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The Big Reade

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On an early Sunday afternoon, wandering lower Manhattan to meet a friend for lunch, hoping for some decent pub food. Walked down Reade Street and stopped at the Reade Street Pub, the only customers – probably the first customers, the place likely just opened a few minutes prior. After perusing the healthy beer menu (accompanied with decent prices), looked through the food menu and zeroed in on the burger selections.

The Big Reade, described as two 5oz. patties, American cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, and what grabbed the attention was the addition of a chipotle sauce. Before the burger arrived, imagined a traditional burger, one stacked high with ingredients and two patties; arriving at the table, it was not what was expected. The burger was, essentially, split into two open-faced sandwiches. Not sure the exact way it was supposed to be enjoyed – did attempt to make it one burger and it was difficult.

In the end, went with eating one patty with the lettuce and one patty as a traditional burger – one “Atkins”-esque and the other like a slider. Tasty stuff, very satisfied but it must be said, the chipotle sauce was smoky. Understood, chipotle is known for a smoky flavor, but the abundance piled on top of each patty was breathtaking. Did have to take a bit off after the sauce was having an effect, but, ultimately, it was good pub food.

Big Reade

Written by Paulo Loreto

January 3, 2016 at 10:54 PM

Carmine’s

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It’s been over a year and a half since living and working in New York City. Had the opportunity to catch a Broadway show with family; got tickets for “Rocky” at the Winter Garden Theater.

After the show, decided to dine at a classic spot, an old favorite, Carmine’s; one of the best known restaurants in New York City. An icon, known for delicious Italian cuisine served in large family-style portions.

Upon being seated, caught sight of one of the greatest draws of the place, the calamari.

Every previous visit to Carmine’s has been highlighted by the mountain of delicious, fried squid that leaves both a memorable sight and taste. Hot, fresh, crispy – all keys that make the calamari at Carmine’s so extraordinary. The huge appetizer is, typically, enough to satisfy one’s appetite, but the entrée offerings usually keep you craving more.

Carmine’s boasts locations throughout New York City, along with Atlantic City, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, and Atlantis-Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

Carmine’s boasts locations throughout New York City, along with Atlantic City, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, and Atlantis-Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

Written by Paulo Loreto

June 24, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Cinnamax

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Wandering down 5th Avenue in New York City, happened upon Madison Square Eats, a pop-up market featuring a variety of NYC’s culinary best. Walking south through the market, you end at a small Melt cart.

First opened in 2010, Melt has locations on Orchard Street, Chelsea Market, and the High Line. Melt is known for their array of impressive ice cream sandwiches.

After the arduous process of selecting just one, decided on one call the Cinnamax.

The Cinnamax is comprised of a generous serving of cinnamon ice cream between two snickerdoodles. The combination is nothing short of magical. The cookie is soft, but sturdy, and taking that first bite, it’s clearly not the plain old ice cream sandwich everybody is used to growing up.

The rich cinnamon sugar of the cookie is just enhanced by the tasty ice cream, an unforgettable experience – truly. And the Cinnamax is just one of several flavors they have to offer.

Melt offers a classic ice cream sandwich, but how can one decide when flavors like Cinnamax, Lovelet (Red Velvet Meltcakes with Cream Cheese Ice Cream) and Morticia (Chocolate Cookies with Malted Chocolate Rum Ice Cream) are all on display.

Melt offers a classic ice cream sandwich, but how can one decide when flavors like Cinnamax, Lovelet (Red Velvet Meltcakes with Cream Cheese Ice Cream) and Morticia (Chocolate Cookies with Malted Chocolate Rum Ice Cream) are all on display.

Written by Paulo Loreto

June 20, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Tenderloin Sunrise

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A little known neighborhood of Manhattan is known as Tenderloin. Known in the late 19th Century as an entertainment district, it was originally situated from 23rd Street to 42nd Street and from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue.

Today, it includes parts of the Flatiron District, Chelsea, the Garment District, and the Theatre District.

Early Manhattan welcomes the sun before the daily hustle and bustle.

Written by Paulo Loreto

October 26, 2011 at 9:56 PM