Doyers Street, Chinatown, NYC
Big trouble in little China.
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From uptown to downtown and over the river, new restaurants are cropping up with distinct spice and flare.
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is opening restaurant Tribeca Canvas which seems to be the foodie favorite of the moment. Surprisingly, there will be no sushi coming out of this Japanese chef’s kitchen, rather comfort food like mac & cheese and french onion soup catering to the neighborhood crowd.
Kirsten Matthew of the New York Post offers a list of restaurants to “chow down or swan around” in her Dig Into Fall dining preview.
Image: New York Post - Masaharu Morimoto
New York Times Food Critic Florence Fabricant lists her favorite restaurant picks from Manhattan and Brooklyn, but notes this season the Upper East Side will be lighting up the food scene with some new arrivals not to miss.
Image: New York Times Spaghetti carbonara with seafood
I’ll miss summer, but I’m ready to sink my teeth into fall!
Last night, I enjoyed the longest day of summer atop the Ink48 hotel on 11th Ave. in Midtown West. Trip Advisor hosted a private event at The Press Lounge, which encompasses and indoor bar and an outdoor rooftop lounge that wraps in an L shape around the north and east sides of the building.
I was worn out from the day, so I plopped myself on a comfortable chaise lounge and soaked in the city and sunset views over the Hudson. I ended up sitting next to two New York walking tour operators, Gabriel from Graff Tours, who specializes in NY, Phili and LA graffiti tours, and David from Urban Oyster, which I thought might have something to do with oysters, but turns out the company specializes in craft beer tours.
Feeling somewhat mislead, I demanded to know his best oyster bar recommendation. (I figured I wasn’t the first to be lead astray, and that he must have at least one good suggestion tucked away for safe keeping when he finds himself confronted with a disgruntled consumer.) The Upstate was his number one pick, which just happens to be conveniently located a few blocks from my apartment on 1st Ave near 6th St. Well, that was a fortuitous meeting, and I didn’t even have to move a muscle. I LOVE oysters.