Tag: chelsea

XYST-entialism in Chelsea

XYST-entialism in Chelsea

Yet another Matthew Kenney eatery has opened its doors: XYST.  As with all Matthew Kenney eateries, the plates were pretty and the Chelsea space was a beautiful refuge. Here is the brunch pictorial on my recent visit. Falafel Waffle: smoked tofu scramble with cashew hollandaise […]

“But you’re still the one pool where I’d happily drown.”

“But you’re still the one pool where I’d happily drown.”

Sometimes I go to… New York.  And, despite our long history, I treat it like someone new–like how you are at the start of a relationship. I give it a new chance to win my heart (which, admittedly, I fork over and over and over […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown, Round 2!</b><br> Momofuku Nishi vs. Sugar Cafe

V.V. Burger Showdown, Round 2!
Momofuku Nishi vs. Sugar Cafe

Momofuku Nishi vs. Sugar Cafe In the near absence of real and affordable opportunity, New York City’s development in the last decades has shifted towards big box store chains. The same character-less stores that appear in suburban shopping Lego sets are now in New York City as patrons […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown:</b> Match 5: Cardinal Veggie Burger Sins​<br>[Blossom On Carmine vs. Blossom du Jour]

V.V. Burger Showdown: Match 5: Cardinal Veggie Burger Sins​
[Blossom On Carmine vs. Blossom du Jour]

Match #5 of the V.V. Burger Showdown: The Blossom battle turns out to be a lesson on how not to do a veggie burger. Blossom On Carmine vs. Blossom du Jour Despite the proclamations from HappyCow, PeTA,  and VegNews, I often say that New York City is not so vegan-friendly. […]

Truffled Hummus Crêpes and Vegan <i>Mallomars</i>. And Drool.

Truffled Hummus Crêpes and Vegan Mallomars. And Drool.

I spent 5 years of my life working across the street from Chelsea Market, a unique indoor market of some of New York City’s finest culinary upstarts and the homebase of the ubiquitous Food Network. It has been quite some time since I checked Chelsea […]

Awesome Blossom

Awesome Blossom

So Cocoa V, the swanky short-lived all-vegan chocolate shop, is no longer. Since my first report in 2009 and this more recent post, the space had been cut in half to house the Blossom du Jour, Blossom‘s more casual eatery across 9th avenue.  Now Cocoa […]

Born to Lose

Born to Lose

From the archives of 1997: Check out the price (and service charge) of the ticket. And my hair growing in from when I shaved it off When the Bouncing Souls announced they’d be playing discography shows in New York, I was a bit giddy. The […]

Ninth Avenue: Vegan Heaven

Ninth Avenue: Vegan Heaven

For four months my vegan gal pals have been scheduling and rescheduling a trip to Cocoa V. Finally: we came, saw and left with bloated bellies. But first… Blossom De Jour, high-end Blossom’s “shrewd” fast food sister, has recently taken space next to NYC vegan […]

What’s the Best Vegan Burger in New York City? [Part 3]

What’s the Best Vegan Burger in New York City? [Part 3]

Candle 79‘s Black Bean Pumpkin Seed Burger (Upper East Side) Pro: It’s absolutely yummy, polenta fries Con: It’s also a mush-fest, pricey Josie’s NYC‘s Organic 3-grain vegetable burger (Upper West Side) Pro: Quinoa, bulgur & cous cous-oh my! Con: A bit pricey Goodburger‘sVeggie Burger (Union […]

Food Love {Never Eat Your Heart Out} {Half Kidding}

Food Love {Never Eat Your Heart Out} {Half Kidding}

See this food? I have eaten it and it has helped me to move from here to there to have me here typing this to you. See it? I put it in my mouth and chewed. Yeah, so what but: Have you ever paid attention […]

What’s the Best Vegan Burger in New York City? [Part 1]

What’s the Best Vegan Burger in New York City? [Part 1]

That is the question. A good, hearty and satisfying veggie burger is an occasional must. And luckily it they’re pretty much a menu staple at both veg and omni eateries alike. But where to go? A group of vegan field reporters and I bring you […]

Cocoa V: Chocolate & Cheese (like that Ween album)

Cocoa V: Chocolate & Cheese (like that Ween album)

Sometimes, because I live in New York City, I pretend I have hit the big time. (I certainly have not, though I have miraculously landed a job last week amidst a city-wide hiring freeze.) Fiscal irresponsibility is a very NYC trait. Surviving a week, a […]