Caffè Storico, located in the beautiful building of the New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West), opened its doors to us here at Joonbug.com this past Monday, March 3rd, to provide us with a delicious tasting menu of Italian cuisine, as well as exciting information about all of the events which are scheduled to occur this coming year!
If the name hasn’t already captured your heart, have no fear, there’s a lot more where that came from.
If you're looking to give this spot a try, check out the "bacon-themed" event happening on March 15. Chef Fed will be kicking off the 2014 private dining series with a six-course meal centered completely around bacon! Best of all, tickets are available to non-members as well, so everyone is welcome while there is still availability!
We’ve already talked about the awesome Brunch at Trattoria Il Mulino, but now the casual-hip outpost of the famous Il Mulino franchize is about to bring their signature game to Flatiron’s late lunch and happy hour scene.
You can find Trattoria Il Mulino at 36 E 20th St.
Located just a few blocks away from Wall Street, it seems that Tres Carnes is the new wolf in town. With the opening of their third location in the Financial District, Tres Carnes has given the Chipotle across the street some serious competition. The Tex/Mex restaurant has only been open for a few weeks and business has been flowing since. The great part about Tres Carnes is that the meat is made fresh daily and you can absolutely taste the freshness in every bite. The brisket and pork slowly smokes for about 16 hours, whereas the chicken smokes for 1-5 hours.
Yep, that's right: Taco Bell has officially announced that they're doing breakfast in a way only Taco Bell can. Items gracing the menu include the AM Crunchwrap (filled with eggs, cheese, a hashbrown, and meat), the well-publicized Waffle Taco (meat, egg, and cheese in a waffle shell), and AM Grilled Taco (a quesdilla-like item with eggs, cheese, and meat). Additionally, America's favorite fast food Mexican joint is now offering their Cinnabon Delights (bite-size pastries filled with Cinnabon frosting) with your morning coffee or orange juice.
Served from 7am to 11am, the breakfast items will be available starting March 27.
New York's restaurant scene leaves most foodies wanting for nothing. Thus, it's no surprise eateries are coming up with bizarre combinations to fulfill our tastebud's deepest, darkest desires. While some of the most satisfying-yet-strange snack pairings are best invented at 3am with munchies and a refrigerator that says "work with me here," these chefs have real culinary experience and provide dishes you won't be as embarassed about eating later.
Shopsin's menu may be busy enough to tweak you out before you're halfway done reading it, but it does feature some awesome options for their sliders. The classic bite-sized cheeseburgers come with caramelized onions and the beauty of the dish comes in the "bread" choices. You can order up your fun-sized patty on buns of mini mac 'n' cheese pancakes, waffle fries, potato latkes, or glazed donuts (in maple, chocolate, or vanilla). Sound delicious? We think: yes.
When you think of restaurants in New Jersey with sensational views, Edgewater or Hoboken most likely come to mind. Jersey City is home to Maritime Parc, a restaurant with a calm atmosphere, pleasant walkway, and an incredible view of New York City. We met the owner/chef of Maritime Parc, Christopher Siversen, who was very welcoming and down to earth. The French Culinary graduate and father of two did an impeccable job with his delicatable menu and it was an honor to have him cook for us.
Every great brunch starts with a mimosa, and we enjoyed those, along with refreshing strawberry green mint tea. When we tasted the food that Chef Siversen prepared, we thought, "Why haven't we come here sooner?" We felt as if we had been missing out on this Jersey City secret. We started with the Buttermilk Pancakes topped with raspberry preserves and honey fluff and steak with Eggs. The savory Buttermilk Pancakes were out of this world. The honey fluff topping was scrumptious, you haven't had pancakes until you've had them topped with Chef Siversen's honey fluff. The steak, served with two sunny side up eggs, a watercress salad, and duck fat fries, was grilled to perfection. The four menu items complimented each other and made a fantastic plate.
Located in the heart of Boston’s charming North End neighborhood, this lively dessert joint is notorious for being “the first Italian cafe in Boston.” And ever since 1929 its beautiful tradition continues to flourish and brighten up Hanover Street today.
Caffe Vittoria’s exterior is surrounded by a hearty bunch of native Italians sitting on lounge chairs smoking cigars, gossiping. Two classic accordion players will set up shop out in the street, playing a cheerful harmony for diners to relish under a blanket of starry sky and brisk evening air. Gray puffs of cigar smoke and the tempting aroma of freshly battered cannoli cream waft down the unparalleled street. Welcome to a weekend in Beantown’s beloved Little Italy, my friends.
Following this was a warm Red Pepper Bisque, which we were delighted to find out was completely dairy-free. This healthy soup is brought together with potatoes, which thicken the liquid and bring out the strength of the peppers to provide an aromatic, full-bodied flavor.
Also featured on the menu was the Chocolate Lava Cake served with Ice Cream, Raspberry Coulis, and Whipped Cream. For all chocolate lovers, this dessert is one to go out of your way for. The inside was warm and molten, and once combined with the ice cream and whipped cream, it created a combination of rich, sweet flavors which melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more.