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Yunhong Chopsticks – New York, NY

Yunhong Chopsticks (1) 212 566 8828 50 Mott Street New York, NY 10013 www.happychopsticks.com OPEN HOURS: 10:30 am – 9:00pm  Daily In the Heart of New York City’s China Town, one might not be surprised to find a Chopstick’s boutique. This is for good reason, as Yunhong Chopsticks is filled with over 200 different styles of the ancient utensil. Yunhong Chopsticks is a well… Read More

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Pulino’s Restaurant – New York, NY

Pulino’s, in a quick one-two, punched its way directly towards the top of the list of favorite New York restaurants; with excellent value – lunch special allows for a half-salad and personal-size pizza – cinematic atmosphere and top-notch fare on the northern edge of SoHo.

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MiN New York – NYC, NY

On a hidden street in Soho, New York City, sits Min. A wonderful perfumery if exotic scents from the world’s varied cultures. Some are well known, while others are obscure and seductive from seldom heard brand names like, Keiko Mecheri, Frapin, Amouage, Kilian, Cire Trudon. An overall dark masculine atmosphere which makes it a place to escape the street bustle. Relax and spend time lounging on the plush chesterfields, while your nose is choosing the perfect gift.

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La Colombe – New York, NY

La Colombe Coffee Shop (1) 212 625-1717 270 Lafayette Street (Btw Prince – Houston Streets) New York, NY 10012 www.lacolombe.com OPEN HOURS: 7:30am – 6:30pm    Monday – Friday 8:30am – 6:30pm    Saturday & Sunday The design pulled us in, and the coffee had us coming back. We were pleasantly surprised by La Colombe (no relationship to Colombia, fyi). The Soho, New York location… Read More

Balaboosta Restaurant – New York, NY

However, Balaboosta is a step beyond in refinement, taste, construction and delicacy. Our third ‘small-plate’ was a truly world class gazpacho. It featured a cantaloupe base and was embedded with Almond Brittle and Jicama-Mint relish. The mix of the sweetness of the cantaloupe combined with the fresh tomato and hint of spice from the relish make this as flavorful as fresh garden with the lightness of a granita. As we are wont to do, we ordered a second Gazpacho for dessert!