Momofuku Noodle bar: Columbus Circle

Momofuku Noodle bar was high on my list of places that I wanted to check out on this last trip to New York. Friends of mine from the upper east side had been banging on about David Chang’s noodle bar in the east village for ages, so I knew we just had to go I…

Red Flame Diner: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage

  The Red Flame Diner on W 44th Street in New York is one of your classic old school diners. Described by Google as your “Basic diner serving sandwiches, salads & other straightforward fare from sunup to midnight.” Their own website says “Enjoy real, home-style and gourmet food at great prices” It was pretty near…

Friedman’s at Chelsea Market: The Beer and Burger Special

Friedman’s at Chelsea Market is one of several locations that they run around the city, but this one at the market is the original that opened in 2009. Apparently Friedman’s was named after the famous economist Milton Friedman who popularized the phrase, “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” That is a mantra…

A Salt and Battery – Excellent Fish and Chips in the West Village

A Salt and Battery on Greenwich Avenue in Manhattan NYC serve my favourite Fish and Chips in the USA. I first wrote about this place in 2011 when I was a expat living in Chicago hunting for foods from back home (read about that on one of my first blogs The Chicago El Stop Food Hunt Project) , back…

Yum Yum Too in Hells Kitchen, Cocktails and Thai Food

  Yum Yum Too is tucked away right at the end of Restaurant Row in Hells Kitchen. It is, or rather was, one of three Thai restaurants in the area, Yum Yum , Yum Yum Too, and Yum Yum Three?  Last time I visited Yum Yum 3 was on the other side of the road, but that now seems…

Big Daddy’s Diner – Another Day, Another NYC Breakfast

Big Daddy’s Diner on the upper west side of Manhattan is one of those diners with a big shiny sign that is hard to avoid. I kind of knew that I was going to be selling myself out a little bit when we walked though the doors, but I chose to rise above that and just roll with…

Manhattan Diner – Time for breakfast?

The Manhattan Diner located on the upper west side in Manhattan at 95th St and Broadway pretty close to the subway station at 96th Street. This was one place that we eat at quite a lot when we are in New York as it is pretty close to our hotel of choice (The Belnord), it is very reasonable price…