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Save Ya Money: Sugar Factory

My reason for reviewing food establishments is because I have always wanted to share my experience with others.  If it was amazing – I wanted you to experience the same thing.  If it was terrible – I wanted to keep you from wasting your money.  For this reason I have decided to create a new segment called “Save Ya Money”.  I hope this does not become something that is a regular occurrence, but if you know me I am ALWAYS going to tell you the truth.  Things that would appear in this segment would include food crazes that do not live up to the hype or an overall sub-par experience.  At the end of the day I don’t want you to waste your time or money.



I recently visited the new Sugar Factory location on the Upper West Side that has been open for several months.  Sugar Factory is known for their over-sized drink goblets and their celebrity sightings.  Before going to any new restaurant I normally check out their (more…)

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Categories Food

A Night At The Honeywell

I mentioned The Honeywell in my last post entitled “The Love Above 125th Street” that highlighted some Harlem businesses.  I recently went back so I could order off their secret menu, and sip libations from a lava lamp.  It completely makes sense to enjoy a drink out of a lava lamp at a retro themed bar.  Check out some pictures from my groovy evening at The Honeywell, and be sure to check out their Instagram page as well.

3604 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

La Palabra Mia
The Wallflower & Burro Loco
Gin based drink in a lava lamp


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Categories Food, Lifestyle

Harlem Bars: Showing Above 125th Some Love

Harlem is unlike any other neighborhood in New York City, and it has been my home for almost 4 years.  Since living in this neighborhood I find it very important to support the local businesses in my hood from my cleaners, to my shoe repair, local clothing stores, restaurants, and bars.  I feel as if when it comes to the restaurant/bar scene in Harlem things above 125th street are sometimes an afterthought for most people.  I wanted to share with you some of my favorite places to grab a good drink above 125th.


The Honeywell – This bar is located on the lower level of a building in which you are not able to see directly into from walking past.  This being said, it creates this level of suspense before you walk into this bar that transports you back to the 70’s with their dimmed yellow lights and retro wallpaper.  This bar does not  JUST have tentative bartenders that serve up great drinks, but puts on a damn great show while making them.  They accept reservations via their website, and is great for large groups and offer great bar bites.  Be prepared to fall in love and cheat on current fav bartenders.

3604 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

The Wallflower


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Categories Food, Lifestyle

Drinks at Kingsley

I recently grabbed drinks at Kingsley in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.  They serve Contemporary French American cuisine which includes some of their most notable dishes such as Charred Octopus, Deviled Pork Slider, and Wagyu Basses – Cotes Steak.  Zagat just recently dubbed them as “Top Newcomer and Best American Restaurant”, and OpenTable describes them as “Fit For Foodies” for this year.

Their cocktail and beverage menu is 16 pages long, and extensive is simply an understatement.  While there the staff recommended the Hanky Panky which is a classic gin cocktail and I also had the best Rosé by Daniel Crochet.

Kingsley is the perfect place to catch up with the girls and grab some amazingly crafted cocktails, have dinner to celebrate a special occasion, or wow that one foodie friend that is hard to impress.

Hanky Panky


Daniel Crochet Rosé


Contact Info:

(212) 674 – 4500

190 Avenue B, New York NY 10009

Twitter:  @KingsleyNYC

IG:  @KingsleyNYC

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Cocktails In The City: Freud

What is more to love than catching up with great friends over a perfectly crafted cocktails?  I recently popped into Freud in Greenwich village for the first time this week.  This Austrian restaurant includes a bar with attentive bartenders, captivating cocktails, and an ambiance that is so inviting and calming at the same time.  They serve dinner and brunch as well so make sure to check em out!




The Slip
Photo Courtesy of @roshlivia


Contact Info:

(212) 777 – 0327

506 Laguardia Place, New York, NY 10012

Twitter:  @Freud_NYC

IG:  @freudnyc

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RICH : Holiday Cocktails

This holiday season wow your guests with some of my favorite and signature holiday inspired cocktails! I absolutely love this time of the year, everything just feels warm and fuzzy! Nothing can make the holiday season more merrier besides  a good strong and delicious cocktail to go right along with those fuzzy socks grandma gets you every year. Some of us will surely need a cocktail when we open those horrible secret Santa gifts people have re-gifted you, ha! So get out your best glassware (gin and tonic doesn’t go in a martini glass)  and bar accessories and show off your bartender skills!


Pumpkin Pie Martini

  • 1/2 oz. Stoli Vanilla (optional, gives them a little kick)
  • 1 oz. Pumpkin Spice liquor
  • 1/2 oz. Khalua (yummy)
  • 1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Half & Half (makes it milky and yummy)
  • Crushed graham crackers
  • Cinnamon stick (garnish)


The District Electric Mint Lemonade

  • 1 1/2 ounce of Grey Goose Le Citron
  • 7 ounces of Simply Lemonade
  • Just a splash of Ginger Ale
  • 2 lemon slices

Muddle your mint in glass before you pour your lemonade mixture in it! Muddling your mint is very necessary so that you get all the flavor the mint has to offer!  Shake and mix lemonade and pour over the your mint. Top it off with your lemon slices, mint, and couple of frozen blueberries!



SomberoTini  (like snow in a glass)

  • 1/2 ounce of Patron XO
  • 1 1/2 ounce of vodka of your choice
  • 2 ounces of horchata (Mexican rice milk)
  • *garnish with a dash of cinnamon


Holiday Blizzard

  • 1 1/2 ounces of Wild Turkey
  • 1 1/2 ounces of cranberry juice
  • Soda water
  • Splash of lime juice
  • Garnished with orange piece



Apple Cider Moscow Mule

  • 2 ounces ginger flavored vodka
  • 2 ounces apple cider (store bought or homemade)
  • Juice of 1 small lime wedge
  • Good quality ginger beer to top off (about 1/2 cup or so)

Cinnamon to sprinkle

In a copper mug, add the vodka, apple cider and lime juice. Fill the glass with ice, sprinkle cinnamon over the ice, then top off with ginger beer. Stir well and garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick


The Grinchy

  • 2 cups half & half
  • 1 cup cream de menthe
  • 1/2 cup Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • (makes two drinks)

Shake it all together!

Remember to snuggle up and stay warm this winter season! Don’t drink and drive…drink and uber 🙂

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Every now and again we don’t feel like dropping $12-$15 on a drink, but this is New York City and that is the normal price for a drink.  I am about to give you the keys to success to keep that wallet full and the drinks flowing while in Manhattan (more…)

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