sour cream from Alberto’s.  In NY, it’s a cheese slice from pretty much any of the hundreds of pizzeria’s located throughout the City. When time is short, but I’ve got them damn hunger pangs, I find that there is usually one go-to food that stands ...

Restaurant Review: Chef Burger in Medellin (Colombia)

Here’s my quick recommendation for anyone looking to munch on a juicy, tasty burger while traveling in Medellin. Especially during long-term travels, you may find yourself wanting a quick taste of home. Chef Burger is definitely as a good a place as any that I’ve been to in Colombia to sate that specific craving. Though ...

Review of Porteño Restaurant: My Favorite Steak in NYC

As their name indicates, Porteño (a term commonly used to describe people from the port-city of Buenos Aires) is focused on providing New Yorkers with a uniquely Argentinian dining experience. As dining in Buenos Aires and consumption of juicy steaks go hand in hand, it shouldn’t have been a surprise to find that this small restaurant, ...

healthy food at naturalia

My Favorite Healthy Dining Option in Medellin (Colombia)

In Medellin, it can be a bit difficult to find healthier dining alternatives as you’re generally surrounded by arepas, empanadas, and other deep-fried goodies. So it came as a refreshing surprise when the roommates and I found our way to Naturalia Cafe/Restaurant. Located in the heart of Laureles, a few steps from Calle 70 (Circular ...

So, Does Peter Luger Really Have the Best Steak in New York City? (Brooklyn, NYC)

As one of the longest-running steakhouses in New York City, Peter Luger (established in 1887) has come to be considered one of, if not the best steakhouses in all the 5 boroughs. Located at 178 Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Peter Luger’s (which was originally named Carl Luger’s Café, after owner Peter Luger’s nephew, who served as head ...

After a Nine Year Search, I’ve Finally Found the Best Korean BBQ in New York City at Kang Hodong Baekjeong (NYC)

I find that a night out for some Korean food can be a hard sell to a lot of my western friends, as many find the fare to be either too spicy, or lacking in heartiness, due to the abundance of vegetables used in the cuisine. Back home in L.A., I’m usually able to convert the doubters by ...

Restaurant Review: Guantanamera Restaurant (Hell’s Kitchen, NYC)

While on vacation, I will often look for experiences  that help me understand and define the character of the city that I’m visiting.  After living in New York for over 10 yrs, I realize that I definitely take the City for granted and have not delved into finding its heartbeat as much as I would when visiting a new location. Fortunately, there are those around ...