Summer has officially started and everybody is starting to tackle their summer bucket list. We have several things planned, but on the top of our list there’s a challenge: finding the best oyster in NYC. That’s why we are starting an oyster series. Get ready for some reviews of oyster places, oyster restaurants, and oyster ranking lists. A couple of...

This Israeli-Russian cafe that has been around in Soho for over 10 years just opened a new branch in East Williamsburg. Since we were strolling along the neighborhood, we decided to give it a try. It’s a cozy place, perfect for a low-profile brunch around the neighborhood. We arrived around 2.30pm, and it was packed. We sat in this cute little table by the yellow...

Looking for a Japanese restaurant with a twist? Well, you found it. Tori Shin is a typical Tokyo Japanese restaurant, but not the typical you might imagine. First of all, they don’t serve sushi. It’s a yakitoriya. A Yakitori restaurant is a chicken griller, sort of a Japanese barbecue. There are many in New York, but this one stands out. It’s linked...

Posted on Dec 15 2014 - 1:44pm by weeatnewyork@gmail.com
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The first thing you notice when you enter Piora is that it is very loud. They have some higher tables right by the entrance before you get to the hostess, and there were some large groups, apparently celebrating the holidays. This whole area is right by the bar, so it would make sense to be a little extra loud at this point. After about 5 minutes waiting at the bar,...