Dinner @breslin 1 Michelin star…

Beautiful pub, good food and good looking people, but sure it’s not the best spot for a dinner.
Do you want eating tasty dishes during your happy hour or late in the night, Breslin is the right place.

In this old British style pub, you will find beers, cocktails and wine by the glass and you can pairing with delicious apetizers and tapas; the main courses are amazing also, but too expensive for a pub.
Too noisy, waiters too casual and service imperfect to be a restaurant with one Michelin star…

I will come back with some British style expert…

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New Pizzeria in Bleecker street

We can call it pizza neighborhood (Bleecker, Greenwich, sixth and seventh avenue) and now you will find a new pizza store “pizza roma”. More a take away than a restaurant where you can find pizza in Rome stile and few other dishes. It is better than all Americans pizza style (grimaldi, lombardi, patsy, Otto and more), but sure you will find better Margherita, bufala, marinara in other Manhattan spots (Keste, Olio pizza e piu’ ….).

If you want drink wine, I reccomend you to order a bottle (not expensive) instead of a glass (very expensive).

Real coffee in Manhattan

@Lacolombe on Lafayette street, warm place, friendly staffs and espresso very good.

Manhattan Fall/Winter (not for Turist)

What can you do during the cold days in this island? A lot of things, but here I would like to share with you activities for real Newyorkers.

Monday: Would you like to become a real American? Go to the pub for the Monday night football game. Till January every Monday night you can watch a Football game in your favorite pub drinking beer; I would suggest you to find local beer (American beer from small breweries in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachuset, California and more) because are good and sure better than industrial beers. Here a few suggestions : Third and Long, Lincoln Park Grill, Village Pourhouse, …)

Tuesday: With your coworkers an Happy hour to share what did you do during the Week End and planning the next one. A covered roof top or a typical Pub are the most popular spot. Don’t forget NCIS on CBS when you will go back home.

Wednesday: Show on Broadway or off Broadway. Is the right night for a musical or a theatre. Sometimes the less popular shows are the most terrific. You can find a lot of good deals for Off Broadway shows. (Rocky horror picture show, American Idiot, Fela, Memphis and more).

Thursday: At David Rubenstein Atrium (Lincoln Center) for a free concert. From Blues to Jazz, from classic to South American Music; here you can relax after work for an hour or more with a great singer or band and if you are hungry, try a quick bite at the cafe. In this venue you will also find a day-of discount tickets for Lincoln Center shows.

Friday: After work a visit one of free museum, then a dinner in your favorite restaurant and a Club or Lounge to dance and drink one cocktail (just one).

Saturday: Brunch and Shopping in Soho during the day and Village or West Village for the night. Try one of the several small bars where you will find great blues, jazz, country concert or a popular DJ from all over US.
My favorites are 55bar, Terrablues, BitterEnd or the most popular Blue Note, but in this case I recommend you to reserve in advance.

Sunday: For a rainy Sunday, A Museum is a good choice, Metropolitan, Morgan Library, American Indian Museum, NYC museum and more. For a sunny day start a walk around Bryant Park, then go to visit the National Library. If you want to walk without a lot turists around, you should start from Madison Square Park where you can find expositions or concerts and go down on Fifth avenue to Washington Square Park; then turn left toward Noho.

Enjoy your Week.

NY Christmas trees

Millions of people at Rockfeller center for the big Christmas tree, but there are several others in Manhattan better than that one. Spectacular trees in every building’s hall and at the Bryant park. Go to see the giant Christmas decorations on Sixth Avenue or on Park Avenue and inside the big buildings between Park and Madison. Happy Holidays

Odd History

“Bella Ciao” song in a bulgarian Manhattan club (Mehanata)… What the hell!!!! Someone should go back to the school for a history lesson…

Eataly visit preview (second part)

Eataly Manhattan

Prosciutto crudo melts in your mouth, porchetta (pork slow roasted meat) delicious, desserts by the spoon perfect (tiramisu, panna cotta and more), gelato and espresso for the great end.

Good Italian food with American fresh items (meat, milk, vegetables, fruit, …) This is the right store for your tasting and where you can buy food to cook at home.

We have to wait only 5 days and then New York life will change…

Preview visit to Eataly

La pasta fresca di Eataly

La carne from Eataly

Pizza, ravioli, piedmontese sausage terrific… Spot amazing… See you after the dessert

Otto pizzeria not italian

Batali and Bastianich talk a lot of italian food, how to cook, how to eat but their idea of italian food is more American-Italian.

I betrayed my favorite pizzeria to try Otto a popular pizzeria owned by Batali/Bastianich. The advertise says “serving classic Italian pizzas…”, but nothing is true. The pizza’s pasta was like a piece of wood, the tomato was ketchup, and I don’t remember the bufala mozzarella taste because were only few pieces but for sure wasn’t real bufala.
Don’t call it Italian pizza when, if americans like this kind of food, no problem for me, but don’t try to sell it as real italian food.

Did Eataly find the right partner for the new market store in NY? I’m not sure, we will find out soon.

BIANCARestaurantNYC

BIANCA restaurant in Bleecker street (NY) is one of the authentic Italian cuisine in Manhattan with  traditional dishes: Gnocco Fritto, Carciofi fritti(fried Artichoke), Lasagna, Fritto misto (fried mixed fish) and more.

Excellent service and perfect food at a fair price (Like a trattoria in Italy).

A little too crowded and reservation not available (waiting time could be 1 hour) but it’s worth it.