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Thai: Somtum Der

Eating Out

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Last week, I was invited to the (fairly) recently opened Thai restaurant Somtum Der, in the East Village. I had heard good things about it but hadn’t yet had the chance to try it out – so I was happy have the opportunity to do so now! They recently released a new menu item called the Tum Dong Der – a platter with papaya salad in the middle and surrounded by tapas-style Thai accoutrements.  I was excited to not only try this new offering but also check out the rest of the menu.  For my eating buddy that evening, I invited a friend whose family is of Thai origin and has some knowledge of the restaurant business – we couldn’t wait to get started.

The first thing we noticed was the decor, which was trendy and tasteful, with lots of fresh ingredients and supplies at the bar: Continue Reading

French: Degustation

Cooking / Eating In

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If there’s anything I appreciate when it comes to food (and there are many things I appreciate when it comes to food), it’s the well-thought out tasting menu.  A while back, I had an opportunity to partake in the tasting menu at Degustation, and I wasn’t disappointed.

For the uninitiated, Degustation borrows influences from Iberian, French, and American cuisine to create a delicate, nuanced, and altogether satisfying menu.  The intimate dining room (the restaurant must have had no more than 25 seats) offers an unobstructed view of the open kitchen. I love open kitchen setups in restaurants and given the option, will always pick a seat with a view of it.  So Degustation worked out perfectly for that, as you can see here: Continue Reading

Re-Cap: Dinner with Ted Allen at Pok Pok Ny, hosted by Pepcid and Eater.com

Events / Giveaways / Partnerships

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Happy Tuesday, Noshers!  I’m SO glad that the weather is finally warming up – it certainly is about time.  Today I’m stopping in with a recap of a dinner with Ted Allen I attended a few weeks ago, hosted by Pepcid and Eater.com.  Thanks to this little bloggy-blog, I actually had met Ted previously (I’m on a first name basis with him….I don’t know if he is with me…), and it was fun to interact with him once more!  Plus, I have been wanting to try Pok Pok Ny for aaaages – so this was the perfect opportunity.

Excuse the grainy phone camera pics…. Continue Reading

Italian/Brunch: Locanda Verde

Eating Out

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Happy Wednesday, Noshers!  Today, I’m happy to share my experience brunching at Locanda Verde.  Brunch is my favorite meal, and lemon ricotta pancakes are my favorite pancake-type (what, don’t you have a favorite pancake-type too?).  So when I heard that Locanda Verde‘s lemon ricotta pancakes were out of this world, I had to try them for myself.

Locanda Verde isn’t located near me by any means, but I’m willing to travel for a good brunch.  BUT, if I’m making a trek, I’m definitely sampling more than one dish.  So, Continue Reading

NoshGirl’s Top 10: NYC Holiday Must-Do’s

Eating Out

Have you entered my Walker’s Shortbread giveaway yet? What are you waiting for?

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A quiet moment in Central Park, captured with my phone camera!

Happy Wednesday, Noshers!  It’s my favorite time of year in NYC – and although that means my battle with throngs of tourists during my commute is daily and frequent, I always get a bit giddy with holiday cheer in December!  Today I’m excited to share my Top 10 Holiday Must-Do’s in NYC.  Whether you’re visiting NYC for the first time, or a seasoned resident like myself, this list is bound to get you in the NoshGirl holiday spirit :).  So let’s get started, shall we? Continue Reading