Monthly Archives: October 2012

Butter — 2.5 Stars

A few years ago, Gossip Girl made the restaurant/nightclub Butter famous. It was, if the show was to be believed, the hangout of choice for super-wealthy New York teenagers. Whatever the truth to that assertion, Butter today is a solid … Continue reading

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Aquavit — 3 Stars

A couple of months ago, I went to Aquavit, the restaurant started by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson.  Marcus isn’t at Aquavit anymore, but the restaurant is still quite well-regarded; it got one star in Michelin’s 2013 ratings, and Sam Sifton … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday — Taco Bell Cantina Menu

I like Taco Bell.  I like food by famous chefs, like Lorena Garcia of Top Chef Masters fame.  I like fresh and healthy food.  So, I should love Taco Bell’s new “Cantina Bell” menu, right?  Wrong.  Maybe the other options … Continue reading

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Cafe Boulud — 4 stars

  If you’re looking for great vegetarian food in a classic, upscale atmosphere on the Upper East Side, Cafe Boulud is a great choice.  Earlier this year, I reviewed Boulud Sud, part of the Lincoln Center-area trio of Boulud restaurants. … Continue reading

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