Entries Categorized as 'UPPER WEST SIDE'

NYC Best Chocolate Chip Cookies: Friday Levain Bakery Fix

Date November 15, 2013

I mean really, why not post another photo of the best chocolate chip walnut cookie on the planet? Haven’t tried it yet and want to know more? Read about it here, here, here, here, and here (it’s so good I’ve written about it five times).
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NYC Best Chocolate Chip Cookie (with walnuts): Why you need to go to Levain Bakery NOW

Date November 8, 2013

This is very simple. Do you like chocolate chip cookies? Do you enjoy having your life changed for the better? Do you look at the photo above and think dirty thoughts? Don’t lie.  Why do you need to go to Levain Bakery NOW? Because if you answered “yes” to any of those questions, Levain Bakery [...]

NYC Mexican Food & Cheap Eats: Taco Cart at 70th Street & Broadway May Be Upper West Side’s Best Lunch Deal & Best Mexican Food

Date September 26, 2013

Spicy pork taco ($2.50)

Two spicy pork tostadas ($3.00 each)
In the colorful photo just above these words, you’re looking at two carne enchilada tostadas.  Crispy, open face taco shells spread with beans, covered with freshly griddled spicy pork, and topped with lettuce, tomato, and crumbly white cheese.  They were made by an industrious Mexican woman inside [...]

Upper West Side Farmer’s Market: Prospect Hill Orchards Apple Cider Donuts, Every Thursday and Saturday Only

Date October 6, 2011

Sure, fresh fruit and vegetables are great. But let’s be honest, the best thing to come out of the recent farmer’s market surge are the fresh-baked desserts. Take the cinnamon and sugar-coated apple cider donuts from Prospect Hill Orchards. I can’t walk by without purchasing at least six of these ($4); they’re fresh, delicate [...]

Manhattan Cheap Eats: $14.40 Pork Chops in Black Bean Sauce at La Caridad 78

Date September 29, 2011

Sometimes after a particularly unsatisfying meal of small to large proportions, I begin to drift off – mentally, that is – to a place where I can forget about the mediocrity I recently ingested and look to the future to decide where I’m going to eat next. Not where I’ll eat tomorrow or next [...]

Ditch Plains’ Mac & Cheese-Covered “Ditch Dog” Disappoints

Date September 23, 2011

It may look enticing, but at Ditch Plains on the Upper West Side, mac and cheese on a hot dog tastes like exactly that. I wanted to love it, really. But nothing is done to elevate the stoner-enticing “Ditch Dog” (2 for $14 with fries). It’s just a heap of bland white cheddar macaroni on [...]

Gratuitous Food Porn: Shake Shack’s Shack Stack

Date March 23, 2010

Shake Shack really is that good.  There, I said it.  I’ve been reluctant to admit that for a long time because NYC Food Guy is not someone to buy into hype, especially when it involves a 30-minute wait.  But it’s not hype that surrounds Danny Meyer’s burger joint, just pure success.  And rightly so for [...]

NYC Caribbean Food Worth Traveling For: Freda’s at 109th & Columbus Ave

Date February 15, 2010

It’s me. Your sense of adventure.  The reason you moved to New York City.  I’m your craving for new experiences and I’m hungry! Starving!   No more excuses.  Just get off your ass and do it! NYC Food Guy is making it easy for you.  It’s time to explore uncharted territory with your feet and [...]

Sarabeth’s & Good Enough to Eat: NYC’s Best Pancakes?

Date September 13, 2008

NYC Food Guy is a pancake fan but it’s hard to find good ones. The best I’ve had in the city so far are the Banana Walnut Pancakes with Warm Maple Butter at Clinton Street Baking Company. I’d heard good things about Sarabeth’s & Good Enough to Eat so I decided to see [...]

Chirping Chicken: Best cheap late night eats on Upper West Side?

Date June 25, 2008

Until 2AM every night, Chirping Chicken offers 4 pieces of flame-broiled chicken & an order of fries for $10. Four pieces of flame-broiled chicken basted in chicken fat, garlic and salt ($6.49 half chicken, white or dark) and a fat order of crispy shoestring fries ($2.89).  Click here for more details.

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Harriet’s Kitchen: Big Bacon Cheeseburger & Fries for $10.02

Date June 18, 2008

Harriet’s Kitchen, on Amsterdam Avenue between 84th & 85th Street, has now provided you with a reason to go to the Upper West Side. You can now enjoy the best burger I’ve had in a long time and then go eat the best chocolate chip cookie on the planet at Levain Bakery.

Jacques Torres Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Rivals Levain?

Date May 30, 2008

What or who could possibly rival Levain’s cookies? Jacques Torres, that’s who. The heralded chocolatetier is selling a dark chocolate chip cookie ($2.50) in his new shop on Amsterdam Avenue near 73rd street, just 50 feet away from Levain Bakery. I have some other delicious secrets that will maximize your enjoyment, so read on.