The Curators: Caroline Ventura on Calliope NYC & Her West Village Gems

Calliope_Mel Yap_meltingbutter.com_shop_hotspot

It takes more than great product to make an impact in today’s retail landscape. Caroline and Michael Ventura are partners in life and co-founders of West Village design store Calliope NYC. The Ventura’s love the treasure hunt concept, brought to life in-store with pieces sought from their travels around the world. The store stocks a […]

Share this

Restaurant Find: Nickel & Diner NYC

Nickel & Diner NYC | meltingbutter.com Restaurant Find

At the crossroads of SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown is design oriented Nickel & Diner NYC, a throwback to the five and dime diners bringing American classics to a melting pot neighborhood. If you’re expecting greasy spoon home fries and syrupy milkshakes, you won’t find that here.  Executive Chef James Friedberg (formerly of a slew […]

Share this

Restaurant Find: Atoboy NYC

Atoboy NYC | meltingbutter.com Restaurant Hotspot

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 […]

Share this

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

000-the-curators-coming-soon-fabby-helena-meltingbutter-com-features_jj-jaminez

(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 […]

Share this

Restaurant Find: Tuome NYC

Tuome NYC meltingbutter.com Restaurant Hotspot

Asian fusion restaurants are a dime a dozen in Manhattan, with Eastern-inspired eateries popping up all over the city. Whether it’s a mishmash of Korean and Mexican flavors stuffed into a burrito, or a hybrid of traditional Western dishes peppered with Thai spices, it’s safe to say that ‘East meets West’ is most certainly here […]

Share this

Restaurant & Tasting Menu Find: Jungsik NYC x Dom Pérignon

Jungsik NYC - meltingbutter.com Restaurant Hotspot

At first glance, it’s easy to see that Jungsik NYC, a Michelin star-spangled transplant from Seoul is the city’s most refined haute-Korean restaurant experience. With impeccable service, a rarely seen “nouvelle” approach to Korean cuisine and an unruffled, crisp white linen-filled dining room, Jungsik oozes modern elegance from every angle. Young Executive Chef Yim Jung-sik […]

Share this

Restaurant Find: Oiji NYC

Oiji NYC - meltingbutter.com - Restaurant Hotspot

Some restaurants seem to just get it. They know exactly we’re looking for in a dining experience, and they give it to us every time. Oiji NYC, a self proclaimed “refined authentic Korean” restaurant in the East Village, is one of those restaurants. It’s casual enough to pop in on a Monday after work, yet […]

Share this

Restaurant Find: Ruffian Wine Bar NYC

Ruffian Wine Bar NYC - meltingbutter.com Bar Hotspot

Wine bars in New York City’s East Village are a dime a dozen, though at Ruffian Wine Bar, there’s more than meets the eye. Simple and nondescript from the outside, warm and cozy on the inside – this 400 square foot space operates as a bar and restaurant, with dishes being prepared at the counter […]

Share this

Boutique Hotel Find: Sago Hotel NYC

Sago Hotel - meltingbutter.com -NYC Boutique Hotel Find - Hotspot01

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 […]

Share this

Cafe Find: Spreadhouse Cafe NYC

Spreadhouse NYC - meltingbutter.com Cafe Hotspot

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 […]

Share this