53 West 35th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10016
SOOO EXCITED! Rarely do I go to a new restaurant and know immediately that I’ll be a regular from that moment on. MEW Izakaya is now my favorite late night dining spot. LAW and I tend to eat really late (my terrible work schedule doesn’t help) so I’m so so so happy to have found MEW.
Izakayas are Japanese late night drinking spots that also serve food. MEW is an amazing izakaya tucked underground in K-Town (you literally walk downstairs). Most of the crowd fits under the “hip asian” category (think shaved heads with pony tails, denim on denim, and beanies that sit straight up on your head). The menu is an awesome mash up of Japanese foods with Western flair. I literally am going to go back again and again until I’ve tried everything. Continue reading MEW Izakaya: my new favorite late night dining spot
25 Saint Marks Pl
(between 3rd Ave and Astor Place)
New York, NY 10003
New York City night owls, prepare to meet your next favorite drunken food spot. Think cheap Japanese tapas… the menu is huge, featuring a wide variety of foods like yakitori (Japanese bbq on a stick), grilled fish, fried udon, ramen, fried rice, soup, and even mochi ice cream. AND it is open until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays. The food is not ridiculously mind-blowing but it is pretty good… and it becomes ridiculously mind-blowing when you’re intoxicated, of course. I actually recently went just for dinner and so was finally able to take pictures. Pictured above is the Yaki Udon, which is fried udon noodle with pork, squid and vegetables ($6.50). The noodles are thick and chewy. Pork was fatty and flavorful.
Here is the Yakitori BBQ Chicken ($4.00). It is nothing compared to Yakitori Totto, but certainly serves its purpose. Meat was not super tender nor tough. Sauce was a typical terriyaki kind of sauce. I didn’t like it too much, but my friend M.B. wiped the plate clean.
Continue reading Kenka – open until 4am… you know what that means.
131 Sullivan St
(between Prince St & Houston St)
New York, NY 10012
After a loooooooooong day yesterday, I met up with M.B. at about 10pm for a quick bite. I hadn’t had dinner but only wanted something light (busy days… they either make me ravenous or the opposite). She suggested The Dutch, a trendy modern American restaurant in the West Village that is particularly known for their late night dining. If you read their “about me” page and watch the video, you get the sense that this is a real food kind of place, a place that probably serves large portions and is about simple, good tasting food.
YUP, THAT’S THEM. SO, WHAT’S GOOD HERE ANYWAY?
We cook things that make us happy, like a seasonal green market salad; a deluxe steak with a tower of shellfish; tasty sandwiches; flavorful curry or chili; homey fried chicken and fresh pie or something altogether surprising and new. You should really check out the menus.
DO YOU BUY LOCAL?
MAKE YOUR OWN HOT SAUCE?
SOUNDS INTERESTING. WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT? IS IT DUTCH FOOD?
It’s American food.
See what I mean? Continue reading Late Night Snack at The Dutch