Dominique Ansel Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen During our visit to New York City we visited Dominique Ansel Kitchen, the sister restaurant to Dominique Ansel Bakery. This airy cafe and bakery offers a different set of desserts, most of which are finished-to-order. They also offer sandwiches, salads, soups and drinks. Unfortunately, the most famous creations, such as the Cronut™ and […]

The Real Cronut from Dominique Ansel (via Goldbely)

The Real Cronut from Dominique Ansel (via Goldbely)

The Real Cronut from Dominique Ansel (via Goldbely) When I made the decision this past Fall to not wait in the 3+ hour line for the famous Cronut™ at Dominique Ansel Bakery, I didn’t think I would get a chance to taste the Cronut™ until another visit to NYC. However, I got my chance earlier this week. […]

Doughnut Plant

Doughnut Plant

Doughnut Plant During my short trip to NYC, one of my top “must visits” was Doughnut Plant. It did not disappoint. In fact, we loved it so much that we went twice during our three day stay. I first learned about Doughnut Plant when it was featured on an episode of “Throwdown With Bobby Flay” […]

Momofuku Milk Bar

Momofuku Milk Bar

Momofuku Milk Bar One of the places I was most looking forward to on my trip to NYC was a visit to Momofuku Milk Bar by David Chang and Christina Tosi. It’s the home of such famous desserts like crack pie and the compost cookie. There are several locations in Manhattan. We actually went to […]

US Open 2013

US Open 2013

US Open 2013 Next to eating, one of my favorite activities is watching tennis and it’s always been my dream to attend the US Open at Flushing Meadows. When I lived in Long Island as a child, every summer the newspapers would be filled with information about the US Open. It was only a short […]

Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery During our recent trip to New York City, I finally got to try the famous chocolate chip cookies from Levain Bakery. The bakery is known for their chocolate chip walnut cookie, with each one weighing a whopping 6 ounces. These thick, decadent cookies with barely set soft centers are so popular that there is almost a constant long […]

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg Smorgasburg is an outdoor food market that started in New York City. (There is now also one in LA.) Located in Brooklyn, it features around 75 vendors and is only open on weekends. Many food trends have come out of Smorgasburg, including the ramen burger and the raindrop cake. During our trip to NYC, […]

Jean-Georges

Jean-Georges

Jean-Georges One of the things I learned while planning my trip to New York City is that many of the fine dining restaurants offer a special lunch prix fixe menu, allowing you to get a taste of a highly acclaimed or Michelin starred restaurant for a fraction of the usual price. Jean-Georges is a 3 […]