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  • August 11, 2011 4:16 pm

    My Top 5 Must Try Places in NYC


    I am a poor college student so I can only go out to eat so offten. I have an ever growing list of places I NEED to try this year.(I’ll write a review after I go) Here are my top 5: 

    5. Alice’s Tea Cup (West 73rd St.)

    -Now I haven’t been able to decide if this place is just hype or not, hence me not making the pilgrimage to W 73rd to try it out. Now I love tea and all tea foods, but everyone I talk to says its the fun atmosphere that makes this place come alive. Its styled after, you guessed it, Alice in Wonderland. I’ll let you know if this is really worth a 25$ tea time. 

    4. Max Brenner ( 841 Broadway (between 13th and 14th Streets))

    -I’ve heard about 500 different reasons why this place is amazing. But the killer for me is their chocolate pizza and burger. 

    The Chocolate Pizza is a warm, thin pastry topped with double melted chocolate chunks, melted marshmallows, candied hazelnut crunchy bits, bananas and peanut butter. The Chocolate Burger is a patty of pure milk chocolate ganache topped with a thin layer of melted marshmallow on a brioche bun, with strawberry sauce (“ketchup”) and melted white chocolate sauce (“mayonnaise”) on the side.

    3.Balthazar (80 Spring St (between Crosby St & Broadway))

    -Voted Best french Fries Ever. Enough Said

    2.La Boqueria (19th & 6th)

    - Walk past this place everyday on my way to school and almost everyday I confider going there to eat and I have no clue why i haven’t.  I love, love, love TAPAS. 

    Ideal Meal:

    Tortilla española, $7; suckling-pig special, $35; paella Valenciana (for two people), $38; hazelnut ice cream with chocolate-and-coffee mousse, $7

    1.Dans Le Noir 


    Take away sight and the taste function changes completely. Perception of flavours becomes subtler and more intense. We suddenly become aware that vision preconditions all our sensations in life.”

     Started in Paris this sensation is spreading all over the place. The NYC location opened up in March and I’m beyond excited to go. The menu for the new location isn’t online anywhere but I’m assuming its the same concept as the other locations.  

    Pick One: Vegetarian, Seafood, Meat or Chef’s Surprise. They then bring you out a 2 or 3 course meal pertaining to what you picked.