The Lower East Side just got that much yummier thanks to the addition of Tsismis NYC on Orchard Street. Excelling in Filipino-American cuisine, this new spot is sure to be one that Manhattanites and its visitors will be flocking to in the upcoming months as its dishes and ambiance are simply off the hook. [Read more…] about Something New: Tsismis NYC Excels in Delicious Filipino Cuisine
lower east side
The Lower East Side is one of our favorite places for peculiar food adventures. On every corner there are cute spots filled with all kinds of cuisines or novelty food experiences. This includes the salty potato delicacy known as french fries. Enter in… 375° Thrice Cooked Fries. [Read more…] about Heaven Truly Exists in Fry Form at 375° Thrice Cooked Fries
Ayurvedic needs to be a new word in your vocabulary, just like it’s a new word in mine. Ayurvedic (or Ayurveda) refers to the holistic way of eating by focusing on your body type and eating based on your body needs. [Read more…] about Ayurvedic Eating with Chef Divya Alter of Divya’s Kitchen
Everyone is familiar with the Lower East Side and the numerous of bars/lounges and restaurants that continue to pop up in the area. Yet does anyone sit back and realize how much history is on the streets that surround this trendy neighborhood. The Lower East Side is filled with remnants of a once booming garment industry where men could head down Orchard Street and pick up tailor made pants while women could head to Zarin Fabrics to purchase materials to upholster household items. [Read more…] about History Lives On in The Lower East Side at Zarin Fabrics
April to October is my favorite time of the year. That’s right, y’all. Baseball season. I start watching the games during spring training and I watch them all the way through the last game of the World Series. Unfortunately, being from Texas, I don’t get to see many games with my team (RANGERS NATION!!) live up here in the city. And THAT is why we need sports bars. The Grayson, on 1st Avenue, just north of Houston, is exactly the place for someone like me. [Read more…] about Take Me IN to the Ball Game — At The Grayson in the LES
If you don’t like Brunch, then you need to be studied. Especially if you are a New Yorker. New Yorkers are to Brunch what the Beyhive is to Beyonce, or what Britney Spears is to our eventual marriage (she will figure it out eventually). We all love rising late on Saturdays and Sundays, getting our friends together over some Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, and having a great time. Luckily, I have found the next best thing in your Manhattan Brunch, and this place is called Kingsley, located in the heart of the East Village. [Read more…] about Head to the East Village and Try Kingsley for Brunch
With how advanced technology has gotten over the years, it can even affect people when they go out to eat with friends and family as they tend to be glued to their iPhone or iPad. One restaurant’s concept of creating solely shareable dishes to enjoy with the people you came with might be able to eliminate that even for an hour and focus on the tasty food and your surroundings instead. This location is The Stanton Social, located in the heart of the Lower East Side on Stanton Street between Ludlow & Orchard Street. [Read more…] about Chris Santos’ The Stanton Social Lights Up The Lower East Side
If there is one thing Manhattanites can all agree on is that weekends are pretty much for sleeping in after a long night out, and then heading off to grab some delicious brunch on both Saturday and Sunday. It is sort of our little version of the best day after remedy you could possibly imagine. With the weather being as cold as it is outside, we are hurrying our little butts off to whatever brunch place we love to enjoy what they have to offer. So what do we here at Manhattan Digest think are some pretty great Winter brunch spots to enjoy with your friends and family? Take a look.
[Read more…] about Best Winter Brunches in New York City for 2016
New York City is synonymous with its Pizza, just like Peanut Butter is like that with Jelly and now Sarah Palin’s nutjob craziness is aligned with Donald’s Trump’s endless clown car insanity. That being said, it is hard to really choose where to go to get the best pizza slices in the city. There are so many to choose from and chances are, you won’t be let down as this is the best place in the world for that kind of delicacy. So which places are the best? Let’s break it down.
When it comes to living in New York City, the varieties of cuisines you can try and devour run plenty from one palette to the next. One type of cuisine that seems to run supreme throughout is Japanese, which was evidenced when I reviewed the beautiful & thought provoking Sushi Dojo a while back for this site (you can check that review here). I recently discovered that Sushi Dojo has a sister restaurant located in the Lower East Side as well called Dojo Izakaya. Dojo, which you can find on Avenue B and East 3rd, boasts a more casual dining experience compared to the elegant side that is Sushi Dojo.
Dojo Izakaya is a small and cozy space that packs a ton of really incredible food amenities that would work for anyone who loves Japanese food and will not hurt your wallet as all of the food is priced beyond reasonable (most of it is $10 and under). What’s even better is that you really get what you are paying for as the food is expertly prepared in small dishes that are great to be shared with your friends and family.
Some of the highlights for me that I highly recommend anyone trying upon their next visit to Dojo Izakaya include their Gobo Chips in the vegetable section of the menu. Gobo chips are essentially fried Burdock root with a spicy cod mayo. The Burdock root is tender and juicy with how it is cooked and the spicy cod mayo really adds such a delicious blend of heat to the Burdock itself that it really makes for a great starter course.
In their Kushiyaki section, otherwise known as skewers, I would recommend getting their Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, Kalbi (beef short rib) and Guyton (beef tongue) as all are expertly spiced and seasons and cooked very well. My favorite was the asparagus as quite frankly you can’t go wrong when anything is bacon wrapped. Completely delicious. Their meat section also has a great variety of choices, one being the Gyozo (pork dumplings in a spicy broth). Normally with pork dumplings I get them steamed with a side of soy sauce, however having these marinade in the spicy broth really elevated the flavor of the Gyozo itself, making it a really wonderful dish. The Buta Kakuni (Braised Pork Belly) was my favorite dish of the night as it was perfectly cooked and tasted stupendously. What is great is that if you order all of these together and share it with a friend, the cost per person before tax and tip would be $15 per. Easy and great spend in my opinion!
They also have a wonderful line of Sakes and drinks available for your pleasure. For more information on the menu and Dojo Izakaya, check out their official site.
Happy Eating Everyone!