Gitano NYC

Gitano in NYC is a pop up restaurant inspired by Gitano Tulum in Mexico. Their idea was to bring the Tulum Jungle to the Concrete Jungle of NYC.

Make reservations via OpenTable or else you will have a long wait to even get in the place!

When I stepped inside Gitano I felt like I was on vacation. I was surrounded by lush palm trees 🌴 and beautiful people.

We sat by the bar which has a big disco bar at the center of it.

Cocktails 🍹

We ordered the:

Jungle Fever 😝 consists of Gem and Bolt, chili, lime, and cilantro. It had a great kick to it. 🌶

Gitano Margarita Montelobos, lime, cucumber, and rosemary. It was very refreshing. 🥒

Food

We ordered the Guacamole which was very tasty and fresh.

The special of the night was Carne Asada. It was extremely tasty 🥩 with chimichurri sauce and shishito peppers 🌶

There are several seating areas spread throughout the restaurant and garden area where you can sit, drink, and lounge. It starts getting very loungey in the evening. Lots of people hanging out and sipping on cocktails.

Sabbia at La Birreria

It’s back ! Pop up restaurant at eatalys’s rooftop in the flat iron district in NYC. It’s a Winter alps themed restaurant with a retractable roof overlooking fifth ave.

Complete with a log cabin theme with string lights hung all around the bar/restaurant. lots of furs around for a cozy, warm feel.You don’t want to miss :

The Polenta bar- yum creamy polenta served on a wooden board comes out freshly prepared for you to enjoy. Polenta was seasoned with rosemary and thyme and Parmesan!

🧀 Cheese board how can you come to eataly and not get some cheese ?! it is so fresh and creamy! Great way to start your meal!<<<<<<<<<<<< you warm 🍷🍸🍹 like the Vin Brul'e (mulled wine, brandy, cinnamon, and anise)!and boozy hot cocoa, and a tiramisu martini. Fresh pasta 🍝 like the Fusilli and Gnocchi perfectly al dente 👌 Reservations highly recommended I booked mine thru the opentable app!
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200 Fifth Ave

New York,NY

Dekalb market – BK

The Dekalb Market in Brooklyn is super cool. It’s kind of like an indoor Smorgasbord.

As soon as you take the escalator down you see the famous Kats Deli. 😍<< ey also have a Fortina located in the Hall. Lots of choices so I had to narrow down my options. After a quick walk around this is what I chose: Potato Pierogis @ the Pierogi Boys topped with sour cream bacon and scallions ..cuz everything is better with bacon. 🥓 I've had my share of pierogis since my mom is full blown polish. But, these pierogis are super fresh and in a league of their own. Boiled to perfection. 👌 Icecream from Ample Hills Creamery 🍦 ooooey gooooey buttercake deliciousness. The word butter cake says it all! I was so tempted to take home a pint of it. However, we had a long drive home and I was afraid it would melt. Arepas de choclo from Arepa Lady came highly recommended. This was the main reason I stopped to try one. The corn tortilla and cheese melts in your 👄 mouth! Extremely filling ! Staff was super helpful and friendly!

I went into a food coma on my way home. 🏡😴

Burger Joint- Le Parker Meridian

Great no thrills lil speak easy fast food joint inside the upscale Le Parker Meridian in New York City. Cash Only. You seat yourself .. ya gotta be quick to snag a table here! Lines are typically long and didn’t move as quick as I thought it woul.

Burger was super juicy and tastey ..I wanted another but didn’t want to be greedy.. French fries were also fresh and delicious. This place is zagat rated and comes up on a bunch of lists as best burger in NYC. Is it the best burger I ever had ? Nah. but it was up there and I loved to look around at all the old posters and scribbling on the walls.

For more info click here:

Da Burger joint

Unicorn Special🦄🦄

After seeing enough yummy instagram posts of this adorable looking icecream in a fish cone I caved. The Unicorn Special had my name written all over it (And I say I’m not Basic)!

I finally took the drive down there after eating at Beyond Sushi , another Fab place.

The place is Taiyaki, which is the name of the fish shaped cake that they put the ice cream in. The icecream is pretty basic yumminess but the fish cake was to die for. I was told the red bean makes it so yummy. It was soft and warm like a freshly baked cake. And that, paired with the icecream was amazing! I’m sure the line can get long..however I went on a weekday night.

Taiyaki NYC

119 Baxter St

New York, NY

Q Authentic Barbeque Restaurant

My love for good BBQ extends beyond the typical NY BBQ season. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, parks and backyards all across the state are full with hungry families wanting their fill of smoky good food. Luckily, in Portchester there is a BBQ joint that will satisfy your hunger all year round. It is named “Q Authentic Barbeque Restaurant & Bar”. This place does come across as a typical hole in the wall style BBQ joint. However, it is a nice restaurant with plenty of seating and a full bar for you to enjoy your meal. I have tried several items on their menu. The stand-outs for me personally are the Chicken Wings and the Grilled Chicken Club sandwich.

Also, I have rated the items that I have tried on a scale of 1 to 5.

The ribs – 4/5

Collard greens- 4/5

Brisket- 3/5

Corn bread- 4/5

French fries- 4/5

Chicken wings- 5/5

Banana Pudding-3/5

Grilled Chicken Club-5/5

Mac-N-Cheese-2/5

House Smoke Sausage- 4/5


Q Authentic Barbeque Restaurant and Bar

112 N Main St

Portchester, NY

-Ant Green

Milk & Cream Cereal Bar🍦

With the warmer weather slowly approaching NY..I’m starting to crave icecream 🍦 However, this time I wanted to try something different. Torn between soft serve and rolled ice cream 🍦 I figured I would check out a new spot. Milk and Cream Cereal Bar. Here they combine your favorite cereals with icecream. There are instructions on how to order. I had a very hard time making my final decision and it seemed a lot of other people did too! I settled on cookie dough icecream mixed with captain crunch topped with Reese’s pieces and caramel in a birthday cake cone! Yum 👅 Absolutely 😋 Delicious ! They also have specials up with their own concoctions.

They are located at 159 Mott St New York, New York.

Cellar 49- Spring HVRW 2017

I made a Last minute decision to check out Cellar 49 in Tarrytown, NY for HVRW… and I’m sooo glad I did . Food and service is top notch 👌🏻

Reservation booked on OpenTable

This restaurant is a hidden gem. It is located on the grounds of the Tarrytown House Estate 🏡 As I walked down the stairs to a wooden door entrance and sat at the bar…I def got a speak easy vibe. Which I love ❤️. It was the “original” Cellar in the historic Biddle Mansion.

I started with the Truffle Burrata. It was drizzled in balsamic with pistachios and flatbread on the side. Delicious! 

🍽For Entree I chose the Flat Iron Steak that was cooked perfectly . It was paired with mashed potatoes and charred asparagus in a savory sauce. It was so tasty and one of the best steaks I have had in a while!

🍰The Dessert was a toffee almond cheesecake drizzled with caramel😋 (the main reason I chose this restaurant). It was heavenly! 

Everything was so amazing..I definitely recommend trying this place out. They have a three course pre-fix menu year round Mon-Thurs.

Tarrytown House Estate – Cellar 49

49 East Sunny Side Lane

Tarrytown, NY 10591

tel:(914)591-3143

Spring HVRW 2017

Who said you can’t eat fabulously in Westchester for a reasonable price ?! 💃

I enjoy going out and having a great meal locally in Westchester. Parking is never a issue and it’s a lot less hectic to get to..Westchester has many great restaurants to check out and HVRW is one of my fav time of the year.

HVRW let’s you check out the top restaurants in Westchester at a prefixed price of $ 32.95 for dinner and $ 22.95 for lunch March 6 – 19th. You can make it a date night or an excuse to get out with your girls for some over due girl talk.  You can also check out a new restaurant that you were hesitant to try. Make your reservations ..many are located on OpenTable. Prices do exclude beverages, taxes, and tip. Also Saturday’s are typically excluded!

Visit https://www.valleytable.com/hvrw/restaurants  for more info and many list their HVRW menu 

I’m picking all new spots this year!

My picks this year are …

Lil drunken Chef in Mt Kisco, NY .. they had me with the Tipsy Goat Salad 🥗 and the drunken jerk chicken on the bone 🍖 along with the Tres Leche they will have me Drunk in Love with this new eatary. 

TutabellaTrattoria in Scarsdale, NY they are new to HVRW but they have been around for years. I picked this restaurant based on the fact they have one of my fav dishes on the menu bucatini al amatriciana. I also have worked down the street for more than five years and I have never checked them out!

Lusardi’s in Larchmont, NY. My bae actually picked this one out(one of the many reasons why he’s bae). I am eager to try the  Orrechiete Baresi and Risotto Porcini😋

What restsurants are you dining in this year for HVRW? 

Don’t forget to snap a pic and post it on the gram or any other of your social media sites to win a shot at a free dinner for two. Don’t forget to hashtag #HVRW and tag @Valleytable.

Want another shot at winning something yummy take a survey @ valley table.com after your dining experience. 

Stay Tuned Pictures and more posts on HVRW to follow..  

Momofuku Noodle Bar – NYC

Momofuku Noodle Bar : Between 10th and 11th St on 171 1st Ave New York, New York 10003

I love me some Ramen and Pho.

Here you can have both.

Along with tasty buns and sake slushies.

No reservations. Be prepared to wait.

Wait times can exceed an hour.

Food comes out fast and delicious.

Chicken Pho


Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps.. I like pork belly.. who knew


Momofuku Bar

 

Spicy Lychee and Apricot Sake Slushie


Blueberry and Cream Cookie


Momofuku Ramen with Pork Belly


Shrimp Buns ..Best Buns Everrr


Pork Bun