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NYC Hotspot Find: Assembly New York

NYC Hotspot Find: Assembly New York | meltingbutter.com

ASSEMBLY NEW YORK, LOWER EAST SIDE Located on the same block where all the LES cool kids hang out is Assembly New York, where I assume they all shop as well. Here you will find a mix of men’s & women’s high-end vintage clothing as well as contemporary, slightly obscure international luxury labels (including their … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: The 303 at Louie and Chan

NYC Hotspot Find: The 303 at Louie and Chan | meltingbutter.com

THE 303 AT LOUIE AND CHAN, LOWER EAST SIDE This brand-new restaurant and basement bar/music room concept is exactly what discerning New Yorkers have been looking for. I for one am celebrating its arrival to the downtown Manhattan scene. Here’s how your night at Louie and Chan is going to play out – a pre-dinner … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Contra

NYC Hotspot Find: Contra | meltingbutter.com

CONTRA, LOWER EAST SIDE Contra’s concept of simplicity is one many New York restaurants could learn from. A seasonal menu that changes daily, 5 courses with options to add sides or a special, $55. The food is New American done with elegance and restraint and the beverage program is equally stripped-down, presenting only the good … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: The Leadbelly

NYC Hotspot Find: The Leadbelly | meltingbutter.com

THE LEADBELLY, LOWER EAST SIDE This charming cocktail bar is the brainchild of the guys behind The Fat Radish and its interiors you could say are the lovechild of mid-century Europe and vintage Americana – think carefully selected interior embellishments like old vinyl, vintage suitcases and a curved copper bar. Each night, The Leadbelly serves … Continue reading

The Curators: Art Journalist Sara Schifano on her 5 NYC gallery staples

Liam Gillick at Casey Kaplan | NYC Top 5 Art Galleries Guide | meltingbutter.com

Everyone knows New York City is a mecca for art with all of its museums, galleries and art centres but not everyone knows where to look for it beyond the city’s more obvious and famous institutions. That’s why I decided to call upon art expert (and one of my best friends!), Sara Schifano to uncover … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Maryam Nassir Zadeh

NYC Hotspot Find: Maryam Nassir Zadeh | meltingbutter.com

  MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH, LOWER EAST SIDE Inside Maryam Nassir Zadeh you’ll find a tightly edited collection of the namesake owner’s international tastes. The store’s aesthetic can be described as futuristic vintage and the clothing, accessories, found objects and oddities are all artfully displayed in the light filled space. Shop labels like Isabel Marant, Carven, … Continue reading

New York City guide: Top 10 bars for frequenting

It’s been just over a year living in NYC now and admittedly; it’s been the drunkest year of my life. I’m not really sure who I should be blaming for this… Myself? My friends? The plethora of watering holes in the city? Probably all three (not that there’s even anything wrong with some responsibly drunken … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Attaboy

ATTABOY, LOWER EAST SIDE Some of the ex-Milk & Honey crew saw a great opportunity when the bar uprooted and moved up to their midtown location. They stayed on and re-opened the space as Attaboy, keeping all the best of Milk & Honey but saying goodbye to the slightly pretentious reservation policy. Best Bit: No … Continue reading

New York City restaurant guide: Fifteen Favourites

It’s probably impossible to distil all NYC restaurants down to the best 15, but I’m ambitious so I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway.  Besides, it’s my blog so I can take it back if I change my mind. These restaurants are the top-15 that really impressed me in the 10 months I’ve … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: The Fat Radish

NYC Hotspot Find: The Fat Radish | meltingbutter.com

THE FAT RADISH, LOWER EAST SIDE The Fat Radish serves up farm-to-table British fare with a modern twist. Maybe it’s the food or the beautiful light, bright loft space but there’s definitely something about this restaurant keeps attracting all the pretty young things in NYC. Best Bit: After tasting The Fat Radish scotch eggs, I’m … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Pig & Khao

NYC Hotspot Find: Pig & Khao | meltingbutter.com

PIG AND KHAO, LOWER EAST SIDE I realised after eating at Pig and Khao a couple things: Hip Hop and pork ribs go really well together and the Filipinos like pork (as much as I do). When you go, make sure you order 2 things: the special pork ribs (they fall off the bone) and … Continue reading