2nd Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Recovery Continues

2nd Anniversary of  Hurricane Sandy, the Recovery Continues
Click here for links to some great organizations where you can donate your time or money to help. We did.
New York Cares Volunteer for Sandy Relief
Mayor’s Fund Hurricane Sandy Relief
United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund
Eat Downtown: The Village Voice Lists Thousands of Places to Eat Below 30th Street 

Watch Con Edison’s 14th Street Substation in Manhattan Explode, Lower Manhattan lost power for a week shortly after. I watched this happen from my livingroom.

 Watch Sandy Crash into the Eastern USA Courtesy NASA

It’s the 2nd Year Anniversary of Sandy. I wrote this shortly after power came back on in Manhattan: I Spent several days in the Rockaways, Queens and Coney Island, Brooklyn unloading trucks then climbing stairs and banging on doors in powerless, water-less and heat-less high rises delivering food and water to residents and checking on their well-being. Special thanks to the United States Army, New York National Guard and the NYPD for the amazing job they are doing. If you can’t volunteer then make a donation, no matter how small, to these organizations I saw in action and please eat downtown.

Pumpkin Fatigue?

Pumpkin Fatigue?


It’s that time of year, we will be suffering Pumpkin Fatigue very soon, what about you? It happens every Fall. Pumpkin Spice Oreos are here via HuffPost Taste. Zagat has pumpkin for everyone everywhere with it’s Regional Pumpkin Guide: 25 Must-Try Dishes for Fall. We’re getting a little tired of the orange fellow. We do love Tastykake’s Pumpkin Pies though! Which pumpkin list is your favorite? Will you be happy when it is all over?

Which Top Burger List is Tops?

Which Top Burger List is Tops?
Merman Burger - Courtesy Pornburger.me
Merman Burger Courtesy Pornburger.me

Top burger lists are everywhere. Tasting Table has a great new Top 10 NYC Burger list. I look through the lists carefully and keep a personal score of which I’ve tried. I love burgers.

Umami Burger has opened their first location in New York and I’m sure all the list makers are checking it out. I bet the Umami Burger will shake up some lists to come.

Here are two lists which I really like from Fork In The Road Blog at the Village Voice and from Thrillist New York. Which of these do you prefer or is there a better one?

NYC’s Best Square Pizza Favorites

Are You Square?
NYC’s Square Pizza Favorites

NYC Best Square Pizza Sicilian

Our new favorite pizza is Square. Joe’s Sicilian Square Pie is delish. Next to try is Prince Street Pizza‘s pepperoni-loaded Spicy Spring and then New York Pizza Suprema‘s Upside Down Pizza. Check out Eater NY’s It’s Hip to Be Square: 12 Great NYC Square SlicesAre you a triangle snob!? 

Sports Bar Posts

What is your favorite Sports Bar?
Sports Bar Meal?

Rogue Bar & Restaurant Sports Bar & Restaurant Chelsea Midtown Manhattan New York

We keep adding to our Sports Bar reviews, the latest is Smithfield. See the full New York list here. Our Sports Bar maps are here. Tell us your favorite in the comments.

Are you lucky Finding A Seat at the Bar?

Are You Lucky Finding a Seat at the Bar? Where?

Barstool red top silver bottom empty BarTaste Meals Eaten At Restaurant BarsI have been extremely lucking finding the last open seat at the bar for a meal.

Most recently at Smithfield but also at Burger & BarrelMinetta TavernCoppeliaAinsworth Park, Windsor Ganesvoort Park, Cock & Bull, Dell’anima, Bill’s Bar & Burger, The Spotted Pig and BLT Burger.

Have you been lucky or is it a skill finding a seat?

Manage Thy Televisions

Restaurants: Manage Thy Televisions or Take Them Away!

Manage Thy Televisions or Take them away Old Television and Vacuum

I’ve noticed a  widespread lack of attention to what is playing on televisions hanging over restaurant bars.  I am not advocating more televisions nor knocking those places which have none,  …Read More

NYC’s Top 10 Pizzas

NYC’s Top 10 Pizzas


Always loved Joe’s Pizza and Prince Street Pizza. Thrillist New York has just released their 10 Top Pizzas in NYC. Do you agree? Who was left off?

NYC Restaurants That Are Still Closed Because Of Sandy

NYC Restaurants That Are Still Closed Because Of Sandy

NYC Restaurants That Are Still Closed Because Of SandyEater NY has a great article and map on NYC restaurants still closed because of Sandy here.

Open 24 / 7 ?

24 / 7 Bar Meals?

Open 24 hour 7 days Open Sign NeonWe are adding to our open 24 hour and 7 day a week reviews. Find them all here.
Now we review Good Stuff Diner, last week was Coppelia.
Where do you go for 24 / 7 bar meals?
Where should we go next?
What is the best time?

New York Reviews

New York Reviews

New York City World Trade Center Skyline

More every week…suggestions?
Now: Smithfield
Before: Burger & Barrel

Next?: You Tell Us!