Food & Restaurants

Ovelia is a modern Greek eatery on 30th Avenue in Astoria. The restaurant has a cool bar/lounge vibe, which attracts a younger Greek/American crowd. When the weather is good, this is the perfect spot to sit outside and “people watch” in Astoria. The Brunch menu is extensive, which notably includes a plethora of creative vegetarian […]

During my visit to Vegas in December, I stopped by Tom‘s Urban, which is located inside the New York, New York Hotel & Casino on the Vegas Strip. It’s a casual American restaurant that literally has something for everyone. The menu is pretty extensive, which is a good thing, especially for families and larger parties.   […]

Scrolling through Instagram over the weekend, I ran across some delicious looking malted Praline pancakes that I just had to try. I found out that the pancakes were from “Sunday in Brooklyn“, a popular, three-story American restaurant by Atera alum Jaime Young Since the hipster brunch spot is popular on the weekends, there was well over a […]

One of my favorite brunch combinations happens to be Chicken & Waffles. It is my theory that if a restaurant pays homage to this southern brunch favorite, then other deliciousness is sure to follow. Can you just smell the Mac & Cheese, Homemade Biscuits and Cheesy Grits? Scroll through to find the best Chicken & Waffles in […]

Last week, I checked out Wagamama, a London-based Japanese Chain Restaurant, with its first New York City location in Flatiron. The 200-seat restaurant, located near Madison Square Park, is trendy and fun, with a beautifully designed interior. Supposedly inspired by Ramen parlors in London, the menu at Wagamama offers extensive Ramen options along with a combination of […]

I’m secretly in love with Bonefish Grill, an American casual dining seafood restaurant. Despite the fact that it is  a “chain restaurant”, I find that the food at Bonefish Grill is creative, fresh and tasty.  When I’m in the Rockville Centre (Long Island) area, I often stop by Bonefish Grill for a quick brunch or dinner, depending […]

Last week, I popped into Glady’s, a Caribbean restaurant in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Glady’s has been on my brunch radar for quite some time, so I was excited that I finally got a chance to stop by and have a bite. This cute “Caribbean meets Brooklyn” restaurant did not disappoint. The brunch menu is […]