You had us at Burrata!

Come try one our newest tastings at Balzem -- prosciutto wrapped around creamy burrata on top of a grilled pepper topped with roasted pepper, basil and a balsamic reduction drizzle...😋  Only available Monday through Thursday on our Nolita & Secret's of Little Italy Tour.

By | 2018-06-07T14:33:15+00:00 June 7, 2018|Restaurants, What I Ate|Comments Off on You had us at Burrata!

National Doughnut Day may be over, but that won’t stop us from posting doughnut pictures!

Check out this doughnut version of the classic New York black and white cookie, available exclusively at the Doughtnut Plant. Fifty percent chocolate cake, 50% vanilla cake (with icings to match), 100% delicious!! Nothing is better than a new riff on an old classic, or in this case a classic riff on a classic.

By | 2018-06-02T16:44:51+00:00 June 2, 2018|What I Ate|Comments Off on National Doughnut Day may be over, but that won’t stop us from posting doughnut pictures!

WHAT I ATE: Blue Point Oysters

WHAT I ATE: 6 Blue Point Oysters WHY IT'S GREAT: Everybody loves a good happy hour, especially in the summer season. The first thing my belly craves on a warm summer day is oysters and a crisp cold beverage. Fish provides all of these things in a budget friendly happy hour special called the [...]

By | 2018-03-23T15:23:18+00:00 March 23, 2018|What I Ate|Comments Off on WHAT I ATE: Blue Point Oysters

WHAT I ATE: Pork & Preserved Egg Congee

WHAT I ATE: Pork & preserved egg congee (porridge) WHY IT'S GREAT: This meal is cheap and easy. Simplicity with a mouthful of flavor. Smooth, creamy and comforting. Not the New Yorker’s everyday meal, but could easily be - especially in the colder months! WHAT'S ON THE MENU: Step out of Manhattan and into China. [...]

By | 2017-10-19T14:55:41+00:00 October 19, 2017|What I Ate|Comments Off on WHAT I ATE: Pork & Preserved Egg Congee

WHAT I ATE: Pappardelle Pasta w/ Vermont veal ragu

WHAT I ATE: Pappardelle with Vermont veal ragu and grana padano cheese WHY IT'S GREAT: A hearty, flavorful sauce peppered with tasty veal morsels coats wide, flat pasta. A perfect balance in one bite. WHAT'S ON THE MENU: The veal ragu was so rich, but with a melt-in-your-mouth quality that made me go in search of more and more tasty veal morsels [...]

By | 2017-07-15T10:03:16+00:00 July 17, 2017|What I Ate|Comments Off on WHAT I ATE: Pappardelle Pasta w/ Vermont veal ragu

WHAT I ATE: Meskerem Combo

WHAT I ATE: Meskerem Combo and Honey Wine WHY IT'S GREAT: An array of complementing flavors, textures and colors.  WHAT'S ON THE MENU: I had been looking forward to eating at Meskerem forever and now was my chance to experience a piece of their culture through their food. Spices filled the air, clearing my mind and preparing me [...]

By | 2017-07-12T10:06:19+00:00 July 11, 2017|What I Ate|Comments Off on WHAT I ATE: Meskerem Combo