It was warm for a little bit… That counts.
Restaurant of the week
Crave Fishbar is a DELIGHTFUL spot in Midtown East if you're looking for some seafood (or even if you're not).
With everything you need from fish sliders to a big bowl of pasta, you really can't go wrong! I can recommend sitting out the front with a bottle of wine, it's perfect on a warm Friday afternoon.
Bar of the week
I love my little corner of the East Village, Alphabet City.
Maiden Lane is a lovely little bar with a great indoor and outdoor area. It serves delicious snacks to go with your drinks (primarily seafood based) and has some great happy hour deals. You're even allowed to bring your dog!
The hot crab dip is delicious!
Insider tips of the week
Every week, at Dinner with New Friends, I ask the group: “Do you have one super tip that you'd love to pass on to everyone in New York City?” Here goes the second round!:
“Best coffee is at Gotan!” – Justine M.
“The rooftop bar at the Standard Line is one of my favourites.” – Brent H.
“Always check the weather before leaving your apartment!” – Amy M.
“City Bakery – best place for cookies & hot chocolate in the winter” – Stacey S.
“Go to Case Enrique in LIC for the best Mexican – the spicy margs are incredible” – Natalie M.
“Best BBQ = Fette Sau in Williamsburg” – Ainsley D.
“A great bar to watch sport in is the Grayson.” – Nathan V.