Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pies N Thighs-NY

Pies N Thighs
166 S 4th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

As seen on
-Road Trip with G. Garvin
-Diners DriveIns and Dives
-Unique Eats

Fried Chicken HEAVEN! I seriously can't stop thinking about this place. I want more of this glorious fried chicken. A very southern feel small restaurant that has HUGE flavor in their homecooked food. Located in the epicenter of all Hipsters, Williamsburg Brooklyn. This is one of the spots leading the hipster foodie culture in NYC. Fried chicken, waffles, biscuits, pies, hush puppies, mac and cheese, if its southern comfort they have it. Also desserts like smores pie, banana cream, apple, or sourcream cherry.I grabbed a chicken biscuit which is a piece of fried chicken breast smothered in hot sauce on a biscuit covered in honey butter. It was pretty awesome. I cant wait to go back. I hear their egg nog doughnuts are to die for also. Don't forget a piece of apple pie with a nice thick wedge of cheddar.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Best Chocolate Cake In The World-NYC

The Best Chocolate Cake In The World
55 A Spring St
Ste A
New York, NY 10012

As seen on
-Unique eats
Good chocolate cake, but definitely not the best. What used to be "The Best Chocolate Cake In The World", now the same place has been re-introduced as "Choco Bolo". Everything remains, more or less, the same and with only enough seating to accommodate 10 people max. I like the place because it's very small and cozy. The chocolate cake actually contains NO cake? Imagine a french macaroon. Multiple layers of chocolate macaroon and chocolate and creamy fudgey goo. Now imagine that macaroon 10 times larger.. like the size of a cake. A cake sized french macaroon. Extremely light and airy. Melts in your mouth with alittle crunch. It was incredibly rich and one bite is more then enough. Unfortunately that one bite was like $4 and change. Probably only worth the stop if you are a real and I mean REAL chocoholic.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pop Bar-NYC

Pop Bar
5 Carmine St
New York, NY 10014

As seen on
-Unique Eats
I saw the best looking ice pops I have ever seen, on TV, and knew I had to go. Pop Bar is located in the village right next to Washington Square Park. The colors of all these pops are amazing. They have both gelato and sorbet. Gelato on a stick is kinda weird but makes perfect sense. We walked inside and stared in awe at all the different kinds of gelato/fruit popsicles they had. I went for a pistachio covered in milk chocolate, and crushed pistachio's while my wife settled for the passion fruit dipped in chocolate and covered in coconut. The pistachio pop was delicious - rich, creamy, and flavorful. The whole nuts added the perfect crunch. It wasn't that hot outside but this was amazing. I travel to so many places on TV that aren't anything special but this is. White chocolate, hazelnuts, coffee, granola, coconut. With so many dips and toppings and flavors the possibilities are endless.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


93 1/2 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009

As seen on
-Unique Eats

I've had some serious venezuelan food and I've seen the arepa girls of Caracas on Throwdown. So I had some really high standards for this place. Arepas are  little sandwhichs made with a cornmeal bun and filled with delicious meats sauces and vegi's. Latin food uses big flavor and boy is it good. Maybe I hit this place on the wrong day but the areapa was bland and needed salt or something. I've had better and they were kinda small and expensive. You coud easily eat 2 and 3 for a dinner. Valencia Luncheria in Norwalk CT blows this place away in every category. The meats and sauces were good but I just couldnt get over the bun/bread. With so many food choices in the east village I wont be stopping back here again. There are better places to grab lunch on the same street. O ya 3 of the 4 we ordered were wrong.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Tea and Sympathy-NYC

Tea and Sympathy
108 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011

As seen on
-The Best Thing I Ever Ate

This is the most authentic place that i've ever been to. I have never been so transported while walking into a spot. An amazing place for a cozy meal and amazing scones & tea even the employees have thick accents. It's a tiny little British themed tea spot and when I say little I mean you cant even walk in. Scones come in pairs w/ clotted cream and jam.What is clotted cream anyways? Meals are well portioned and reminds me of real  home-cooking. There is a gigantic selection of amazing teas and pudding for dessert. The only downside is that if you get scones, tea and dessert, it'll put you over $40 easy. But it's so worth it that it's hardly a down side. Oh, also it seats probably 20 at most at a time, so if you go during peak times, there will be a wait, period. I highly recommend for special occasions or just to treat oneself and a friend once in awhile. The assortment of crazy British desserts for afternoon tea is great. Ive never been to Britain but I cant imagine it being any different.O ya I almost forgot do yourself a favor and stop at Asalt and Battery next door for Throwdown winning best fried fish in the country.