Perfect Casual Business Lunch at Marta


CAPRICCIOSA – Mozzarella, Artichokes, Prosciutto, Olives, Egg $16 ♥♥♥♥


Marta       29 E 29th St (b/t Madison Ave & S Park Ave) NYC  (212) 651-3800
♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Marta is Danny Meyer‘s new pizza restaurant at Martha Washington Hotel in Flatiron District. The place opened last last Wednesday, September 10th. I’ve gone here for once dinner and twice lunch recently. My dinner with my friend Anthony was perfect but I now think that Marta is my new favorite business lunch spot! My office is a block from Marta and this place has the perfect atmosphere for a daytime, casual business lunch.


I didn’t realize (or maybe I had too many cocktails at my first dinnertime visit), but in the day I clearly noticed that the crowd is made up of very adult business men with suits & neckties. I was shocked at how soon this new place already became so known. I’m sure a big name like Danny Meyer is well known to more than just foodies.


POLPO – Charred Octopus, Purslane, Cherry Tomatoes, Cranberry Beans $14 ♥♥♥1/2

This place has high ceilings and a classy decor. They also offer excellent service. If you compare the dining room area, the action of the kitchen is very casual. There is an all open kitchen where you can see the casually dressed young chefs with baseball hats and tattoos. The main executive chef is Nick Andere who is also the chef at Malialino. Check out the cute photo below!

Executive Chef / Partner Nick Anderer *\(^_^)/*


I sat at the open kitchen pizza counter and also a dining room table for both lunch and dinner. One thing I wish for is that the counter seat’s wall was clear glass or no wall at all so people can better see the chefs work. Isn’t that the whole point of sitting at an open kitchen counter? Anyway, I still love sitting here and the chefs are all very nice about answering my questions about pizza.  🙂


FUNGHI – Fontina, Hen of the Woods, Red Onion, Thyme $17 ♥♥♥1/2

I have had three different kinds of pizza so far. My favorite pizza is CAPRICCIOSA mozzarella, artichokes, prosciutto, olives, egg and I also enjoyed FUNGHI fontina, hen of the woods, chanterelles, red onion, thyme. Their style of pizza is super super thin crust which is my kind of pizza. Yay! I’ve also had 5 different appetizers and Lamb chops. I think the price point is very reasonable for this hyped-up, big name restaurant.


I’ll admit, pizza is not my favorite…..OMG who said such an awful thing?!?! I know. I know, but I always enjoy the first slice and one slice is all I need to know how many  I need to give. I am definitely giving 4 for the pizza at Marta! #Bam
I recommend for you to come here for lunch or dinner any day of the week! You will probably see me here often during lunch hours Monday – Friday.

ABBACHIO AL FORNO – Grilled Lamb Chops, Spigarello, Peperonata $26 ♥♥♥



Pizza patrolling with Dr Rossi *\(^_^)/*



POLPETTONE DI MACCHERONI – Pasta “Meatball”, Pecorino, Mushrooms, Artichokes, Tomato Sugo $8 ♥♥♥1/2

FIORI DI ZUCCA – Mozzarella, Zucchini Flowers, Anchovy $16 ♥♥♥1/2

SUPPLI ALLA TERRAZZA Green Risotto, Mozzarella $7 ♥♥♥

SALSICCIA Mozzarella, Pork Sausage, Crimini Mushrooms $16 ♥♥♥1/2

CAPRICCIOSA Mozzarella, Artichokes, Prosciutto, Olives, Egg $17 ♥♥♥1/2

ICE CREAM PANINO $7 Salted Chocolate Biscotto, Pistachios, Mascarpone Gelato ♥♥♥

PATATE ALLA CARBONARA • 18 Potatoes, Guanciale, Black Pepper, Pecorino, Egg



MACELLAIO – Mozzarella, Soppressata, Sausage, Guanciale $16 ♥♥♥♥


POLPETTINE DI CONIGLIO – Rabbit Meatballs, Black Olives, Ricotta $12 ♥♥♥1/2



MACELLAIO Mozzarella, Soppressata, Sausage, Guanciale $16 ♥♥♥1/2




RADICCHIO – Treviso, Quinoa, Peaches, Almonds, Ricotta Salata $12 ♥♥♥





CROCHETTE DI PATATE – Potato, Scallion, Mortadella $6 ♥♥1/2


TIRAMISU $5 ♥♥♥1/2




Selfie Time!






Breakfast with Josh A.K.A Foodie Magician


Good Morning with Foodie Magician



Amatriciana • 14 Baked Eggs, Spicy Tomato, Guanciale, Pecorino

Avocado – Whole Grain Toast, Fork Crushed Avocado, Chili Flake, Olio Verde $7 ♥♥♥1/2


Capricciosa – Oven Scrambled Eggs, Artichokes, Olives, Mozzarella di Bufula, Prosciutto $14 ♥♥♥1/2

Funghi – Soft Boiled Eggs, Grilled Mushroom Salad, Parmigiano $14 ♥♥♥





Ps – The Martha Washington Hotel is part of the Chelsea Hotel Group. Did you know this hotel was the first women’s only hotel in NY back in the day?




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Fette Sau

Fette Sau

BBQ at ”Fette Sau” in Brooklyn


Mini trip to Williumburg Brooklyn (^_^) 5 minutes cab ride from my LES shop crossing the bridge. Actually I came this barbecue joint last April and I forgot to blogged about them. Thanks goodness undercover cutie patroller member Jane came here and reminded me about this BBQ spot and she took photos for me. Fette Sau means fat pig in German slung. I remembered this place was packed with Brooklyn hipster and foodie and  tourist both indoor and outdoor space. The place’s deco is like engagingly bare bones, having been transformed from a former auto-repair garage. For a barbecue place, the beer & Whiskey selection of drink’s menu are surprisingly sophisticated. I had a sampler plate with spicy broccoli for side. I thought beef brisket was best one and second best one was pork belly. 

Fette sau    354 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn New York

♥♥ ♥♥ $$$1/2

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Emporio          231 Mott St, Mew York, NY 10012


Me & Undercover Cutie Patroller Nam Vo

Emlorio is cute Italian restaurant located on Mott St ( between Prince St & Spring St ) in my neighborhood Nolita. My neighborhood offer so many choice of great Italian restaurants, Peasant, Pulino’s, Fiat Cafe, Apizz, L’asso, Torrisi Italian Specialties, Bread, Sauce….and many more. Some of places I don’t often visit as I should so here I am returned to Emporio tonight for friend’s birthday and I had great food & vino once again (^_^) Yay

Ps- my favorite dishes are Montauk Diver Scallops olive oil smashed sunchokes, Hen of the Wood mushrooms, cured guanciale $24. Chichen Liver Pate vin santo gelée, plum marmalade, grilled bread $8. Roasted mushroom & sunchoke salad with fontina fondue, hazelnuts $12. Ricotta Gnocchi Chestnut flavored Yukon gold potato and ricotta gnocchi, wild mushrooms, artichoke ragù $17

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

Chicken Liver Paté vin santo gelée, plum marmalade, grilled bread $8 ♥♥♥ 


Montauk Diver Scallops olive oil smashed sunchokes, Hen of the Wood mushrooms, cured guanciale $24♥♥♥


Roasted Beets horseradish yogurt, citrus, pistachios $ 10 ♥♥♥


Roasted mushroom & sunchoke salad with fontina fondue, hazelnuts $12♥♥♥


Charred Octopus fingerling potato salad, salsa verde $14 ♥♥♥


 peck mushroom, black truffle, stracchino cheese $18 ♥♥♥


Painted Hill Farm Grass Fed Bavette Steak rosemary potato, broccoli rabe, sweet garlic emulsion $26 ♥♥♥1/2 


Ricotta Gnocchi – Chestnut flavored Yukon gold potato and ricotta gnocchi, wild mushrooms, artichoke ragù $17 ♥♥♥♥♥


Wild Striped Bass – Leeks puree, crispy Brussels sprouts, Umbrian lentils $26 ♥♥♥1/2


Pappardelle Ragù hand cut spinach pasta with traditional bolognese “sugo” $17♥♥♥


Mussel in Tomato-Basil  ♥♥♥ 




Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Pizza  fior di latte mozzarella, pecorino, hot pepper $16 ♥♥♥ PS- we requested as gluten free…… 


Happy Birthday Christina Flourless Hazelnut & Bittersweet Chocolate Cake (GF) salted caramel ice cream and caramel sauce $8♥♥♥



Icelandic Cod Fish umbrian cannelini beans, artichokes, meyer lemon $25


Painted Hill Farm Grass Fed Bavette Steak roasted sunchokes, trevisano radicchio, pecorino romano $26


Crystal Valley Farm Half Chicken Under A Brick stuffed with mushrooms, truffle and mascarpone, hand cut parmesan truffle fries $23


Charred Octopus hazelnut romesco, beluga lentils, oven dried tomato, olives gremolata $14