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The Top Vegetarian Restaurants in New York City

It is a well known fact that New York City is the largest city in the United States and one of the largest cities on the planet. Although one may debate individual eating habits and lifestyles, it is a well known fact that there are numerous vegetarians in the world today. One of the things to value about NYC is it's assortment of eating places, including vegetarian restaurants. I don't know about you, but as a vegetarian, I am always looking for individual restaurants and eateries that offer a vegetarian selection, however; when I come across an establishment that bases it's entire premise on vegetarian friendly foods, I find myself more attracted to it. Even if you are not vegetarian and want to try something new, you just may want to dine in one of these meat free eateries. It's a well known fact that there are many vegetarian restaurants in Manhattan, so I have decided to narrow down the many vegetarian restaurants to only the best in NYC.

New York is so big and because it is so big, there are numerous restaurants. One thing is certain, there are only a select few that can be qualified as "the best" and this is one of those restaurants. Located in the heart of the big apple, on 59 E. 8th St. in between Broadway and University Place, lies one of the best vegetarian restaurants in NYC, Maoz Vegetarian. With everything from sides to salads and sandwiches to specials and meal deals, who wouldn't love this incredible vegetarian restaurant. If you are fond of Middle Eastern cuisine, you are most definitely going to love this place and even if you are not or have yet to experience it, you will still love this place. The environment is really good, but the service is better, and well, the food is the best. Prices start at only $.75 and go up depending on whatever you choose. Maoz Vegetarian is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 am until 10:00 pm and Sunday from 12 pm until 9 pm EST. For more information, simply call: (212) 420-5999 today.

If you are looking for a healthy, yet flavorful kosher restaurant with great service, look no further, as I think you will love this fine vegetarian bistro. Located in the heart of Manhattan on 127 2nd Ave. in between 7th and 8th Ave. lies one of the best vegetarian restaurants in NYC, B&H Vegetarian Restaurant. With everything from soups to salads to entrees to appetizers and tons more, you just cannot resist this amazing vegetarian establishment. The desserts are incredible and the best news is, breakfast and brunch is available. In fact, for only $5, you can get a "Cheese Omelet" which includes Cheddar, Swiss, Feta, Farmer, and American cheese. I have to admit, the environment is casual, yet traditional. The service is decent. Delivery is available for those that want to hang out at home and relax. Prices start from $1 and go up to $11, making it a place that is affordable. B&H Vegetarian Restaurant is open daily from 7 am until 11 pm EST. For more information, simply call: (212) 505-8065 today.

So, you are probably wondering "How hard is it to become a vegetarian?" Well, the reality is, not hard at all. I think if I can do it, you can too and especially if you live close to this vegetarian restaurant. Located on 1259 Park Ave. in between 97th and 98th St. lies one of the hottest vegetarian food places, the Vegetarian Sandwich Bar. If you are looking for a great place to dine in NYC, I truly recommend eating at the Vegetarian Sandwich Bar. With everything from soup, salad, and sandwiches to pasta and entrees, you are destined to love this place. I absolutely love the "Antipasti Salad" (which includes mesclun greens, roasted eggplant, roasted zucchini, roasted peppers, roasted sweet potatoes, mozzarella, and pesto) for only $10.95. The Vegetarian Sandwich Bar also serves coffee an array of hot drinks, as well as, cakes. Another great thing about this great addition to NYC is the fact that it also serves a great breakfast too. For only $4.50, you can enjoy a fantastic "Bureka". The service is fantastic at this place, making it a business worth visiting normally. Delivery is available for those who just don't feel driving. Prices start from $1.25 and go up to $14.95. The Vegetarian Sandwich Bar is open Monday through Thursday from 7 am until 10 pm, Friday from 7 am until 2 pm, and Sunday from 8 am until 10 pm. They are closed Saturdays. For more information, simply call: (212) 360-7185 today.

Do you love Chinese? Well, chances are that if you love Chinese, you will love Tofu on 7th. Located on 226 7th Ave. in Brooklyn lies one of the most high-flying vegetarian restaurants in Manhattan, Tofu on 7th. With everything from soups to salads to entrees and appetizers to dishes and much more, Tofu on 7th proves why it is a vegetarian friendly eatery worth visiting right now. I absolutely love the "Vegetarian General Tsos Chicken" (which is created from soy and possesses the same sweet, yet spicy acquired sauce that is flavorful and decadent) for only $9.45. Plus, you also get a lot of food, which is great. The environment is ok, as is the service, but the food is great, especially for the price. Delivery is also available, making it an option to admire. Prices start at $1.40 and go up to $9.95, making it extremely affordable for those who want to contribute to the economy by saving money. Tofu on 7th is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am until 10:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 until 11:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 pm until 10:30 pm. For more information, simply call: (718) 768-5273 today.

Being a vegetarian is one thing, but becoming a vegetarian is another. In all actuality, changing your eating lifestyle to fit the vegetarian mold is actually a lot easier than it seems, especially if you discover great food and this restaurant. Located on 326 E. 6th St. in the heart of Manhattan lies one of the most fluent Japanese restaurants that is one of the best vegetarian eateries in NYC, Souen. Souen includes everything from appetizers to entrees to sides , and much more. If you do frequent the Souen restaurant, you have to try the "Curry Ramen Noodles" (which includes vegetables in kombu broth, soy sauce base, organic wheat noodles, and an array of curry spices) for only $12.50. Souen even has sweets, for those who are looking to indulge their sweet tooth. I absolutely love "Chocolate Creamy Parfait" (which is cocoa mousse with vanilla soy cream and granola) for only $5. The atmosphere is decent and the service is assiduous and swift. Prices range from $2 and go up to $18. Souen is open daily from 5:00 pm until 11:30 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 388-1155 today.

Choosing a healthy eating route that is tremendously flavorful has never tasted so good. Located on 128 Montague St., 2nd FL in Brooklyn on Henry St. lies one of the best vegetarian establishments in the big apple, the Vegetarian Ginger. The Vegetarian Ginger is primarily made up of Asian cuisine making it an eatery for those who love Asian food. With everything from soup, salad, and starters to entrees and courses to even specials. Vegetarian Ginger also includes a huge assortment of desserts including "Soy Ice Cream" for only $3.25. The beverages at this place are creative. With everything from "Avocado Soy Milk Smoothie" to "Carrot Apple Cucumber Juice" to "Fresh Coconut Water" and much more, you can enjoy an acquired, yet very tasty beverage for only $4.25. The environment is casual, but what makes this place so good is the service. Prices range from $1.50 and go up to $11.95, making this place ultimately affordable for the food you get. Delivery is also available, making it convenient for those who want to stay in and enjoy food in the comfort of their own home. Vegetarian Ginger is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am until 10:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am until 11:00 pm, and Sunday from 1:00 pm until 10:00 pm. For more information, simply call: (718) 246-1288 today.

If you are one who includes meat in your diet, you just may stop once you discover this fine vegetarian friendly restaurant. Located on 292 Grand St. in Brooklyn lies one of the most prominent vegetarian establishments in NYC, Malta. With everything from soups to salads to sandwiches to entrees and much more, Malta proves why it is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Manhattan and ultimately worth your inquiry. I absolutely love the "Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini, and Squash Sandwich" (which is served on a baguette with baby spinach and tomato salad) for only $8. Although vegetarians truly embrace the meat free concept, you don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this fine vegetarian eatery, as they even have included some meat products on the menu such as "Roasted Chicken Breast" (which includes sautéed wild mushrooms and Brussels sprouts) for $17. There is also breakfast and brunch available, making Malta a restaurant filled with endless specials and experiences. The "Polenta" is rather popular and for only $8, you can enjoy it with poached eggs and manchego. The atmosphere is great and the service is prompt. Prices range from $2 and go up to $19. Malta is open Monday through Friday from 12 pm until 12 am, Saturday from 11 am until 12 am, and Sunday from 11 am until 11 pm. For more information, simply call: (718) 218-8700 today.

The Best Persian Restaurants in New York City

New York City, the home of the Statue of Liberty and the home of the New York Yankees. New York City is also the home of many things, including some of the best restaurants on the planet, as well as Persian restaurants. As someone who is Persian, I must say there are plenty of good restaurants in Manhattan, however; there are only a first-class few that are the unsurpassed. I have decided to narrow down the numerous Persian restaurants to only the best Persian restaurants in NYC. Ghazaye Irani shegeft angiz ast!

"Once you go Persian, there is no other Version" Although the quote can apply to many things "Persian" it definitely applies to Persian food, including this fine restaurant. If you haven't dined at Ravagh you are truly missing out on experiencing Persian food at it's finest. Located in the heart of Manhattan on 11 E. 30th St. which is located in between 5th and Madison Ave., this fluently decadent Persian eatery proves why it is not only one of the best Persian restaurants in NYC, but ultimately worth frequenting. Ravagh has everything from appetizers to soups to salads to sandwiches to kebabs to stews to entrees, and much more. Ravagh also has several specialties and both the lunch and dinner menu are different. The atmosphere is nice and provides you with an ambience that is exotic and filled with discernment. The service is rather dutiful and quick, making Ravagh a restaurant worth dining at. If you are a vegetarian, you will have no trouble finding anything at Ravagh. In fact, I recommend trying the "Vegetable Kabob" (which includes grilled eggplant, zucchini, and mushrooms served with hummus) for only $10. Delivery is also available. Prices start at $3 and go up to $38. Ravagh is open daily from 11:30 am until 10:00 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 696-0300 today.

Searching for good, quality, and most importantly, authentic Persian food is like searching for a rare antique in a pawn shop. Although it is rare, it does exist. The good news is, you don't have to search further for good Persian food, as you have found it. If you haven't had the opportunity to eat at Colbeh, you really need to take time out of your schedule to do so. Located in beautiful NYC on 43 W. 39th St. which is located between 5th and 6th Ave. lies a Persian eatery that is not only worth your inquiry, but worth eating at much more so. Colbeh has everything from entrees to appetizers to soups to salads to sides to stews, and much more. Every time I eat here, I always order "Burekas" (which is grounded potato stuffed in a phylo dough pastry) for only $6.50. Colbeh is also home of some of the best desserts and to be honest, possesses a rather longer list than most restaurants. The environment is simple, yet traditional and provides you with a great experience. The service at Colbeh is also rather prompt. If you are a vegetarian, more than likely, you are going to love it here, as the selection is rather extensive and major. Delivery is available. Prices start at $4 and go up to $55. Colbeh is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 am until 11 pm and then Friday from 11 am until 1 before sundown. For more information, simply call: (212) 354-8182 right now.

I don't know about you, but I love Persian food. Everything from the acquired taste to the use of ingredients to the actual flavor and smell. If you haven't tried good Persian food, you really do need to experience it, which is why I truly recommend that you visit Mamani. Located in the heart of the big apple, on 151 Ave. A in between 9th and 10th St., Mamani is a Persian establishment that possesses a solid balance of American and Persian food. Mamani has everything from pizza to kabobs to wraps to sides to appetizers to burgers to hot wings to chicken nuggets, and much more. If you decide you don't care for kabobs or hummus, you can order a pizza or a burger. The prices are incredible and if you aren't looking to spend a lot, you will more than likely love it here. The environment is casual, so it isn't really immaculate, but not a dump either. The service is really good here and definitely makes this place have an upped stance. If you are vegetarian, you'll find something here for sure. In fact, for only $4.25, you can get the "California Veggie Burger" which includes your choice of vegetables, condiments, and cheeses. You can even make it a double burger for only $1.50 extra. Delivery is also available. Prices start at $1 and go up to $20. Mamani is not only an amazing Persian eatery, but it is open the most often out of every other Persian restaurant. Mamani is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11:30 am until 12:00 am and Friday through Saturday from 11:30 am until 5:00 am. For more information, simply call: (212) 420-8574 today.

Finding good Persian food in NYC should never be rocket science, however; after having mixed experiences you tend to question if you will ever find a good, solid Persian eatery. Well, the good news is, look no further as here is a great Persian restaurant. If you haven't had the chance to eat at the Shalizar you truly are missing out on good, authentic Persian food. Located in Manhattan on 1420 3rd Ave. which is in between 80th and 81st St. Shalizar proves why it is one of the best Persian restaurants in NYC and truly worth your inquiry. Shalizar includes everything from entrees and appetizers to soups and salads and stews to a variety of specials and sides. I absolutely love the "Kaskh-E-Badamjan" (which is baked eggplant puree, Kaskh, fried onion, and walnut) for only $8. The environment is rather clean, yet polished. The service is rather social, yet conscientious and efficient. If you are a vegetarian, you will definitely find food at Shalizar, as there is a vegetarian entrée menu, along with numerous side dishes and appetizers that are vegetarian friendly, which makes it an adaptable place to enjoy. Delivery is also available. Prices start at $4 and go up to $28. Shalizar is open daily from 5:30 pm until 10:00 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 288-0012 right now.

The Best Coffee Shops in New York City

I absolutely love coffee and when I am in New York City, I always contemplate and debate where to go for a great cup. It is a well known fact that there are numerous coffee shops in the big apple, so I am going to narrow down the many coffee shops to only the best in New York City.
 
If you are looking to dine at one of the most renowned coffee shops in NYC, I truly recommend George's Coffee Shop. Located on 3915 Broadway at 164th St. lies one of the most high-flying coffee shops in New York City, Georgia's Coffee Shop. With everything from eggs and omelets to pancakes and French toast to hot and cold sandwiches to soups and salads to burgers and fries to entrees and appetizers, and much more, George's Coffee Shop proves why it is one of the best coffee shops in New York City. Coffee starts at just $.80, which makes it highly affordable to those budget conscious coffee drinkers looking to save money. I absolutely love everything from the "banana muffin" for only $1.25 to the "Feta cheese omelet" for only $4.75 to the "Greek Salad" for only $6.00. If you are a vegetarian, you will more than likely find something to eat at George's Coffee Shop. The environment possesses a home-style kind of ambience. The service is courteous and hasty, as well as, sublimely friendly. Delivery is also available to those that just want to stay in and relax. Prices start at $.60 and go up to $7.00. George's Coffee Shop is open daily from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 927-7650 right now.
 
Searching for good coffee is tough. Whether it is smoke and mirrors, it is what it is. I don't know about you, but I always love discovering great coffee establishments including the Stage Restaurant. Located on 128 2nd Ave in between 7th and 8th St. lies one of the most leading coffee shops in NYC, the Stage Restaurant. What I love about the Stage Restaurant is the fact it is heavily inspired by Eastern European culture. Coffee starts at just $.95. With everything from soups and sandwiches to entrees and appetizers, the Stage Restaurant is clearly one of the best coffee shops in the big apple. I absolutely love the "Blintzes" which vary in price and start at only $6.35 and go up to $7.65. The Stage Restaurant also offers a variety of specials that change daily. If you are a vegetarian, you will love this place, as there are several vegetarian entrees. The environment of this place is fresh, yet time-honored. The staff is bona fide, yet fleet. Prices start at a mere $.70 and go up to $9.75, making it extremely inexpensive for those budget conscious individuals looking to enjoy a great meal. The Stage Restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am until 9:30 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 473-8614 today.
 
I absolutely love coming across an amazing coffee shop when I least expect it. In fact, that is what happened when I had the perfect opportunity to find The Red Flame. Located on 67 W. 44th St. in between 5th and 6th Ave., The Red Flame proves why it is not only one of the best coffee shops in NYC, but ultimately worth eating at right now. With everything from breakfast inspired entrees and delicious delectable's to soups, salads, and sandwiches to various specialties separated by cuisine (Italian, Greek, etc) and much more, The Red Flame demonstrates why it is one of the best coffee shops in NYC. Coffee starts at just $1.50. I have had the opportunity to eat at the Red Flame and I have to tell you, this place is incredible. One of my favorites remains to be the "Belgian Tropical Waffle" for only $10.25, as well as, the "Eggplant Parmigiana" for only $10.45. If you are a vegetarian, you will definitely find some delicious food to your liking at The Red Flame. In fact, I recommend the "Vegetarian Burger" for only $6.95. The milieu is rather pleasant and unpretentious, yet habitual. The staff is personable, yet polite. Delivery is available to those that want to enjoy their coffee in the comfort of their own home. Prices start at only $1.25 and go up to $17.95. The Red Flame is open daily from 6:00 am until 12:00 am. For more information, simply call: (212) 869-3965 right now.
 
One of the things I love most about coffee shops is great food and great service. If you are one that thinks on the same wavelength, I guarantee you are going to love Bus Stop. Located in the heart of Manhattan on 3341 Broadway at 135th St. lies one of the best coffee shops in NYC, the Bus Stop. With everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to individual entrees and appetizers, and more you just cannot help, but love the Bus Stop. I love everything from the "Spinach and Feta Cheese Omelet" for only $6.00 to the "Belgian Waffle with ice cream" for only $6.00 to "Vegetarian Panini" for only $4.95 to "Greek Pizza on Pita" for only $8.00 and more. If you are vegetarian, you will more than likely find something to enjoy at the Bus Stop. In fact, I truly recommend the "Veggie Burger deluxe" for only $5.50. The ambiance is home-style, yet traditional. The aura of the staff is good, as the service is speedy. Delivery is also available to those that actually want to stay in and relax, while enjoying a cup of coffee in the comfort of your own home. Prices range from $.75 and go up to only $12.75. The Bus Stop is open daily. For more information, simply call: (212) 690-2150 today.
 
New York City is known for so many things, which makes it ultimately incredible. Despite the adversity the city faces, it's just too amazing. One of the reasons to love the big apple is definitely the West Side Coffee Shop. Located on 323 Church St. at Canal St., the West Side Coffee Shop proves why it is not only one of the best coffee establishments in Manhattan, but worth frequenting as a result. Coffee is only $1.00 at this fine addendum to NYC, which makes it worth every cup. With everything from soups, salads, sandwiches, and sides to entrees and appetizers that favor Latin American cuisine, you will definitely love the West Side Coffee Shop. I absolutely love the "Swiss Cheese sandwich" for only $3.00. If you are vegetarian, you will find something to eat here. The environment is very cultural and possesses a Latin American vibe that is ethnic. The service is friendly, yet swift and thoughtful. Delivery is also available to those that just want to stay in. Prices start at just $ and go up to just $. The West Side Coffee Shop is open daily from 7 am until 9 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 334-0185 right now.

Searching for a great coffee shop is incredibly hard, especially if you are one who is rather choosy. If you are looking to frequent a decent coffee I truly recommend Bridge Coffee Shop. Located in Brooklyn, on 73 Bridge St. at Front St. lies one of the best coffee shops in New York City, Bridge Coffee Shop. Coffee starts at only $.60, which makes it very cut-rate for those that don't want to spend a lot. I absolutely love the "Morir Sonando" for only $2.75 which is like an orange crème smoothie. With everything from soups to salads to entrees and appetizers to sides and specials, you are destined to love Bridge Coffee Shop. I absolutely love the "fruit salad" for only $1.50, as well as, the "French Toast" for only $2.50. This great addition to Brooklyn also has a great selection of desserts. If you are vegetarian, you will absolutely like to eat Bridge Coffee Shop, as there are a lot of different kinds of food without meat in them. The atmosphere is modish, yet conservative. The staff is affable, yet conscientious. Prices start at $1.00 and go up to $12.00. Bridge Coffee Shop is open daily from 5:00 am until 11:00 am. For more information, simply call: (718) 797-0825 today.

The Best French Restaurants in New York City

America is the world's "Melting Pot" and the land of the free and the home of the brave. America is also the home of some of the finest, most renowned restaurants in the world today. New York City has defied the true essence of fluent, yet authentic French cuisine where French food has never tasted so good. It is 2009, not 1909 so the result of our French ancestors is more outstanding and observable than ever. It is a well known fact that there are many French restaurants in the big apple, so I have decided to narrow down the numerous French restaurants to only the best eateries in New York City.
 
French cuisine has a reputation of being flavorful and decadent, however; once you discover La Sirene, you will become very much aware that this amazing French eatery and addition to the big apple is proved to be true. Located on 558 Broome St. in between Varick St. and 6th Ave lies one of the most well-known French eateries in Manhattan, La Sirene. With everything from entrees to appetizers, who cannot love this first-rate French restaurant? The "Escargots A La Bourguignonne" (which are a half dozen roasted snails with butter and garlic sauce) for only $12.75 are really popular, as they are a delicacy. La Sirene also includes a long list of amazing French desserts. In fact, if you haven't tried the "Crème Brulee" for only $9.75, you are missing out on one of the best desserts on earth. The atmosphere at this fine French bistro provides you with an setting that is casual, yet strong with an environment that is calm and collection. The service at La Sirene is swift, yet conscientious. If you are a vegetarian, you may have minor trouble finding something at this eatery, however; there are some vegetarian selections on the menu. Delivery is also available, making it high convenient for those who want to stay at home, rather than eat out. Prices range from $2.50 and $32.00. La Sirene is open Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 pm until 10:30 pm and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm until 11:00 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 925-3061 today.
 
If you haven't had the break to try French food, well now is your opportunity. In fact, if you haven't tried the Bistro Les Amis, you must do so pronto. Located on 180 Spring St. at Thompson St., this amazing example of a French restaurant in Manhattan proves why it is not only worth frequenting, but heavily worth your inquiry. With everything from soups and salads to entrees and appetizers to unlimited specials, the Bistro Les Amis demonstrates why it is one of the best French restaurants in the big apple. Brunch is also available, making it that much enhanced. One of my favorites remains to be the "Goat Cheese Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Misc. Herbs Omelet" for only $10.95. The environment is rather genial, yet diminutive, but provides you with an ambience that is satisfying and subtle. The service is very dutiful and chivalrous, making your experience at the Bistro Les Amis a good one. If you are a vegetarian, you will definitely find an entrée or two that represents what you are looking for. Delivery is also available, but only vacant from 11:30 am until 4:00 pm, making it immensely opportune for those who would like to stay inside for brunch, lunch, and/or an early dinner. Prices start at $4.50 and go up to $28.95. Bistro Les Amis is open daily for lunch from 11:30 am until 4:00 pm and then they reopen their doors at 5:30 pm until 12:00 am for dinner daily. On Saturday and Sunday, they are open until 1:00 am. For more information, simply call: (212) 226-8645 right now.
 
I don't know about you, but I love French food. Everything from the use of ingredients to the actual collaborations that are used to create that savory, yet succulent delectable taste. I also know that one of the best French Bistros in NYC is definitely Le Boeuf a la Mode. Located in the heart of NYC on 539 E 81st St. rests one of the most high-flying, French establishments in the big apple, Le Boeuf a la Mode. With everything from entrees to appetizers to a variety of specials, the Le Boeuf a la Mode is as complete as the individual that enjoys eating here. The "Escargots de Bourgogne" (which are snails in garlic butter and parsley) for only $10.75 are really popular here. Le Boeuf a la Mode also offers luscious French desserts. The ambience is southern with a modishness that is novel and charismatic. The service is shrewd and societal. If you are a vegetarian, you will find a little something to eat here, but please note you won't find a modest amount of vegetarian selections on the menu. Prices start at $2.50 and go up to $39.50. Le Boeuf is open daily from 5:30 pm until 11:00 pm EST. For more information, simply call: (212) 249-1473 today.
 
Sometimes French food is not for everyone, however; when Americans put a new twist or spin on an bona fide cuisine, without changing it significantly, the result turns out marvelously. That is the case when it comes to Eleven Madison Park. Located on 11 Madison Ave. in the heart of NYC, at 24th St. lies one of the most flavorful French restaurants, Eleven Madison Park. With everything from entrees to appetizers and ad lib specials, you just cannot evade, but love Eleven Madison Park. Eleven Madison Park also includes desserts, making it a French eatery that permits you to feed your sweet tooth. In fact, I truly recommend the "Fromages Naturels" (which is an astoundingly fluent French cheese dessert) for only $12. The environment is customary, yet classy with an ambience of panache. The service is decorous, yet quick and genteel. Prices vary and range from $8.00 and go up to $175.00. Eleven Madison Park is open Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm until 2 pm for lunch, then reopens again at 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm. Eleven Madison Park is also open Friday and Saturday from 5:30 pm until 10:00 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 889-0905 right now.

One of the things I love about NYC is the culture and the ability to connect with other cultures, including French culture. Some of the best dishes come from France and if you have never been to France or discovered the city of Paris, well the time is now to discover some of the best French food. If you haven't had the opportunity to eat at Solex, you really should do that now. Located in the heart of Manhattan on 103 1st Ave. in between 6th and 7th St. lies one of the best French eateries in the big apple, Solex. With everything from pizzettes and tarts to soup and an array of French inspired wines, the Solex is one of the most appetizing French restaurants. I absolutely love the "Assortment of Cheeses" selection for only $16, as you will receive a lot of cheese that makes your French eating experience a fabulous one. The Solex is more of a bar, but has an ambience that is more lounge and more calm and cooperative. The service is quite personable and communal, as well as, dutiful and swift. If you are a vegetarian, you will more than likely find something that fits your individual eating lifestyle here. In fact, I truly recommend the "Olives Provencal" for only $5. Prices start at a mere $5 and go up to $56. Solex is open daily from 6:00 pm until 1:30 am. For more information, simply call: (212) 777-6677 today.

The Best Pakistani Restaurants in New York City

Pakistan is known for being the sixth largest country in the world, but it is also known for producing some of the finest, yet underrated cuisine across the globe. New York City is technically the largest city in the United States, but also one of the largest cities in the world today. If you have never been to Pakistan, this is the perfect opportunity to experience the culture at it's finest. There are a lot of great restaurants in New York City, including some of the finest Pakistani establishments, so I have decided to narrow down the many Pakistani eateries to only the best in NYC.

Part of experiencing true Pakistani culture is eating some of the finest food. If you are looking to eat at a terrific Pakistani eatery, you will definitely love Sirtaj. Located on 36 W. 26th St. in between Broadway and 6th Ave. With everything from entrees and appetizers and much more, who can not love this Pakistani restaurant?! Sirtaj also includes desserts for only $2. If you are a vegetarian, you will definitely find something at Sirtaj. In fact, I truly recommend the "Sag Paneer" (which is spinach and homemade cheese cubes cooked in an array of spices) for only $5.50. Delivery is also available, to those that want to stay in and relax. Prices at Sirtaj range from $1.25 and $14.00. Sirtaj is open Monday through Friday from 11 am until 8 pm, Saturday from 11 am until 7 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm until 5 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 989-3766 today.

If you are one of those people that loves to enjoy a good meal that is different, but not over the top, you will love the Haandi Restaurant. Located on 113 Lexington Ave at 28th St, the Haandi Restaurant proves why it is not only ultimately worth your inquiry, but one of the best Pakistani restaurants in New York City. With everything from entrees and appetizers, there is absolutely nothing to hate about Haandi Restaurant. For only $1, you can order a "Vegetable Samosa" (which is a crispy pastry filled with minced veggies). You can also order desserts and if I must say so, I truly recommend the "Kheer" for only $1.99. If you are vegetarian, you will love this place, as the vegetarian selection is extensive. Delivery is also available, making the Haandi Restaurant convenient for those who want to stay in and relax at home. Prices at Haandi Restaurant start from $1.00 and go up to $24.99. The Haandi Restaurant is open daily from 10 am until 12 am. For more information, simply call: (212) 685-5200 right now.

New York City is filled with tons of great restaurants, especially those eateries that cross into the Middle Eastern cuisine. One of the best Pakistani restaurants in Manhattan is definitely Evergreen. Located on 2158 Bath Ave. in the heart of Brooklyn lies one of the most foremost, yet happening Pakistani restaurants in NYC, Evergreen. With everything from entrees to appetizers, sides and specials, and much more, the Evergreen proves that diversity is surely within it's forte. The Evergreen even has desserts. One of my favorites is the "Zarda" for only $4. If you are a vegetarian, you will have absolutely no trouble finding anything to eat here. Delivery is also available, which makes it truly convenient. Prices at Evergreen start from only $.50 and go up to $10, which makes this eatery very easy on the budget. Evergreen is open daily from 11 am until 12 am. For more information, simply call: (718) 449-1515 today.

The Best Burmese Restaurants in New York City

If you haven't had the opportunity to discover Burmese food, your chance is today. The people of Myanmar have spread culturally awareness for centuries, however; because America is the world's "Melting Pot" and New York City is the largest city in America, Burmese eateries have become more common. One thing is certain, NYC is notorious for possessing many great eating places including Burmese restaurants. There are many great restaurants that possess the unique taste of Burmese cuisine, so I have decided to narrow down the numerous Burmese eateries to only the best Burmese restaurants in New York City.
 
If you are one who has yet to discover Burmese cuisine, you will definitely love Village Mingala. Located on 21 E. 7th St. in between 2nd and 3rd Ave. Village Mingala proves why it is one of the best Burmese eateries in the big apple. With everything from entrees to appetizers to soups and salads to sides and specials, and much more, Village Mingala demonstrates why it is one of the best Burmese restaurants in NYC. Village Mingala also has desserts. In fact, if you have the opportunity to eat here, I recommend the "Green Tea Ice Cream" for only $4.50. The ambience is rather traditional, yet ethnic and unpretentious. The service is rather dutiful, yet swift. If you are a vegetarian, you will more than likely find something to enjoy here. In fact, I truly recommend the "Mango Vegetables" for only $10.95. Village Mingala also offers free delivery, making it convenient to those that want to stay in, instead of heading out. Prices start at just $2.00 and go up to $20.95. Village Mingala is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 am until 11:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am until 12:00 am. For more information about Village Mingala, simply call: (212) 529-3656 right now.

One of the things I love about Burmese food is the fact the taste is rather flavorful, yet acquired. In all honesty, it may not be for everyone, but it is for most people and one thing is certain, if you haven't had the chance to dine at Café Mingala, you really need to. Located on 1393 2nd Ave in between 72nd and 73rd St. lies one of the most fluent representations of Burmese cuisine, Café Mingala. With everything from soups and salads to entrees and appetizers to much more, Café Mingala proves why it is one of the best Burmese restaurants in Manhattan. Whether you want seafood or beef or chicken, Café Mingala offers numerous dishes that cater to your individual likes and dislikes. Café Mingala also offers a nice selection of delectable, yet delicious and sweet desserts. The environment is rather clean, yet simple. The staff is rather conscientious, social, and speedy. If you are a vegetarian, you will definitely find this restaurant great, as they have a special vegetarian menu. If you haven't had the opportunity to try the "Pineapple Soybean & Vegetables" for only $13.95. What is so great about Café Mingala is the fact that delivery is now an option, making it expedient for those that want to stay in and relax. Prices range from $ to $. Café Migala is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 am until 11:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am until 12:00 am. For more information about Café Mingala, simply call: (212) 744-8008 today.

The Best Belgian Restaurants in New York City

Life in the big apple can be rather tough and searching for a good restaurant can be even tougher. The good news is, despite the size of New York City, it is very much possible to find a good restaurant including a good Belgian restaurant. In modern years, Belgian's culture has migrated to the United States, primarily in New York City. It is a well known fact that Belgian culture is recognized for loving "waffles" and "French fries" however; the cuisine itself is made up of more than just that. There are many Belgian restaurants in NYC, so I have decided to narrow down the numerous restaurants to only the best in New York City.
 
Discovering some of the finest Belgian food can ultimately change your life. In fact, once you discover a good meal at Markt, you just may be one of those people who have a life changing experience. If you are looking to experience the Belgian culture at it's finest, the real key is to discover only the best dishes from the Belgian culture. One of the best places to do so is at Markt. Located on 676 6th Ave. at 21st St., this Belgian restaurant proves why it is not only one of the best Belgian restaurants in New York City, but ultimately worth eating at. Breakfast and Brunch are also available. I absolutely love the "Gaufre Aux Fruits Frais Wafel Met Vers Fruit" (which is a homemade Belgian waffle with assorted fruit and topped with whipped cream) for only $10 The environment is refined, with an ounce of fresh ingenuity. The service is very civil, yet assiduous and timely. If you are a vegetarian, you will more than likely love to eat at Markt, as there is a variety. Prices start at $2 and go up to $90. Markt is open daily 8 am until 5 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 727-3314 right now.
 
One of the things I love most about Belgian food is it's ability to mix simplicity with only the best ingredients to create delicious, delectable, dishes. If you are one who hasn't tried Belgian food, I truly recommend that you try Resto. Located on 111 E. 29th St. between Park and Lexington Ave. lies one of the top Belgian restaurants in the big apple. With everything from appetizers and entrees to sides and salads and much more, Resto is definitely one of the best Belgian hot spots in NYC. The environment is satisfying, yet established. The service is really great, as they are considerate and astute. If you are a vegetarian, you will more than likely find something on the menu to enjoy. In fact, I truly recommend the "Boudin Noir Tart" (which is a Belgian delicacy that consists of crumbled cheddar and caramelized apple) for only $12. Brunch is also available for those that need the early breakfast fix. What I also love is the fact that Resto includes a bar menu, if you are one who loves pub food. Prices start at $1 and go up to $120. Resto is open Monday through Friday 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am until 3:30 pm, and then reopens at 5:00 pm until 11:30 pm and on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday stays open until 1:00 am and Sunday only until 10:30 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 685-5585 today.
 
Belgian food is one of the most underrated gastronomies in cuisine. If you are one that loves and appreciates new dishes, you will love Café De Bruxelles. Located on 118 Greenwich Ave. at 13th Ave., Café De Bruxelles is one of the most prominent Belgian restaurants in New York City. With everything from entrees and appetizers to soups and salads to omelets and waffles to pasta and mussels, and more, Café De Bruxelles still continues to stamp it's mark in the Belgian community. One of my favorites remains to be the "Tomato Au Montrachet" (which is a baked tomato filled with goat cheese and served with a warm basil vinaigrette) for only $9.50. Café De Bruxelles also includes many great classic Belgian pastries. You also can order from the Belgian beer list, which includes numerous Belgian beers that are supremely rare. The environment is semi-sophisticated with a cultural twist. The service is good, but varies upon person, as there are mixed reviews all over the place. If you are a vegetarian, you will more than likely find something at Café De Bruxelles that you will enjoy. Prices start at $5.00 and go up to $28.95. Café De Bruxelles is open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm until 11:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 pm until 12:00 am, and Sunday 12:00 pm until 10:30 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 206-1830 right now.
 
If you are one who is skeptical about trying new food, you will love Pommes Frites. Located on 123 2nd Ave. in between 7th St. and St. Marks Place lies one of the most popular, exciting Belgian eateries, Pommes Frites. With everything from delicious Belgian fries, an assortment of condiments, and lots and lots of sauces, you will enjoy this Belgian eatery. With sauces such as "pomegranate teriyaki mayo" you just have to love the ingenuity of this place. Another thing to love about Pommes Frites is the fact you can order Poutines, which start at a mere $5.00. The environment is passable, as it's more of a take-out joint than a restaurant. The service is very friendly and courteous. If you are vegetarian, you will more than likely not really care for this place, but may appreciate it for it's fries and variety of sauces. Prices start at $2.50 and go up to $7.75. Pommes Frites is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 am until 1:00 am and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am until 3:30 am. For more information, simply call: (212) 674-1234 today.

The Best Brazilian Restaurants in New York City

Brazil may be a country in South America, but what you don't realize is, it is home to some of the best food on the planet. The Brazilian culture has since evolved in the United States, making food a huge, yet well-known pact. America is the great "melting pot" it is also home to some of the best restaurants in the world today. New York City is the largest city in the United States and because it is chock-a-block with so many people, the demand is greater. It is a well-known fact that Manhattan is overflowing with numerous Brazilian restaurants, so I have decided to narrow down the many Brazilian eateries in the big apple to only the best.
 
If you are one of those individuals that loves Brazilian food, you are definitely going to love eating at Favela Cubana. Located at 543 Laguardia Place in between Bleeker and W 3rd St. lies one of the most prominent Brazilian restaurants in NYC, Favela Cubana. With everything from soup and salad to sandwiches and sides to entrees and appetizers and more, you have no choice but to frequent the Favela Cubana. The Favela Cubana also has a variety of desserts such as the "Volcan de Chocolate" (which is a Brazilian chocolate cake served with ice cream) for only $7. The environment is comfortable, yet conventional and avant-garde. The aura is rather arbitrary and the staff is helpful, yet timely. If you are a vegetarian, you will, more than likely enjoy this place too because Favela Cubana gives you an array of options. Whether you are looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, Favela Cubana is the right place for you. Prices start from $3 and go up to $22. Favela Cubana is open daily from 8:00 am until 12 am. For more information, simply call: (212) 777-6500 today.
 
I have to tell you, if you are a radical Brazilian food enthusiast you are truly going to love, BarBossa. Located on 232 Elizabeth St. in between House and Prince St., this fine Brazilian eatery proves why it is not only one of the best Brazilian restaurants in the big apple, but worth eating at today. With everything from soups, salads, and sides to entrees and appetizers to dishes and even some of the best omelets that can be found in the big apple, you have no choice but to love BarBossa. The environment is simple, yet stylish. The service is good, as they are social and speedy. If you are a vegetarian, you are definitely going to find something here to enjoy. In fact, I truly recommend the "Eggplant Polenta Alla Parmaegiana" (which is a Brazilian twist of the Italian classic "Eggplant Parmesan") for only $13.00. Brunch is also available. Beer is also available. Prices range from $2.50 to $35.00. BarBossa is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 am until 11:30 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 625-2340 right now.
 
If you are waiting to discover some of the finest Brazilian food on the planet, well, I recommend checking out Churrascaria Plataforma. Located on 316 W 39th St. in between 8th and 9th Ave rests one of the best additions to NYC and Brazilian cuisine, Churrascaria Plataforma. With everything from entrees and appetizers to unlimited specials and dinner packages, who could resist not eating at this amazing Brazilian restaurant. The atmosphere is refined, yet pristine. The quality is rather colorful. The service is rather polished and attentive, yet prompt. If you are a vegetarian, you will more than likely find something to eat here, however; the selections are rather lean. One of the things I love about Churrascaria Plataforma is the fact they have a buffet option. Also, if you are in the mood for a drink, this Brazilian eatery also has a bar filled with an array of alcohol. Reservations are also available. Prices start at $3 and go up to $4,000.00. Churrascaria Plataforma is open daily from 12 pm to 12 am. For more information, simply call: (212) 245-0505 today.
 
Whether you love Brazilian food or you have yet to discover Brazilian cuisine on any wavelength, you are destined to love, Via Brasil. Located on 34 W 46th St in between 5th and 6th Ave, this fine Brazil inspired establishment proves why it is not only worth eating at, but one of the best Brazilian restaurants in NYC to date. With everything from soups, sides, and salads to entrees and appetizers, you are destined to love Via Brasil. I absolutely love the "Pao de Queijo" (which is Brazilian cheese bread) for only $4.95. The environment is rather cavalier, yet cultured. The service is relatively impressive. If you are vegetarian, you will definitely not have a hard time finding something to eat here that caters to your individual eating lifestyle. Prices begin at $3.00 and end at $26.95. Via Brasil is open Monday and Tuesday from 12 pm until 11 pm, Wednesday through Saturday from 12 pm until 12 am, and Sunday from 12 pm until 10 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 997-1158 right now.


Brazilian culture is really happening in the big apple and because there are so many restaurants, including Ipanema. Located on 13 W 46th St. in between 5th and 6th Ave. sits one of the best Brazilian restaurants in Manhattan, Ipanema. With everything from soups and salads to entrees and appetizers to specials, you are destined to not only Ipanema, but appreciate much more so. The "Batata Frita" (which are Brazilian French fries) for only $2.25 are really good and usually can be ordered as a side order with your meal. The environment is rather casual, but possesses a rather exotic ambience that is fresh. The service is rather courteous and keen. If you are a vegetarian, you will more than likely find a food for you, however; the selection is rather slim. Prices start from $1.50 and go up to $26.95. Ipanema is open daily Monday through Sunday from 12 pm until 10 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 730-5848 today.

The Best Afghan Restaurants in New York City

New York City may be the home of the Big Apple, but it's also the home of some of the most culturally connected cuisines in the world today. Afghan food is moderately infrequent in the United States, however; once you travel to Manhattan, you will soon ascertain that it is a familiar cookery that is well liked by the individual that tries it for the first time. Although Afghan food is a scarcity, once one discovers this amazingly glib cuisine, they will enjoy it. I have decided to narrow down the numerous Afghan restaurants in NYC to only the best Afghan restaurants.
 
If you want to eat good, authentic Afghan cuisine then I truly recommend that you eat at Bamiyan. Located on 358 3rd Ave. in the heart of Manhattan, Bamiyan proves why it is one of the best Afghan eateries in the big apple. The Bamiyan includes kabobs, entrees, authentic Afghan dishes, soups, salads, appetizers, and even desserts. They also include a wide-range variety of beverages such as coffee, tea, and even drinks that are Afghan coupled. I absolutely love the blueberry flavored "Yogurt Drink". If you are a vegetarian, you will love this place. With dishes such as "Bouranee Baunjaun" (which is eggplant layered with a subtle mint yogurt and then garnished with fresh coriander) for only $12.95, you just cannot help, but ultimately love this place. At this fine Afghan restaurant, prices range from $.75 and go up to $69.95. Bamiyan is open daily. For more information, simply call: (212) 481-3232 right now.
 
Afghan food is a colossal rarity in the United States, nevertheless; regardless of this being so, it has managed to win over the hearts of individuals who have the option to uncover it for the first time. Located in the heart of NYC on 1345 2nd Ave. near the Marymount Manhattan College, the Afghan Kebab House II proves why it is not only one of the hottest Afghan restaurants in NYC, but ultimately worth your inquiry. With an appetizer such as "Sambosa" (which is a fried dumpling filled with beef and an array of herbs and spices) starting at just $3.00, you can learn to discover food you have, more than likely, never tried before. The Afghan Kebab House II also includes a delectable list of kebab entrees that range from chicken, seafood, and lamb and beef. The menu also includes an extensive list of side orders, soups, and even desserts. If you are vegetarian, you are in luck because the Afghan Kebab House II also includes an extensive vegetarian menu just to cater to your individual eating lifestyle. Prices start at $1.00 and go up to $16.00. The Afghan Kebab House II is open daily. For more information, simply call: (212) 517-2776 today.

New York City is known for so many things, including their big choices of eating places. Located on 787 9th Ave. in NYC lies one of the most prestigious Afghan establishments, the Ariana Afghan Restaurant. If you are looking for a place with authentic Afghan food that is great on your budget, look no further, as this is your eatery. The Ariana Afghan Restaurant includes a variety of soups, appetizers, entrees, side orders, and much more. The Aria Afghan Restaurant also has a wide-range selection of kebabs made from various meat products and even includes numerous specials. This fine Afghan restaurant also includes desserts, making your Afghan experience a pleasurable one. The "Beghalawa" (sweet cake with pistachio and almonds) is delicious. Look no further vegetarians, the great news is, the Ariana Afghan Restaurant also has a vegetarian menu that possesses an extensive variety. You also have the option to create combination plates, making it that much more interesting. Prices start from $1.25 and go up to $15.00. The Ariana Afghan Restaurant is open daily. For more information, simply call: (212) 262-2323 right now.

The Best Pizzerias in New York City

New York City remains to be one of the most prominent places on the planet to finding the best pizza. It is a well known fact that pizza remains to be one of the most popular foods across the globe and because it is enjoyed by billions worldwide, the demand for finding only the best pizzerias tends to grow rapidly on a daily basis. If you look at the number of pizza places in the United States alone and look at the reputation of New York City's pizza versus pizza from other areas of demographic, the exigency is superior. The reality is, life in "the big apple" never tasted so good which is why I am going to take you through a step-by-step guide to some of the finest pizzerias in Manhattan.
 
Usually when an establishment refers to themselves as "Best" they never usually live up to it, however; there are exceptions to that rule and this is actually one time it is so. Located in the heart of Manhattan on 1038 1st Ave. lies one of the most incredible pizzerias in NYC, Best Pizza On 1st. Best Pizza On 1st serves some of the most diverse, yet authentic food in the big apple, making it ultimately worth inquiring. The menu consists of a wide-range variety that ranges from "Cheese Calzone" (for only $5.50) that tastes incredible to "Manicotti" (for only $10.00) which is an amazing authentic Italian dish. The pizzas and pies are endless, with selections such as "Neapolitan Cheese Pie" (for only $15.00) that is excellent. Slices of pizza start at $2.50 and go up to $3.50. Also, if you are a vegetarian, you find this place great because they have a lot of great selections such as that "Eggplant Hero" (for only $6.00) which is an amazing sandwich made of eggplant. Best Pizza On 1st also has an array of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees, that go beyond pizza and you get your money's worth. Not only is the service conscientious and timely, but they are incredibly operative, yet effective as a result. The prices are also incredible, especially if you are one who is looking to save money, as prices start from $1.00 and go up to $21.00. If you are looking for one of the best places to enjoy pizza in NYC, definitely take the time out of your day to visit this fine pizzeria. Best Pizza On 1st is open daily from 11 am until 10:30 pm EST. If you would like to know more information, simply call: (212) 644-8400 right now.
 
I love when I am strolling around the big apple not purposely looking for a great pizza eatery and then having the opportunity to come across one of the best pizza places that exist. Located on 7th Ave. at 201 W. 11th St. in the heart of Manhattan, Two Boots proves why it is one of the best pizzerias in NYC and ultimately worth your inquiry. Are boots really made for walking? With a pizza called "Tony Clifton Pizza" which includes wild mushrooms, Vidalia onions, sweet red pepper pesto, and mozzarella cheese, you just cannot get anymore creative than that (or can you?) The great thing about Two Boots is the fact they offer more palatable victuals besides pizza such as salads, strombolini, calzones, and many more. If you are a vegetarian, more than likely you'll find Two Boots to be an eatery that caters to your eating routine. This wonderful addition to NYC pizzerias also offers delivery services and even has a separate menu just for delivery. The prices range from $1.95 and go up to $28.95. One of my good friends thinks Two Boots has the best pizza in New York City. You keep saying you got something for me, but one thing is certain Two Boots is made for more than just walking. Get your boots on because Two Boots is ready for you. Two Boots is open Monday through Thursday from 11 am until 1 am, Friday 11 am until 2 am, Saturday 11 am until 2 am, and on Sunday 11 am until 12 am. If you would like to know more, simply phone: (212) 633-9096 today.
 
Searching for the best pizzerias in Manhattan is like searching for the best clarity of diamonds in a pawn shop. Although it is rare, it can exist, especially in the case for Patsy's Pizzeria. Located at 2287 1st Ave. on 118th Patsy's Pizzeria proves why it is one of the best pizzerias in NYC. One of my favorite places to eat in New York City is definitely this place, because their "White Pizza" is incredible. Whether you fancy pizza, you can also learn to enjoy other stuff available at Patsy's Pizzeria including salads, appetizers, a wide-range variety of pastas, soups, and even desserts that are as delectable and delicious as some of the preeminent. I must also add that the cappuccinos here are really good and definitely are great to enjoy eating pizza. If you are one who lives the vegetarian lifestyle, you will find this place interesting, as it possesses several foods that cater to your individual standard of living. Prices range from $2.50 and go up to $32.95. Patsy's Pizzeria is open Monday through Thursday from 11 am until 11 pm, Friday 11 am until 12 am, Saturday 11 am until 11 pm, and Sunday 1 pm until 10 pm. If you would like to know more information, simply call: (212) 534-9783 right now.
 
Sometimes searching for great pizza can be complicated, but once you discover that place that makes you want to return over and over again, you realize it isn't so hard after all. Located near Union Square at 88 3rd Ave, in the heart of the big apple, lies one of the best pizza joints, Amici. What I love about Amici is the fact it is great for your budget, as the prices start at $1.00 and go up to $20.50. The menu consists of an array of food that goes beyond pizza such as paninis, wraps, and sandwiches, as well as, salads and entrees. If you are a vegetarian, you will have no problem finding something here, as they have several things to eat including the "Vegetarian Delight Pizza" which starts at $16.25 and goes up to $20.50 (depending on the size you get). Their amazing "Ricotta and Mozzarella Cheese Calzone" is only $3.99. To find a great deal like that in NYC is like searching for an A+ diamond in a pawn shop and actually finding it. You just cannot beat that. They also have desserts that start at $2.99 per slice and range from Chocolate Mousse Cake to Carrot Cake and more. Also, the thing that I love about Amici is the fact that the service is great, as they are social, but also considerate and prepared to take your order in a judicious manner. Amici is open Monday through Sunday from 11 am until 2 am. Whether you are looking to have a nice fulfilling lunch or you simply want to have a late night bite, you cannot go wrong with Amici. For more information, simply phone: (212) 979-9686 today.
 
If you are looking for a great place that is immaculate, yet upmarket with a stalwart ambience and magnificent service, I truly recommend that you check out Arte Café. Arte Café is located on 106 W. 73rd St. (in between Amsterdam and Columbus Ave.) and remains to be one of the most refined, yet cultivated places to dine, especially in NYC for pizza. The Art Café's pizza selection is as distinctive as the individual that eats it. Another thing to love about this NYC pizzeria is the fact it has other options besides pizza that range from salads to sandwiches to pastas and entrees to even omelets, as brunch is available. The Art Café also includes several vegetarian friendly selections such as "Funghi Pizza Lunch" (which includes mozzarella, wild mushrooms, and tomato sauce) and is only $14.95 plus you get a choice of side with it. The Art Café also includes decadent desserts that are supremely surprising and range from Amaretto Tiramisu to Ricotta Cheesecake and more. The Art Café is also very easy on the bank account, making it that much more interesting, as a result. Prices at the Art Café start from $1.50 and go up to about $18.00. The Arte Café is open Monday through Thursday from 12 pm until 11 pm, Friday from 12 pm until 12 am, and Saturday and Sunday from 11 am until 12 am. For more information, simply call: (212) 501-7014 right now.
 
Angels are known as heavenly or compassionate individuals, but what you don't realize is, there is a place in Manhattan that has caused this word to redefine it's terms. Located on 1135 1st Ave near Lennox Hill, Angels proves why it is one of the best pizzerias in the big apple. It is a well known fact that Angels is a wonderful establishment that includes some of the finest pizza in New York City. Angels includes an universal selection of food that goes beyond pizza such as soup, sandwiches, appetizers, pastas, dinners, and entrees. The Agnolotti is insanely incredible. You can also enjoy variety of specials and combos, making Angels a place to not only enjoy, but look forward to. What I love about this fine pizza venue is the fact that it also has a vegetarian friendly selection too, making it a place for everyone to enjoy. The "Vegetarian Chili" (which starts $3.95 and goes up to $5.50) is delicious. Angels also includes an extensive dessert menu that varies from fresh cakes and pies to pastries and bars to cookies and more. I absolutely love the Canola (only $2.50) at Angels. Prices at Angels start from $1.00 and go up to $20.95, which makes this fine pizzeria heavily reasonable. Angels is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am until 9:45 pm EST and Sunday from 4 pm until 9:45 pm EST. For more information, simply phone: (212) 371-8484 today.
 
Often times you will hear about different businesses (in this case pizza) who will receive absolutely no or limited negative feedback. Most cases these are places where people who are radically critical about food actually have nothing unpleasant to say about the restaurant. In the case of Café Rustico II, that is the rationale. Located on 25 W. 35th St. Café Rustico II proves why it is one of the best places in NYC to enjoy pizza. This place includes an extensive pizza menu, where you will have your choice of "Brick Style" which is garnished with extra herbs and spices to "Traditional" which comes as a standard large 18" to "Sicilian" which is a thicker, more deep dish crust. I have several favorites, however; I am in love with the Traditional White Pizza. Café Rustico II also has other great food on the menu to enjoy such as appetizers, soups, salads, side orders, pastas, sandwiches, and entrees. Also, if you are a vegetarian, you will more than likely find something to eat at Café Rustico II. Prices are really decent, as they start from $1.00 and go up to $24.95. Some argue that this is actually the best place in NYC to eat pizza, however; depending on how you like your pizza, one can debate whether or not the opinion of such critic is unanimous. Café Rustico II is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm and on Sunday from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 736-1114 right now.


One can say they love pizza, but if one eats pizza that isn't great nor lives up to their expectations, they are just going to be highly disappointed. Well, when it comes to Ivy's Bistro, you just have no reason to be disappointed. Located at 385 Greenwich St. on N. Moore St, this pizzeria proves why it is one of the best in Manhattan and a place of value, worth eating at. What I love about Ivy's Bistro is the fact that it is a place of ambience and class. Although I love the "Margarita Pizza" I absolutely find the "Primavera Pizza" quite enjoyable. Ivy's Bistro also offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, making it even more tempting. Besides pizza, Ivy's Bistro offers an variety of other food including omelets, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and much more. One of my friends loves the "Lobster Ravioli" and refuses to eat anything else, every time she visits Ivy's Bistro. Desserts are also available for those with a huge sweet tooth. If you are a vegetarian and have ran out of options of where to eat, look no further, as Ivy's Bistro more than likely has something for you. In fact, their "Garden Veggie Burger" is very popular. Prices range from $2.50 and go up to $25.95. If you are looking for a great pizzeria in NYC that is one of the best, definitely check out this fine restaurant, as you will not be disappointed. Ivy's Bistro is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 am until 11:00 pm EST and Sunday from 4:00 pm until 9:45 pm EST. For more information simply phone: (212) 343-1139 today.

The Best Greek Restaurants in New York City

It is a illustrious fact that New York City is overflowing with more than a billion people. It is also a renowned verity that there are many individual eating places that cater to a variety of demographics, including those that have a gigantic passion for Greek food. What I love most about the Greek culture is the fact that it is heavily notorious for using a variety of ingredients that go together, while producing an above average acquired taste. One thing is certain, life in the big apple is busy, but it never tasted so good. Greek food's popularity has risen, so the demand for finding a great restaurant has grown. I have decided to narrow down the many Greek eateries in Manhattan to only the best Greek restaurants.

If you are new to Greek food or are skeptical about eating at one place, I recommend that you try Barbounia. Located on 250 Park Ave. (home of the most expensive real estate on the planet), this miraculous Greek eatery proves why it is not only one of the best Greek restaurants in New York City, but ultimately worth your probe. Barbounia has everything from entrees to appetizers to salates to soups to sandwiches to mezzets to planchas to mezedes to even souvlakis, making it a Greek bistro that represents not only great taste, but variety too. Rumor has it their hummus is some of the best in NYC. If you are vegetarian, you will probably find something at Barbounia that you like such as the "Artistinal Cheeses" served with delicious flatbread and served with a variety of fruits and nuts for only $14. Prices start at $5 and go up to $25. Barbounia is open daily. For more information, simply call: (212) 995-0242 today.

Greek food is amazing, however; if made incorrectly it can turn into a mess. The good news is, you will not have to worry about such a thing happening when it comes to this amazingly fluent Greek eatery. Located in the heart of Manhattan, on 125 W. 55th St., lies one of the most impressive Greek entities that is waiting for you to enjoy today, Estiatorio Milos. If you are one who loves Greek food, you are definitely going to love Estiatorio Milos, as it is one of the best Greek restaurants in New York City. This place is rather fancier than most Greek feasters, so expect to pay a modest amount for an entrée. Estiatorio Milos includes everything from appetizers to salad to entrees to even dessert. If you are a vegetarian, you will more than likely find several entrees you will like such as the "Milos Special" which includes zucchini, eggplant, saganaki cheese fried for only $27.75. The good news is about this great addition to the big apple is, you get what you pay for, as it is worth every penny. Prices start at $5 and go up to $120. Estiatorio Milos is open daily. For more information, simply call: (212) 245-7400 right now.

Searching for good Greek food should never be rocket science. Why? Because it's a well known fact that it just isn't that hard, especially if you discover Periyali. Located in Chelsea, on 35 W. 20 St. this incredible Greek establishment demonstrates why it is one of the best in NYC. With entrees, appetizers, and delicious sides, who cannot love Periyali? This place is simple, but provides you with great food and great service, making it a place to enjoy much more so, as a result. Although the vegetarian selection is rather slim, you can still enjoy appetizers such as "Psita Manitaria" and a salad such as "Horiatiki Salata". A lot of appetizers are generous and are vegetarian friendly. Prices start from $5 and go up to $31. Periyali is open daily. For more information, simply call: (212) 463-7890 today.

Every time I always talk about Greek food with friends, I always get mixed reviews. I must also add that most love it more than they hate it. If you are one that loves Greek food, you will definitely love Ethos. Located in Gramercy in the heart of New York City, on 495 3rd Ave, this fantastic food place proves why it is not only a great addition to the Greek culture, but to NYC too. If you love Greek food, you are definitely going to love Ethos. Ethos has so many different types of Greek entrees and appetizers, making it truly authentic. If you love and appreciate good Greek food, you will love it here. The vegetarian selection is quite lean, but with an appetizer such as "Spanakopita" which consists of variety of herbs and vegetables, as well as, cheese wrapped in phyllo dough for only $8, you are destined to love it. Prices range from $4 and go up to $25. Ethos is open daily. For more information, simply call: (212) 252-1972 right now.

Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup Look

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue prove that they are one of the greatest football teams in the world today. Although my opinion of them being the greatest, current football team may be a little overstated to some, it is quite evident that there are also others that agree with me. Not only are the Pittsburgh Steelers the only team in history to have more AFC Championship wins then any other football team, they are also the only team to have the most Superbowl wins, making them at the top of their game. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the oldest franchise in the AFC to date, making them filled with major amounts of seniority.

Because I love the Pittsburgh Steelers so much, I have decided to create the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup look. You don't have to be a Steelers fan to rock this look, however; it does help. Especially on game day. This is a look that can be worn at games and at parties. Are you ready? Let's get started!

First and foremost, it is very important to apply foundation primer to your face. If you are unaware, foundation primer works as a base, allowing your makeup to last longer throughout the day without fading or creasing. If you are confused as to what foundation primer to buy, I truly recommend Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer, which is what I am going to use today to create the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup look.

Once you have applied your foundation primer, you want to let it set for about a minute before applying your foundation and concealer. Foundation is quite acquired and as some foundations work for others, those same foundations do not work for everyone. You can use any foundation you want.

Whether affordable or high-end, as long as you wear a foundation. Today, I am going to use Make Up For Ever's (commonly known as "MUFE") Invisible Cover Foundation in "160 Golden Beige". Please keep in mind that you should NOT use this shade, unless you are this shade. Shades vary upon person to person and if you are confused as to what shade you are, you want to get matched by a makeup artist, as this will determine what your actual shade is.

Concealer is entirely optional. When I apply it, I like to apply it before my foundation and then touch up after I apply my foundation. For my concealer, I am going to use Select Cover Concealer by Mac Cosmetics in NC42. Please note, as stated above, you do not have to use this actual shade. In fact, I do not expect everyone to have the same skin tone as myself, so I highly recommend getting matched at your nearest makeup counter. This will give you an idea of the kind of makeup you want to use.

As you continue, you want to apply a powder to set your foundation and concealer. There are so many types of powders. If you are looking for heavier coverage, I recommend using something that is powder based. If you are looking for light coverage, you want to use something translucent. In fact, that is what I am going to use. Translucent powder. If you know anything about translucent powder, you will know that it is rather lucid. It is clear powder which works as a setter. Lately I have developed a major love for Urban Decay's De-Slick Mattifying Powder, which is what I am going to use to set my foundation and concealer.

I want to make this a fun look, yet a wearable look that can be worn all of the time, rather than on occasion. We are going to use a luminizer. This is a beauty essential that works great to give your face a natural, yet subtle dewy look. I think that luminzers make your skin appear hydrated and as a result, your skin looks more vibrant and radiant.

Luminizers come in a variety of different forms, but for today, to create the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup look, I am going to use a liquid form. I am going to use Stila's All Over Liquid Shimmer in "Liquid Gold" is lightweight luminizer that works as a sheen to create a nice, yet natural healthy glow.

Honestly, this look would not be no where near completion without blush. For this look, I want to use a cream based blush, as it is notorious for staying on longer than powder blush, without vanishing throughout the day. For this look, I want to use a gold blush and today, I am going to go with NARS Cream Blush in "Gold Member" which is a stunning gold shimmer. I am going to apply this generously to the apples of my cheeks creating a natural contour.

Are you having fun yet? I hope so because even if you are not, the fun is about start now. You want to begin by priming the eye. There are so many eye shadow primers in the beauty industry today, however; I love using Urban Decay's Eye Shadow Primer Potion. I am going to start by applying this all over the eyes. I am, then going to use Mac Cosmetics Paint Pot in "Blackground" which is gorgeous black pearl and apply that directly to just my lid without passing into the crease. Keep in mind, there are many dupes for Mac's Blackground, so you don't have to use this.

As you let that set for about a minute, you want to focus on applying eye shadow. For this look, I am going to use three different eye shadows. A neutral shadow, which will be the main shadow. A dark shadow, which will be the primary enhancer. Lastly, I am going to use a light shadow, which will work as a highlight. These three shades combined create a wonderful look that I am proud to have created and share with you.

Initially, for the neutral shadow, I am going to use a matte yellow. Although the Steelers are notorious for being referred to as "black and gold" the gold looks more like a bright golden yellow than it does an actual gold color. Because I used the dark paint pot, I am going to use a matte dazzling dramatic yellow eye shadow to create this look. I am going to use Mac's eye shadow in "Chrome Yellow". Using an eye shadow brush, you want to apply this all over the lid, packing it on. You want to go slightly into the crease, but you want to stop. Do not blend.

The darkest shade is very important in the creation of the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup Look because it allows the entire look to come to life. For the darkest shade, you want to use black, but not just any black. You want to use a black that possesses shimmer, rather than a matte. For this look, I am going to open my NARS eye shadow that I bought a week ago from Sephora. I am going to use NARS eye shadow in "Night Clubbing" which is a black shimmer that is more on a gold pearl wavelength, rather than silver. There are so many in the market, it would be impossible not to find a dupe for what I am using. Using an angled brush, you want to apply the darkest shade on the corner of your eye, into the lid, slightly passing up into the crease. You want to blending by smoking it over about half way. Then using a crease brush, you want to apply it to the crease.

Last but not least, I am going to apply my lightest shade. For this shade, I am going to use a white matte. I am going to use Make Up For Ever's eye shadow in "White 0". I am going to apply this shade in the brow bone, blending it out towards the neutral and dark shade.

Choosing a liner for this look should never be rocket science, which is why I am going to help you out. For the liner, I am to use not one, but two to create the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup look. For the pencil liner, going to use a black to line the waterline. For the gel liner, I am going to use a gold shade.

For the gel liner, I am going to use Sephora's Waterproof Smoky Cream Liner in "Rags To Riches" which is a beautiful metallic gold. Once I have applied this using an eye liner brush, I am going to take some of my neutral eye shadow (which is Mac's "Chrome Yellow") and foil it into the gel liner, applying it on top of the liner I just applied.

As you continue, you simply want to line your waterline with a black eye liner. This should be pencil based. It is quite relevant that there are so many black eye liners in pencil form, in the beauty market today, however; my favorite is definitely Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. I am going to use "Zero" which is a heavily pigmented rich black.

Lash primer is definitely a makeup product that is worth investing in. Applying a lash primer is optional, however; if you want your mascara to stay on, I highly recommend it. I love Shiseido's the best because it is one of the few in the market that actually lives up to it's marketed concept. There are so many though, so choosing one should not be that hard.

Mascara is amazing and one of my favorite beauty products to use, especially when creating inspired looks. For the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup look, I am going to use just a black mascara. For this look, I am going to use Diorshow Mascara in "Black 090" which is a nice resonant black. Although I have thought about using gold, because the gold shade is more metallic and not really colorful like the Steelers uniform, it just wouldn't look right. I may save the gold shade for a New Orleans Saints Inspired Makeup look.

If you look at a Steelers logo or even a jersey, you will notice some red color to it and not just any red, bright red. For the Pittsburgh Inspired Makeup look, I am definitely going to have a little fun with it and do the red lips. I am going to line the lips with a red lip liner before applying my red lipstick. For the lips, I have used Make Up For Ever's Waterproof Lip liner pencil in "Red 8C" and NARS Lipstick in "Jungle Red" which is a very bright, yet vibrant semi matte red color. You can find so many alternatives to these colors.

You have just created the Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Makeup look. The Pittsburgh Steelers are destined to be champions, as they are true champions. Whether they win or lose the Superbowl, they are still winners in my eyes. Do you think the Pittsburgh Steelers will win the Superbowl? I have a distinct feeling that is a major possibility.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Wisdom is loving yourself despite the adversity you face and helping others overcome the adversity they face" - Sarah Afshar

Drink Recipes: Sarah's Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is one of those holidays that is wild and exciting. It is always something to look forward to, because it's colorful and fun, yet authentic and gives everyone who enjoys it, something to participate in.

As someone who loves creating a variety of cocktails and mixed drink recipes, I feel compelled to share one of my great drinks with you. The key is adding tequila and lime, as it accentuates the season.

(This is a great hit during Cinco de Mayo season)...

Sarah's Cinco de Mayo
2 oz. Tequila (preferably light)1 oz. Amaretto Liqueur
1 oz. Peach Schnapps
1 oz. Tomato Juice
1 oz. Lime Juice
1 splash of Grenadine
1 pinch of salt

Combine, mix, and serve on the rocks in a cocktail glass with a lime slice and umbrella.

A simple difference between a vegetarian and a vegan

The difference between a vegetarian and vegan is "strictness" in eating habits. Vegans are more strict on a variety of wavelengths, as opposed to vegetarians because vegans avoid any food that has anything to do with an animal in general. Some theorists believe there is much more to contemplate on differences because most of the difference between vegetarianism and veganism has to do with ethics. Some individuals who are vegetarian have a specific reason for choosing the vegetarian route, whereas; individuals who choose the vegan route have more reasons for choosing the vegan lifestyle.

I'm a vegetarian (Lacto-ovo) and although I do not eat meat, I do eat eggs, dairy, and honey. I basically do not eat anything that has a head or once had a pulse. Unlike the Lacto-ovo, Lacto vegetarians do not eat meat, but also do not eat eggs. They do, however; consume dairy products and honey. Individual Ovo vegetarians do not consume meat, but also do not consume any dairy products. Ovo vegetarians do, however; eat eggs and honey. Vegans do not consume meat nor do they consume eggs, dairy, and honey.

Vegans are against animal testing more so than vegetarians are. Vegans are attracted to products not tested on animals and will not use a product tested on an animal, whereas; vegetarians have an acquired opinion on the animal products issue. Vegans will avoid a cosmetic company or any company that tests their products on animals, whereas; vegetarians won't avoid a cosmetic company because they test on animals (although, there are a few that do). Most vegetarians aren't opposed to wearing certain material that comes from animals. These materials can range from leather to fur and more. Keep in mind, some vegetarians are, but not as much as vegans. Vegans believe in the faux persuasion and do not wear anything that is on an animal wavelength.

Individuals who tend to be vegetarian, as opposed to vegan, are more "silent" on the issue because they still do consume certain products that certain individuals consider to be a part of an animal, whereas; most vegans tend to spread radical activism. I have a great friend who is a vegan and she has never once forced her lifestyle upon anyone else, however; she's in the minority in terms of spreading vegan awareness. Although it's common, some theorists believe it can also be the other way around.

Some critics believe that vegetarian and veganism are both unethical, however; the same can be said about any eating habit, let alone lifestyle.

The literary significance of Julius Caesar's The Conquest of Gaul

During the time of 59 BC, Julius Caesar was governor of only northern Italy and some parts of southern France. Despite the fact that Julius was intelligent, he was also opinionated. He was more than just a deep thinker, but a free thinker. Some praised him to be the best and some praised him to be the worst. Some idolized him and put him on the same wavelength as good and others hated him and put him on the same wavelength as evil. He always attempted to find something so small and make it big for his own satisfaction.

Julius needed a reason to conquer anything, as long as it gain him respect, as a result. Julius didn't care about the power nor did he care about what he could have. He was in it strictly for the glory alone. He wanted to be praised, as well as, honored for winning. In fact, Julius was so determined that only in his second year of command, he was radically determined to conquer the entire nation.

The Conquest of Gaul is one of the most complex examples of Roman history, as it demonstrated a lot of "fear". Most people were opinionated because they just couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Although Julius was determined to conquer Gaul, he knew that the people of Gaul were not like any other group of individuals he has tackled before, from other countries and lands. The people of Gaul were upper class on a variety of wavelengths, hence why he was scared.


What made The Conquest of Gaul so significant to Julius Caesar's was "fear" hence why he kept a diary of the entire event. Although Julius was a deep thinker, he managed to construct his thoughts moderately to which made him a writer. Julius was a writer and a good writer, at that. In order to conquer Gaul, Julius knew it would be big, hence why Julius's only way to think was big. Julius was intelligent, but despite the fact he was intelligent, Julius knew that it would not be easy and would take sometime, so he came up with an strategic plan.

Shortly four years later, the Gaul was conquered. The people of Gaul were torn apart, as a result. Although the death count is unknown, it's been estimated that millions upon millions of individuals died trying save the Gaul. Most of the individuals that ended up surviving through the war were used for slavery and trafficking. All of this for glory and respect, Julius was satisfied and felt content. One year after the war, a man named Vercingetorix attempted to get Gaul back.


Vercingetorix was a resident of Gaul, he was determined that Gaul was not Julius's to take. He didn't want Julius to have Gaul nor be associated with it. Although his heroism was refreshing, it wasn't enough to gain control over Gaul. Eventually Vercingetorix was surrendered and was forced into custody by officials, as well as, frantic submission and never had the opportunity to have a chance at Gaul.Theorists believe that Gaul was challenged many times after, but like Vercingetorix, they had absolutely no luck.

Did Julius Caesar have an agenda? Sure he conquered things for the glory of winning and he wanted respect, but why Gaul? No one really knows.