Restaurant Find: Llama Inn NYC

Llama Inn NYC - Restuarant Hotspot

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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he Editors - Ryan Fitzgibbon - Hello Mr -

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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Design Hotel Find: Wythe Hotel NYC

Wythe Hotel NYC - Hotel Hotspot

The Wythe Hotel may, from its exterior, appear to be analogous to all of the old neighboring warehouses in Williamsburg with rustic brick walls and vintage industrial features, however, the inside is classic-modern, chic, and tastefully minimal with urban character – a true breath of fresh air. A former barrel and cask cooperage, circa 1901, Wythe Hotel began with the […]

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Zio & Sons on #GatheringsLikeThese and NYC’s Most Instagrammable Hotspots

Zio And Sons NYC Instagram Guide | NYC City Guide_Frankies Spuntino

They say a picture paints a thousand words – and with last month’s news that Instagram, the ubiquitous photo-sharing platform, now has over 300 million active users (making it officially larger than Twitter) – it seems that the world agrees. For many of us, sharing the most intimate moments of our private lives with the […]

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Fantasy Restaurants: Nicole Franzen’s Best of NYC

Nicole Franzen NYC Restaurant Guide

Clean, classic, minimalistic, with a mixture of old and new – these are not only the eye-pleasing things we’re constantly searching for at Melting Butter – they’re what we’ve found in our latest city curator and major Insta-crush Nicole Franzen. A Brooklyn-based food, lifestyle and travel photographer, Nicole’s work has built a cult following of […]

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The Curators: Bird Boutique’s Owner Jen Mankins on Brooklyn’s Best Kept Secrets

Jen Mankins | Best Of Brooklyn Guide | Melting Butter

‘Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way’ – not to quote hip hop lyrics from the Notorious B.I.G or anything, but we’re pretty sure many Brooklynites can attest that this sums up the vibe and feeling of this much loved New York borough. Jen Mankins, ex- fashion buyer at Barneys and Steven Alan, turned owner of […]

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Fashion Boutique Find: Bird NYC

Bird NYC - Melting Butter Fashion Hotspot

Better known for its thriving community of rugged hipsters, food aficionados and creative talent, Brooklyn is fast becoming a hub of high fashion. Jen Mankins, owner of Bird boutique, has decided to keep it in the Brooklyn family with her third (and largest) boutique in Williamsburg. Like many places in the area, the boutique also […]

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NYC Cool Shop Find: In God We Trust

NYC Cool Shop Find: In God We Trust |

A cult favourite amongst hip Brooklynites, In God We Trust, a fashion label best known for its clean, quirky, vintage vibe is quickly becoming its own mini fashion empire with three stores in SoHo, Greenpoint, Williamsburg and counting. Each store, which is lovingly decorated with antiques (also for sale) carries the label’s own men’s and ladies […]

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NYC Underground Dining Find: EatWith Ai

NYC Underground Dining Find: EatWith Ai |

Inside an impossibly cool Williamsburg loft, there is Ai, a Japanese girl serving small groups of adventurous eaters with inspired 5 course Japanese dinners in what has to be the most underground of underground dining experiences. Thanks to EatWith, a website that can be described as the Airbnb of restaurants; Ai has a platform for […]

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Bed & Breakfast Find: Urban Cowboy NYC

NYC Bed & Breakfast Find: Urban Cowboy B&B |

On a quiet residential street in Williamsburg, seasoned travellers looking for an authentic Brooklyn experience will find a bed and breakfast that feels very much like staying in someone’s really really nice place in Brooklyn. Urban Cowboy NYC is a stylishly renovated Williamsburg townhouse that gives you the feeling you’ve stepped right into the rural upstate New […]

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