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Cheryl Wat: From Marketing & Finance To A NYC Food Influencer

Curiosities Insider Interviews Cheryl Wat

Cheryl Wat went from Marketing & Finance to becoming a NYC Food Influencer! Take a look at her 7 secret New York City tips and be sure to add them to your To-Go spots!

Curiosities Insider Interviews Cheryl Wat

Cheryl Wat was born and raised on Long Island, but now lives in Queens. She graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Marketing and Finance and has 10 years of marketing experience working in the Finance industry as an Analyst in Marketing Research and Product Management.

During this time, Cheryl’s boyfriend wanted to open a restaurant. She became interested in learning about influencer marketing and using social media as a means to build his restaurant’s brand awareness and anticipation of its opening. To do this, she realized that she had to open up her own Instagram food account.

In July 2016, Cheryl established Book of Eats on Instagram and as a site, with the initial focus being restaurants, food, and beverages primarily in NYC area.

As she shared her dining experiences, she realized a community of people was being built who share the same interests. Since then, Book of Eats has expanded to travel, food around the world, and interesting food/travel related news.

See below her 7 secret New York City tips:


Trademark Taste & Grind

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“I love how this Midtown restaurant, called Trademark Taste & Grind is hidden behind a coffee shop. It’s one of the few places near Penn Station that I can think of with good food, isn’t touristy, and that I would want to bring someone.”

Yup! They are known for their delicious food, coffee and cocktails. The front area of the restaurant – Trademark Grind – is a coffee shop with a great selection of pastries and coffees. Walking towards the back area, you’ll find Trademark Taste serving new American comfort food.

It’s located in the Hotel Le Soleil.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am – 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 11pm

Location: 38 West 36th Street

www.trademarktaste.com


Fry Guys

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Fry Guys is a super cool retro looking French fry spot in the East Village with vinyl records all around the floors, walls, and ceiling. There’s even disco balls hanging from the ceilings. If you come here get the Drunk Guy, its fries are loaded with guacamole, bacon and cheese.”

These guys are really experts when the subject is “fries”. Their food is gluten-free fries and made from delicious Idaho Russet potatoes. How do they make it? They hand-cut everything, season it and perfectly fry it to get that crunchy texture.

The décor of the place is also fantastic and it’s vintagy look will take you back decades. It’s most certainly a nostalgic feeling.

This is the place to splurge and forget your diet! Forget about calories and just be happy! Ha! After all, as they say ‘Every day is FryDay!’.

Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 12pm – 2am
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 4am

Location: 150 East 2nd Street

http://fryguysnyc.com


Gaijin

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Gaijin is the only place in Astoria that I know of with a legit omakase sushi menu. I love the whole experience of sitting at the counter, interacting with the Chef, and being told the preferred way of eating the sushi is with my hands like in Japan. I can’t think of any other restaurants like this in Astoria, but in the city I definitely can.”

Chef Mark, a Chicago-native, is the artist behind it all. His outstanding culinary career gave him enough experience to open Gaijin – the result of his take on modern Japanese food.

Moreover, he blends his traditional Japanese cooking technique with a personal touch and inspiration. It’s known that his signature nigrizushi toppings are outstanding!

Nigirizushi (“hand-pressed sushi”) consists of an oblong mound of sushi rice that the chef presses between the palms of the hands to form an oval-shaped ball, and a topping (the neta) draped over the ball.” ~ Wikipedia

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 5pm – 11pm

Location: 37-12 31st Avenue

www.gaijinny.com


Vaccaro’s Bakery & Café

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Vaccaro’s Bakery & Café is a bakery in Astoria, Queens, that has the most delicious donnolis. It’s basically a cannoli wrapped in a donut. It’s the best thing ever.”

This authentic Italian bakery was founded in 1981 and has been one of Astoria’s to-go spots. Loved by locals, they sell everything from delicious cakes, desserts and pastries, to breads and breakfast specials!

It will be hard to pick only a few things to try. But, remember you call always buy more and take home!

Hours: 6am – 9pm, daily

Location: 28-05 Steinway Street

https://vaccarosbakerycafe.com


The Last Word

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“A speakeasy in Astoria, called The Last Word, serves really good cocktails and is hidden behind a hardware store. I know in Astoria it’s well known, but I’m not sure about the general public.”

So, if you enjoy oysters paired with a good cocktail, this is the place for you! They still have a great menu with beer, wine and a few bites to nibble on.

They explain that:

“Our name comes from the gin-based prohibition-era cocktail called, The Last Word.”

And still, if you enjoy Soul, Rhythm and Blues, they have it live, every Thursday night. It’s definitely a place to got more than once! You’ll love it!

Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday: 5pm – 2am
Friday – Saturday: 5pm – 3am
Sunday – Monday: 5pm – 1am

Location: 31-30 Ditmars Blvd

https://tlwastoria.com


Shuraku

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“Of course I have to mention my boyfriend’s restaurant on here. I’d be a terrible girlfriend if I didn’t, I’m also a bit biased, but read his Yelp reviews if you don’t believe me! Shuraku is a hidden Japanese Grilling restaurant without a sign on the building. You would only know it exists if you walk up close to the building and see a menu hanging from the window. This is the only place that I know of in NY that serves gyu-katsu (deep fried breaded steak).”

We love Shuraku too and we’ve recently visited and written about them.

They are certainly a new place to have in your To-Go places in New York, especially if you’re into high-end Japanese spots with unique tasting menus!

Hours:
Wednesday: 5:30pm – 10pm
Thursday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 11pm
Sunday: 5:30pm – 10pm 

Location: 47 8th Avenue

www.shurakunyc.com


Jason Naylor’s murals

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Jason Naylor, in action!

“The murals all around the city by Jason Naylor. Offhand, I can only think of the one on 60th and 2nd Ave and the one on 16th and 6th Ave. I’m amazed by his graffiti work. The colors he uses are so vibrant. It’s so distinct that you don’t even need to see that it’s his work, you’ll just know.”

Jason is not only an artist, but he’s also a designer, writer and creative director. In addition, his colorful art works certainly make the city look even more beautiful and the quotes are very inspiring!

He was born in Salt Lake City, but fell in love the NY at an early age. His works can be seen in the fashion industry, as well as magazine, footwear and even in tattoos. We personally love the Statue of Liberty in his left arm!

http://jasonnaylorcreative.com


Thank you, Cheryl, for participating in our Insider Interviews and sharing with us these 7 amazing secret New York City tips!

Stay tuned for more upcoming interviews!

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of the venues

Burrow: French And Japanese Inspired Pastry Shop In DUMBO

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DUMBO is a great neighborhood to explore after you’ve walked over the Brooklyn Bridge! Burrow, a French pastry shop in DUMBO with Japanese influences owned by Ayako Kurokawa, is a delicious place to recharge.

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Our Contributor, Helenita Salom, shared with us a delightful place to visit in DUMBO, that we love! We’ve written about it in the past and this is a fresh update!

DUMBO, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a wonderful, constantly evolving neighborhood in Brooklyn. Very easily accessible by the “F” train if you are coming from Manhattan, it is one of my favorite neighborhood for its charm, unique stores, beautiful views of Lower Manhattan, and extremely friendly walkable streets.

It has also been, for a number of years now, a growing tech start-up scene — but more about this, as well as the other charms of DUMBO, in another post perhaps!

What drew me to DUMBO for this visit was none other than Burrow, a French pastry shop with Japanese influences owned by Ayako Kurokawa.

“Ayako Kurokawa is a patissier, a pastry sculptor, and a food stylist in NYC. She picks her inspirations from her restaurant experiences, Brooklyn life, and day dreaming in the subway.

Her pastry recipes are based on classic French recipes, but are developed with the Japanese and American influences she had growing up. She developed the portrait and sculpture cakes from her love for stone carving and clay sculpting.”

I first came across Burrow on Instagram about one year ago. I saw a picture Burrow had posted of a Mer-man. That’s right, a fully iced sugar cookie shaped and decorated like a male mermaid. Immediately I knew I had to make a trip out to DUMBO and visit this bakery for myself and check out this superbly made portrait cookie of a mer-man.

Located on Jay Street inside the lobby of an old standard industrial looking building, is Burrow. I almost completely missed it on my first visit down there.

Once inside Burrow though, you immediately feast your eyes on beautiful seasonal cakes, cookies and many more treats. It all spans far beyond just the portrait cookies which, from what I understand, you order in bulk in advance and aren’t sold in the store. I must say the charm of Burrow did not disappoint.

I have been numerous times since my first visit last year, and among my favorite is the strawberry short cake. Light, creamy and just enough sugar to leave you satisfied, yet not in a food coma, this is a must have if its available.

If you are a fan of different textures in your dessert you will enjoy this too, as it has a few different layers to it which all complement each other perfectly.

I will most definitely be returning soon.

DUMBO is a fantastic and super cool neighborhood to explore and even stay, if you’re in NYC for a few days.

The 1 Hotel opened it’s first location in Manhattan and is surely the best newest addition to the Brooklyn hood. This hotel is one of our top picks if you’re more a Brooklyn-style traveller.

If you’re looking for a off-the-beaten track spot to go at night, St. Ann’s Warehouse is the place to go! They not only showcase the most unique concerts and theater performances, but the place is breathtaking. It’s located right by the East River and was a former Church in the 1980’s.

Be sure to save some time to just talk around the place and be sure to take that perfect picture of the Manhattan Skyline.

Oh! And even though quite touristy, be sure to see Jane’s Carrousel, just a few steps from the warehouse.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday 1pm – 5pm

Location: 68 Jay Street, #119

www.ayakokurokawa.com

 

Photo and Text Credit: Courtesy of Helenita Salom and Burrow

The 7 Best Food Spots By Alexa Mehraban from EatingNYC

Curiosities Insider Interviews Alexa Mehraban EatingNYC

There is nothing better than exploring the city with a top NYC food blogger. Alexa Mehraban, also known as EatingNYC, shares her 7 best food spots in New York City!

Curiosities Insider Interviews Alexa Mehraban EatingNYCNew York City is known as one of the best cities to explore the food scene!

So, our Founder,  Fê Paronetto, interviewed one of the most renowned NYC food blogger that shared her 7 best food spots in New York City! They are the top restaurant tips for several different occasions, from a girl’s night out to an affordable group dining.

Alexa Mehraban is a born and raised New Yorker with a love for food that expands far beyond her food photography and witty captions. Alexa started @EatingNYC in 2014 to share and track her dining adventures with friends and family.

Since then, Alexa has utilized her industry expertise and social media and marketing prowess at PR firm Bullfrog and Baum. Now, she’s the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at Tacombi Restaurants.

Today, over 288,000 people look at EatingNYC to make their next dining decision and to learn about the hottest restaurants in New York.

Alexa was listed as one of the top 30 people in food by AdWeek in 2016. Plus, she’s also been featured by CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan and Zagat, amongst others.

Take a look at her 7 best food spots in New York City, for all occasions:

For Brunch: Sadelle’s

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Sadelle’s epitomizes everything that defines brunch in NYC. They’re doing Jewish appetizing in ways that the world has never seen before. If it’s your first time, go all out and get the smoked fish tower.”

We all know that bagels are one of New York City’s most traditional food.

There are countless places that sell them, but the best bagels are not so easy to find.

Sadelle’s is a bakery and a restaurant located at the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Their kitchen offers a daily selection of fresh hand-rolled bagels, pastries and breads, and at night, they completely transform into a cute brasserie serving candle light dinners.

In addition, their dinner is well know for the fish dishes, so do try it out.

Location: 463 West Broadway, Lower East Side

www.sadelles.com


L’Artusi has been one of the best Italian restaurants for a while now. It’s a charming, no-frills spot that really knows how to make great pasta. It’s also now my favorite restaurant because I just got engaged there.”

One of our favorite neighborhoods in Manhattan is the West Village.

It’s definitely one of the places with the biggest concentration of restaurants and bars, in the city.

There are so many, that choosing one is literally a hard feat.

Plus, everything there is extremely charming and it has some of the best spots in the city, like L’Artusi.

The restaurant has a modern approach to the traditional Italian cuisine, with very creative and unique dishes.

Location: 228 West 10th Street, West Village

www.lartusi.com


The Happiest Hour is the perfect post work spot. The specialty drinks are awesome (like the Pineapple Express), but I really come here for the happiest burger. Pretty self-explanatory!”

Yup, this is yet another place in the West Village.

We’ve written about this spot before and it’s surely one of the top hot spot, with a very high end and stylish crowd.

In no time, they became “the place to go”, hosting some of the hottest parties during the NYFW’s (New York Fashion Week).

The Happiest Hour is known for having gorgeous guests like Joan Smalls, Giovanna Battaglia, Poppy Delevingne, Karen Elson and Alexa Chung.

Location: 121 West 10th Street, West Village

www.happiesthournyc.com


“Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s newest restaurant, La Sirena, in the Maritime Hotel fits the bill for a girl’s night out. The Bucatini La Sirena with spicy octopus is a must order.”

Are you and your girls in the mood for a great night out?

La Sirena is a great option, located at Chelsea’s Maritime Hotel.

What to expect? Well, they have the option of simply hanging at the tapas bar area where you can order shared dishes and a great wine list and cocktails.

Plus, they have a Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, with a more formal vibe.

Definitely a place you’ll have tons of fun with your girls.

Location: 88 9th Avenue, Chelsea

http://lasirena-nyc.com


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“Simply put, Tacombi serves the best, most authentic tacos in NYC. All of their tortillas are made fresh in-house daily and all proteins are sustainably sourced. The reasonable price point makes this one a no-brainer.”

The restaurant was “born on the balmy beaches of the Yucatan in 2005 serving tacos out of a VW bus.”

Cool, right?

Well, they have one of the best Mexican foods in the City.

So, if you want some tacos, guacamole and tortillas, with some delicious house-made salsas, Tacombi is the place to go.

Plus, they have a Tacombi in Montauk too during the Summer!

Locations: 
267 Elizabeth Street, Nolita
30 West 24th Street, Flatiron
255 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village
752 Montauk Highway, Montauk

http://tacombi.com

Curiosities Insider Interviews Alexa Mehraban EatingNYC Nix

“Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser’s newest restaurant, Nix, is all about vegetables and he’s doing some great things with them. Favorites include the Yukon Potato Fry Bread and the Heirloom Tomato Salad, but make sure you go big on the dips here.”

This is surely one of our favorite Vegan restaurants.

Their specialty are the vegetable dishes and they are amazingly tasty!

We always say the Chef John Fraser is a genius that is able to transform a simple vegetable, into one of the most delicious dishes.

In addition, if you want to learn more about it, take a look at this article.

We also talk about two other restaurants, perfect for the Vegetarians and Vegans.

Location: 72 University Place, Midtown South

www.nixny.com

JG Melon not only happens to have my favorite burger in NYC, but it also happens to be one of the best spots for a late night meal. Order the bacon cheeseburger and you’ll be very happy.”

This one of the greatest spots for the meat eaters and burger fans.

The place is a haven for the foodies that really want to experience a New York burger-style dinner.

JG Melon is a famous American restaurant, launched back in 1972 by Jack O’Neill and George Mourges.

Hence, J and G! It’s located in Greenwich Village, close by to some of the best food spots in Manhattan.

It is surely a hotspot if you’re in search of one of the best burger’s in New York City!

Location: 89 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village

www.jgmelonnyc.com


Here are a few fun questions we asked Alexa to wrap up this great interview:

What would you tell a first timer in NYC? 
“Make sure you try a classic New York bagel and schmear. Nowhere does it better.”

What will a New Yorker never tell someone? 
“A New Yorker will probably never admit how rude other New Yorker’s are.”

Do you have any funny/embarrassing moments in the city? 
“When I first started standing on chairs while taking photos of food, it was a definitely little embarrassing!”

Lastly, take a look at few images of her gorgeous feed, just to activate you taste buds:

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Thank you, Alexa, for sharing these fantastic, yummy food spots with us! We can’t wait to try them all!

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of the venues, Nick Solares for NYEater, tiny.manila, the_ona_chronicles, Gigi Hadid in the October 2016 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Cheatdayeats and Alexa Mehraban

An Upper East Side Brazilian Bakery in NYC (a.k.a. Padoca)

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The Upper East Side of Manhattan is gorgeous and has countless places to visit! If you’re around, visit a Brazilian Bakery called Padoca, with goodies that you will love!

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We woke up early today to visit a place that has been highly recommended by a few close friends.

Padoca Bakery is a beautiful neighborhood bakery with the most amazing seasonal in house made products. The Brazilian inspired spot, with clear International influences, is owned by the dear Marina Halpern.

The amazing pastry Chef, Rachel Binder, definitely surprised us with the variety of goodies. Plus, the fantastic smell as you walk in is priceless and everything we saw looked delicious!

Sweets range from chocolate dulce de leite babkas to oatmeal cookies and to-drool-for scones. They also sell the super traditional Brazilian PDQ (a.k.a. Pão de Queijo or cheese bread) that is definitely one of the highlights. Plus, the empadinhas are done in-house, daily.

Their coffee, Nobletree, “is an innovative coffee brand of farmers, roasters and baristas based in Brooklyn, with proprietary coffee farms in Brazil”.

You can come by for lunch too. They serve Salads, Sandwiches and daily soups, all created by Chef Rocky.

Are you Vegan? Do try their Açai Bowl! We are sure you will love this Brazilian bakery in NYC.

Last but not least, they offer Catering Service, so feel free to contact them so they can help you host a great breakfast or brunch for friends!

Here are a few places you can visit and explore the neighborhood, since you went all the way up there.

You can have lunch (or dinner), in a few of our favorite restaurants like Candle 79 (a fantastic place, you’d never imagine it’s vegan), The East Pole (super trendy British tavern) and Uva (if you love truffled dishes)!

In addition, if you’re feeling like splurging a bit while shopping, why not buy that statement jewelry at Jack Vartanian or Hueb. Take a look at our Private Jewelry Shopping & Consultation Services and get to meet the designers through an extremely exclusive experience.

Finally, if you are organizing a company dinner for your clients or c-level executives and team, read about our Corporate Services and how we an make it all seamless for you.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 6 pm

Location: 359 East 68th Street

http://padocabakery.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Padoca Bakery

Dominique Ansel Bakery: A Delicious Creation, The Cronut

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There are certain places in New York that we can’t escape from writing about, and Dominique Ansel Bakery is one of them. With his unique creations like the signature cronut, we advise you to find time and go try it out!

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This isn’t exactly a “secret” kept by New Yorkers, but it’s definitely worth talking about!

Well, it obviously can’t be a secret when you pass in front of a store and their is a massive line that goes around the block right? That calls “a little” attention for any one passing by. Ha!

Located in SoHo, Dominique Ansel Bakery launched in November 2011. In just a few months, it received the award of the “Best New Bakery of 2012”! From that time on, the crazy, monstrous lines started!

Then, in 2013, Business Insider named Dominique as one of the “Most Innovative people Under 40”. Of course, after that he received numerous other important awards! His signature sweets are the cakes and tastes. Surely, hard to choose from!

But wait, we can’t forget about the famous and desired Cronut! It’s a mixture of Croissant with a Doughnut! Sound crazy good, right? Well, in simple terms: It. Is.

About the Cronut:

Taking 2 months and more than 10 recipes, Chef Dominique Ansel’s creation is not to be mistaken as simply croissant dough that has been fried. Made with a laminated dough which has been likened to a croissant (but uses a proprietary recipe), the Cronut® pastry is first proofed and then fried in grapeseed oil at a specific temperature.

Once cooked, each Cronut® pastry is flavored in three ways: 1. rolled in sugar; 2. filled with cream; and 3. topped with glaze. The Cronut® pastries are made fresh daily, and completely done in house. The entire process takes up to 3 days.

There is only one flavor of the Cronut® pastry every month here in New York, London, and Tokyo, never repeating.

Other amazing items you might want to try at Dominique Ansel Bakery: the macarons, the homemade granola and the miniature meringues. Actually, the list is too big to write, so just be sure to try a few of what calls your attention! It’ll be hard to go wrong.

You can also order online!

Chef Ansel’s first cookbook “DOMINIQUE ANSEL: The Secret Recipes“, published by Simon & Schuster released in October of 2014.

Organizing a private event in NYC can be challenging so, let our experts help you out with everything.

We also work with Corporate requests of any size, so contact our team to understand what we can do for you, your team and your clients.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 8pm
Sunday: 9am – 7pm

Location: 189 Spring Street

http://dominiqueansel.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Dominique Ansel

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