Who knew February was Dental Awareness Month?! Don’t feel bad, I’m sure there are plenty of you who were not aware. This is why Manhattan Digest is here to keep our fellow New Yorkers in the loop! [Read more…] about Celebrating Dental Awareness Month All Month Long with Dr. Marc Lazare!
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What happens when you combine a juice bar with a menu of healthy foods impacted with the same flavor of a slow prepared meal? You get Freshark. [Read more…] about Freshark, a Different Alternative to Fast Food!
Yes we all know it’s a bitter sweet feeling that comes with the ending of August and the realization that the summer is slowly expiring. What does this mean for New Yorkers? No more outdoor music festivals, the days get shorter and the worst of all no more rose!! [Read more…] about End Summer The Right Way With Ruffino!!
True shoppers always appreciate the charm of a brick and mortar establishment and boutiques do not fall short of that. Madonna & Co is a new boutique that caters to the consumer who enjoy affordable luxury items. [Read more…] about Madonna & Co: The Newest Member to Upper East Side Glam
Beauty is something men and women always try to keep up with, especially now that the warmer weather is here and we don’t have an excuse to stay inside with some warm sweatpants while watching repeats of “Sex And The City”. Spruce & Bond, with multiple locations throughout New York City, is your one stop shop for your wax, laser and brow treatments, where hi-tech meets comfy chic, all under one roof. They have provided some great tips for you to be skin ready post your next wax appointment, that is good to know for the warmer months ahead. [Read more…] about Spruce & Bond- Your One Stop Shop for Beauty Central
When you rank as the second best bakery in New York City on TripAdvisor, and the 2nd best place to eat out of over 12,000 locations in the best city in the world, chances are you are doing something pretty epic and right with your business. Well, the hype is real, as Levain Bakery reigns supreme in The Upper West Side as one of the best damn bakeries in NYC… period. With getting press up the wazoo including appearances on the top NYC affiliates such as CBS 2 and NBC 4’s “New York Live”, oh, and… OPRAH… Levain has developed themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the sweets world, inside and out of the city. So what makes this place so damn good to where the lines are literally out the door to get a taste of all the tasty treats they are concocting? [Read more…] about Believe the Hype about How Awesome Levain Bakery Is
After working a long day where all you want to do is kick back and relax, the first option is generally to go home and slouch on the couch with your television on. However, there are some pretty great places outside of your humble abode that has the same type of vibe but with an elevated aspect of cool to them, with tasty cocktails and snacks for you to devour and enjoy. One of these places happens to be The Gilroy, a speakeasy late night lounge that boasts all of that and so much more, in the heart of the Upper East Side on 2nd Avenue between 81st and 82nd Street. [Read more…] about The Gilroy’s Relaxed Vibe & Tasty Cocktails Light Up the UES
Brunch is to most New Yorkers what Peanut Butter is to Jelly, or what Britney Spears is to crazy circa 2007. It just fits. There is a bevy of places you can go to for so many different types of delicious dishes, and they always include a tasty beverage (or 5) of choice to enjoy with your friends and family. Well, one of our favorite places at Manhattan Digest, Copper Kettle Kitchen, has some pretty great deals for their weekend brunch. The Upper East Side Staple will be doing brunch from 12-4 on Saturdays and Sundays, and have quite a lot in store for you to enjoy. [Read more…] about Why You Should Check Into Copper Kettle Kitchen for Brunch
The warm weather has finally reached us Manhattanites, as Spring is just around the corner. As we set to Spring forward this Sunday, several different New York City hotspots are pulling out all the stops to make sure you go out and enjoy yourself. One in particular that is doing this is The Gilroy, who is rolling out a brand new cocktail hour to bring in the seasons ahead. [Read more…] about The Gilroy in the UES Announces Brand New Cocktail Hour
With summer in full swing all across New York City, the endless days of cold and staying in are nothing but a distant memory and the days of warmth and being outside are ever so present in our daily lives. That of course equates to fun with your friends and family, and the delicious food that you will devour in doing so. With the Upper East Side already known for so many top notch & incredible restaurants, why not try something new with a fresh and unique taste on Sea To Table Cuisine? Let me introduce you to Bay Kitchen Bar, which is conveniently located right off the 6 train on East 73rd Street between 2nd and 1st Avenue.
Already receiving stellar reviews for its sister restaurant in The Hamptons, Bay Kitchen Bar recently open its other location with the same strategy as its original. With less than six months under its belt of opening, the space itself (shortened to BKB) has the essence and finesse of a place that has been opened for much longer than what you expect. The pale colors on the walls mixed with the beautiful wood furnishings all throughout really make Bay Kitchen Bar such a relaxing and calm environment. It actually has a beachy-sea type of mood for it, which works well with the cuisine that was presented to us early last week.
Overall, the food quality and selections were phenomenal. Locally sourced (which is always a big plus in my eyes), the food was expertly prepared and tasted completely fresh throughout each course. For starters, or their snack course, I would highly recommend the Short Rib with Baby Carrot & Crisp Corn Floured Shallots. The Short Rib itself is slow cooked to perfection with fall off the meat bone quality and a dense taste to it with the carrots and shallots complimenting it quite well. The Shrimp Cocktail was another great starter, not just due to the abundance in size of the shrimp but the Horseradish & Jalapeno Sauce added on the side really elevated a great kick to the shrimp itself.
For the main courses, I would go with the Hand-Shucked Lobster Roll on a Toasted Potato Bun and the BKB Burger with Caramelized Onions, Special Sauce, Aged Cheddar & Crisp Lemon Potatoes. Tis the season for in season Lobster, and that is exactly what you get with this roll. It is absolutely delicious and has such a delectable flavor profile that I would highly recommend getting this as a main or something to split between you and a friend. Same goes for the tasty burger as it is cooked very well and has a great amount of flavor in it- in particular the sauce. Overall, Bay Kitchen Bar really steps it up when it comes to flavor profiles, variety of high quality food you can try out, and decor that is inviting to an assortment of people.
For more information on Bay Kitchen Bar, check out their official site. They will be throwing a Happy Hour on July 8th and 22nd this month with a free exclusive cocktail crafted by Maura McGuigan between 5-7 PM. Something else to note- during these happy hours there is $10 Rose’ and $1 oysters and clams from my hood- the north fork on Long Island.
Happy Eating Everyone!