Sunday, October 24, 2010

The New Taco in Town

This was a nice little discovery today on my walk home through Nolita. This new taco spot must have just opened because they don't even have their credit card machine running yet (although cash only is so common so it was no problem) It's a big open space like a garage with a vw van parked inside serving up some yummy tacos. The process is funny, you go in to where the juices are and buy a ticket, then take your tickets to either the taco van or the back kitchen where they are making breakfast tacos all day! They are $4 a pop and make the perfect post or pre-shopping snack. I really wanted to try the pescado but he couldn't guarantee that there wasn't any avocado in it so I steared clear! I got the pork instead and it was quite delicious and good looking! The portions are generous, all I needed was one to keep me going. I hope to back and try more soon! I hear the pescado and the chorizo breakfast taco are good. And the best part is they are open till 2am!

Fonda Nolita
267 Elizabeth Street (btwn Prince + Houston)
New York, NY

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Vive La France!

This new spot is among my favourites right now. It's the perfect touch of french flavour while you are busy shopping around Soho. Conveniently located in Nolita, it's the perfect go to spot on any occasion. I took my girl Anna Lisa there for a mid-week pre-shopping lunch. This resto, which is named after the Tartine, of course has a very extensive menu of Tartines. We shared a Croque Madame and another Tartine with goat cheese, honey and frisée. It was perfect! I enjoyed that with a very civilized glass of Sancerre while listenned to all the French being spoken around me by both the staff and the customers. It was my kind of afternoon. Any chance I get to feel like I've been transported to Paris... works for me. Salut!

209 Mulberry Street ( nr Spring St)
New York, NY

Monday, October 18, 2010

I Scream For Yuba

I LOVE LOVE yuba, which is tofu skin. I found this new favourite on the menu at Sobakoh. It's the perfect light and healthy dish on a cold night. Everything is good at Sobakoh but obviously they specialize in soba so it's definitely my go to spot for soba.

7th street, nr 2nd Ave

We Love Elsa

Elsa is one of our favourite neighbourhood bars. My girl Sarra lives across the street so it's so convenient. It's "usually' filled with cool local East Village cool peoples, I say that without the "weekend" disclaimer, the weekend draws often an unexpected crowd. Weekday you are safe to go to Elsa and find a great vibe. The drinks are fantastic and not too expensive. I love their Pimm's Cup and their Dark & Stormy... and actually pretty much any drink on the menu! My recent favourite is their Tequila Old Fashioned. Amazing!

217 E 3rd St. (btwn Ave B + C)
New York, NY

Peels Gets a Hooray!

Peels is the latest and greatest brunch spot in the East Village. Same owners as Freemans, these people know what they are doing. They are serving up some heavy, yet yummy grub. We went the first time on a weekend brunch and sat at the communal table (the upstairs wasn't open yet) and although it was a bit of a wait and brunch was eaten on free-standing stools it was still good. The upstairs is now open and much more comfortable. They have both booths and proper tables upstairs. The food is yummy. We tried a variety of stuff, from fried eggs with pulled pork and cornbread, poached eggs over succotash, pancakes and their version of a monte cristo! Their bacon is ridiculously delicious and their biscuits are excellent. They even have a build-your-own-biscuit program! My kind of place!

325 Bowery (Corner of 2nd St.)
New York, NY