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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!

Pig, Pork, Beer, Wine, and Cider. I Pigged out at Pig Island!

Look! I found bacon seeds!
Look! I found bacon seeds!

One thing I do enjoy about living in NYC are the abundance of outdoor events we can enjoy here. I do sometimes forget that we live along the water right on the Atlantic Ocean and the multiple waterfronts offer amazing views for ample public events to take place.  I happened to partake in one this weekend called Pig Island, and it was on the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn. As the name implies this one was all about the pork and I did make quite a pig out of myself. Beer, cider, wine, pig and pork products. Oh my! The tickets were all inclusive and we took full advantage of it. Talk about being a total piggy! By the end of the day we rolled out of there. I ate so much pig! Drank so much beer and cider! Oink! Continue reading Pig, Pork, Beer, Wine, and Cider. I Pigged out at Pig Island!

Cooperstown Diner – where you get a meatloaf as a burger!

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I’m a diner kind of guy and to me there is nothing wrong with an occasional trek into one to have some filling sloppy comfort food. The Cooperstown Diner was a recent find that totally satiated my lunch cravings for something big to chow down on.

Of course, when we were in Cooperstown recently and walked by this tiny looking brick faced diner I was enticed to venture in by the chalkboard proclaiming their famous burgers. I love old school joints like this that seem to be disappearing across the land. It’s a shame as these places scream “Americana” and deserve to be preserved for all to enjoy.

OK, I will admit the place is a bit grimy looking and could use a coat of paint but it’s also charming in it’s own way. A bit narrow and tight with some tables and counter seating so it can be a bit of a wait when crowded as it was when we walked in. Literally, it seats about 20 people tops. Seemed like a bunch of regulars were there, the townies, mixed in with a few of us tourist folk. Signage on the walls listing the daily dinner specials and breakfast is served all day which is a win in my book. 

We both ordered the burger with curly fries and tater tots. Good God Man! What the heck is that thing? It looked like a meatloaf between two buns! This beast was a massive hunk of meat that actually scared me a bit. With nervous laughter we dug in and were surprised at how juicy and tasty the burger was. Curly fries were decent but I wish I had ordered the tater tots. Always order the tots. We rolled out of there and had to take a walk to digest a bit after that meat attack. Plus, I had to drive back to Manhattan and needed to wake myself from the coma before I passed out and swerved off the road.  Continue reading Cooperstown Diner – where you get a meatloaf as a burger!