Category Archives: Restaurants

Review: Uncle Steve’s (Schirripa) spaghetti sauces are fabuloso

September 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I received a mystery UPS package tonight, and

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El Vez expands to Saturday brunch and delivery

  September 18, 2014- El Vez now delivers to all of BPC. They also will be open now on Saturdays for brunch.

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The new El Vez ice cream sundae

September 14, 2014- By Steven E. Greer After my awful Whole Foods taco experience,

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Review: Brushstroke Ichimura Sushi

July 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The “Executive Diner’s Club” that we have assembled met this time to see the famed sushi chef Eiji Ichimura at Brushstroke in Tribeca.

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Review: The new Denny’s by City Hall brings life to a no-man’s land

August 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The controversial new Denny’s opened today

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Told you so. Shake Shack to be valued at a billion plus.

(5,000 people had read this post as of September 16, 2014) Update September 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer More than a year ago, I wrote the article below that derived a valuation for Shake Shack to be in the … Continue reading

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Review: the North End Grill lobster roll

September 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I had a business lunch today and chose North End Grill as the venue. I tried the new lobster roll. Simply put,

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The North End grill chicken Caesar salad

September 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I started lunch with the chicken Caesar salad

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Review: Racines NY, the French are winning me over

Update July 22, 2014- The NYT review came out and they got 2-stars from Pete Wells, with this nice comment, “Some New Yorkers will keep

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Review: North End Grill steak: Best I ever had

June 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I finally tried out the new and improved North End Grill menu now that Chef Eric Korsh has been on the job for two months. I went straight for the biggest entree on … Continue reading

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The scoop on Kutsher’s, sort of

Update September 2, 2014- There are a lot of rumors flying around about Kutsher’s. I know the details but cannot divulge them yet. Suffice it to

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Review: Blaue Gans schnitzel and strudel

September 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On my second tour of Austrian schnitzel, I visited Blaue Gans on Duane Street.

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The Laughing Man Coffee V60 pour-over

(6,000 people have viewed this as of 9/15/2014) Update June 2, 2014- A blogger was

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The new Blue Smoke fried chicken

August 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Jean-Paul Bourgeois is rolling out his new menu at Blue Smoke. We tried the fried chicken, which now has one extra piece,

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Review: Barchetta (Italian seafood)

Update September 10, 2014- The NYT’s Pete Wells reviewed Barchetta with one-star and said,

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Review: Morimoto New York still wows after 8 years

June 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Well, it took me a while, but I finally got around to visiting Morimoto on 16th Street and 10th Avenue. It is a joint venture between Stephen Starr and Chef Masaharu Morimoto. It … Continue reading

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Add Bouley’s Japanese Brushstroke to your bucket list

February 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Back in 2011, When David Bouley first opened his latest Japanese restaurant called Brushstroke, in the same location

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Review: Whole Foods taco bar is just gross

September 14, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I tried out the new Whole Foods taco bar. The prices are great, at $5 for two tacos, and I was enthused, despite the bad display of toppings.

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Road trip: Video tour of FIKA’s chocolate factory in Tribeca

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The Pier A beer garden is part of a bigger city plan to turn waterfront properties into concert venues

July 15, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The controversial Pier A beer garden, that succeeded in winning the broadest and most powerful of liquor licenses and will become

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