Cock and Bull

23 West 45th St, Midtown West, NYC

June 28, 2014

Great British pub with friendly and attentive staff as well as tasty pub fare. I had the wings and they were super tasty! Kind of a small portion but definitely recommended. My friend really enjoyed his banger salad too, but the scotch egg was a bit of a disappointment since the yolk was not runny. Drinks were decent pours, huge TVs for World Cup viewing and not too crowded. I would definitely recommend if you are in the area. (Also great little selection of British treats for purchase!)

Houston Hall

222 West Houston Street, West Village, NYC

June 27, 2014

Really pretty beer garden with big TVs, decent food and generous pours. I had some buffalo wings which were pretty tasty as well as a couple Jamesons on the rocks. Service was friendly but a little on the slow and inattentive side though. I would definitely come back to try the other items on the menu and enjoy some drinks. Very picturesque and rustic with a laid back casual vibe.

Legends / Football Factory
6 W 33rd Street, Manhattan, NYC
June 15, 2014

I definitely have that World Cup fever, so of course I had to catch a match over at Legends aka Football Factory. I came here with my brother to catch the Switzerland/Ecuador match on Sunday and it was pretty full, but not super crowded. We had a couple drinks and split some wangs and they were decent. The crowd is definitely a futbol crowd and we were able to cheer along with them all. Not a bad spot but I am sure it can get super crowded during the week afterwork!

Legends / Football Factory

6 W 33rd Street, Manhattan, NYC

June 15, 2014

I definitely have that World Cup fever, so of course I had to catch a match over at Legends aka Football Factory. I came here with my brother to catch the Switzerland/Ecuador match on Sunday and it was pretty full, but not super crowded. We had a couple drinks and split some wangs and they were decent. The crowd is definitely a futbol crowd and we were able to cheer along with them all. Not a bad spot but I am sure it can get super crowded during the week afterwork!

Broadway Bites

33rd and Broadway, Manhattan, NYC

June 15, 2014

Yay I finally got to try Broadway Bites and it was quite tasty! First stop was Red Hook Lobster Pound for a Connecticut Style Lobster Roll (butter based) and it was pretty tasty. A bit heavy on the lemon, but very buttery and lobstery. Next was the Candied Bacon with Maple Cream Cheese Macaron and it was great! Very subtle bacon flavor, but the maple really shined through. Last, was our favorite, from the Milk Bar, the best cookie ever ever…a Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie! Really I must say, it was probably the best cookie I have ever had. Chewy, crispy, chocolatey and just sweet enough without being overboard. I will definitely have to have this again! First time at Broaday Bites was a success, I hope to make it back there again this summer soon!

Miller’s Ale House

1800 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY

June 21, 2014

Came here with a few friends to sit by the bar, have a few drinks, eat some grub and watch some World Cup. We were able to do all of the above! Drinks were quite a generous pour, and there was plenty of seating and TVs all around showing the futbol match. We were in a seafood kind of mood and ordered the seafood combo platter with french fries and the seafood mac and cheese. The combo was all things fried as expected, but nothing too memorable. The fries were actually pretty bland as well. The seafood mac and cheese reminded me more of a seafood creamy pasta, but was tasty. It was on the saltier side, but still pretty good. Service was friendly and quick and prices are reasonable. Not a bad option for some bar food and drinks and to watch some sports in Deer Park. 

Tuk Tuk

49-06 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY

June 19, 2014

Came here with a couple girlfriends and though the service was friendly and very fast (almost frighteningly fast…I mean was this food pre-prepared???), the experience was just okay. The ambiance is a bit too bright and cafeteria like and the food was plentiful but a bit bland. The fried calamari were okay but nothing too memorable. My shrimp pad thai was quite bland overall even though it was a huge portion. I think I will stick to Spice for my neighborhood Thai fixes. 

Promenade Bar and Grill

344 3rd Ave, Manhattan, NYC

June 1, 2014

Came here to split a fishbowl with a friend and some sweet potato fries. Though service was a bit absentee, the fishbowl was decently strong and the sweet potato fries we delicious! We even ordered a second order since they were so good. They were fried perfectly and had a touch of cinnamon. Must get these here! Other than that, it was a nice spot for people watching from the open front of the restaurant while enjoying a ginormous drink and some snacks.

Kosofresh
LIC Flea, Long Island City, NY
June 7, 2014

A bit on the pricey side for street fair food, but then again all the LIC Flea Options are. I must say though, this was a good tasting bowl of food! Fresh ingredients, flavorful bulgogi, tasty kimchee fried rice and with the addition of the aioli and the mild gochujang, it was a party in my mouth! Solid option for a meal at the LIC Flea but after a bowl of this you will be too full to try anything else!

Kosofresh

LIC Flea, Long Island City, NY

June 7, 2014

A bit on the pricey side for street fair food, but then again all the LIC Flea Options are. I must say though, this was a good tasting bowl of food! Fresh ingredients, flavorful bulgogi, tasty kimchee fried rice and with the addition of the aioli and the mild gochujang, it was a party in my mouth! Solid option for a meal at the LIC Flea but after a bowl of this you will be too full to try anything else!

House of Malaysia

242 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ

May 31, 2014

Not bad but definitely not the best Malaysian food I have had. Service was friendly and pretty quick for dine in. To start we got the roti canai. The roti itself was perfectly flaky and crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. The sauce unfortunately was a bit on the salty side and lacked a bit of the sweetness in the curry that I have had before. Standout dishes were the general chicken but everything else was just okay. The coconut shrimp was a very dry preparation which was a bit disappointing. The mango chicken was all mango and too little chicken. The soft shell crab special was on the salty side and the pan fried beef noodles were bland. Bubble tea was good but prices are a bit steep and flavor was not good enough to warrant another visit.

Saketumi Asian Bistro

118 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY

May 27, 2014

Well this is just the old Tenda Bistro but by a different name. Makes me wonder what they are hiding by renaming the place. Even the check shows the old Tenda name. 

Service is a bit awkward, they tried to seat me at a table for 6ppl by myself. There were a bunch of four tops still available so I don’t know what the rationale was for that. 

Points for offering the lunch special with rolls without rice. They were actually prepared quite nicely though something was off about the flavor. The salad was on the bitter side and the soup was flavorless though. 

Wouldn’t come back with so many better sushi options in the neighborhood, but had to give it a try at least once (well twice I guess, since they tricked me into believing it was a different place than Tenda!)

McLaughlin Seafood at the Marina

100 Marina Rd, Hampden, Maine

May 26, 2014

Delicious lobster roll! Close to Bangor Airport so it was a perfect spot to grab that last lobster meal before I headed home! I got the lobster roll lunch with sweet potato fries and cole slaw and it was delicious! Normally I prefer my lobster rolls Connecticut style (just warmed lobster with butter) instead of Maine style (mayo based lobster salad), but this was a great version of the Maine style. The meat was super sweet and the mayo wasn’t overpowering. The sweet potato fries were delicious and cooked perfectly and the cole slaw added a nice freshness and crunch to the meal. Service was quick and friendly however, the only reason I can’t give it 5 stars is because of the smell. Unfortunately the afternoon we went, there was a horrible urine smell that permeated through the place. I was a bit put off from eating there, but since we were seated outside it didn’t bother me as much. I hope that was just a fluke and not representative of the cleanliness of this place. Otherwise, delicious meal and nice restaurant on the water.

Havana 

318 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

May 25, 2014

If it is good enough for the President, it’s good enough for me! 

Nice Cuban spot in the quieter neighborhood section of Bar Harbor. A bit out of the way, but very pretty space inside and food was tasty. We started with the provoleta which was tasty and a good sized portion. It had some heat to it, but was balanced nicely by the pickled onions. For my entree I had the Lobster Moqueca which was a lobster stew in coconut milk served with yellow rice. The pineapples in the dish were a nice touch, however it was a bit thin and light on the lobster compared to other meals I had in Bar Harbor. The bread service was good, but I didn’t love the daily cornbread that much. Also it was a bit warm in the restaurant which made the meal slightly uncomfortable. Service was efficient and it was a nice dinner, however not the best I had in Bar Harbor.

Stewman’s Lobster Pound

35 W St, Bar Harbor, Maine

May 25, 2014

Honestly I was not expecting much since this seemed to be more of a touristy spot on the water, but wow was I wrong! This place is legit! Great atmosphere, friendly and attentive service and the sweetest most perfect lobster I had in Bar Harbor. I opted for the smaller 1 1/4 lb lobster and that filled me up just fine. It was cooked perfectly and so tasty. I highly recommend this place for you lobster lovers like myself. On a nice day you can sit outside with a view of the water, but its also perfect to sit inside by the fireplace on the chillier Maine days. Wonderful all around!

Pink Pastry Shop

65 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

May 24, 2014

I heard that you have to try a Whoopie Pie while in Maine so since this place had them calling me from the window, I figured I would pop in and try it there! It was moist with a delicious creamy filling and everything a whoopie pie should be. 

Rosalie’s Pizza

46 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

May 24, 2014

Delicious pizza for Maine. Everyone says its the best spot in town for pizza and though I didn’t have any pizza anywhere else, I can see that as being true. We had the pizza by the slice (vegetarian for me and pepperoni for the hubby) and though it was good, the crust was a bit on the thick side. Then again, being from New York, I guess my standards a bit higher! Atmosphere is pretty cool and I did enjoy watching them toss the dough in the air!