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Torrisi Italian Specialties, NYC

Torrisi Italian Specialties Chef: Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone Cuisine: Italian, American Traditional Neighborhood: Nolita Price: $50pp prix fixe + drinks Address: 250 Mulberry St., NYC 10012 Phone: 212-965-0955 Hours: Lunch 11am-4pm / Dinner 6pm-11pm (Closed Mondays) It’s only in Manhattan that one would find an Italian deli that moonlights as a chic restaurant. By … Continue reading

Yakisoba

Yakisoba is normally in Japanese cuisine and translates to “fried noodles.” The noodles are made from wheat flour, similar to ramen noodles. To make this dish, I would compare this closely with fried rice, as both dishes are stir fried and can use similar ingredients. Feel free to add different meats and veggies in your … Continue reading

Sheba Lounge and Restaurant, CA

Sheba Lounge and Restaurant Chef: Netsanet and Israel Alemayehu Cuisine: Ethiopian Neighborhood: Fillmore Price: all dishes $15 or under Phone: 415-440-7414 Address: 1419 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 Hours: Fri-Sat Dinner 5pm-11pm, Lounge 5pm-2am; Sun-Thurs Dinner 5pm-10pm, Lounge 5pm-1am; Happy Hour Sun-Thurs 11pm-1am First of all, I love love love Ethiopian cuisine. To some, … Continue reading

Marc Forgione – Dinner, NYC

Marc Forgione Chef: Marc Forgione Cuisine: American Nouveau Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $50 and up per person, depending on wine and cocktails selection Phone: 212-941-9401 Address: 134 Reade Street, NY, NY 10013 To many foodies, Marc Forgione is a name synonymous with Michelin star chef and winner of the 2010 Iron Chef challenge. To me, the … Continue reading

Tomi Sushi, CA

Tomi Sushi Restaurant 4336 Moorpark Ave San Jose, CA 95129-2030 (408) 257-4722 ‎ http://www.tomisushi.us Cuisine: Japanese Price: $15-$30 person This sushi restaurant is quite popular, and I recommend making reservations beforehand as the wait may be long and there is not a whole lot of space to stand and wait. My boyfriend and I came here … Continue reading

Izaka-ya, CA

Izaka-ya Cuisine: Japanese http://izakayasj.com/ Address: 1335 Nourth First street, San Jose, CA 95112 Phone: (408) 452-8751 Izakaya is kind of like a Japanese pub. The term izakaya originates from sake shops that allowed customers to sit and drink. “i” = to sit, sakaya = sake shop. This place is very tiny– it shares a door with … Continue reading

Gramercy Tavern, NYC

Gramercy Tavern Chef: Michael Anthony Cuisine: American Traditional Neighborhood: Gramercy Price: Dinner Prix Fixe – $88; Chef’s Tasting – $116; Vegetable Tasting – $98; Cocktails – $13, comprehensive wine list with affordable choices Phone: (212) 477-0777 Address:  42 E 20th St., New York, NY 10003 January brought with it truckloads of snow and my birthday. … Continue reading

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas, CA

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas Cuisine: Japanese Fusion, Tapas/Small Plates Price: $15-30 per person Phone: 408-725-0542 Address: 19980 E Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014 Gochi is a really nice place to take your friends or family, just be sure to make a reservation beforehand or be prepared to wait a while for a table because this place is very … Continue reading

Beast and the Hare, CA

Beast and the Hare Executive Chef: Ian Marks Cuisine: American Nouveau Neighborhood: Mission District Price: $50 pp including drinks/tax/tip Dinner served Wednesday to Monday 6-10pm, Late Night Happy Hour to come 10pm-1am Phone: 415-821-1001 Address: 1001 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 After my flight had been canceled several times due to the blizzards in … Continue reading

Bar Boulud, NYC

Bar Boulud Chef: Daniel Boulud Cuisine: French Neighborhood: Lincoln Center, Upper West Side Price: $70 per person, includes a drink or a glass of wine Phone: 212-595-0303 Address: 1900 Broadway, NYC 10023 Jen and I discovered Bar Boulud when we used to live near Columbus Circle. It became our brunch alternative to Bouchon at the … Continue reading