Restaurants are often referred to as a three-legged stool. Each leg is part of the experience: the food, the service and the ambiance. Dining out is so much more than just eating, it’s an event—or at least, we believe it should be. For a truly memorable dining experience, patronize places that incorporate all three legs. Excellent food and outstanding service aside, you also have to grade a restaurant on whether the vibe fits the menu. Depending on whether you’re a breakfast, lunch or dinner connoisseur, here’s what to look for.
Get updates @FritesNmeats regarding their whereabouts on Monday. Per their blog…
We wanted to do something for our fans but were just pondering the venue and timing…..
As for the venue, we think it should be the place that we enjoyed most….the good old streets of NYC!!!!
More particularly, the places we served everyone…Midtown, FiDi, SoHo, TriBeCa (exact locations to be tweeted).
We did not forget about uptown, we will get you guys when school is in session :)
Although the forecast says 30% chance of rain on Monday, there will be a 100% chance of Free Frites…this is the least we can do for you guys.
Our Monday Mission is to reach the above destinations (find parking) and give 100+ Free Frites at every location.
BTW….some of you might see us this weekend in the city (can’t tell you where ;)…but the Free Frites will be for Monday.
See you guys Monday…until then, Have a Great Weekend :)
L: The crew, R: Brooklyn-Style Turkey Burger (Thurs)
RECAP: Lines up the wazoo, as expected. We were at 312/500 free burgers in the queue at 12:20pm. Roughly a 20min wait amounted to…? We’re going to tell it like it is: the burger was straight up bland. I tasted no cumin or oregano in the burger AT ALL. The potato bun, while soft and chewy, was way bigger than the patty and totally overshadowed the star of the show, the turkey. We enjoyed the cool wraparound wrapper though. Free tees (all sz L) were handed out to those who posed with a turkey burger, with a release form signature so they could post pics up on their site. If you are not swayed by our feedback, feel free to check it out for yourself, as there are 2 days remaining to claim your free burgers! PICS HERE
Thursday, July 28 – Old Slip Street and Water FIDI – The Brooklyn-Style Turkey Burger – A turkey burger sprinkled with oregano, cumin and chili powder, cooked, and fried red onions and cheddar cheese are added.
On July 4th, 2011, New York City based burger chain goodburger will host a BBQ at The Bowery Mission on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
06.30.2011– New York, NY—On July 4th, 2011, New York City based burger chain goodburger will host a BBQ at The Bowery Mission on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In partnership with Pat LaFrieda Wholesale Meat Purveyors, Greater Omaha, Certified Hereford, Pepsi, Arnold and Hebrew National, goodburger will be donating hamburgers, hotdogs, beverages, and all the fixings to feed NYC’s hungry in celebration of Independence Day.
RECAP – Just got back from the Nomfest. There were almost 50 food vendors present on this brisk day. As expected, the Surf N’ Turf booths fared better than others, with lines amassing 30+ at any given time. We caved and tried a little of everything, but mostly land and sea creatures as well. Fizzy Lizzy, Kitchenette, and Ciao Bella were on hand for drinks and desserts. PICS HERE
Here’s what we ordered…
Sequoia – Cold Seafood Salad ($6)
Sequoia – 4 Jump Shrimp Cocktail ($5)
Mark Joseph’s Steakhouse – Bobby O. Mini Burger ($3)
Mark Joseph’s Steakhouse – Sizzling Canadian Bacon ($3)
SouthWestNY – Acapulco Ceviche, Tostones (fluke, shrimp) ($6)
Adjacent left of The Emerald Green, a Glenwood Residence, lies this New York outpost of the OG Restaurant in Washington, D.C. Similar menus offered antipasti as well as ‘affordable’ Italian food in a bustling Fashion District. An added bonus to this E Squared Restaurant is the integration of a GO2 Burger inside the restaurant. After Laurent Tourondel parted ways and won a recent lawsuit, it looks like the ‘BLT’ name is now being shared. We still saw omnipresent sign boards of their sister BLT restaurants. The genius of this event is that they reached out to their potential customer base, the neighborhood. With literally 20 or so residential buildings within an 8 block radius, it was the right thing to do. When we pinged people that lived inside Emerald Green, they mentioned that this was the first Social Event the building has ever thrown. Continue reading
RECAP: Today a heap of Culinary Talent took over the Cobblestone Streets of the Meatpacking District by storm. We checked out all the action including the merchandise, Old Navy van, as well as stage performances by a young talent. The event lasted from 11:30am-3:00pm, with the ticket format much like Taste of TriBeCa, except here you get 6 tastes instead of 5 for $35. Beverages were $2 and not inclusive. We didn’t get to try everything, but two of our favorites included Spice Market’s Green Tea Granita w/ red currant mousse as well as Pastis’s Chicken Liver Foie Gras Mousse w/ pickled red onions. Many were on hand to partake in the festivities as blue skies provided for the perfect backdrop to some of NYC’s great restaurants. Coupled with a great cause, good times were had by all. PICS HERE Continue reading
UPDATE: We just got back from the FiDi location. 20ppl waiting in line, 40ppl waiting for their orders. Proof or it’s not true? See the receipt above. You can only get ‘The Works’ or plain. No time for picky people. Very lean burger. Deal is certified LEGIT.
UPDATE: At 11am, the lines were only 20 ppl long, unlike the St Mark’s Place opening where we heard there were 500+ strong. 400 burgers will be given out to those who responded on FB (RSVPs now closed). We thought the Liang Pi Noodles were thicker than usual. We also found the pork burger a tad salty but they are also offering an off the menu Seitan burger along with their much loved Cumin Lamb Burger as part of the freebies today. At 67 Bayard, this place is adjacent right of the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, literally. Roughly 40 seats. They are offering 20 hats to the first 20 who order $30+. PICS HERE
Thx to MetroMixNewYork for this…
No plans this weekend? Fret not, here’s the scoop on what’s going on in and around town. MORE INFO
NYC may be the center of the dining universe, but these destination restaurants provide great excuses for a day trip. Louis’ Lunch won #1 burger on many Food TV shows. The trick is they flame-broil their hand made patties. Another mention is Vetri, which we’ve been to. The meal there was fantastic so these are indeed great recommendations! Check out these 5 Time Out NY recommended gastronomic getaways.
Thx to MetroMixNY for this…
The week’s new restaurant openings: Boulud Sud, Epicerie Boulud, two8two Burger, Mole, Bento Burger, Sergimmo Salumeria MORE INFO