Category Archives: Manhattan

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!

Crispy foodgasm drumsticks – Bon Chon Chicken NYC!

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Mmmmm….soy garlic chicken drumsticks! Kim Chi coleslaw! My taste buds and head were swooning in foodgasm over this crispy delight!

I don’t give a damn what anyone else has to say about this Bon Chon Chicken location. Really, I don’t. Just stop, please, stop your whining.

I did not have any problems with the service when I dropped by here for a late lunch today. In fact, everyone was quite nice, attentive, and my food came out quickly.

I didn’t use no stinking Groupon or Living Social deal or any dang coupons. Sometimes you have to just suck it up and pay the real price. Wahhhh – they did not want to accept by coupon. Wahhhh. Oh, just shut up already before I beat you with a chicken bone! Continue reading Crispy foodgasm drumsticks – Bon Chon Chicken NYC!