Restaurants and Cafés now dot the once desolate street of Kenmare. Of particular excitement in November 2014 is RamenLab to open soon.



Nov. 2013 Update: Sadly, La Señorita does not seem to be serving dinner anymore.

La Senorita Bodega y Cuchifritos

115 Eldridge St., NYC


Had clocked this crepes spot across from Vanessa’s Dumplings on Eldridge just South of Broome, but now it’s open for Dinner and Late Nite Snacks as La Senorita, so we had to stop in.

The food by Chef King Solomon (Marc Solomon formerly of Red Strype in Soho) was delicious and totally hit the spot (see photos).

Shije’s Bikini Season Tip:

When preppin’ for bikini season, get two orders of to-die-for escargot – and crepes to mop up the butter sauce… current fave escargot in NYC. Build it like Brazil, baby.

Claudia, the proprietor was very friendly telling us the history and the transformation to the new incarnation of this hidden hotspot. This resto is laid back and we’ll def. be back to leisure (yes, I used it as a verb, because that what we don’t do enough in NYC.)

Thurs – Sat. the turntables come out and it’s back to Old School NYC. Are you down?


Zeppelin III, BBQ Sampler & Bucket of Suds

Georgia BBQ
192 Orchard St.

Today on our menu were Hush Puppies, a bucket of American Craft Beers, the BBQ sampler, which is a half rack of ribs, a delicious andoille sausage and a couple spot on wings, with a side of Brussels Sprouts – YUM!

NIMBY but close enough…

Joe Doe: Dinner & Drinks

Chef: Joe Dobias
GM/Mixologist: Jill Schulster

Cuisine: Aggressive American
45 East 1st Street (bet. 2nd and 1st Ave.)
New York, NY 10003
phone: 212.780.0262

Closed. Now you can get yer bitcoin here.

The Cleveland Restaurant | Garden

25 Cleveland Place
New York, NY 10012

Jet-lagged and hungry so details fuzzy…

“Hello Cleveland” – the flavors are poppin’ and the prices are right. Of particular note – fire, sears, crusts – where the rubber hits the road in racing – the cooking was perfect sealing in flavors on the cod, strip steak and trout. The vegetables and flavor combinations were very differentiated, unlike the muddled flavors of another haute cuisine attempt a few blocks away in Nolita – not poppin’ like Kenmare/Cleveland. The Brussel Sprouts with bacon were so good, we had to take some home for today’s omelette. We will def. be back.



Kenmare’s Poppin’ but don’t forget about where to get sandwiches bigger than your head.

This is a Chicken Parm on Semolina. The baseball is provided for scale.

Parisi Bakery
198 Mott Street (Between Kenmare and Spring)
(212) 226-6378‎


Bacon wrapped Scallops at the Grey Lady on Delancey (aka Kenmare 2 Bridge – a 1 minute walk on the future people mover)

Grey Lady

77 Delancey St., New York, NY.
(646) 580-5239

The Salad, Steak and everything was delicious – good domestic craft beer selection and great atmosphere.

FUEL STOP for Willy-B Bridge Runners:

Grey Lady is perfect for a mid-jog stop by for a couple beers and the bacon wrapped scallops before or after bridge-running the Willy-B.

Go to Corcoron… get your Soba on… Kenmare

Corcoron, at 37 Kenmare, is home to charming animated food characters and the best Soba Noodles on Kenmare. I love cook-at-the-table food, so I ordered the dipping noodles. Besides being very delicious, Soba noodles give you a good kick of energy without the carb coma of pasta.


not only does Corcoron give good Engrish,
they now serve Beer.