Category Archives: Manhattan

  1. DBGB – Restaurant Week

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    August 14, 2014 by Emily Pergament

    Rob & I went to DBGB in the East Village for the Sunday lunch Restaurant Week special, and it was …
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  2. North River Lobster Co.

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    July 20, 2014 by Emily Pergament

    Since it’s summer in NYC and therefore one thousand degrees outside, I have been dying to get on a boat. So imagine my glee when Rob told me about the North River Lobster Co. – a lobster shack on a boat! They call themselves a lobster shack, but I haven’t ever been to a lobster shack, so I can’t attest to how accurate that claim is. What they mean, I think, is that there aren’t waiters. You order your food and drinks at the bar, they give you a number, and then you sit down and “your food finds you.”

    IMG_20140719_185329240Sailing on the Hudson River. See the picnic tables?

    I had a lobster roll and Rob had a shrimp po-boy. We both had fries and we tried the red and white sangria. Everything was so good! It’s reasonably priced considering you’re on a moving boat. There’s no entrance fee and no time limit.

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  3. Weekend Wine Class

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    February 9, 2014 by Emily Pergament

    This weekend, my sister and cousin came to visit me in NYC, and it was seriously the most fun I’ve had in recent memory. Yesterday, we went to the Weekend Wine Class at Chelsea Wine Vault in Chelsea Market. I know basically nothing about wine and I have a very undiscerning palate, so it was definitely a good experience. Plus, they give you four big ol’ glasses of wine to taste and analyze.

    This is the aroma wheel. I don’t know how official it is, or if this is just used by the store.

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    A lot of, if not most of, these flavors sound disgusting to me. “Yes, I would like a glass of your rotten cabbage flavored wine, please.” Thankfully, the kinds they gave us to taste were pretty good.

  4. Bait and Hook

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    December 9, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    Me. Oh. MY, it has been a while since I’ve posted about a restaurant! Anyway, Rob and I went to Bait and Hook in the East Village on Friday. It’s a seafood restaurant (ya think?) and it’s on Savored and Rob was in the East Village for work, so of course we ate there.

    We started with calamari and raw oysters, which I had never had before. They kind of just tasted like sea water – not awful, but not my favorite. I don’t think I’ll eat them again.

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    Rob had this pot of seafood.IMG_20131206_191613360

    And I had a scallop roll (which had jalapenos and bacon on it!).

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    I also had a mojito, which was good, but way too small for them to charge $11. Overall though, the prices were reasonable for a NYC seafood restaurant, even more so because it’s on Savored.

    -Emily

  5. NYC winter food

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    December 9, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    Thanks to my friend Allison for sharing Buzzfeed’s guide to delicious NYC winter food. I’ve only been to two of these places! Who’s tried any of the food on this list?

    -Emily

  6. Max Brenner

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    October 6, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    After hitting City Crab and Giorgio’s for happy hour on Friday, I was seriously craving a hot fudge brownie sundae or lava cake and ice cream. So since we were within walking distance of Max Brenner, naturally we ended up there. (A tourist trap, I know, but I can’t help myself – I love it.) I expected to wait a long time but they just so happened to have a high table for two ready just as we arrived.

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    …and a lava cake with ice cream! Just what my heart desired.Resampled_2013-10-04_19-58-52_691

     

    I’m a gal who achieves her goals.

    -Emily

  7. A.O.C. and a surprise birthday

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    October 6, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    Surprise! I had a birthday! Not what I mean. Rob threw me a surprised birthday party for the big 2-5.

    We started out the night at A.O.C., a place I found on Savored and really wanted to try. Rob didn’t even know that I wanted to try it, so that was an awesome coincidence that he made a reservation there.

    We sat outside on the patio, which was huge! It was such a nice fall evening. I hope I get a few more nights out on a patio before it gets too cold.

    The calamari was served with tartar sauce. TARTAR SAUCE, PEOPLE! Have you ever seen that before? I haven’t! But it makes perfect sense! And now I am a convert. I always/only want to eat calamari with tartar sauce.

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  8. Sigiri

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    October 5, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    Last week, Rob and I had our first Sri Lankan food experience at Sigiri. It was on Savored, it has rave reviews, and it was near the venue where we were seeing a concert later that night, so it was the perfect place to go.

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  9. Intermezzo (and Jason Biggs)

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    August 30, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    We went to Intermezzo on Wednesday night with a Groupon for a bottle of wine, two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts. They had a special menu for Groupon patrons, which irked me somewhat – can’t they just say how much you can spend on each course and give you the regular menu? Jeez. But whatever. The food was good.

    I had chicken parm because – as I’ve said before – I’m terribly uncultured, and chicken parm is pizza with fried chicken instead of bread, and how could you not want that?

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  10. Dos Caminos

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    August 27, 2013 by Emily Pergament

    I have always wanted to go to Dos Caminos, so yay! I am glad I went tonight. While I waited for my friend to arrive, I had a glass of sangria at the bar. The bartender asked me how my day was – I guess he could tell I was freaking awkward and not interested in the men’s tennis analysis on TV without sound – and I said good, that I was just waiting for my friend. And when I was almost done with my sangria, he gave me a margarita! How nice of him. I also gave him a good tip for the sangria, so that might have helped.

    One more thing. While I was waiting at the bar sitting by myself, an old guy who surely thought he was hot stuff walked over to his group of friends near whom I was sitting.
    Old guy, gesturing to three empty seats: “Are you using all these seats?”
    Me: “No.” Does it look like I am?
    Old guy, gesturing at his friend: “Is this guy bothering you?”
    Me: “No.” You, sir, are bothering me.
    Old guy: “Has he asked you if you’re Irish?”
    Me: “No.” Has anyone asked you if you’re an asshole?
    I hope my mono-syllabic answers don’t make me seem cold. I really am friendly. I’m just not interested in asinine commentary from strangers.

    Onto the food. The food was delightful! We got the guac, duh, which came with three salsas:

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    No picture of the guac. It was consumed before I thought to take a picture.

    And I got this chicken. The sauce was super spicy! It was fine because I wanted something spicy, but it didn’t even say on the menu that it would be spicy. Anyway and the rice was so good – it had chunks of avocado and some kind of fruit in it.doscaminos (1)

    Anyway, Dos Caminos was fun and the food was good. Next time, I’ll be bringing my husband.

    -Emily

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