Brindle Room

Brindle Room
Famous Burger at ”Brindle Room”


Cuisine: American

Neighborhood: East Village

Occasions: I was here for lunch. Good to come here with friends.

Famous Dish: Sebastian’s Steakhouse Burger caramelized onions, cheese, pickle and fries $12

I heard so much good things about this place’s burger for a long time. Some of peoples said to me this place has the best burger in New York.  WOW! I thought………. I’m sorry but burger was not good😞 I ordered Kale salad to share and two other sandwiches. I normally love Kale salad but this salad was so boring and no flavor. I was very disappointed chicken sandwich also. I’m going to give a another chance for burger just because too many foodies told me how awesome their burger is!! Stay tuned for my second patrolling report 🚓🍴 🍔

Brindle Room  277 East 10th St., New York, NY 10009   (212) 529-9702

♥♥ $$$

Kale Salad Golden raisins, pecorino $9 

Three Herb Chicken sautéed kale, roasted garlic and horseradish aioli $10 ♥1/2

Lunch Time

Sebastian’s Steakhouse Burger caramelized onions, cheese, pickle and fries $12 ♥♥1/2

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2nd Ave Deli

2nd Ave Deli

2nd Ave Deli since 1954


Cuisine: Jewish deli, Kosher

Neighborhood: Midtown East, Murray Hill

Famous dishes: Pastrami Sandwich. Matzo ball soup. 3 Decker Sandwiches.

Occasions: I was here for lunch with friend. Good for lunch.

Style & Decor: Diner

The 2nd Ave Deli opened in 1954 on the second avenue in East Village. Original location closed in 2005 and reopened one in Upper East Side and one in Murray Hill. A waitress told me this location opened in 2008. 2nd Ave Deli is a one of iconic deli of New York City. I had checked of some of other famous delis in city, pastrami sandwich at Katz’s and Bagels and lox at Russ & Daughters. Carnegie Deli is my next stop but they’re temporarily closed right now, scheduled to reopen on next month.

Me and my friend Lord of the forks were here for lunch to try Pastrami and Brisket sandwiches. Result of patrolling: We both thought Pastrami was better than Brisket. Also Katz’s Pastrami and Brisket are both better than 2nd Ave Deli. BUT like I said this place is Bucket List so you should definitely try their sandwiches while you are in New York.

Read more about history of restaurant here

2nd Ave Deli  162 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016  (212) 689-9000

♥♥♥ $$$


Hot Pastrami Sandwich $18.50 ♥♥♥

Pastrami VS Brisket

Pastrami is winner 🙂

Hot Brisket Sandwich $17.50 ♥♥♥

Dining Room

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Steakhouses ”Costata” Soho


Cuisine: Contemporary Steakhouses/New American

Neighborhood: Soho

Occasions: Good for business dinner

Recommend Dishes: 40 day dry aged 44 oz. tomahawk ribeye for two $126.

SEA SCALLOP CRUDO celery root, black truffle vinaigrette $21

Costata  206 Spring St., New York, NY 10012  (212) 334-3320

♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥  1/2 ♥♥♥1/2 $$$$

Upstair Dining Room


marinated razor clams, fennel, soppressata $18 ♥♥♥


alla convivio, pork shoulder rag ù, pomodoro, robiolina $22 ♥♥♥

Upstair Dining  Room


40 day dry aged 44 oz. tomahawk ribeye for two $126 ♥♥♥

Downstair Dining Room


celery root, black truffle vinaigrette $21 ♥♥♥

HEN OF THE WOODS parsley, butter $9 ♥♥♥1/2

Upstair Bar Counter


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Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke
New Executive Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois ”Blue Smoke”

New Executive Chef – Jean-Paul Bourgeois 

Last week was the third time I’ve visited Blue Smoke in within 7 months. Danny Meyer’s empire, Blue Smoke is a well-known BBQ restaurant in Manhattan since 2002. The restaurant is located on 27th Street, between Park Ave & Lexington Ave in Flatiron District. ( Second one is located at 255 Vesey St in Battery City). At my last visit to Blue Smoke Flatiron, I had wonderful lunch with food blogger Gary. Gary run popular BBQ blog called Pig Trip between Boston and New York. Here is his Blue Smoke’s newest review (🐖

Let me start from décor and atmosphere about restaurant. The décor was kind of southern fabulous.  I don’t really know what that means……I meant the decor is more upscale than what you’d see at your usual chicken wings and biscuits restaurant. Between my three visits I sat in a booth downstair ( booth is perfect for three to four peoples ). This two floors big venue has lots of seating and during day main dinning room is nice and sunny. I don’t drink beer and whiskey but BBQ and those drinks just naturally go well together so it only makes sense that Danny Meyer’s Blue Smoke has a great draft list and whiskey collection. Cheer ~ 🍻

Now are you ready for a meat feast!?  🍗🐷🍗 Firstable prices are very reasonable, especially after I visited at trendy BBQ join Fette Sau in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! I recommend you to order the Rib Sampler from dinner menu and “Rhapsody in Cue” from lunch menu. My ultimate favorite meat was beef brisket from brisket sampler. For the sides, you HAVE TO get the collard greens and the maple sweet potatoes. They were both so delicious! The cornbread madeleines are pretty cute. They’re bite sized and come with great gravy. Roasted smoke oysters were nice and garlicky. Deviled eggs were spicy so I ate 3/4 but tuome‘s Deviled eggs are still my #1 🐣 Buttermilk Biscuits are done right! I asked chef Jean-Paul his favorite dish and he said Black Pepper Sausage so don’t forget to order it!

The restaurant has named Jean-Paul its new executive chef since March 2014. I had a great time talking to chef Jean-Paul. He was so cool and fun. Even I didn’t have enough knowledge about BBQ, he kindly explained about preparation and ingredients for me. Blue Smoke now uses hickory, oak and maple. The smoker is an Ole Hickory.

Newest addition to Danny Meyer’s empire, Porchlight is now opened and chef Jean-Paul is part of Porchlight team. Click here to read more about chef Jean-Paul


Blue Smoke    116 East 27th St., New York, NY 10016  (212) 447-7733

♥♥♥ $$$

Rhapsody in Cue

Spare Ribs, Pulled Pork, Backyard Chicken, Black Pepper Sausage $28 ♥♥♥

Roasted Oysters smoked 

garlic butter, green onions 16.00 ♥♥♥

Chipotle Chicken Wings

blue cheese dip 12.00 ♥♥♥1/2

Main Dining Room is nice and sunny 🙂

Collard Greens  

with potlikker 8.00 ♥♥♥♥♥

Mash Butternut Squash

with toasted pecan and maple syrup 8.00 ♥♥♥♥1/2

Full rack Kansas city ribs ♥♥♥1/2

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David Burke Fabrick

David Burke Fabrick

Celebrity chef David Burke‘s newest spot ”David Burke Fabrick” in Midtown

David Burke Fabrick is a celebrity chef David Burke‘s newest spot in Midtown West. Here is my review of his another restaurant David Burke Kitchen in Soho ( ) from a few years ago.  Me and my client weren’t  in the mood for meat so mainly we ordered seafoods. Foods were good but I didn’t like location and I wasn’t really feeling atmosphere and vibe of place. Highlight of our dining was Tuna Sashimi from appetizer. Thinly sliced tuna were very pretty on pink himalayan salt block ( picture above ). Burrata Salad and Angry Shrimp Fajitas were delicious too. Avocado Panna Cotta and  Fluke Ceviche were both using same plantain chips and they bored me 😦

David Burke Fabrick    47 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018 (b/t 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas)  (212) 302-3838

♥♥♥ $$$1/2

Burrata Salad

green garlic, radicchio, prosciutto, meyer lemon foam $18 ♥♥♥1/2

Angry Shrimp Fajitas

tomatillo salsa, chipotle aioli, peppers & onions $18 ♥♥♥1/2

Lounge area

Fluke Ceviche

grapefruit leche le tigre, plantain chips $15 ♥♥♥

Tuna Sashimi

yuzu fluid gel, wakame salad, crispy ginger $18 ♥♥♥1/2

Main Dining Room

Avocado Panna Cotta

blue corn tortilla, plantain chips, roasted tomato pico de gallo $16 ♥♥

Front Room

Jack’s Wife Freda

Brunch at ”Jack’s Wife Freda” in West Village


Jack’s Wife Freda     50 Carmine St , New York, NY 10014 (646) 669-9888


♥♥♥ $$$


Eggs Benny – 2 poached eggs over potato latkes, smoked salmon and beet hollandaise ♥♥♥


Saturday Brunch

Mediterranean Breakfast – 2 eggs any style, chopped salad, labne, avocado and pita bread ♥♥♥1/2

PIMM’S CUP NO.1 – Pimm’s, lemonade, mint & ginger$12 ♥♥♥

Cappuccino $4

Jack's Wife Freda

Russ & Daughters Cafe

Russ & Daughters Cafe

All Day Breakfast at ”Russ & Daughters Cafe”


After 100 years in business, NY icon ”Russ & Daughters” has begat this around-the-corner cafe, which slings classic Jewish comfort staples.You MUST order gaspe nova smoked salmon!!!!!!



Russ & Daughters Cafe    127 Orchard St, ( B/T Rivington St & Delancy St ) New York City, NY 10002 (212) 475-4881

♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

The Classic gaspe nova smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onion, capers $16 ♥♥♥

Darjeeling Tea