Category: Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Review: MamaSushi (Inwood, NYC)

Like many of the other restaurants in the area, MamaSushi is located in a relatively small, but cozy venue, alongside a row of hole-in-the wall bars on Dyckman Ave, one block north of the A train. With names like the Campesino, the Chimi and Las Terrenas, you quickly realize that the rolls you’re choosing from aren’t going to ...

Review: Old Lahaina Luau (Maui, Hawaii)

I really couldn’t think of a better way to top off a weeklong trip on the beautiful island of Maui, than to attend the Old Lahaina Luau. With the beautiful ocean as your backdrop, this traditional Luau will provide an evening of entertainment which focuses specifically on Hawaiian dances (if you want to see a ...

Restaurant Review: Nai Tapas Bar (LES, NYC)

Just another one of those inconspicuous Manhattan restaurants, whose storefront doesn’t do justice to the experience that is awaiting inside.  A few weeks ago, a group of friends had agreed to meet for a birthday celebration at Nai Tapas Bar, located on the Lower East Side.  For larger groups, Nai provides a delicious fixed menu for $40 per person, that ...

Restaurant Review: Havana Cafe (Bronx, NY)

I don’t often venture out into the Bronx just for a meal, but the one exception I will always make is for the mouth-watering Lechoncito ($17 at time of review) at the Havana Cafe. Easily one of the top 5 meals I’ve had the opportunity to experience while living in NY, the bone-in roast pork ...

Restaurant Review: Las Tinajas (Panama City)

For anyone that’s been to Hawaii, the overall experience at Las Tinajas is much like a luau (delicious food+folkloric dances), but Panamanian style!  As I was traveling solo, the hostess decided that I would get the ‘special seat’ for the night.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that my table was right off the side of stage, which gave me an ...

Restaurant Review: La Sandwicherie (Miami)

It was my first time in Miami and based upon a friend’s recommendation, a few buddies and I ended up checking out La Sandwicherie.  This turned out to definitely be the best decision of the trip!  I decided to go with the Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella, and it ended up being absolutely to die for! Just look at the pic…a ...