Category NYC

Casa Mono in NYC

Casa Mono in NYC is a small Spanish cuisine inspired restaurant  which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary!  Casa Mono is owned by Mario Batali , Joe Bastianich and Andy Nusser; Chef de cuisine is Anthony Sasso and Sommerlier is Nancy Selzer.  I loved the food at Casa Mono and am glad I went there for lunch. […]

Jack’s Wife Freda: Brunch in SoHo, NYC

Jack’s Wife Freda is the name of a restaurant in SoHo, NYC.  Jack and Freda are the names of the grandparents of South African Jewish owner Dean Jankelowitz  (co-owner is Dean’s wife Maya).  Jack’s Wife Freda is a small, cozy restaurant that does not take reservations (except for parties of 6 or more), so any […]

Beauty and Essex, NYC

Beauty & Essex is a huge (300 seater) dining space with an entrance that looks like a pawn shop. Although it opened in NYC in late 2010 it is still very popular with large groups and late night diners.  I have had great food and service there every time I have gone with a large […]