Category Archives: Manhattan

Shalom! 2nd Ave Deli on the Upper East Side NYC!

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Shalom!

Overall, New Yorkers can be a most cynical and demanding bunch. We seem to know it all, and feel that we must have an opinion on everything. Maybe even over-privileged to a point. This can be very true especially when it comes to our Jewish deli’s. We compare each and every one to each other – Katz, Carnegie, Ben’s, Stage, Artie’s, etc. Sometimes it is fair to compare, and sometimes it’s like trying to decipher the meaning of life. I decided recently to walk in here with an open mind and high spirits to just enjoy a good deli meal without comparing it to the others I have experienced.

This new location of 2nd Ave Deli is actually located on 1st Ave where an old restaurant used to sit by 75th street. It’s definitely an upgrade to the neighborhood and a nice addition. The layout has the same kind of look and feel as it’s Murray Hill location with the awkward entrance way and tight seating setup. You almost have to be like a Cirque Du Soleil contortionist to squeeze into a table without disturbing the other diners around you. Still, these are all minor nuances that don’t mean all that much to me when going to a place to sit down and feast on a guilty pleasure meal. Continue reading Shalom! 2nd Ave Deli on the Upper East Side NYC!

Travel for 4th of July? Are you nuts? I’ll stay right here in NYC!

I5tM7mxqNIf you are one of the thousands that look to the July 4th holiday weekend as a time to head out on vacation, BBQ, spend time with family, or to just kick back and enjoy the lazy days of summer then by all means have at it. We here in NYC are already experiencing the annual “bug out” of city that happens every year during this holiday. Almost everyone makes a mad dash to pack, grab a car, plane or train, and head out to the Jersey shore, Hamptons, or some beach somewhere. Watching the news this morning they showed reports of crowded airports and bumper to bumper roadways. I used to be one of those robots that thought it was a must to jump into that holiday travel nightmare. I used to sit in my car traveling at a snail’s pace, or in an airport with screaming kids and flight delays, paying for overpriced hotel rooms and gasoline price gauging. I used to try and justify it all in my mind saying that this is what everyone does, so it’s cool to be doing it too. The pain of travel is part of the adventure. Then I remembered that we would also have to suffer through this Hell a few days later heading home. Nothing is worse than the torture of knowing you have to go back to work drained and exhausted from that long trip home. Continue reading Travel for 4th of July? Are you nuts? I’ll stay right here in NYC!

Summer of FREEdom and Free Treats in NYC!

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Hello all!

Just wanted to let all my NYC peeps in on a pretty cool giveaway series that is a perfect match for the foodie in all of us. The Summer of FREEdom.

TablehoppingNY is teaming up with some of the top purveyors of gourmet goodies in NYC to bring us all a Summer of FREEdom. It’s a fun way to explore the city all summer long as well as getting fun food! For FREE!

This week they are offering a free beer flight from Top Hops NYC!

Who doesn’t love free beer in NYC during this hot Summer of FREEdom? Continue reading Summer of FREEdom and Free Treats in NYC!

Don Pedro’s – A touch of Latino Heat in NYC!

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UNLIMITED SANGRIA BRUNCH FOR $20. YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

Was I pretty hammered after this meal? YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

Only twenty bucks. Twenty dineros. Twenty bills. Twenty dollars. A Jackson. Well, you get my drift.  Living on the UES close to Spanish Harlem we are blessed with some pretty delectable Latin inspired restaurants within a short walk or subway ride. We had been meaning to go to Don Pedro’s for quite a while now and finally had a recent Sunday open to try it for it’s amazing brunch deal. Well, now that I am sober and recovered enough to shake the cobwebs out of my head this morning I can fully appreciate the wonderful dining experience we had here. Continue reading Don Pedro’s – A touch of Latino Heat in NYC!