Category Archives: Gormandism

Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #6: Vinateria

VinateriaNeighborhood: Central Harlem Venue: Italian RestaurantAtmosphere: Low-key, casual Crowd/Scene: Trendy Foursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1lG8DfhRating: 4 Stars Vinateria was excellent. This place has been around the corner from me for probably a year now, and yet I hadn’t made it through its doors until this summer. Now, it may … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #2: La Mela

La Mela Neighborhood: Little Italy Venue: Italian Restaurant Atmosphere: Families, Casual Crowd/Scene: Familial Foursquare Check-in: 4sq.com/1hbKmh0 Rating: 3 Stars In my quest to find a reliable italian place, La Mela has certainly joined the list of contenders. Even though I’m … Continue reading

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30-Day Challenge: 30 people, 30 venues, 30 drinks

In my quest to better myself before I turn 30, I have devised the genius plan of getting to know New York City, New York people and New York drinks better. I want to do all of this in 30 … Continue reading

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Summer NYC 2013, Activity #12: Birreria at Eataly

Birreria at Eataly Neighborhood: Flatiron Venue: Rooftop Bar & Grill Atmosphere: Casual Crowd/Scene: Afterwork Foursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1d2S1dG Rating: 4 Stars Birreria was another outdoor place that I had dared to frequent during New York City’s atrocious heat wave. On this day, … Continue reading

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Summer NYC, Activity #11: Mickey Spillane’s

Mickey Spillane’s Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen Venue: Casual Bar Atmosphere: Casual Crowd/Scene: Low-Key Bar Foursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1bPVZTC Rating: 3 Stars As far as bars in Hell’s Kitchen go, Mickey Spillane’s is nothing special. But if you are looking for a casual place … Continue reading

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Summer NYC 2013, Activity #10: Diego’s Mexican Grill

Diego’s Mexican Grill Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen Venue: Mexican Restaurant Atmosphere: Casual Crowd/Scene: Afterwork Foursquare Check-in Rating: 4 Stars I thought Diego’s Mexican Grill was great. It’s not often that you find a Mexican Restaurant in New York City that can … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2013, Activity #9: Mother Burger

Mother Burger Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen Venue: Burger Joint Atmosphere: Casual Crowd/Scene: Youngin’s Foursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/133CMxx Rating: 0 Stars I hate to do this to a place that, from what I can tell, is the creation of a sole proprietor looking to get … Continue reading

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