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Diesel Denim Gallery – New York

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Diesel Denim Gallery NY

(1) 212 – 966 5593
68 Greene St
New York, NY 10012-4421
(bet Broome St  & Spring st )
OPEN HOURS:
12:0o am – 7:00pm  Monday  – Saturday
12:0o am – 6:00pm  Sunday

 

Take all the cool that Italian design that drips into the Diesel brand and then distill it into a single location.  The result is more then a super hip  jeans store, it is the Diesel Denim Gallery.  While you can also shop for the best in Diesel-ware, the canvas for art installations is reason enough to visit.  Artists like Korban FlaubertClemens Kogler, Paul Clay, Jason Hackenwerth and his balloon art, Christian Nguyen, and Jaime Hayon Arrojadoa with Elements designed for Moooi.  Sebastien Agneesens, the founder of Formavision, has orchestrated the majority of the exhibitions.

Shop for accessories, a few lines designed especially for the store, and ‘limited edition’ hand made denim jeans.  If you are curious about the jeans phenomenon, a new documentary Blue Gold can shed some light.

The Diesel Denim Gallery itself is warm and open.   The furniture and displays are hand crafted and unique,  while the space swims with the natural light.  The staff is friendly and obviously happy being there.

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Cafe Mogador – New York, NY

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Cafe Mogador

(1)  212 – 677 2226
101 Saint Marks Pl
(between 1st Av. & Av A)
New York, NY 10009-5146

www.cafemogador.com

OPEN HOURS:
Noon  –  Midnight   Everyday

After living in the East Village for nigh twenty years, my opinion is that the Heart is the corner of 7th st. and Avenue A, and the Aorta is St. Marks Place (8th St.).  Nestled on the northern side of St. Markes between Avenue A & 1st is Cafe Mogador; a restaurant we patroned about two times a week between 1993 and 2010.

One of the first Moroccan restaurants in all of  NY, Mogadar opened in 1983 and has seen steady clientele ever since.  Which is not surprising given their combination of wonderful location, modest relaxing decor, easy going atmosphere, an attentive yet relaxed staff and, most importantly, absolutely delicious fare.  The restaurant recently underwent an expansion, but kept on are the old photographs of Moroccan natives and the sidewalk dining, excellent on sunny days.

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Saturdays and Sundays are home to one of the steadiest brunches in town, full without the stresses  of many of the more trendy spots, though sometimes the wait can be a bit long.  The weekday breakfast specials, in true East Village fashion, are served until 4:00pm.  They are a delicious collection of mostly organic ingredients and with a slightly different variety then  your average cafe.

All of the specials feature perfectly poached and organic eggs accompanied by orange juice and a well made illy coffee or a soothing and classic Moroccan mint tea, served in traditional silver pot with glasses.  Moroccan Eggs: poached, with spicy tomato sauce, Middle Eastern Eggs: pached with hummus, tabouli, salad and za’atar pita or Halumi Eggs: poached, with roasted tomato, halumi cheese, olives, salad and za’atar pita.

The weekday lunch specials are a mouthwatering as well, our favorites being the Roasted Eggplant Pita featuring tomato, boiled egg, tahini & parsley and the Grilled Hanger Steak sandwich accompanied by lettuce, tomato, roasted onion, horseradish mayonnaise on semolina.  An inside joke is the  daily board special: the fragrant tomato-ginger soup has been on special for about 7 years now!

The Moroccan Tagines are airy,  smooth and full of flavour, available in five different options.  The menu also includes grilled meats, a variety of salads and middle eastern plates.  The mezzes are the perfect companion for just about any meal at any tie of day.

A true delicacy is the Bastilla – a classic of Moroccan cuisine that consists of pastry layers (similar to puff pastry) filled with shredded chicken, lemon flavored eggs, almonds & cinnamon.  And to put a bit of spice on everything is the home made Harissa; a spicy paste condiment made with hot peppers, garlic, olive oil and middle-eastern spices.

Cafe Mogador is a true part of New York City life.  Thank you for all the great meals and memories!

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Hummus Place – New york

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Hummus Place

(1) 212 –  529 9198
109 Saint Mark’s Pl
New York, NY 10009
(bet 1st & A )

(1) 212 – 924 2022
71 7th Ave. South
New York, NY 10014
(at Bleeker St.)

(1) 212 – 924.2022
99 Macdougal St.
New York, NY 10012
(Bet. Bleecker St. & W 3rd St.)

(1) 212 – 222.1554
2608 Broadway
New York, NY 10009
(Bet 98th and 99th St.)

(1) 212 – 799 3335
305 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10023
(Bet. West 74th and 75th St.)

www.hummusplace.com

OPEN HOURS:
11:0o am – 12:00am   Sunday  – Friday
10:30am – 2:00am   Saturday

How much more authentic can you get, the menu and staff arrive straight from Israel.  This series of small spots in NYC are delicious and inexpensive. With its four kinds of creamy and smooth hummus, including mushrooms, tahini, chickpeas and fava beans the namesake dish is strongly represented. There is also a wonderful version of Shakshuka, a delicious pan casserole of egg, peppers, onion, eggplant and tomatoes served with or without Halumi cheese.  Highly recommended!

There are also a series of wonderful sides including Falafel, Roasted Eggplant pix Hummus Place - New york New York  Vegetarian New York Food East Village   Topped with Tahini & lemon dressing,  Stuffed Grape Leaves and Labanepix Hummus Place - New york New York  Vegetarian New York Food East Village   .  If your in the neighborhood and looking for a quick, tasty treat, you can’t go wrong with the Hummus place.

 

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Mint Tea

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Socarrat – New York

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Socarrat Paella Bar

(1) 212 –  462  1000
259 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011-4019
(bet 8th & 7th Ave)
New York, NY, 10003

www.socarratpaellabar.com

OPEN HOURS:
Lunch  11:3o am – 2:30am   Monday  – Friday
Dinner  5:0o pm – 11:00pm   Monday  – Sunday

Owned by Jesus “LoLo” this unassuming Spanish communal restaurant is a jewel in Chelsea.  The space is dominated by a tall communal table and framed by  Diego Velazquez images and dim light. Chef Felipe Camarillo has created a true paella experience  to delight the palate.

After so many years of there not being a true Spanish restaurant in New York City, I have finally been able to experience that which had been only gastronomic description!  The gazpacho is just exploding with fresh flavors and I fell for the Pisto Manchego – a plate that consists of sauteed vegetables topped with melted Manchego Cheese.

They even have a top vegetarian Paella called the de la Huerta which has asparagus, sugar snow peas, artichokes, green
beans, mushroom, green zucchini, tomatoes.  Wish we were near there right now!

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Le Pain Quotidien – Worldwide

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Le Pain Quotidien

 

Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Emirates, UK, USA
………..

www.lepainquotidien.com

OPEN HOURS:
Variable

Le Pain Quotidien is the first Organic food franchise worldwide. Created in 1990 by chef Alain Coumont in Brussels as a bakery, it has evolved into a cafe restaurant with over 151 Locations in 17 countries.

The interiors all have a rustic coziness with communal and individual tables equipped with organic olive oils, sea salt, beautiful preserves as well as everyone’s favorites hazelnut and chocolate  spreads.

The granola is made in house, while the menu expands with egg salads, cheese and tapenade plates,  special seasonal soups, lovely tartines of fresh breads with different toppings from cheese antipastos, smoked salmon and cold meats.  Rich Salads, comforting quiches, giant cappuccinos and of course the desserts!  A wide variety of tarts, waffles, cookies, pastries and viennoiseries are available to tempt you always!

So use your smartphone, do a quick search and know that there is always an option for organic and tasty!

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