Tag Archives: 3 Chubbys

Panera Bread: Soup for lunch

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Dear Food Diary:
As part of Daily Buzz’s Taste Maker Program I was invited to visit Panera bread and try their soups. One of the reasons I agreed was their choice of ingredients – fresh, thoughtfully sourced. Plus, there’s nothing more heartwarming than a bowl of soup on a cold day.

Sugar and Plumm: Savory & lots of sweet on the UWS

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Dear Food Diary:
Upper West Side just got a sprinkle of fairy dust. It’s a little sweeter with the addition of Sugar and Plumm. This place looks like the dream of a chubby fairy godmother, seriously, just looking around makes your sugar levels go high, thankfully there’s also a full menu with non sugary items. Their pastries are by Pichet Ong (Sport Dessert Bar) and all savory comfort food dishes by chef Steven Ferdinard (soups, salads and entree choices).

It opened to some controversy, having to tone down on the “cute factor” (boooooo), but honestly I find the Planet Sushi neon sign across the street way more disruptive.

THE COUNTER: build your own custom burgers on a bun or salad bowl

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Dear Food Diary:
Tourists and theater goers have it better than ever when it comes to food around Times Square. From Gyu Kaku to food stands along Broadway, there’s never been these many choices. Just for burgers alone you got Shake Shack, Five Guys and now The Counter, the gourmet burger chain where you can seriously build your burger your way (take that Burger King! take that!).

Kobeyaki: Decent sushi rolls for a quick meal

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Dear Food Diary:
We stumbled upon Kobeyaki the other night after kickboxing class. StalkerBoy wanted ramen and I was craving sushi, something quick and casual. Kobeyaki fit that bill, think modern Japanese/fusion style fast food joint.

Experimental Cocktail Club NY: tasty drinks that are on the light side

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Dear Food Diary:
Wednesday night J, C and I had our much needed girls night out at the new Paris transplant Experimental Cocktail Club in Chinatown. I was excited to read about them expanding to London and now New York. Who doesn’t need a good cocktail after a long day!?

Living in NYC, we are no strangers to these ridiculous reservation policies, so as mandated by the establishment, I emailed madameandmonsieur@experimentalcocktailclubny.com for a table. Prompt and friendly response for our table. They noted that even without a reservation, the bar is open to walk-ins.