Restaurant Find: San Remo NYC

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Sometimes all you want to do is find a table to while away the day and night without having to figure out where to go next for a mealtime appropriate food and drink fix. At San Remo NYC in Nolita, we think we may have found that one-stop-shop you’ve been looking for. Here you can go […]

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Cafe Find: Butler Bakeshop NYC

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Just shy of the Williamsburg Bridge in the blossoming South Williamsburg neighborhood is Butler Bakeshop NYC, a casual counter service bakery showcasing sweet and savory pastries using fine dining techniques. Michelin-starred baker Ryan Butler, formerly of Piora and Gramercy Park Hotel, brings a global take on traditional baked goods such as his Sticky Bun with […]

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Restaurant Find: Nickel & Diner NYC

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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 […]

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Restaurant Find: Llama Inn NYC

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It’s rare to eat a plate of food that’s new, unexpected, and unlike anything you’ve eaten before. For those who dine out regularly, novelty is hard to come by, so when it does, we remember it. So that’s why I’m finding it impossible to forget the food I ate at Llama Inn NYC – the […]

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Restaurant Find: Oiji NYC

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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 […]

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Restaurant Find: Yakiniku Futago NYC

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Yakiniku Futago is not your run-of-the-mill Japanese barbecue. Firstly, it’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hole in the wall, tucked away in an assuming side street in Chelsea. But stepping inside is a calm, meditative presence – sleek wooden tables, exposed brick walls and shelves upon shelves of sake fill up the small yet airy space. Interiors aside, […]

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THE EDITORS: RYAN FITZGIBBON ON FOUNDING HELLO MR. & HIS BEST OF BROOKLYN

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In the first of a new series introducing the editors behind some of our favorite publications and their pet local hotspots, we talk to Ryan Fitzgibbon, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of independent gay magazine Hello Mr.  The status quo for the LGBT community in both America and on the global stage is very different today to […]

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Restaurant Find: OPSO London

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When the translation of a restaurant’s name is “a delectable morsel of food”, it sets your hopes pretty high. Enter OPSO, and its menu of award-winning cocktails and updated Greek classics that are designed to share. And to confirm: Yes, this Marylebone restaurant thankfully blows the translation of its name out of the water. The […]

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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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Cocktail Bar Find: Sel Rrose NYC

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A stunning amalgamation of early 20th century Parisian style and “demolition chic”, Sel Rrose on Bowery is inspired by artist Marcel Duchamp (or Rrose Sélavy, his feminine alter ego!) in its name, décor and even its cocktails. Smooth navy leather furniture and marble-topped tables complement the distressed walls and Duchamp-inspired décor touches – industrial elements […]

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