Jolie

Jolie

Grand Street resident. Freelance food and travel writer.

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Posts by Lady of Grand

Sampling the New Ramen Lab on Kenmare, Opening January 6

Posted December 23, 2014 at 11:35 am

Research and development by day, ramen restaurant by night, Ramen Lab is opening to fulfill your wildest noodle dreams. Ramen Lab, the R&D wing of Sun Noodle, wants to educate and re-introduce the roots of ramen. They have created an incubator for aspiring chefs and restaurateurs to come together to learn, and a place for […]

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Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop Vets Opening ‘Cafe Silan’ on East 10th Street

Last modified November 19, 2014 at 8:04 pm

The former manager of Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop is now opening up Silan, a coffee shop at 280 East 10th Street. Silan, meaning date syrup in Hebrew, will have house-made pastries baked with this natural sweetener, paired with coffee- and espresso- based drinks. I ran into Nir and Guy the other day who built out […]

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Stuff Face with the Katz’s Deli ‘Roast Beast’ Sandwich

Posted November 12, 2014 at 10:32 am

In collaboration with Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical, Katz’s Deli is serving up the one and only Roast Beast Sandwich. Layered with hot white-meat turkey, soft salami, cold rare roast beef, coleslaw, and homemade Russian dressing, Roast Beast is a mouthful worth tackling. The only way you won’t like this sandwich […]

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Grub Street Food Festival Returns to Hester Fair on Sunday

Posted October 2, 2014 at 10:08 am

Save your appetite. The now annual Grub Street Food Festival is back this Sunday at the corner of Hester and Essex.  As usual, the event piggybacks off the Hester Street Fair. The vendor lineup is huge and instead of listing them all here, you can check them out HERE. Some names I have heard of, […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick: Foie Gras Arancini at Louie And Chan

Last modified August 7, 2014 at 11:32 am

Maybe you haven’t gone down this stretch of Broome Street since dancing in showers was cool at Happy Endings. With new chef Kevin Chun (Yunnan Kitchen, Macao Trading Co.) in the kitchen at Louie and Chan, and the not-so-secret downstairs lounge the303, this Italian-Chinese immigrant-inspired neighborhood spot has definitely become a destination. For me, I […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick: 40 Years of Eileen’s Special Cheesecake [VIDEO]

Posted July 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

Eileen’s Special Cheesecake came from “very humble beginnings.”  Eileen’s mother passed away from breast cancer at age 49 and left her the recipe for this special dessert.  She then started making the dessert alone to help her through the mourning process. The very first customer was a deli in Queens.  17 Cleveland Place was no-man’s land […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Ham Katsu at Azasu

Posted July 3, 2014 at 10:05 am

Natsubate is the word the Japanese use to describe the lethargy and fatigue that comes along during the unbearable heat of summer months. This is happening now. When it’s 90 degrees and sweat is dripping off me before I even get on my bike, I try to stay local. Lucky for me, Azasu, located at 49 Clinton […]

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Summer’s Fat: The Top 10 Ice Cream Superlatives

Last modified August 5, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I don’t know about you, but I eat ice cream all year round.  So much ice cream so little time, especially in this neighborhood. I am now bringing it back to high school and being all judge-y and sh*t. Just for you. MOST OPULENT King Kong Banana Split $18 Morgenstern’s Finest | 2 Rivington St My […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick: Fung Tu’s Fish for Two

Posted May 29, 2014 at 11:00 am

Rocking all 3 of my requirements (great food, ambience, and service) for a neighborhood restaurant, Fung Tu is on my list of regular spots.  The gorgeous interior design by MyPhuong Chung is a geometric wonderland.  Service is always superb, and while I usually sit at the bar, there are nice booths for a cozier retreat. […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick: Loxin’ at Russ & Daughters Cafe

Posted May 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

Open only a mere few days, and I can tell you not to wait another minute to visit Russ & Daughters Cafe.  The interior is sparkly white and mute turquoise, upscale diner meets Miami vibe.  Go for the boards of smoked fish and other accoutrements, Gaspe Nova, Sable, Sturgeon, or Kippered Salmon. Very pleasantly surprised by the $10 […]

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