Restaurant Find: Atoboy NYC

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Barbecue, bibimbap and soju might be the first things to come to mind when we think of Korean dining, but Michelin-star Chef Junghuyn Park (JP) and wife Ellia Park’s new modern restaurant Atoboy NYC is set to change that perception, offering tapas style Korean fare. A simple tasting menu offers a a choice of three […]

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The Curators: Coming Soon New York ’s Helena Barquet & Fabiana Faria on LES for the Creative Set

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(This article by Jenny Nguyen first appeared in Soon Is Today) At the intersection of the Lower East Side and Chinatown, somewhere along the hip end of Orchard Street is Coming Soon New York – A different kind of gift and interiors shop where co-owners Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria have injected their own kooky-cool […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Sago Hotel NYC

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Whether it’s your first time to the Big Apple or you’re a seasoned explorer of the concrete jungle, Sago Hotel NYC provides the ‘home away from home’ experience that will entitle you to say you’re a Lower East Side native. Adjacent to a fresh mural by graffiti artist Claw Money, the hotel’s entrance from street […]

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Cafe Find: Spreadhouse Cafe NYC

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With restaurants and cafes in New York, you’ve always had to compromise. Maybe the food is good but it’s always too crowded. Or it’s near your apartment, but it’s not open when you leave for work. Maybe they make incredible coffee, but there’s no wifi. Or if they do have wifi maybe there’s only one […]

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Bar Find: Bar Goto NYC

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At Bar Goto on the Lower East Side, you can trust that you’re in good hands. It’s owned by Kenta Goto who moved to Manhattan from Tokyo 15 years ago; mastered mixology during a 7-year stint at The Pegu Club; and has now combined Japanese sensibilities and his cocktail expertise to open a modern and […]

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Café Find: Café Henrie NYC

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Cafe Henrie is, among other things, a cafe on the Lower East Side. You’ll find coffee, tea, and food that puts a spin on the usual cafe fare (think “avo hash” – whipped avocado, poached egg, and tomato confit on a potato hash waffle – as opposed to the standard avo toast), but to think […]

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Bar Find: Mr. Fong’s NYC

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Situated directly underneath the Manhattan Bridge in NYC’s Chinatown is Mr Fong’s, a laid back new watering hole that harks back to the gritty streets of The Godfather while at the same time catering to a crowd of young, hip New Yorkers à la Lena Dunham’s Girls. The un-marked door on the corner of Market and […]

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Café Find: Dudleys NYC

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I used to think Dudleys was just another long wait on a Sunday morning for an avo toast, flat white, and kale caesar with optional fried egg on top, but after numerous visits for numerous occasions I’ve realized that saying Dudleys is only good for brunch is a lot like saying New York is only […]

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Café Find: Russ & Daughters Café NYC

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Someone once said the best things in life are worth waiting for. Love, success, your dream job, and the classic breakfast board of smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onion, capers, and a bagel from Russ & Daughters Cafe on a Sunday morning are a few examples that come to mind. And you will wait for […]

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Restaurant Find: Happy Ending NYC

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A former dive bar, and former-former ‘massage parlor’, cheekily-titled Happy Ending has been reimagined as an intimate downtown restaurant and nightspot. Psychedelic striped wallpaper and touches of Miami kitsch create a flirty Mad-Men-esque vibe, and the live jazz band in the evenings keep it decidedly loungey. The dinner menu features French classics with a retro […]

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