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NYC Hotspot Find: Creatures of Comfort

NYC Hotspot Find: Creatures of Comfort | meltingbutter.com

CREATURES OF COMFORT, NOLITA I like to think of Creatures of Comfort as a more tightly curated, unobtrusively fashionable version of Opening Ceremony. The NYC store (an offshoot of the original LA location) offers New Yorkers looking for thoughtful casualwear by cult fashion labels like Rachel Comey, Isabel Marant, Acne, Margiela and Hope, a way … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: McNally Jackson Store | Goods For The Study

NYC Hotspot Find: McNally Jackson Store | Goods For The Study | meltingbutter.com

MCNALLY JACKSON STORE | GOODS FOR THE STUDY, NOLITA Indie bookseller and downtown darling McNally Jackson Books recently opened a precious little boutique right around the corner that does a good job of proving they don’t just have great taste in books, but anything book-ish or even surrounding the book. The store is stocked with … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Uncle Boons

NYC Hotspot Find: Uncle Boons | meltingbutter.com

UNCLE BOONS, NOLITA Let’s say you’re reminiscing about your last trip to Thailand, when you were nursing that ice-cold beer and grazing on Thai food with that unmistakable fresh, dynamic flavor. You want to recreate that, but you’re stuck in Lower Manhattan, that concrete jungle we all know lacks quality Thai, considering every other cuisine … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Pearl & Ash

NYC Hotspot Find: Pearl & Ash | meltingbutter.com

PEARL & ASH, NOLITA When you dine in a restaurant with an inch-thick wine list you’d expect to be dropping some serious cash. You could go either way at Pearl & Ash, a progressive downtown wine bar serving up globally inspired small plates with a plenty of wow factor. For 10-15 bucks a plate and … Continue reading

New York City guide: 10 new restaurant obsessions

(Photo: Estela)

It’s been about 6 months since our last NYC restaurant round up… in New York time that is worth at least a year’s worth of restaurant research! So, it’s time for a new round up of 10 of our favourite meltingbutter.com restaurant haunts. Some of these restaurants are new, some are old, some are hotspots … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: The Musket Room

NYC Hotspot Find: The Musket Room | meltingbutter.com

THE MUSKET ROOM, NOLITA Nolita is becoming quite the dining neighbourhood with yet another outstanding restaurant that’s just opened in the last few months. Husband and wife team, Matt and Barbara Lambert, own The Musket Room and Matt, a classically French trained New Zealand chef puts his spin on modern New Zealand cuisine. The result … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Estela

NYC Hotspot Find: Estela | meltingbutter.com

ESTELA, NOLITA Estela is new to the city and I would say that it’s Roman’s Manhattan counterpart in terms of quality food but with a slightly more creative twist. I managed to get a last minute table booking on a Friday evening – go now because this won’t be possible for long. Best Bit: The … 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: Mother’s Ruin

NYC Hotspot Find: Mother’s Ruin | meltingbutter.com

MOTHER’S RUIN, NOLITA I can’t quite put my finger on what I like so much about this bar. Sure, it’s airy, the cocktails are nice and there are these big beautiful windows you can sit by in the summer time… But there’s something else about it that makes me wonder why I don’t go more … 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 Butchers Daughter

NYC Hotspot Find: The Butchers Daughter | meltingbutter.com

THE BUTCHERS DAUGHTER, NOLITA Yet another NYC restaurant attracting all the pretty young things, but this time the crowd follows more of a female skew.  Here you can enjoy healthy fare and fresh juices of the green and red variety and leave feeling good about what you just ate. Best Bit: Lone lunching at the … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Tacombi

NYC Hotspot Find: Tacombi | meltingbutter.com

TACOMBI AT FONDA NOLITA Even in the winter, stepping into Tacombi feels like stepping into the summertime – the vibe here is what makes the restaurant special. Just add white sangria and a group of your friends and you’re in for a fun night. Best Bit: The corn esquites – grilled corn and deliciousness in … Continue reading