Insatiable Girl

NEW YORK: Apizz

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on November 15, 2010

This Italian restaurant is located on an empty street in the Lower East Side, but you completely forget it the moment you step inside. It’s a beautiful place with great food. I highly recommend their arugula and prosciutto pizza as well as their shrimp and chorizo appetizer. The bread basket with tomato sauce and cheese was also delicious, more places should swap the olive oil and vinegar combination for this. The gnocchi pictured above was good, but would have been better if the gnocchi pieces were a bit smaller. It was a bit too over powering. It’s not a dish I would order again if I went back to Apizz; I would probably load up on that pizza.

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BROOKLYN: Nha Toi

Posted in brooklyn, food, new york, restaurants by sue on November 14, 2010

This tiny hole in the wall spot is a bit intimidating at first. There aren’t that many seats here and they are usually taken so you’re pretty lucky if you get one. The menu is up in front on a clipboard on the wall and you order there as well. The pho is alright; not terrible, but not amazing. The soup wasn’t like what I had expected, but the brisket blew me away with its tenderness. The pulled pork banh mi was flavorful but lacked the carrots, radish, and cilantro I normally associate with Vietnamese sandwiches. The thing you have to get if you decide to try Nha Toi is the shrimp and bacon summer roll– why didn’t anyone think of that before? It’s probably the best summer roll I have ever had. They even give you three sauces for it. Yum.

NEW YORK: Posto

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on November 14, 2010

Horrible picture I know, but Posto is hands down my favorite pizza spot in New York now. Unless this is the first time you’ve read my blog, you should have realized that I’m not a big bread person; that goes the same for noodles, pizza crust, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I like to eat them, but in small quantities. And that’s why Posto’s thin crust pizza is perfect for me. Make your way out to Gramercy for this place and get one of their salads. The meatball and the sausage pizzas are fantastic; even better is that they don’t skimp on the basil like most places do.

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NEW YORK: Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on November 12, 2010

No surprise that this place beat out Bobby Flay on Throwdown for their sloppy joes. Pictured above is their sloppy joe fries– think chili cheese fries, but sweet. The meat is great, but it was too heavy so I couldn’t finish even half of my fries.

The fish fry sandwich was good, but they need to use another type of bread. The ciabatta was overpowering because it was just too thick. Whatever they use to batter the fish was amazing though.

If you are in the area, I would give it a try. I’d probably check out their sloppy joe though or their fish and chips.

NEW YORK: Tearrific

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on November 11, 2010

It’s a decent boba (aka bubble tea) spot in Chinatown. The almond milk tea is a bit too sweet for me, but I prefer it to the one at Saint’s Alp.

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NEW YORK: Bar 89

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on April 27, 2010

89 Mercer Street, New York, NY
212 274 0989

Price: Reasonable
Rating: Great
Directions: RW to Prince, 6 to Spring
Reservations: You don’t need them
Must Get: Their burgers or their 89 club with chicken and avocado

Bar 89 is the go to back up spot. The food is great, the staff is friendly, the decor is trendy. If you can’t think of a place to go, this is the place. Everything I’ve ever had at this place has been worth it: nachos, wings, burgers, sandwiches, drinks.

If you haven’t been yet, head over and before you leave, make sure you stop by their bathroom. Their bathroom will blow you away.

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NEW YORK: Morimoto

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on March 6, 2010

88 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
212 989 8883

PRICE: Expensive! Estimate $100/person at least.
RATING: Love it.
DIRECTIONS: L to 8th Ave
RESERVATIONS: Get them via opentable if you don’t want to call.
MUST GET: Read below…

Sorry, no pictures (it was too dark), but the bottomline is go to Morimoto if you haven’t been there yet. And make sure you order the beef curry bread, rock shrimp tempura, and their lobster entree. Wasn’t the biggest fan of their wagyu beef.

NEW YORK: Paprika

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on March 6, 2010

110 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10009
212 677 6563

PRICE: Cheap/Reasonable
RATING: Love it.
DIRECTIONS: 6 to Astor, RW to 8th Street
RESERVATIONS: They don’t take them, so go early!
MUST GET: potatoes!

Brunch is definitely my favorite meal. And in this city, there is no shortage of good brunch joints. But there is a shortage of well priced, filling brunch spots, so you’ll thank me for this one.

Paprika offers a $12 brunch which includes coffee/tea, your entree, AND your choice of a mimosa/bellini/orange juice.

I ordered the green eggs with salsa verde my first trip there. It was a bit too salty for me, but I’m not a huge salt eater. The next dish I had there was their potato rosti (pancake) which I would order again.

Other dishes that my friends have ordered and liked include their eggs benedict and mushroom/fontina omlette.

The service and atmosphere were great, so if you find yourself in that neighborhood on a weekend morning or afternoon, stop by!

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NEW YORK: Baoguette

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on February 18, 2010

Multiple locations, but the one I went to:
37 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003
Hours: 11-12am Sun-Thu / 11-2am Fri-Sat
212 380 1487

PRICE: Cheap for Manhattan (approx $8/dish), but double the price of Chinatown & it’s cash only.
RATING: Love it.
DIRECTIONS: 6 to Astor, RW to 8th Street
RESERVATIONS: You don’t need them, but there are only a few seats available
MUST GET: First timers, get the sloppy bao or the classic.

First it was cupcakes, now it’s Vietnamese sandwiches.  These sandwich shops are popping up everywhere in the city.  And while I prefer the ones in Chinatown for authenticity and price, I have to say I love Baoguette.  (It doesn’t hurt that it’s not that far from my apartment as well!)  The sloppy bao and catfish sandwiches are great variations of your average Vietnamese sandwich, but their classic is also delicious.  I also recommend their pho and spring rolls, but their pork chops are something you can pass on.

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NEW YORK: Baohaus

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on January 30, 2010

137 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002
646 684 3835

PRICE: Pricey for what you get & it’s cash only.
RATING: Good, but not worth the $$.
DIRECTIONS: JMZ to Essex
RESERVATIONS: You don’t need them
MUST GET:


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