Sipping Swank for Six Bucks at Cedars Social
Jul31

Sipping Swank for Six Bucks at Cedars Social

    The Cedars Social is the type of place where egg whites meet frothy, alcohol induced endings poured inside coupe glasses. Since opening in 2011, prohibition style elixirs have served as the focal point of this swanky bar with a not so vintage looking price tag to match. But, with the start of their new happy hour and late night menu, the swank has now become affordable. Don’t expect your standard rum and Cokes or vodka...

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The End of Cheating at Nazca Kitchen
Jul24

The End of Cheating at Nazca Kitchen

Nazca Kitchen Seafood Stuffed Avocado Frozen Pisco Sour Fish Ceviche Chilean Spiced Shrimp Delightfully rich drinking chocolate. It's pretty perfect with the bread pudding. Rum Bread Pudding   We all appreciate a good cheat day. Ordering butter, cheese and fried themed foods just because you deserve it and it tastes so good. Sure, it may come at the expense of a food coma and a wardrobe upgrade to stretch pants, but, you’ve...

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A Taste of the Whimsical at Sai
Jul05

A Taste of the Whimsical at Sai

Inside Sai Chef Eddy's signature Braised Pork Belly is prepared with pickled daikon and pickled mustard greens. This starter was certainly a first for my palate. The popular Lobster Wontons are lightly crisp and fried with a rich cream cheese, lobster and herb filling. Fried Brussel Sprouts are crisp and golden, and tossed in a sweet and tangy chili plum sauce with crispy shallots. Orange Balsamic Teriyaki Chicken is made of grilled...

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A Light Dive Inside Windmill Lounge
Jun21

A Light Dive Inside Windmill Lounge

Windmill Lounge is the type of hidden dive you need in your pocket. Sure parking isn’t the greatest, but you deal with it because the drinks are good and strong. Here you’re likely to make memories at 12 AM and forget them by 4 AM. But, before those memories start fading into your Windmill Whiskey Sour, you need to order some grub.   Located near the Medical District since 2005, the crowd here is a scattered mix of scrubs,...

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The Chelsea Corner Comeback
May29

The Chelsea Corner Comeback

The courses Pretty little things. One of three Chelsea Corner fries. These are the Parmesan Truffle. Three types of fries are my idea of potato paradise. It's nice to know that you can get your fix of grandma's deviled eggs at Chelsea's Corner. Southern style, these tasty little babies are made with crispy pancetta and house pickled onions. I have plenty of respect for this meat and cheese tray. The Red Dragon, featured on the tray is...

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A Q & A with Executive Chef Tysun Thomas of Steel
May21

A Q & A with Executive Chef Tysun Thomas of Steel

Executive Chef Tysun Thomas and the crew. Crispy calamari Thinly sliced seared Beef Tataki. Executive Chef Tysun Thomas Mango Crab Spring Rolls The Miso Poke Tuna is made with fresh Ahi tuna, marinated in traditional poke sauce, sushi rice, wasabi, heirloom cherry tomatoes, mango hearts on fire, micro greens, mixed peppers and togarashi all served in a cold bowl. This dish pairs well with Black & Gold Sake. Sea Bass is marinated...

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