Lady of Grand Pick of the Week

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 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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Lady of Grand’s Pick: Subject’s Gin + Lavender Tonic

Posted May 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

Subject’s Suffolk Street drinking den is still under the radar for many people in the neighborhood. Their Gin + Lavender tonic made with Damrak Amsterdam Gin, Lime, and housemade Lavender tonic is one of those drinks I will be sipping now that it’s spring time. Every bitter, infusion, tincture, and tonic is made there without […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick: The Flamingly Delicious Hotate Butter at Yopparai

Posted May 2, 2014 at 10:06 am

If you haven’t noticed Yopparai in the two years that it has been here on Rivington Street, it’s most likely because it sits above the ground floor surrounded by late night drinking dens. After you buzz, enter through the sliding door and sit at one of the blue cushioned bar seats. The food at Yopparai […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Brunch at the ‘New’ Le French Diner

Posted March 18, 2014 at 9:30 am

As previously reported, we knew Zucco: Le French Diner at 188 Orchard Street has reopened under new ownership.   It is now simply “Le French Diner” with Artur, Pierre, and Burcu running the show. Burcu, previously from The John Dory in the Ace Hotel, is the Chef in front of the small but mighty open […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Frittata at El Rey

Posted March 4, 2014 at 11:23 am

There is a small open kitchen in the back of El Rey since their expansion into luncheonette territory. Above is the “Lost Bread” Egg Frittata with crushed avocado underneath and shaved fennel salad on top, drizzled with a sauce verte (herbs, garlic, and lemon juice). Frittata comes from the Italian word fritta, which means “to fry” but […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Taquitos at Taquitoria

Posted February 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Since the Lower East Side is crawling with debaucherous twenty-somethings craving drunchies (that’s drunk munchies in Taquitoria slang) may as well cater to them, right? There are only four options on the menu-beef, chicken, pork, and black bean – so don’t ask what’s good, because it’s all delicious when you are drunk.  In all honesty, […]

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