Monday, April 25, 2011

Taverna Kyclades, Astoria, NYC

This is possibly the best Greek food I've had in New York so far. A stranger to no one familiar with the plethora of Greek restaurants in Astoria; Kyclades never fails to deliver. The food is fresh and bountiful and the prices are very reasonable.

Seafood is the key here, the grilled octopus, calamari and broiled scallops are done simply with a quick heat and a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice allowing the freshness to speak for itself. That being said, the non-seafood items here are pretty darn tasty in their own right too.

3307 Ditmars Blvd
Astoria, NY 11105
Neighborhood: Astoria
(718) 545-8666


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Posto Pizza, Manhattan, NYC

So New York and pizza are pretty much synonymous by now but the pizza wars are eternal and everyone sides with their own school. Chicago with their deep dish, the New York slice, Californian style pizza, it's a face-off that goes on forever. Being the pacifist that I am, I personally don't believe in categorizing slices by their origin or style, as far as I'm concerned, there's only a good slice and a bad slice. Fortunately Posto makes a pretty damn good slice, this is a half and half of meat lovers and the shroomtown and despite being quite the carnivore, the mushroom slice with the medley of portobello, shitake, button and white truffle oil definitely was the winner this afternoon. The crust here is of the super thin and crisp variety, which made it "lighter" and perfect for a lunch before heading back to work.

310 2nd Ave
(between 18th St & 19th St)
New York, NY 10003
Neighborhood: Gramercy
(212) 716-1200


Friday, April 08, 2011

Boka, Manhattan, NYC

What's better than fried chicken? Korean fried chicken. I am officially in love with these crunchy juicy morsels. Boka serves korean fried chicken from Bon Chon and they're available in soy garlic or spicy. Those who read my blog should know which one I veer towards. Just wish that the spicy could just pack a little more zing.

9 St. Marks Pl
(between 3rd Ave & Astor Pl)
New York, NY 10003
Neighborhood: East Village
(212) 228-2887