Burger & Lobster 39 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
Burger and Lobster is one of the most genius restaurants I’ve been to in a very long time. I have nothing but great things to say about this place. Yippie, I think I have a kinda sorta almost favorite new restaurant.
Okay, to start everything, as in all meals, on the menu is $20. This makes things so easy. The menu is super simple. There’s burgers or lobsters and that’s pretty much it, there’s your menu in a nutshell. With each meal, there’s a side of fries and a salad that comes with it. The salad and fries are delish. The burger is so juicy and the lobster…Oh my, I love seafood, so this is a win for me any day, but the butter sauce they give to go with the lobster is so tasty.
The dessert, I wasn’t too keen about, I had Greek vanilla yogurt and it was okay. Drinks are reasonably priced at $12. The service was fantastic. The decor is industrial, really high ceilings and hanging lamps along the bar. Also, there’s a huge tank filled with lobsters when you first walk in, poor little things 😦
Overall, I had an excellent experience here and I am looking forward to coming here again, and again!
109 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
With Labor Day around the corner, it was a coincidence that my friend had her birthday dinner at Miss Lily’s 7A recently. Miss Lilys is a Caribbean inspired restaurant that makes you feel like you’re in a shack in Montego Bay, Jamaica (but you’re really in the Lower East Side of New York). Upon entering, I was serenaded by the sweet sounds of old school reggae music. The birthday dinner, unlike many others I’ve been to, was family style. Basically, we had a large selection of food, 2-drinks and dessert for $50.
The appetizers included: Roast Corn, Kale Salad, Jerk Chicken Wings, and Cod Fish Balls. My favorite was definitely the Cod Fish balls. For a main course we had, Salmon, Shrimp-On-A-Stick, Cold Slaw, Macaroni and Cheese, Rice and Peas, Roti Skin & Curry, and Jerk Pork. For dessert we had Banana Pudding. The Rum Punch was the bomb. I tried a little bit of everything, and it was pretty tasty. But I must say the best part of the experience at Miss Lilly’s was the music. We danced non-stop into the next morning. The restaurant was seconds away from kicking us out. #Goodtimes
Check out Miss Lily’s 7A if you’re ever in LES.
195 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
I am going to South Africa in February 2016, and Madiba seemed liked the perfect introduction to South African cuisine. I found a $20 Groupon for $40 worth of food and asked Myllz to join me one night after work. Madiba is a really cool and cultural restaurant. The outside, looks like a café of some sort. When you walk in, there’s the bar and a sitting area, with a huge bookshelf of South African inspired items for sale. The space looks really small until you’re led to their main dining area, which is a decent size. On the walls, you can’t help but to notice huge statement pieces and famous faces including: Nelson Mandela, President Obama, Animal skin and Animal print and the South African flag just to name a few.
The menu is eclectic. We started with some Slap Chips, which are basically French fries drenched in salt and vinegar—This was kind of like eating salt and vinegar chips, pretty tasty. For drinks, we shared a pitcher of the Obama Mama, which is a rum infused fruit concoction; the pitcher was huge and we couldn’t finish it. For the main course, we split the Salmon Burger, which was remarkable, but I love salmon, so I would say that regardless. We also had the Durban styled Seafood Curry with Rice. The curry dish was well seasoned and consisted of an array of squid, fish, prongs, peas, green beans, and corn. Overall, the customer service was good. The food was really tasty and reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend, this place for anyone interested in trying something new. I really enjoyed my experience here.
Elberta Restaurant and Bar 335 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
So far, I’ve had dinner and brunch at Elberta. Elberta is a relatively new restaurant on Flatbush, in Park Slope that serves comfort food. The first time I came here was for my birthday. I had a series of their sides which included Mac and Cheese, Sautéed Spinach, Truffle Fries, and Deviled Eggs. I loved everything except for the Mac and Cheese, which needed a bit more seasoning and cheese. The rum punch in a mason jar was really cute and tasty as well.
For brunch this week, I had deviled eggs again, which wasn’t as tasty as it was before. It had a fridge taste but I still ate them. The brunch menu was filled with dishes I loved. I am on a healthy kick but I had a craving for steak and eggs. I went with my instinct and ordered it. The presentation was amazing. The dish comes in a skillet and in addition to the steak and eggs there is a side of potato’s mixed with tomato’s and spinach. I didn’t like how big the chunks of steak were, but it was so good! Well seasoned, juicy and just an all around good choice.
The décor of this place has exposed brick, great music and an intimate vibe. I will definitely come back here and I suggest you give it a chance as well.