julie's

best ever eats

selflessly tasted for you 

having a future 'Top Chef' in the family has changed my appreciation of food, so today, dishes that make sense to me aesthetically & make my taste buds sing are worth sharing! Enjoy (and go taste for yourself!!)

Cooks Corner, Williamsbourg, NYC

January  2018

Occasion: B-day trip

Dined with: Sve

The Space

rustic without being staged with a 'thrown together vibe' that works. It's unpretentious and friendly and makes you want to become a regular fast!

Dishes tasted

where to start! the mushroom risotto is deep, creamy, earthy, woody and JUST delicious. Add a peppery, bright mixed herb salad bowl to make you feel instantly healthy.

Their desserts are lovely (which should  be a culinary term). The lemon deep-dish tart is tart as lemon desserts should be) & their coffee is fabulous! served mis-matched cups.

Price & Value

the risotto at 22 USD & salad bowl at 7 is a worthwhile duo. Desserts and coffee are competitively priced but deliver WAY better value for money than the coffee chains.

The Experience

will be back and take friends! Love this place, it's a find

The Place (de Plaza)

Madrid

January 2018

Occasion: Biz trip

Dined with:

The Space

Memorable even before you eat, this historical Plaza is way bigger than any one restaurant, but The Place earns it's place in this fabulous architecture

Dishes tasted

We had the shared cured meat and cheese plate which was packed with local hams and hard cheeses served with plenty of fresh bread, followed by deep dishes of fragrant big fat mussels. Yum! 

Price & Value

shared plate at 35 euros and mussels at 27. Good value for the people watching value!

The Experience

unmissable! great local food in a memorable setting it touches a taste-place you'd forgotten existed. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Pizza Place

Greenwich. NYC

November 2017

Occasion: biz trip

Dined with: JJ

The Space

authentic 30's feel in this clean and tasteful diner packed with a 'real food feel' (know what I mean?) Servers are just the right mix of friendly & attentive but not intrusive

Dishes tasted

The pizza dough is hand-pulled & super flavorful! (and tasty dough is surprisingly hard to pull off! no pun intended). We took it simply topped with fresh Mozzarella, crushed ripe tomatoes and olive oil. YUM!!! We followed the servers wine choice and enjoyed a crisp Chablis perfectly chilled. 

Price & Value

A high hip-factor adds to the cost, so a shared pizza, 2 glasses of wine plus atmosphere (the guys at the next table shared their entree with us!) cost 55 USD pre-tip but we left happy and not hungry!

The Experience

hard to stand out in this resto-packed area but it holds it's own. Worth a visit for sure.

THINK COFFEE

NYC

January 2018

Occasion: B-day trip

Dined with: Sve

The Space

packed, loud, fragrant with roasted beans. chipped, unmatched, industrial. A coffee lovers haven!

Dishes tasted

Expresso alonge, filter & the macchiato. sllce of key lime pie and an amaretto biscuit. All just right!

Price & Value

competitive. way better value than Starbucks cookie-cutter

The Experience

authentic. 

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