Shula’s Steakhouse NYC

NYC Restaurant Week has come and gone. We were able to get out for three date nights during Restaurant Week. The last restaurant that we visited was Shula’s Steakhouse. I was surprised to see that Shula’s was a hotel restaurant inside of the Westin Hotel NYC. There is no where better to be for steaks than in New York City. The restaurant week menu at Shula’s had steak, chicken and fish as options but we obviously went there for steak. The atmosphere was a lot nicer than your average hotel restaurant. It has an old school NYC Steakhouse feel to it and was dimly lit making it romantic. There were some football photographs around Shula’s, if you did not know Shula’s is a chain of steakhouses owned by Hall of Fame Football Coach Don Shula.

Shula's Steakhouse NYC

We were seated as soon as we had entered the restaurant and the hostess was friendly and welcoming. Our waiter was over in a few minutes and took our drink orders and brought us some warm bread with in a few minutes of us being there. I was a huge fan of their sour dough bread and who doesn’t love warm bread. We had two options for appetizers. I went with the Caesar Salad with sour dough croutons and Jon had the Sea Scallops with pineapple mango salsa. They were both really yummy. The portion on the scallops was small, Jon was served one scallop but it was delicious. My caesar salad was your standard caesar salad not the best I have had but I ate every bite, which means it could not be bad right?

Shula's Steakhouse NYC

Shula's Steakhouse NYC

As I had mentioned previously there was three options for entrees but I could never go to a steakhouse and not order steak especially in New York City. We both ordered the New York Strip, with beranaise sauce, potatoes au gratin and green beans. Jon upgraded his steak size to the 16 oz but I was quite happy with 8 ozs of steak! When the steak came to the table they asked us to cut it in the middle and make sure that it was cooked to our liking before the waiter left. We both ordered medium rare and the steaks were cooked perfectly. Jon is not a cheesey potato fan so he did not enjoy the potatoes au gratin but I loved them and the green beans were just plain green beans. Not to much I can say about the green beans. My steak though was amazingly seasoned and did not disappoint this meat lover.

Shula's NYC

Being restaurant week there was obviously dessert. I was stuffed and Jon having eaten all 16 oz of steak was beyond full but we ate dessert anyways! Jon ordered the cheesecake and I had the carrot cake. I had a bite of the cheesecake and was incredible but when is cheesecake bad? My carrot cake was sooooo good and it was in a rum sauce that was a sumptuous addition to the carrot cake. It had a melted vanilla ice cream kind of quality to it and I loved it!

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This being one of our last date night’s before the baby come, I am happy that we spent it at Shula’s. Right now we have 2 weekends left till baby. That means I have 2 weekends to get out there and have some romantic adult time with my husband before we are prisoners in our NYC 1 bedroom apartment! If you are thinking about visiting Shula’s Steakhouse I would totally recommend it and would return. The service and the food were both top-notch in my books! Now where are we going to go this weekend??

Shula’s Steakhouse

270 W. 43rd St. New York, NY


Aureole Bar Room NYC

Aureole NYC

NYC Restaurant week is here and it is going on till March 7th. Since it is Restaurant Week and I am due in a month we decided to take advantage and reserve a few date nights. Our first NYC Restaurant Week date night outing was to Aureole-Bar Room. We have visited Aureole in the past for Valentine’s Day so we already knew that the food there is amazing.

We arrived for our reservation and we were seated right away. The service was friendly and they were quick to bring us out waters. They did not have any virgin cocktails on the menu. Jon asked about it for me and the bartender whipped me up a little something. I still do not know what it was but it was delicious!

Aureole NYC

We were brought some really yummy bread. I know bread is bread but this stuff was good so it is worth mentioning. For restaurant week they have a prix fixe menu with a few choices for appetizer, entrees and a dessert all for $38.00 per person. I chose the Cavatelli Pasta Amatriciana, the pasta was delicious and cooked al dente just the way I like it. Jon had the Fluke Tartare and it was soooo yummy. I have to admit I did have a few bites of it!

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WOW is what I have to say about the entrees. I had the Chatham Cod with orzo, broccoli rabe with a lemon beurre blanc. If I could eat this fish all of the time I would. The crispy skin on the cod was incredible. I wish I could have had 2 servings it was so amazing! Jon had the Grilled Veal Chop with gigante white beans, leeks, English mustard jus. The veal was good but if you do go during Restaurant Week I can not say enough that you must have the Chatham Cod. Honestly it was one of the best fish entrees that I have ever taken a bite of!

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At this point I was already pretty full but we still had dessert to get through and I am glad I had it. For dessert I got the Dulcey Pannacotta and Jon ordered the Warm Chocolate Brownie. They were both so decadent and well worth the extra calories. You can not go wrong with either. It is really a question of how much of a chocolate fan are you. Jon is more of a chocolate person than I am so he was drawn to the brownie right away. I was happy with my choice the Pannacotta is out of this world yummy.

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Once again Aureole out did themselves. The service was great except at the tail end when we had to wait awhile for dessert. Other than that it all came out really quick. If you are in NYC during Restaurant Week or anytime this is a restaurant that you can not miss. We will definitely return again especially for the Cod. I cannot stop thinking about it!

Aureole NYC

135 W. 42nd St, New York, NY


NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2014

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2014

Now that New York Fashion Week is over it is time for NYC Restaurant Week. I love restaurant week! It comes twice a year and fully enough it is on longer than a week. It is more like 3 weeks. but who would complain about that right?

We have been trying to save money for the baby by going out less. This Restaurant Week could not have come at a better time. We get a deal and we get to go out a few more times before the baby comes at the end of March. If you want to make reservation for NYC Restaurant Week I suggest making them ASAP. The really good places tend to fill up fast. I have been able to score 3 reservations so far. My choices this year will be Auerole Bar Room, City Lobster and Shula’s Steakhouse. We actually have been to Auerole before, for Valentine’s Day 4 years ago and it was absolutely amazing. Some of the best food I have ever had. I am really looking forward to returning. I will also be writing reviews to share with all of you guys!

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NYC Food Events August 2013 contd

How to Prepare a Korean Feast

Wednesday August 21st, 2013 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Edible Brooklyn and Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St, New York, NY

This sounds like a fun event, tickets are $5.00 to learn how to throw a Koren feast! You will learn everything from learning how to prepare kimchi to where to shop for all the ingredients you need for your Korean feast here in NYC. The best part for us foodies is there will be food samples and beer for $5.00. For more information: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7626473989/es2/?rank=22

Summer Restaurant Week

Monday July 22nd to August 16th, 2013

Restaurant week is one of my favorite events in the city. The best part is that it is longer than a week! The second best part are the prices! Every Summer and Winter Restaurant Week returns, with over 300 restaurants to choose from. This event definitely causes me to eat out a lot more than I normally would. At these prices, it is affordable for a lot of New Yorkers to try out some of the best restaurants in the city. Three- course meals, lunch priced at $24.07 and dinner at $35.00. Reservations and a full list of venues participating in Restaurant Week NYC are available at nycgo.com/restaurantweek. Bookings open up July 8th, get reservations at the best spots right away!!

Wine Essence Wine Lovers Party

Thursday August 29th, 2013 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Aspen Social Club 157 West 47th Street, New York, NY

This is a Wine Essence Wine Lovers Party. Guest can meet, mingle and network with wine lovers of all backgrounds. RSVP ticket allows our guests to enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese tasting from 6:30 to 7:30pm as our sommelier explains the different varietals of wines. Guest may also purchase their wine, champagne, cocktails and food menu while enjoying live music and entertainment. Business casual attire is required for admission. http://aspenwine-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=2

Lobster Bake Party “Maine Squeeze Rooftop”

Every Sunday 6:00pm-10:00pm

Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow St. New York, NY

$29.92 PER PERSON *FREE BEER or COCKTAIL WITH ADVANCE PURCHASE

Includes 1 Whole Maine Lobster, steamed little neck clams, baked red russet potatoes, farm fresh corn on cob. Deliciously prepared by Chef Seth Levine. $25 BEER BUCKET & COCKTAIL SPECIALS. Here is the link: http://hclobsterbake-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=24 I am going to be checking this one out for sure!

If you have any NYC food events, that you would like me to add on to my next NYC Food event post please email me @ nycfitfoodfashion@gmail.com

NYC Food Events August 2013 Contd

NYC Food Events August 2013

Summer Restaurant Week

Monday July 22nd to August 16th, 2013

Restaurant week is one of my favorite events in the city. The best part is that it is longer than a week! The second best part are the prices! Every Summer and Winter Restaurant Week returns, with over 300 restaurants to choose from. This event definitely causes me to eat out a lot more than I normally would. At these prices, it is affordable for a lot of New Yorkers to try out some of the best restaurants in the city. Three- course meals, lunch priced at $24.07 and dinner at $35.00. Reservations and a full list of venues participating in Restaurant Week NYC are available at nycgo.com/restaurantweek. Bookings open up July 8th, get reservations at the best spots right away!!

Wine Essence Wine Lovers Party

Thursday August 29th, 2013 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Aspen Social Club 157 West 47th Street, New York, NY

This is a Wine Essence Wine Lovers Party. Guest can meet, mingle and network with wine lovers of all backgrounds. RSVP ticket allows our guests to enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese tasting from 6:30 to 7:30pm as our sommelier explains the different varietals of wines. Guest may also purchase their wine, champagne, cocktails and food menu while enjoying live music and entertainment. Business casual attire is required for admission. http://aspenwine-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=2

Lobster Bake Party “Maine Squeeze Rooftop”

Every Sunday 6:00pm-10:00pm

Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow St. New York, NY

$29.92 PER PERSON *FREE BEER or COCKTAIL WITH ADVANCE PURCHASE

Includes 1 Whole Maine Lobster, steamed little neck clams, baked red russet potatoes, farm fresh corn on cob. Deliciously prepared by Chef Seth Levine. $25 BEER BUCKET & COCKTAIL SPECIALS. Here is the link: http://hclobsterbake-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=24 I am going to be checking this one out for sure!

If you have any NYC food events, that you would like me to add on to my next NYC Food event post please email me @ nycfitfoodfashion@gmail.com

NYC Food Events August 2013

NYC Restaurant Week has arrived!

Well it is here again! Restaurant week is run twice a year and I love it! I really love that it lasts longer than a week this season it runs from July 22nd to August 16th. Make your reservations quick because from what I have already seen it is booking up fast. Jon has always wanted to eat at Boulud Sud, since the restaurant is taking part in restaurant week I figured this would be a great opportunity! I was able to get reservations but not until August 12th, unless I wanted to eat at 5:30pm or 9:45pm. Check out: http://www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek to see what restaurants are participating. My list of restaurants that I am hoping to visit are:

  • Boulud Sud
  • Club A Steakhouse
  • DUO Restaurant & Lounge
  • FireBird Restaurant
  • Craft

I do not know if I will get to go to all the ones that are on my list, I hope to! I already have reservations to Club A Steakhouse and Boulud Sud so far. At $38 for dinner and $25 for lunch  at some of the best spots in the city, this is an event that you can not miss! http://www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek

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NYC Food Events- July 2013 contd

Brunch with FRIENDS! Fun with Friends NYC

Saturday July 20th, 2013

View of the World Terrace Club, 140 Washington Street, New York, NY

I went to brunch at View of the World Terrace a few weeks ago, you can read my review here: http://wp.me/p3wWp1-12u It is worth going to for the views alone. This event features a pre fixe menu and unlimited bloody marys, mimosas and rum punch, all for $35 pp. If that is not enough to sell you on this awesome brunch, there is a live DJ as well! For more information and to get your reservations: http://brunchwithfriends-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=8

Tasting Table’s ‘Cue up the Summer Party

Thursday July 25th, 2013 6:30pm-9:30pm

Elizabeth Street Garden, 209 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY

Who wants to go to an outdoor urban cookout? After looking at this menu I can see that this may be a do not miss event for any foodie. My mouth is watering at the sound of beef brisket, pork ribs, beef ribs, cold fried chicken, cheese pimento sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream sandwiches and many other yummy BBQ items. For entertainment there will be live Bluegrass music by The Defibulators and some summer yard games to pass the time. Food will be supplied by the cooks from Delaney Barbecue, Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter’s, Mah-Ze-Dar Bakery, Melt Bakery, Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls and TABASCO. You will also get unlimited cocktails, spirits, wine and beer. What are you waiting for! This is a must buy tickets! For more information on tickets go to: http://epicurbancookoutnyc-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=6

Summer Restaurant Week

Monday July 22nd to August 16th, 2013

Restaurant week is one of my favorite events in the city. The best part is that it is longer than a week! The second best part are the prices! Every Summer and Winter Restaurant Week returns, with over 300 restaurants to choose from. This event definitely causes me to eat out a lot more than I normally would. At these prices, it is affordable for a lot of New Yorkers to try out some of the best restaurants in the city. Three- course meals, lunch priced at $24.07 and dinner at $35.00. Reservations and a full list of venues participating in Restaurant Week NYC are available at nycgo.com/restaurantweek. Bookings open up July 8th, get reservations at the best spots right away!!

Union Square Greenmarket Night Market

Wednesday July 17th, 2013 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join Union Square Greenmarket while they celebrate 37 years in business. Farmers will be at the event selling fresh produce, meat and cheeses. While chefs from some of the cities restaurants will be preparing food, using fresh products from the market. There will also be live music and Greenmarket beer. For more information go to: http://unsqnightmarket-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=6

NYC Food Events July 2013 Contd

NYC Food Events July 2013

Tasting Table’s ‘Cue up the Summer Party

Thursday July 25th, 2013 6:30pm-9:30pm

Elizabeth Street Garden, 209 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY

Who wants to go to an outdoor urban cookout? After looking at this menu I can see that this may be a do not miss event for any foodie. My mouth is watering at the sound of beef brisket, pork ribs, beef ribs, cold fried chicken, cheese pimento sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream sandwiches and many other yummy BBQ items. For entertainment there will be live Bluegrass music by The Defibulators and some summer yard games to pass the time. Food will be supplied by the cooks from Delaney Barbecue, Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter’s, Mah-Ze-Dar Bakery, Melt Bakery, Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls and TABASCO. You will also get unlimited cocktails, spirits, wine and beer. What are you waiting for! This is a must buy tickets! For more information on tickets go to: http://epicurbancookoutnyc-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=6

Summer Restaurant Week

Monday July 22nd to August 16th, 2013

Restaurant week is one of my favorite events in the city. The best part is that it is longer than a week! The second best part are the prices! Every Summer and Winter Restaurant Week returns, with over 300 restaurants to choose from. This event definitely causes me to eat out a lot more than I normally would. At these prices, it is affordable for a lot of New Yorkers to try out some of the best restaurants in the city. Three- course meals, lunch priced at $24.07 and dinner at $35.00. Reservations and a full list of venues participating in Restaurant Week NYC are available at nycgo.com/restaurantweek. Bookings open up July 8th, get reservations at the best spots right away!!

Union Square Greenmarket Night Market

Wednesday July 17th, 2013 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join Union Square Greenmarket while they celebrate 37 years in business. Farmers will be at the event selling fresh produce, meat and cheeses. While chefs from some of the cities restaurants will be preparing food, using fresh products from the market. There will also be live music and Greenmarket beer. For more information go to: http://unsqnightmarket-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=6

NYC Food Events July 2013

NYC Food Events July 2013

Summer Restaurant Week

Monday July 22nd to August 16th, 2013

Restaurant week is one of my favorite events in the city. The best part is that it is longer than a week! The second best part are the prices! Every Summer and Winter Restaurant Week returns, with over 300 restaurants to choose from. This event definitely causes me to eat out a lot more than I normally would. At these prices, it is affordable for a lot of New Yorkers to try out some of the best restaurants in the city. Three- course meals, lunch priced at $24.07 and dinner at $35.00. Reservations and a full list of venues participating in Restaurant Week NYC are available at nycgo.com/restaurantweek. Bookings open up July 8th, get reservations at the best spots right away!!

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Thursday July 4th, 2013 12:00pm

Come out and celebrate Independence Day at Nathans Hot Dogs. The Hot Dog eating contest is an event that about 40 000 check out every year. I will be on vacation, I will not be able to attend. Go see this event and let me know how it goes!! For more information: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/nathans-famous-hot-dog-eating-contest

Union Square Greenmarket Night Market

Wednesday July 17th, 2013 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join Union Square Greenmarket while they celebrate 37 years in business. Farmers will be at the event selling fresh produce, meat and cheeses. While chefs from some of the cities restaurants will be preparing food, using fresh products from the market. There will also be live music and Greenmarket beer. For more information go to: http://unsqnightmarket-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=6

NYC Food Events July 2013

NYC Food Events June-July 2013

Pass the Paella!

Edible Brooklyn & The Brooklyn Brewery. Wednesday June 26th, 2013. 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Who wouldn’t want to dig in to a gigantic plate of paella. If you have never had paella it is a delicious dish of chicken, chorizo, peppers, saffron, mussels and cockles paella with aioli sauce. The paella will be served with spring vegetable terrine, carrots with salsa verde and bread. Am I making you hungry yet? I know I would love to be eating paella right now! The best part it is ALL YOU CAN EAT!!!! Oh and Brooklyn beer. I know what you are asking how do I get in to this event? Here is the link to get tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6601710895/es2/?rank=8#

Eat, Drink, BBQ at the Southwest Porch in Bryant Park

Edible Manhattan and Wichcraft. Wednesday June 26th, 2013. 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

To celebrate Eat Drink Local Week, Edible Manhattan and Wichcraft are teaming up for a Backyard Style Pig Roast!! Let’s talk food: whole roasted pig, green market salads, and wichcrafts award winning cream wiches. There will be local wines, beers and spirits, also non- alcoholic beverages and great music. All food and drink is included in admission, fantastic right? Here is the link to get tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6713868361/es2/?rank=10#

Summer Restaurant Week

Monday July 22nd to August 16th, 2013

Restaurant week is one of my favorite events in the city. The best part is that it is longer than a week! The second best part are the prices! Every Summer and Winter Restaurant Week returns, with over 300 restaurants to choose from. This event definitely causes me to eat out a lot more than I normally would. At these prices, it is affordable for a lot of New Yorkers to try out some of the best restaurants in the city. Three- course meals, lunch priced at $24.07 and dinner at $35.00. Reservations and a full list of venues participating in Restaurant Week NYC are available at nycgo.com/restaurantweek. Bookings open up July 8th, get reservations at the best spots right away!!

NYC Food Events June-July 2013