Monday, January 14, 2013

Annadale Diner

          If you thought the only reason to go to Staten Island was to shop at the Staten Island Mall, like I did, you are wrong. The Annadale Diner is a second reason to pay a $13 toll over the Verrazano. This diner has AMAZING breakfast. Great service, great food, great prices. Can you ask for ANYTHING ELSE from a diner!? 
          Weather your hungry after a long night of drinking, hung over the next morning and are sarving for some great food or hungry before shopping, this is the place to go in Staten Island.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Omelet with home fries

French toast with eggs

Annadale Diner Info:
813 Annadale Road
Staten Island, Ny 10312

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Located in DUMBO, Superfine is a favorite amongst many who live in this unique Brooklyn neighborhood. Tucked away under the Manhattan Bridge, you could almost miss it but my suggestion is DON'T! If your looking for a great destination with a cool vibe, this is the place. I would classify Superfine as a hybrid. It is a bar, restaurant, music venue, and local hangout.
Inside, the space is intriguing with a post-industrial aesthetic. Once your lips meet the food, you will be hooked. The menu has lots of fish and fresh vegetables dishes. Being a burger lover, I got a cheeseburger with bacon and it was AMAZING. But why take my word for it? Go try it yourself and experience this really trendy space.
Superfine Info:
126 Front St. (at Jay Street)
Brooklyn, Ny 11201

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rachel's Taqueria

Rachel's Taqueria is one of the best Taquerias & Mexican restaurants in Brooklyn and in NYC. The restaurant puts a fresh spin on classic mexican food. Serving delicious dishes such as campesino-style burritos, ancho-chile-marinated rotisserie chicken and deeply savory barbacoa. In all honesty though, my favorite reason to go is for the $4 margaritas (YUM!).

Rachel’s vibrantly muraled, postered, and photo-collaged walls house a generous handful of self-serve tables. Portions are huge, prices are reasonable, and staff is friendly. 

Rachel's Taqueria Info:
408 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Friday, November 9, 2012

Gino's Restaurant

Best Italian Restaurant in Bay Ridge = Gino's

If you are a Booklynite, you have been to Ginos. What first started off as a pizzeria in 1964, has now turned into one of Brooklyn's best finds. 

Amazing pizza and pasta, fresh meat and great wine. Can it get any better!?

Some other restaurants in the area, such as Peppino's and Vesvio's, try to compete but none have succeeded. Do I ever see it happening? No.

Now instead of taking about the food, I decided to just let the pictures do the talking this time. Enjoy.

Penne Alla Vodka

Fried Calamari

Farfalle in Red Sauce

Gino's Restaurant Info:
7414 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rice to Riches

          Thought rice pudding was boring as a child? Think AGAIN! Rice to Riches will disintegrate any misperceptions you have about this delicious dessert. With flavors such as Cheesecake, Rocky Road, Rum Rasin, and Mascarpone your tastebuds will go for a rollercoaster ride. Too many options to decide your choice? NO WORRIES! There are unlimited samples!  Wonderful for noncommittal people… that is, until you have to commit. 

          Unfortunately, good rice pudding doesn't come cheap. A small will cost you roughly $7 but its all about the experience and eating something out of the ordinary. You can get PinkBerry or ice cream whenever you would like, but rice pudding is a rare find.

Rice to Riches Info:
37 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bar 89

                                  Welcome inside Rizzo's favorite restaurant, Bar 89. Glad you can join!

          This place is near and dear to my heart. As a  "foody" obsessed with burgers, I will state that BAR 89 has THE BEST burgers my taste buds have ever tasted. If you are in the Soho/Noho area and are in the mood for some delicious American food, this is the place for you. Great sandwiches, huge salads and AMAZING BURGERS.

            Once finishing your delicious meal, head upstairs to check out the bathrooms for a sensory experience. Transparent bathroom doors that cloud over to opaque once you enter. 

Bar 89 Info:
89 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012