Greenwich Steakhouse
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Who the heck doesn’t love brunch in Manhattan?  I certainly do, and one of our favorite restaurants just introduced an amazing new brunch menu that you need to try asap this weekend!  This is Greenwich Steakhouse, which has become one of the go to places in the West Village for all things surf & turf and now… BRUNCH!

Housing Works
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Alina Cho, honoree John Demsey, Barbara Corcoran, Matthew Bernardo, honoree Tamron Hall, James Haniford and Cynthia Frankel attend the Housing Works Ground Breaker Awards Dinner on April 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Housing Works)

Major stars like Sandra Lee, Willie Geist, Bevy Smith and more showed up for the 5th Annual Housing Works Groundbreakers Dinner.  The event, which took place in the heart of Chelsea at the Metropolitan Pavilion, honored those who are going above and beyond the call to duty to combat HIV/AIDS and homelessness.  The event was hosted by entertainer extraordinaire Alan Cumming and honored award-winning journalist Tamron Hall and Executive Group President, Estee Lauder Companies John Demsey.

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The West Village has been impressing us here at Manhattan Digest lately with its variety of cuisines and bright and bold spaces that makes this area of the city one of our favorite to eat in.  Pinto Garden, located on West 10th Street only a couple of blocks away from the 1-2-3 line, is a great example of Thai food at its best, all in a breathtaking area that became one of the highlights for us here this month.  With Thai Restaurant Week still in full swing until this Saturday, I stopped by to try their exclusive menu which was spicy, tasty and delicious, all wrapped in one.

Chris Santos
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Chris Santos has become one of the biggest names in the culinary world over the past decade, especially with his presence in the Manhattan restaurant scene with his amazing restaurants Beauty & Essex, The Stanton Social & VANDAL New York, as well as his appearances on a variety of Food Network shows including my personal favorite, Chopped.  Chris has recently unveiled his new cookbook that just came out last week called, SHARE: Delicious and Surprising Recipes to Pass Around Your Table, which offers over 100 extraordinary “big platter” recipes for Chef’s creative take on old school favorites, specifically made for family-style dining, as well as small plates that are fun to serve when entertaining.

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Junior’s is nested in Times Square between a bunch of modern high rise buildings, and a bunch of Broadway theaters. Inside, with the polished 60s décor, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Junior’s in Times Square has been around decades (the Times Square location opened in 2006). It’s often overlooked by the locals, who tend to avoid the area unless we have to. And this time, we had to, but it turned out to be a very pleasant experience.

Patsy's Exterior. Photo courtesy of Judy Jacksina PR.

There may be a few restaurants in this town called “Patsy’s”, but only one of them was good enough for ‘Ole Blue Eyes. That one was-and still is—situated in midtown on West 56th street between 8th avenue and Broadway. Since 1944, The Scognamillo family has taken great pride in serving fine quality Neapolitan cuisine to celebrities, politicians, loyal customers, and tourists alike.

Kelly Osbourne
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Last night, Meatpacking district hotspot Bagatelle played host to the amazing Kelly Osbourne, as she celebrated her cover of BELLA Magazine as well as her new book called “There is no F*cking Secret: Letters from a Badass Bitch”, which hits stores nationwide today.  The lovely Kelly showed up in a gorgeous black and gold dress with her signature purple hair that was shaved on each sides, and looked absolutely fantastic.  Not only that, but she took some time to chat with me about her exciting night, her book, and one crazy ass experience that she had in Manhattan!

Blu on Park
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Blu on Park goes beyond what you would expect from your everyday steakhouse here in Manhattan.  It is something that I noticed right when I walked into its location on East 60th Street between Lexington and Park Avenue.  The Upper East Side hotspot seems to have taken the concept of what a steakhouse is, and used some sort of Instagram filter to lighten it up in many different ways, from the visual execution of the establishment to the gorgeous food we were presented that night.  I continue…

Mel's Burger Bar
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The Burger; we all know it as the quintessential defining American food. At Mel’s Burger Bar in the Upper East Side, they succeed in bringing it front and center and making a quality casual dining experience. When you first walk into Mel’s the thing that stands out is the giant lighted sign in the back and it is foreshadowing the big flavors and portions to come.

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Ramen is quite frankly one of the most delicious kinds of foods out there, especially in the noodle category.  In a city like Manhattan, it is pretty easy to find this culinary delicacy on pretty much every block with not much differentiation.  However, there are ones that excel at the artistry and craft that is all things Ramen, and we have found what we think are the best of the best in this field for you to enjoy, dissect and devour!