Last night, I got to try a few appetizers at Pera Soho, a gorgeous Mediterranean restaurant on Thompson Street. The restaurant occupies a large space with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, including a roof deck with views of midtown and the Empire State Building.
Everyone knows that Manhattan is home to some of the most diverse cuisine in the world, but keep in mind that the other four boroughs also boast plenty of great eats. You can find out what Queens has to offer at Queens Taste 2013.
If you want to get your casino fix, there’s no need to rack up the frequent flyer miles with a trip to Las Vegas. Resorts World Casino New York City is a world-class destination for gaming and entertainment, minutes from anywhere is NYC. Located in Queens, this is the one-and-only casino in the five boroughs, and it’s a lot of fun
Remember that movie Showgirls? I’m almost certain you do. It had Saved By The Bell’s neurotic Jessie Spano—aka Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan of Twin Peaks fame and Gina Gershon—who always seems to play some sort of dead-eyed borderline psychopath.
May is a great month in the Flatiron District. Not only are flowers in bloom throughout Madison Square Park, but the outdoor food market Mad. Sq. Eats comes to Worth Square—the pedestrian plaza just west of the park.
One of my favorite comedians is Max Silvestri, who hosts a weekly comedy show called Big Terrific at the Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg. Silvestri, who has recently opened for Aziz Ansari, is now the sole host of the show and usually features three or more other comics’ acts sandwiched between his own on-stage banter.
On Wednesday, I went to an event at Zucker’s Bagels and Smoked Fish near Grand Central Terminal in Midtown East. This recently opened, cozy spot offers authentic hand-rolled, kettle-boiled bagels made on-site and much more—including a wide assortment of pastries, coffee from popular roasting company La Colombe, authentic seltzers, daily shipments of smoked fish, and deli sandwiches—all from New York vendors.
I wouldn’t say I’m a coffee snob, but I’ve been drinking the caffeinated brew for as long as I can remember. I don’t subscribe to the “double whip,” “double foam,” etc. philosophy—just give me a plain old cup of coffee any day.