Category Archives: European

SCHNITZEL & THINGS: From mobile to midtown

schnitzel and things 2
Dear Food Diary:

At some point last year, it seemed like brick to truck was all people wanted to do, but then the reverse started happening. Either way, its more yummy for our tummy. As a midtown luncher, I’ve been super excited about this new addition to the East side. Signs have been up for weeks. Finally, the first taste today.

MAZE by Gordon Ramsay: What the %!$#%$!&^@$#

MAZE by Gordon Ramsay 1MAZE by Gordon Ramsay 11
Dear Food Diary:
I’m going to start this post by stating that I don’t usually use foul language (unless it’s totally necessary). I don’t condone it either. With that said, this review is for Maze by Gordon Ramsay. They say when in Rome do as the Romans do, therefore, when at Maze speak as Gordon would. (I’ll try anyways, his potty mouth is on an unreachable level that  would make me blush). This is from Winter Restaurant Week 2010, I know I’m a little behind, but I’m trying to catch up since Restaurant Week just started).

Aldea: new portuguese gem

Dear Food Diary:

A girlfriend from college who was MIA for the past year and change had dropped me a line the other day, so we met at Aldea (Named village in Portuguese. A small neighborhood gem that opened a few month back). We didn’t think reservations were necessary on a tuesday night, to our surprise, the place was packed. They did offer us a table on the ground level dining room, but it seemed tight and crowded, so we opted to dine at the bar with the company of the attentive and friendly bartender Ted (for you ladies who are wondering, yes, he’s pretty cute). The restaurant has a very chic, modern and elegant interior. I suggest making reservations at the chef’s table (only 6 seats) overlooking the busy kitchen. And I highly recommend it for a date, it’s nice but not stuffy, and the food will help you score points for sure (high five me later).