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Vosges Haut-Chocolat in NYC just screams sex and candy!

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Sick chocolate concoctions at this luxury specialty sweet shop.

Can I say BACON & CHOCOLATE?!!! Give me a HELL YEAH!!!!

Vosges Haut-Chocolat located not too far from my apartment on the Upper East Side of NYC is one of those spots that makes your mouth drool and your eyes widen as soon as you walk inside. If you are a chocolate aficionado of any type then get your butt in here. Such an inventive selection to satisfy anyone’s chocolate gluttony desires!

Applewood smoked bacon and chocolate! What mad genius is behind all this? Peanut butter and sea salt bon bons – what??? OMG! Marshmallow, toffee, caramels in all kinds of shapes and combinations. Hey now!

Spicy chocolate yumminess with ancho, guajillo and chipotle chillies in dark chocolate, butter-soft caramel, and more. There are so many flavor combinations to choose from. They are well thought out and taste fantastic! This chocolate just screams SEX! Continue reading Vosges Haut-Chocolat in NYC just screams sex and candy!

Brunch in NYC at Parlor Steakhouse is DRUNCH Sunday!

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Photo credit – Yelp

Brunch is God’s way of telling you it is ok to get drunk on Sunday afternoons! Actually, it should be retitled as DRUNCH!

Just had to tell you about this terrific spot in my hood called Parlor Steakhouse that thankfully is within stumbling distance from my apartment in NYC on the Upper East Side in Yorkville! They offer a killer brunch deal on the weekends.

For $29 you get almost unlimited (yes, it really is almost unlimited as it’s supposed to be five cocktails per guest over two hours, but let’s just say that rule was loose and flexible on our visit here!) bloody mary’s, mimosas, bellini’s and they are not shy about constantly refilling your drinks. Seriously, our waiter must have had radar about when our drinks were getting low. Also, bartender must have had a heavy pour because we are rocked from all the bloody mary’s! Must have had well more than the five allotted per guest. Plus, even though brunch ends at 4:00 they will keep pouring drinks until 4:30 and will not rush you out if still brunching! Bonus points! Continue reading Brunch in NYC at Parlor Steakhouse is DRUNCH Sunday!

The Burger Bistro – The Joy of Tots & Unicorn Farts in NYC.

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Tater tots ease the pain of life’s follies and miseries. Tots make life happy and worth living. Biting into one makes me see unicorns and fart rainbows. Happy Happy! Joy Joy!

When I heard that a Burger Bistro was opening up shop here on the UES in Yorkville NYC I was ecstatic. I had been to their Brooklyn location and really enjoyed what they had to offer. This part of Manhattan is undergoing a tremendous change with terrific bars and eateries finding homes up here. More and more I really don’t see the need to schlep downtown, or to another borough to partake in good food and quality cocktails, especially now that I can get a craft beer and terrific burger a few blocks away from my apartment! Continue reading The Burger Bistro – The Joy of Tots & Unicorn Farts in NYC.

TAO – now that’s a big ass Buddha in NYC!

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Photo credit – TAO

As I recently dined here over a client lunch meeting it had dawned on me that I had never frequented TAO before even after all my years living in NYC. Terrific lunch special of appetizer, entree, and dessert for $27.50 made it an easy choice. Wonderful spot for an early afternoon client business meal for sure and I was greatly pleased. I had read so many mixed reviews of TAO but I must say the experience we had was pretty darn good! 

We were seated on the balcony level overlooking the main dining floor below and the views added to the overall ambiance here. Nice landscape of the massive Buddha preciding over the facility. Our waitress was wonderful and took care of us even with special requests. Never had to wait for our water glass to be refilled. Our food was brought out as requested and we were quite pleased with our selections. As I could not just whip out my camera and start shooting interior and food pics during this meeting I had to make do with some of TAO’s stock images. My client would have thought I was a flake posing for food shots! Continue reading TAO – now that’s a big ass Buddha in NYC!