Tag: restaurant

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Saleya Latin Night by F&F Dance Company (NYC)

 I just wanted to send out a quick invitation to anyone looking for a chill, after-work spot to hang out at on Thursday nights. Not only do you get a complimentary drink with the $10 admission, there will be a dance lesson, and the ’65 special’ ($6 drinks, $5 specialty pizzas) will be offered throughout the entire event (seriously, those pizzas are off the ...

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 ...