Sunday, October 25, 2009

Food, Food, and Food

What else is there to do with your free time and money than to try all the fabulous food around New York City? Here are some of my latest adventures in dining...enjoy!

This place is adorable. They bring you a little basket of sweet breads with two heart shaped cookies. I had the seared Salmon with couscous and cherry tomatoes - it was fabulous! Definitely stop in for a meal if you're in Soho!

Super hip cafe in Soho. I go there for coffee, tea and sometimes for lunch. This is a picture of peppermint tea, which I never knew how much I liked until I moved to NYC. They give you these awesome vintage post cards with your check. Worth it in my opinion. Always a cool crowd inside. Check it out if your in the neighborhood.

I forget the name of the place I ate was in Tribeca...hold on, let me check my credit card statement real quick...ah, yes South's. The service was awful, but the Shepherd's Pie warmed my soul. Great meal on a cool fall night.

Sometimes you just gotta have a $20 burger at midnight. That's what happened here. It was delicious. I had a strange coincidence when I ate here. When I walked in, I just sat down at the bar and the girl next to me says, "Leah?" I looked over at her and answered, "Yes? Wait, do I know you?" and she was like "Wait, is your name Leah?" I said, "Yes." She responded, "I totally thought you were my friend Leah, you look just like her that's so weird you have the same name." WTF!?!? I've never had that happen before. Leah is not that popular of a name so it was pretty crazy. Anyway, the burger and fries were delicious, except the burger wasn't as well done as I would've liked, but I ate it anyway. Definitely over priced, but it's worth going at least once. Maybe someone will coincidentally know your name at the bar, too.



I discovered Aurora while casually walking through Soho. I passed it often, but kept saying I'd wait to try it with friends. But one rare day I got out of work during happy hour and saw their sign out front and figured now would be a good time to go in. So I did. And it was the best decision I could've made.

The bartender, Andrea, made me a lovely peach margarita (served in martini glass), which was very refreshing - not too sweet, a little fruity, and just nice. During their happy hour, which is every day from 5 -7 pm they have little appetizers on the bar. You can see some of them behind the martini glass. Frittatas, an assortment of Italian meats, hummus, and more.

I was enjoying myself so much at the bar that I decided to stick around for dinner. So I ordered a small craft of red wine (better deal than just getting a glass - highly recommended) and got the butternut squash & ricotta "gli gnudi" with walnuts. Yum.

This is what they bring out with their bread. It's olive oil with radishes, onion, and walnuts. You could just eat this and be happy for the night.

I'm a sucker for dessert, so when Andrea told me about this chocolate cake sprinkled with sea salt and accompanied with figs soaked in vinegar I was sold. It was totally worth it. Please order this when you go so we can bond over the experience.

This picture is from my second visit to Aurora.

This is one of my favorite places in Soho. I go there all the time now. Their staff is so nice and the environment is so comfortable. Definitely check it out if you're in Soho or they also have a location in Brooklyn (haven't been to that one yet). The picture above is of a caprese salad, which is my favorite salad of all time hands down. Aurora's version is buonissima! Go there! Now!


Apparently better known for their live music and salsa dancing, Gonzalez y Gonzalez is a huge Mexican restaurant on Broadway and Houston. I honestly don't remember what I ordered, but they were good. I plan on going back and hitting up the dance floor next time! I LOVE SALSA DANCING!



  1. ...Now I'm hungry. And wanna dance.

  2. I went to Super hip cafe in Soho too. Nice work. Thanks!


  3. Why doesn't RacketBoom do something like this?

  4. I also love Country Cafe. Tery from took me there with a group.
    One thing you should be aware of - saying "sweet breads" has 2 potential meanings, and one involves cow throat and pancreas (not my kind of dish, but that is what they call it.) I prefer what they give you at Country Cafe - bread that has sweet things in it :-)

  5. did not know that about cow throat and pancreas....i meant the good kind of sweet, like sugary sweet :)