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Monday, November 21, 2011

Emack & Bolio's

You know what I love most about Emack & Bolio's?   It's not just the delicious confections and ice cream concoctions they make, I just love the fact that it's so all American! This Boston based ice cream company started up in a basement in the 1970's where rock and rollers congregated in the wee hours of the night to listen to live music while satisfying their munchies.

Their ice creams are all natural and come in outrageous flavors like Grasshopper Pie, Peanut Butter Oreo and Coconut Almond Bar.  And if you're a coffee connoisseur like'll love sipping on their hand roasted organic coffees that are freshly brewed with the beans ground to order.  They even have an extensive list of fruit smoothies for those who are health conscious and don't feel like being bad like the rest of us.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie Mini $5.95 Large $26.99

Emack & Bolio's

73 West Houston Street
New York NY 10012

81st Street and First Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Amsterdam Avenue between 78th &79th
New York, NY 10024

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Feeling saucy?  Then go to Sauce!

Chef Frank Prisinzano creator of Frank, Lil' Frankie's and Supper now brings NYC diners Sauce located on Rivington Street in the lower east side. 

This Italian trattoria slash butcher shop is so raw and cozy.  Dressed in a rustic decor of bare wooden tables and chairs, tiled floors and chandeliers with cutlery hanging from them, you are sure to get an Italian country side farmhouse feel from it. 

To say that we were taken care of would be an understatement.  We were doted upon!!  We had a large party and chef Frank was extremely hospitable and opened up their private room for us.  Frank himself came out to check on us frequently, explained the dishes to us and assisted us in ordering our meal.  

This is traditional Italian comfort food at its best that is made with EXTREME care and for an unbeatable price!  I can honestly say that I enjoyed every single dish that we had, although, some of my dinner guests shied away from the Bollito Misto.  Bollito Misto is an assortment of slowly braised fatty meats that is definitely a meat lovers dish and is not for everyone.   I, however, thought it was to die for!  

I think I left this place with a lil' crush on lil' Frank.  After is definitely the way to this girls heart!! :)

Potato linguini brown butter sage served with coarse grey salt & a crispy egg $7.95

"The Plank"  (serves 2 or more) soft polenta on wood with a grass fed bolognese $8.95 pp

"Ice Box Fusilli" marinara, soft ricotta cheese, pecorino, & oreganata bread crumbs $7.95 

Zucchini tagliatelle and bottarga $6.95

Bollito Misto sliced slowly braised assorted meats served with salsa verde, salsa rosso & mostarda di frutta di Cremona $14.95

Steak for Two (or Four) served with four contorni of your choice  $50pp

Grandmother's Tomato Gravy over cencione pasta $6.95

Italian sausage $3.95 & grass fed meatballs $3.95

Stringless braciole $3.95

Broccoli rabe & toasted garlic $4.95

Tiramisu $8.95

Chocolate cake with Chantilly cream and fresh raspberries $8.95

78-84 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
Hours of Operation
Open 7 days a week!
Breakfast served daily 8am-3pm
Lunch served daily 12pm-4pm
Dinner served daily 5pm-2am
Kitchen is closed daily 4pm-5pm
Reservations for parties of 6 or more only!
Cash only!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Oh well-ah Nuela aren't you just swell-ah but will it really last Nuela?

I'm not convinced.

This place kind of reminds me of Danny Meyer's Tabla stint.  A huge venue with an unorthodox menu that results in the inability to fill the seats every night.  How do these places stay open I wonder?  It definitely must be a challenge.

Once inside one thing is clear...the owner loves red!  Red red red everywhere!  I'm  actually really into the decor, I guess because I'm a big fan of red.  It's contemporary with lounge like feel to it.

As for the food...the presentation is really interesting, however,  at times I found it to be a bit intricate with way too many flavors happening and way heavy on the sauces!

All in all it was an enjoyable experience, the service was good and I would certainly recommend trying it out.

Empanada Trio $12

Bass Cerviche $12

Salmon Cerviche Tipico $14

Whole smoked Peruvian chicken with french fries and huancaina sauce $25 per person (serves two)

Churrasco hanger steak with yuca hash browns and chimichurri $26 

Chinese broccoli with garlic and mirin $7

Passion and Coconut $9

Chocolate Terrine $9

43 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Monday 5:30pm-9pm
Tuesday-Thursday 5:30pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11pm