Another great Mediterranean restaurant open in Dec 2018 on Austin Street, Forest Hills. Fairly inexpensive with a good selection of kebab and gyro and a whole lot more.
Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all types of occasion. Not super fancy or spacious inside though it’s durable for a relaxing and tasty meal if in the neighborhood.
I noticed a lot of folks ordered ahead of time and their orders were ready by the time they arrive for pick up. I’d came here on a late Friday evening around 9ish and was surprised that most of the tables were taken.
I’d decided order to go and ended up having the chicken shish kabab ,which cost about $13 plus with taxes. My meal came with chuck of flavored and juicy grilled skewed chicken served with white rice, fresh salad and a gigantic pita bread.
A group of us came here to celebrate two of our good friends engagement celebration over champagne and live music. Tanner Smiths looks like a touristy restaurant from the outside, but as soon as you step inside your perspective would change for the good.
It all went down on a winter Sunday afternoon and we were not sure if we would drink it up at the bar or grab a table. Well I was the first one to arrive and decided to order a stiff mimosa that just set the mood right.
When the rest of the group showed up, we thought it would be a good idea to sit at a table right by the live band. Happy to say the wait for the table was roughly 5 minute or so. We ordered a bottle of champagne cost around $40 and asked for a few champagne glasses to toast to our friend’s new chapter in life.
We also thought it was a good idea to ask the band to play a song and that process was fairly easy. We collectively tip the band. It was an Irish band performing.
Without a doubt Waitress is indeed one of my favorite musical broadway play. I’d saw one of the matinee show on a weekday and I sat in the front mezzanine; Row A - seat 21 and thought I seriously had the best seat in the house. I was able to snag a good deal by using the Today Tix app. Personally, I think wherever you manage to grab a seat in Brooks Atkinson theater, you’d have an excellent view of the stage and be able to hear the performers clearly.
As you may know, Waitress is based on a movie about a waitress who accidentally got pregnant and to top it off is in an abusive relationship with her husband. She has a passion for baking pies and giving them names to help her block out her troublesome life.
This broadway musical magically tells the story of her journey and would leave you speechless.
I was hoping to see grammy nominee Sara Bareilles perform, but that’s okay the show must go on.
Gallow Green rooftop bar is located on the top of McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea. The rooftop is open through out the year, all season and every day. However, they have a cabin hideaway just for the winter months.
I absolutely love their cabin setup with the most romantic fireplace on one side of the rooftop. They make the cabin look old and rusty and most importantly comfy. You’ll also have a blanket to cover up.
They have some delicious cocktails that you must try. Definitely take a look at the menu when you are at the bar. My favorite drink was “Lady M” served in this sexy cocktail glass with stiff vodka, gin, toasted chai, pumpkin spice, tangerine and a dash of nutmeg. Absolutely worth it!
Their drinks are a bit pricey, but you won’t disappointed. They also have a draft beer selection in case you want to go easy on the wallet.
Are you looking for a fun, free and festive event to enjoy in New York during the Christmas Holidays?!! Great, I think all New Yorkers should check out Dyker Heights Christmas lights decoration at least once.
Where is this all happening?
83rd to 86th St in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
For those who uses the public train transportation like myself; then you can visit by taking the R train to 86th street and then walk about 15 minutes or hop on the bus which is like 7 stops.
What is the Dyker Heights Christmas light?
This tradition started some time back where homeowners in Dyker Heights decorated their homes with the most spectacular lightening. The best lights are on 11th Avenue to 13th Avenue and from 83rd to 86th Street. However, please take advantage and walk around to see all the display. Told be thrilled!
The neighborhood is safe and very welcoming! Folks come all over from world to see the lights. It’s worth the travel from the city to Brooklyn. The decoration is usually up after thanksgiving and stay up until New Years!
Since there will be a lot of walking outdoors and it’s all happening in the winter, I’d recommend dressing with double layers to stay warm!
It was my first time eating at a restaurant in the Bayridge area in Brooklyn and I had a nice experience. Lobo Loco is a real chilled out Mexican restaurant. We came here on Friday night and couldn’t believe how crowded it was, but we managed to get a table for a party of three within a five minute wait.
I was very impressed with their menu selection especially with the starters and appetizers not to mention how affordable the prices were.
For appetizers, we ordered the guacamole and chips that was very tasty. It was served in a large bowl and I was able to instantly taste a bit of jalapeño and cilantro. The serving portion was filling and just enough for a party of three.
As for starters, I had the three mini chicken taco. You can also get it with pork or beef.
Are you a sucker for modern art, nice cafe, short films and want to be surrounded by good energy in the heart of NYC?! If so, then MOMA is the place to get lost in filled with beautiful paintings, sculptures, exotic books and a whole lot of history left by talented artists from all over the globe.
If you want to truly enjoy the many different exhibits MOMA offers as well as the three theaters then you would need to invest a whole day at the museum.
This is one of my favorite museum in NYC.
I appreciate how the artwork displayed are international and more importantly how the artist's work speaks to you. I mean if you connect with art on another level then I'm sure you'd understand where I'm coming from.
Come hungry especially if you are a pizza lover?!!! This has to be one of the best pizzeria in the financial district/stone street. A perfect setting for a group outing especially during lunch if working or visiting this neck of the woods.
I have heard such amazing stories about this place, but today was the first time a group of us came here to bid a coworker goodbye.
In the warmer months, take advantage of the outside seating. Since it was raining, we decided to be seated inside and surprisingly there was no wait. We literally were greeted by a hostess and was able to be seated immediately.
Our table was very clean and within 30 second we were given the menu. Good way to start!!! There was a variety of irresistible selection of toppings as well as healthy salad choices!! Considering I don't eat pepperoni, we decided to split a pie with 1/2 mushroom and 1/2 pepperoni topping. Best decision ever considering if you are not that adventurous with meat and plus it makes everyone in your group happy and cheerful!! Within 10 minute or so our yummy pie was ready. Seriously, I'd instantly smelled the fresh cooked mushroom and tomato sauce that made me wanted to devour it ASAP.
I appreciated how nicely and cleanly the pie was sliced and made it easy for everyone in the group to help themselves to a slice without making a mess.
Considering Adrienne is locating in the heart of the financial district, it is very affordable and you are getting excellent quality of brick oven pizza as well as white glove customer service for under $20 plus including tips. I'm not factoring alcoholic beverages.
Brilliant performance! Anya AKA #Anastasia and her grandmother's characters blew my mind.
It's an incredible story of how an ambitious and determined young woman with amnesia is willing to go all the way to find out who she really is.
It's an adventure you don't want to miss with a touch of magic and a handful of obstacles to overcome. The music was beyond fabulous!
I really enjoyed the show from the starting point to the end and still wanted more.
Overall, Anastasia was a beautiful well written and executed play that will leave you wanting to appreciate and be more mindful of one's integrity.
I felt as though sitting anywhere in the orchestra section will give you a picture perfect view of the stage.
FYI, my seat was in section 3, row NN, seat 111 in orchestra.
Warning: this place is small and narrow, plus gets easily crowded along with a reasonable waiting period...but it's so worth it... We had a couple frozen strawberry margaritas at the bar and waited like 15 min for a table.
To start off, we had the chicken and steak nachos. We were told that 5 Burro is known for their steak. Since I'm not a steak person, my friends confidently confirmed the steak was delicious and tasty.
A friend and I came here for a quick snack. Seriously I loved that they had a variety of different kati rolls you can choose from.
They had both vegetarian and meat selection. I'd decided to tried the aloo kati roll.
Hence they make everything from scratch, which is even better. The wait was roughly 10 minutes, but it was worth it.
My aloo kati roll was filling, but I'd recommend getting two rolls if super hungry. The aloo wasn't that spicy, but it was flavored nicely with a touch of red onion.
Basically a kati roll is a paratha/dosa stuffed with either vegetables (aloo, paneer, etc)
or meat (chicken or lamb). The prices were fairly cheap. The vegetarian rolls were around $4.50 each; which is reasonable and you are getting excellent quality of food.
I'm looking forward to try their tikka masala kati rolls in the future. The price selection for meat filling ranges from $4.50 to $6.00.
Surprisingly when I checked into Yelp; they didn't take my 10% discount. No worries, if you are a student then take advantage of their 10% student discount on your final order.
Please read #hardrockcafe of #nyc manager’s feedback on my #yelpreview
No lies, I have been living in NYC for almost three decades and I have always avoided going to the Hard Rock Hotel Cafe in busy Times Square. Like seriously it doesn't matter what time you visit this cafe it's always crowded. Anyhow I decided to go with a friend to purchase a shot glass on Christmas Eve and it was obviously packed.
We wanted also grab a drink at the bar downstairs and thought the line would be ridiculous. In fact, it was unbelievable insane how long the lines were for a table. The wait was roughly 45 minutes at that point.
Surprisingly there was no line for the bar, that means you can literally go in and try your luck to see if you can find a seat or stand if you like considering you want to just have a drink and briefly enjoy the cafe and scenery. Drinks were not super expensive but rather affordable for the the touristy area. I'm a sucker for the traditional margarita served with extra tequila, triple sec, and a lime with lots of salt on the rim of my glass.
Totally lively here with a lots of big screens showing music videos.
A friend took me here for lunch. This place is known for their crab and pork dumplings. I learned a whole lot about dumplings today and how to eat them especially soup dumplings.
These dumplings have soup along with chunk of crab and pork meat in them. Both my friend and the waiter gave me a lesson or two on the art of eating dumplings.
Helpful tips with eating soup dumplings:
1. Pinch top water settle bottom.
2. Bite bottom and slowly suck soup maybe cut it with the cool soy sauce.
3. Once the soup is out put dumpling in for chewing.
We visited for lunch on a weekday and totally had the entire restaurant for ourselves. Lots of seatings and be ready to enjoy some desi music. If it's your birthday, be sure to let them know and they'll play a birthday song for you and treat you to some delicious ice cream decorated with the cutest candle.