GOING DUTCH

THE DUTCH is SUPER. Style, food and service come together in a restaurant and restaurant meal to remember. 131 Sullivan Street, Corner of Prince Street,www.thedutchnyc.com. CAPITAL YUM!!!!...

MAPPETITE MEAL MINDER: FISH 101

There's a handful of simple rules when dealing with fish. The most basic - if it smells bad, it ain't good.  It may be common sense but from the malodorous smells wafting from a neighboring apartment of our Greenwich Village apartment house it's clear that...

MAPPETITE MEAL MINDER: TAQUERIA 101

There's lots of bad Tex/Cal Mex food out there. We've been trying to figure out why these quasi taquerias do so well, even with sub par food offerings. YOU GO FOR BAD TEX/CAL-MEX BECAUSE (SEE ANSWERS BELOW): a.) you easily confuse food with pig slop; b.) you just...

The EATORIALIST: BURGERS GONE BESERK – All Chained Up

Burger chains are making inroads in trying to satisfy our fast food cravings with national (and even international expansion) of local based chains. On the high-end (happy cows in green pastures and vegetarian diets) of the fast food burger spectrum (happy free grazing herds for meat...

The EATORIALIST: BURGERS GONE BERSERK – The UnBurger

This week, EATER, the site that brings you all things food related is running its first ever burger week. There's a vote.  Yesterday was best fastfood burger. And, the award goes to SHAKE SHACK. Agreed this is one melt in your mouth nostalgia minded burger (think...

The MAPPETITE MILE: THREE NYC SANDWICHES TO TRY

INVENTIVE IN THE EAST VILLAGE Some amazing sandwiches at the SMILE. Yes, you're a fashion outsider without 19th century immigrant Jew meets Ponderosa America West garb but, you're in for some inventive between the bread time.  Lots of ooh & aah for the Manouri cheese...

MAPPETITE MEAL MINDER: WHEN LOOKS MATTER MOST

EATER published its list of New York City's best looking servers. Check it out at in a posting by Greg Morabito "The 15 New York Restaurants with the Hottest Servers" . Yes, we'll say there's some good looking servers about these restaurants (though, not at all...

Nicole Farhi Closed

April 13, 2011: Nicole Farhi's 202 is gone. The vintage home and clothing retailer meets English-edged resto that fronted Chelsea Market is not a JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION food-court-like pop-up shop. Easy not to forget the FOOD NETWORK with its branding making its mark.  JBFLTD, here...

MEATBALL SHOP ROLLS ONTO GREENWICH AVE

MEATBALL SHOP is rolling out from its Lower East Side home to the Village (and other locales - it's a chain in the making) with a branch at 64 Greenwich Avenue. This is a good thing, if just for their classic meatball parmigiana...

The EATORIALIST: AN ODE TO PIN-O & CONE-O

It's springtime and once again BEN & JERRY'S treats to the masses to a scoop at any of their shops to celebrate FREE CONE DAY.  Call me nostalgic, but this takes me back to my college days and to Susan and Patty,  aka pin-o and...

The MAPPETITE MILE: SOME SOHO SPUNTINO

These Italian snacks smack with flavor. Hit this Soho spot for vintage industrial meets diner style with its simple counter and wood-topped bar stools. All very pleasant but that's all just scenery for top notch small plates that come with a big bite....

The EATORIALIST: WHEN YOUR VALENTINE IS A PRUNE

Forget the aftereffects, indulge. Lucky you, as a dark chocolate covered prune makes for a great indulgence. Ditto for the candied chestnut, dried fig and date. Date, you say? Yes, indeed I do have a date for Valentine's day, a cocoa covered dream. MARANGONI CIOCCOLATO...

THE MAPPETITE MILE: DYNAMITE @ DYNAMO

A bit out of the way but definitely worth the walk down 24th Street.  Luscious encounters all around these doughnut holes.  Dangerous and delicious handmade organic-minded bakes bring you a step closer to eats nirvana on this south-of-the-border-minded San Francisco strip where bodegas are the...

The MAPPETITE MILE: BEYOND PORTOBELLO ROAD

No trip too long for the real PASTEL DE NATA or, in English speaks, a Portuguese custard filled pastry cup. A ten minute walk past the northern reaches of Portobello Road and you end up at the GOLBORNE Road street market. Among a handful of...

The MAPPETITE MILE: CHRISTOPHER STREET NYC

A lot has changed from 1980s Christopher Street when the strip was a magnet for the then marginalized gay community. At that time, the bars, fetishist and fashion shops catering to homo-culture dominated the drag between Hudson Street and Greenwich Avenue. Eating was an afterthought...

The EATORIALIST: A VINTAGE FORK

Sam Sifton of the New York Times has got his ABCs right. He may have hammered the Hamptons angle hard but he was on target - the crowd at ABC KITCHEN was as much the materialistically clad Hamptons gathering as the East buy cialis...

The MAPPETITE MILE: GREENWICH AVENUE NYC

June 1st rolled around and three restaurants along or not far from Greenwich Avenue went bust. While we've gotten use to the empty Dayo space at 12th and the more recent Bruxelles at 13th now add the following to the list: The ill-fated Philipe Chow...

The EATORIALIST: PULINO’S

The other morning the Food Network's spin-off was working on revving up its offerings with Unique Eats, a program that takes a relaxed approach in presenting interesting foods and food locales, with a shoot at at Pulino's.  It was lights, camera and action with celeb-edged...

The MAPPETITE MILE: A Belgian in the Tenderloin

Hard to survive on the gritty grid of the Tenderloin by the Civic Center. The short-lived kiosk of  WAFFLE MANIA (gosh we wish they had could come up with a better name) is a prime reason why sweet things struggle to survive in these sour,...

The MAPPETITE MILE: I Stop for Pops!

Gelato and sorbetto on sticks hits the spot when it's hot. Your stop for the ultimate in icy cool and creamy pops made fresh at POPBAR. 5 Carmine St @ Bleecker & 6th Ave. I am very pleased with my first order from the price to the check...