Corkbuzz        13 E. 13th Street (b/t 5th Ave. & University) NYC


Patrolling member – Ryo a.k.a Pinkyotto & Nam Vo


My girl Nam just got back from SF so three of us decided to meet up at Corkbuzz for din din din ~ Guess what!!! First time we actually used YELP checkin deal and we got two free glasses of wine. hehehe *\(^_^)/* The place is cute and food was good but nothing special and memorable. NY offer so many SuPa SuPa cute and yummy foods and unfortunately this place wan’t for me and my girls. One of the best dish from our ordered was Hamachi Crudo, kumquat marmalade, basil purée for sure. I go to eat often and maybe I’m kind of jaded about restaurant….who know~ But the end of meal what is most important!? Great time with great friends and certainly this place was perfect for this night for us. I might go back to here I might not but you should definitely use YELP checkin deal for wine for sure! #DEAL

Overall Food Atmosphere Price

Steak tartare, squid ink, quail egg, salsa verde $17 ♥♥♥


Hamachi Crudo, kumquat marmalade, basil purée $15 ♥♥♥


Duck breast, black garlic, squash grits, Brussels sprouts $26 ♥♥♥


Whole grilled Bronzino, celery root, brown butter $25 ♥♥♥


Brussels sprouts, pecorino $10 ♥♥♥


Bread pudding ♥♥♥

Buvette   42 Grove St (Btwn Bedford & Bleecker St)

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
♥♥1/2   ♥♥♥ $$$1/2

Whenever it is meant to be… at Buvette

Buvette has been one of those cute, cute West Village French Tapas spots for a couple of years. One bad thing is that they don’t take reservations. Sometimes I happen to be near there and pop in, but oh my ~ always such a long wait so it is kinda hard for me to plan to come here. I guess I’ll dine here whenever it is meant to be… Amen!!!

I came here for a date night last time. I ordered a bunch of tapas to try. The most memorable dish was the rabbit stew pictured above. It was so yummy and comforting. I remember finding the octopus to be very salty, but HEY! I’m sure it’s already fixed. Otherwise this place wouldn’t be so popular still. No matter how cute places are or their great location, in the end it’s all about good food. Sometimes New Yorkers are so jaded and picky, just like me! (^o^) My name is Cutie Patroller and I am a jaded New York foodie! Bahahahaha!!!

Good luck getting a seat without waiting. If you don’t have enough time to wait or you are with someone for a first date, the bar seat is wonderful for two people as well. But you’ll probably find a wait list for that, too♪♪☆~(>__<)~☆♪♪

New update: I came back to Buvette summer 2015 so I added a few more photos. xo

Chilled leg of lamb with flageoulet ♥♥♥♥

Quail with prosciutto ♥♥♥♥

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Socarrat Paella Bar     284 Mulberry Street NYC & 259 West 19th Street NYC


Spanish tapas night (^_^) I had dinner two nights in a row at Socarrat two different location….and my patrolling report is Mulberry Street Socarrat is better than Chelsea location. Yeeeeeeeeep my hoooooooooooood  Nolita one is better!!!!!!!!! They are known for paella and they serve 6 different kind of paella. Some of friends are vegitalian so we had vegitarian paella (>_<)”””………next time I will order Black Rice Paella.

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
♥♥    ♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Stuffed Dates dates stuffed with cheese and almond blend, wrapped in bacon $12♥♥♥


” Happy Birthday Tegan ” at Chelsea location


Vegetarian Paella eggplant, cauliflower, artichokes, tomatoes, garbanzos, sugar snow peas $46♥♥♥


Tocino braised pork belly, roasted potatoes, dates puree $10♥♥



 potato & egg omelette $7♥♥♥


Grilled Squid lightly grilled squid, parsley, garlic $10♥♥♥1/2


Alcachofas Fritas fried artichokes $9♥♥♥


Garlic Shrimps sizzling shrimp, garlic, olive oil, guindilla hot pepper $10♥♥


Octopus Carpaccio (Special of the day)♥♥♥1/2


Eggplant with arugura and orange (Special of the day)♥♥♥1/2


Shishito Pepper (off the menu)♥♥♥


Good time with girls at Nolita location


Mulberry street Socarrat


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