Blink and you miss a lot in the city – 3/11 Cirqit round up of the latest in NYC eats

Hidden Japanese Restaurant in BK; Reverse Speakeasy in EV; Ganso Opens in BK; Vegan Poke; Bloomfield’s Salvation Burger; NYT Pick: Bouley; Éclairs Reinvented; Colorful Carb; Two Hands; Best Coffee in NYC

 

 

HuffPost: Hidden In Brooklyn: The Japanese Izakaya Restaurant You Should Know About

New York is full of hidden spots, like the Japanese Izakaya Okiway in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The restaurant’s food in combination with the interior and art all work together, bringing an authentic Japanese Izakaya experience. Wasabi guacamole, shrimp gyoza, classic okonomiyaki, spicy Hiroshima okonomiyaki, Mexican okonomiyaki are the top 5 sellers here.  Read more

 

Gothamist: A “Reverse Speakeasy” Opens In The East Village

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Prohibition-era glamorization has everyone calling their establishment a speakeasy but that roughly translates to pricey drinks nowadays. Dinnertable, a new East Village eatery declared itself a “reverse” speakeasy where a street-level bar conceals the entrance to 20-seat restaurant hidden in the back. The restaurant only opens Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. and won’t accept reservations exceeding four people. Read more

Eater: Harris Salat & Tadashi Ono Raise the Curtain on Sushi Ganso Tonight

The team behind Ganso restauraunts will open its 3rd outpost named Sushi Ganso. This 36-seat restaurant is located in Downtown Brooklyn near Barclays Center with a menu that comprises of sushi, sashimi and small dishes. Read more

 

AMNY: Poke NYC trend continues at Mother of Pearl with Vegan Optionveganpoke

The poke trend in NYC continues but there is now a way to try this Hawaiian dish even if you don’t eat fish. Mother of Pearl, a restaurant in East Village, has recently went 100% vegan in February. You can order vegan tuna poke where the base is crispy rice and macadamia, and it’s topped with diced mango, tomato, and jicama. The varying textures makes eating this dish quite the sensory experience. Read more



The Infatuation: Salvation BurgerSalvation Burger

Salvation burger is highly hyped burger joint from April Bloomfield, the chef who created her cult like following from her famous restaurant, The Spotted Pig. The burger is definitely not cheap at $25 a pop but many will vouch for its perfection and will not complain about the hour-long wait. Read more

 

NYT: Bouley in Tribeca Still Goes Its Own Way, SeductivelyScreen Shot 2016-03-11 at 1.40.48 PM

An NYT critic’s pick, Bouley does not disappoint. There are hundreds of apples lined up shelf after shelf giving off a cider mash smell as soon as you walk in. With the scent leading you into the restaurant, you begin to indulge in other senses from seeing the gold leaf ceiling and touching the crushed velour everywhere. The menu is eclectic but exquisite and a real treat for those who come and dine here. Read more

 

Serious Eats: Meet New York’s Next Generation of Amazing Éclairseclairs

The humble Éclair has been a fixture of New York bakeries for over 30 years. With the explosion of high quality French Bakeries, pastry chefs are reimagining the éclair to new flavors, fillings and toppings. Try the new style of eclairs at Maison Kayser, Francois Payard Bakery, Epicerie Boulud, Dominique Ansel, and Mille Feuille. Read more

 

TONY: Rainbow Doughnuts are the City’s New Colorful Carbdonut

Greenpoint bakery stalwart Moe’s Doughs Donut Shop has unveiled rainbow cake doughnuts. These treats are not made with food coloring but instead they’re a fusion of some of the shop’s existing favorites including red velvet, sour cream, strawberry and pistachio cake donuts. Read more

 

The Infatuation: Two HandsTwo Hands Acai Bowl

Two Hands has popped up on everyone’s Instagram because of their pretty avocado toasts to the curated acai bowl with gluten-free granola. With a rating of 7.9, Two Hands lives up to their Instagram worthy food while having the friendliest service from the Australians who run the shop. Read more

 

Grub Street: Where to Drink the Best Coffee in NYCcoffee

There is no better time to drink coffee in New York City with all the specialty roasters popping up. Here is a guide to some of the best coffee no matter what part of the city you are in. Read more

 

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