Praise Be! &pizza coming soon to Astor Place (Update: Opening Oct 3, 2017!)

August 11, 2017 / 3 comments

New Yorkers, have you heard of &pizza? This D.C. based fast-casual pizza joint is opening its second NYC location sometime this Fall in Astor Place.

Cheap and tasty rice noodle rolls from Sun Hing Lung Co

August 30, 2015 / 0 comments

Cheong fun is a dish associated with dim sum. It’s normally found side-by-side with some of the more popular dim sum dishes like har gow, sui mai and char su bao.

Best of the East Village: Ramen Misoya’s lunch special might be the best ramen deal in New York

July 18, 2015 / 0 comments

There’s no lack of ramen joints in the East Village; with no fewer than fifteen restaurants that offer up the tasty Japanese noodle dish in the neighborhood.

Is Kennedy Fried Chicken on 14th street closed for good?

May 29, 2015 / 0 comments

With each new bank branch and fast franchise that opened on East 14th the last two years, the Kennedy Fried Chicken outpost felt more and more out of place in the East Village.

New York’s Cheap Eats #2: Halal Cart (Chicken & Rice for $5)

March 10, 2015 / 0 comments

In a past post, I discussed the #1 cheap eat option in New York City: Pizza.

New York’s Cheap Eats: The ubiquitous $1 pizza (or 99 cent pizza slice)

February 22, 2015 / 0 comments

One thing that I was pleasantly surprised by when I moved to New York was the affordable food options in the city.

Quick + Easy: Use mushroom powder to add easy, bold flavor to your meals

February 21, 2015 / 0 comments

Mushroom powder is created by dehydrating, crushing, and grounding the dry mushroom into dust.

The ultimate list of the best “cheap & tasty” restaurants in Manhattan (updated)

December 3, 2014 / 3 comments

One’s definition of “cheap” becomes skewed when they live in a city like New York for a long enough time. Cheap becomes relative.

Best of East Village: Señor Pollo

August 28, 2014 / 0 comments

It’s been a year since I moved into the East Village and in those 12 or so months, I’ve come across some really great restaurants.  

Best of East Village: Punjabi Grocery & Deli

August 1, 2014 / 0 comments

Outside of pizza, chicken+rice, hot dogs, and dumplings, there’s not a lot of diverse meal options in Manhattan where you can plop down a fiver, maybe get some change back, and be satisfied afterwards. Enter Punjabi Grocery & Deli 

I had a ramen burger and didn’t have to wait in line for 45 minutes!

July 23, 2014 / 0 comments

In the last couple weeks, I had the chance to eat a ramen burger…  without waiting in a long ass line, in Brooklyn, without fanfare or pretension, indoors, for $7.95… twice. Just had to add those extra details in there.

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