To watch my daily recommendations on Snapchat, be sure to follow me at “SaadiaExplores”. August 23: Veniero's When you walk into a pastry shop that's buzzing with locals, you know you've come to a good spot! That's what you see when you enter Veniero's in New York City's East Village. Established in 1894, Veneiro's is an Italian… Continue reading Daily Recommendation: Veniero’s, Still One of the Best in NYC
For years I've been hearing how amazing Zen Palate is for vegetarians. Seeing that my best friend is vegetarian, I even considered taking him for his birthday over the last many years. But after today's accidental encounter at the Union Square location, THANK GOD I never did! The menu (which is extensive) looked wonderful from the outside, not to… Continue reading Zen Palate Ruined My Palate
I had a great time at Bar Americain. The food was delicious - I do love the flavors Bobby Flay puts together. The ambiance and location was perfect for a pre-theater dinner and the service was on point. Having said all that, it is exactly what you would expect from a famous chef's restaurant: overpriced.… Continue reading Bar Americain: Expensive but Yummy
Small town. Dark. Gray. Cloudy. Medieval. Cobblestones. Quiet. Secluded. Historic. No English. These are the words that describe the little town of Kutna Hora in Czech Republic. It was quite an interesting January Tuesday when Dad and I ventured off from the capital of Prague to visit the Bohemian town of Kutna Hora. I knew it… Continue reading Best Pizza… EVER in Kutna Hora!
I know, I keep yapping about cupcakes lately. But I just tried a new cupcake recently and it was FABULOUS! In the midst of Pennsylvania in a little town called Newtown, I was introduced to The Caketeria, the store was just closing and we were greeted by two very flaky teenagers (calling it like I see it) who insisted… Continue reading Best Cupcake in Pennsylvania?
Crumbs cupcakes was a discovery of mine a few years ago (rest of the world had probably already discovered them prior to). I have purchased cupcakes from there many a times, once even a birthday cupcake costing me a whopping $75 to feed 5. My favorite was the chunky monkey cupcake (I might be wrong in its exact… Continue reading Dear Crumbs, I’m Over You
Last day of our trip to Maine and I had saved the best for last. Sunny, breezy summer Tuesday afternoon in Camden, Maine when I decided to call Long Grain to make reservations for 5. I had been waiting weeks to try this place after hearing about it from fellow bloggers and reading about it… Continue reading Long Wait at Long Grain but So Worth It
A new Thai place to try in New Jersey? YES PLEASE! So far I've tried 5 Thai restaurants in NJ and have my favorite but am hoping to find one that will top it (no luck yet). This particular restaurant, Thai Thai, was a little ways out of the way nestled in Stirling, NJ so I… Continue reading Thai Thai – Nice Ambiance, Hit or Miss Food