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American Traditional/ brunch/ lunch/ nyc/ Thai

Burger Thursday + Late Saturday Brunch

Thursday, February 1. Corner Bistro is where my friends and I trek to, even in such cold weather for lunch. Located in the West Village, it’s a great place to have a simple All-American meal – burgers and beer. Despite the fact that by accident, my friend spilled beer all over my stuff & me (which took me around 10 minutes to get over) it was a lot of fun. Come on, big burgers for a cheap price…can’t beat that, even if you’re smelling like beer. Some guys might even find that attractive…anyway, here are some pics:

The traditional cheeseburger. Yes, it is as scrumptious as it looks. I think the burger being served on a paper plate makes it so much better.

That’s a shot of the inside of the burger. Yummmm, it looks like it’s done medium rare – the way I like it. hahaha.

Conclusion: Want a burger that’ll satisfy your meat craving in a typical American pub setting? Yes, this is the place to go. It is definitely worth checking out, especially since this burger only cost $5.75! It’s a great cheap eat.

Saturday, February 3rd. Of course a weekend wouldn’t be complete without the “in-between-two-real-meals” meal named BRUNCH. I think my friends and I are big fans of this meal, so we originally arranged to meet at another restaurant. Let me tell you, finding a place for Saturday brunch in the West Village is a challenge. Every place is basically packed with other enthusiastic brunchers. We ended up going to Deborah Life Love Food. With the group of 6, we walk into a cute little restaurant decorated in Valentine’s Day designs.

This dish is called Ekuri. Yes, what is that? Well, their description is “fluffy scrambled eggs with minced Thai Chili Bird pepper and sliced onion topped on grilled sourdough batard slices finished with truffle oil”. According to my friend who got it, the dish was quite spicy, which isn’t bad for those who love the heat. She was dying though. hahah.

I, on the other hand, got this:

This is their Cajun Spiced Sunfish (Tilapia) with slow cooked grits and two over-easy eggs. The sunfish was a bit peppery, but it was nice and tender. Not too flaky, and with the eggs, made a great combination of food. Plus, the salad dressing definitely added to this dish.

Next time I go, I’m definitely going to try their winter spiced pumpkin muffins and biscuits…the people next to us got those things and made me want to stuff more into my mouth. Yummm…

Conclusion: Awesome place for brunch! I don’t think many people know about this place, but it’s real cute and intimate. My friend pointed out that they have a $70 tasting menu for Valentine’s Day, and this place is not a bad place to take a date. If you want to go for a American traditional yet new type of cuisine, I recommend coming here. I’ll be going back someday!

American Traditional/ dinner/ nyc

Yes, It’s Time for a Review

Hello hello…I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve actually blogged, but since I’m a second semester senior, it’s about time I picked this up again. Hopefully y’all missed my lovely adventures. This time it was at a place called Stand (click for the NYMag review), which just recently opened. It’s located on 12th St. between University and 5th Avenue. It’s right by other really well-known restaurants like Gotham Bar and Grill.

Anyways, after walking 10 minutes in the freezing New York weather, we arrive at a restaurant with huge windows and it has a look of real cleanliness. That is definitely a huge plus. Plus, they have both benches and chairs for seats, as well as barstools at the counter. When we went, they didn’t have an alcohol license but I’m pretty sure they will get that soon…after all, it seems like a true burger joint would need to be able to serve some beer. So here are the pics:

This is their counter, where you can watch the magic of burger assembly come alive. haha. Plus, eat your food.

This is a picture of what is on their table. That’s right, it looks like Japanese mayo to me (which is sweeter than American mayo), the classic Heinz Ketchup, and pepper.

This is the Salmon Burger I got, with a side of tartar sauce. It was pretty good, and since I’ve never had a salmon burger before, it was a nice experience to try it out.

That is their classic burger. Doesn’t that just scream meaty. hahaha. Jon ordered that medium rare. Yum yum.

Conclusion: All in all, pretty good burgers and a nice atmosphere. If you’re looking for a burger joint to try out, since Shake Shack is closed at this time, Stand may be a place for you to try!