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Salvation Taco: the Salvation of Murray Hill

Salvation Taco: the Salvation of Murray Hill

Murray Hill is best known for its post-college crowd – but when it comes to decent restaurants, it’s seriously lacking.  It’s finally seen salvation with the new restaurant by chef April Bloomfield, top chef of Spotted Pig and The Breslin fame.  Bloomfield’s newest hotspot Salvation Taco has come in to save the day, and Murray […]

January 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured Post, Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Epicerie Boulud – An Epicurean Delight

Epicerie Boulud – An Epicurean Delight

We knew that the sandwiches at Epicerie Boulud, an eat-in and take-out market located at 1900 Broadway at 64th Street, were going to be good, since it’s another dining establishment created by the great chef Daniel Boulud. However, we weren’t prepared for just how good our lunch was going to be! The turkey club sandwich, made on homemade bread, not only made a lovely […]

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Diablo Royale – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Diablo Royale – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Diablo Royale, a tiny but very popular Mexican restaurant on West 10th Street in the West Village, was a dining roller coaster! It had a really great, young crowd, but our dining experience was extremely uneven. One Magpie ordered the chicken quesadilla – which was good…really, really good! As were the fab steak tacos! Another Magpie went with the fish tacos.. […]

November 29th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Le Pain Quotidien – A Belgian Chain For The Sophisticated Palette

Le Pain Quotidien – A Belgian Chain For The Sophisticated Palette

For all you Magpies who think that this post is about a pain in our quotidien (OMD – that’s oh mon dieu!), think again! We have no pain to report when it comes to this upscale Belgian chain that’s in several locations around the city. Le Pain Quotidien is French and its name means the daily bread. We Magpies were […]

November 28th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Rubirosa – A Gem Of A Place

Rubirosa – A Gem Of A Place

  It’s only been around for a year, but Rubirosa, a little Italian gem located on Mulberry Street in Nolita (right at the start of Little Italy) has made a big impression on its New York fans. It’s a quiet, unassuming place, that happens to have some of the best Italian specialties we’ve ever tried. Our favorite dish […]

November 14th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Even in this Market – Co-op is Worth Your Investment

Even in this Market – Co-op is Worth Your Investment

[Check out CO-OP Preview Party, shot by Alan Phillips] We Magpies take our birthday celebrations quite seriously. And since we dine out quite a lot, we are always in search of a new special place to kick off our birthday festivities. We were very fortunate that a fellow Magpie had drinks at Co-op in the Hotel […]

October 26th, 2011 | Posted in Alphabests!, Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Isabella’s Is A Bella Place To Dine!

Isabella’s Is A Bella Place To Dine!

We Magpies were out and about and wanted to sit down like ladies and have lunch somewhere rather than just grab lunch somewhere. We decided that we were in the mood for a salad and one Magpie suggested her favorite place to go, Isabella’s, on 77th and Columbus, on the Upper West Side. It was such a sunny, […]

October 24th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

For Your Feet and Stomach – Fiorello

For Your Feet and Stomach – Fiorello

Fiorello’s has been around for a really long time. So long in fact that we Magpies thought it a bit too touristy to dine at. With its prime location and really nice outdoor patio dining as well, we thought there wasn’t a chance in hell that the food would also be good. Well, we were […]

October 10th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Lexington Brass Brunch – Good Food, Good Service, Good Luck

Lexington Brass Brunch – Good Food, Good Service, Good Luck

Okay, okay, that’s not really a rave Magpie review for this new restaurant venture by the very successful EMM group (they run Abe & Arthur’s, Tenjune and SL – to name a few). Because it was just that: nice food, enthusiastic wait staff, and a very pleasant room to dine in. There was just something missing. Maybe it’s […]

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

No Longer Extra Virgin Virgins!

No Longer Extra Virgin Virgins!

We’ve been to Extra Virgin in the West Village countless times since we first discovered it exactly a year ago. We Magpies have always been impressed by the fresh ingredients, laid-back vibe, and cool-looking crowd. So when a friend suggested we check it out for brunch, we thought it was a good idea – little […]

September 20th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Decepción – Art Exhibit For The Rich and Famous?

Decepción – Art Exhibit For The Rich and Famous?

We Magpies were wandering about Fifth Avenue this past week, after having a delish brunch at one of our favorite restaurants, Norma’s, at the Parker Meridian Hotel. We spent some time checking out all the glamorous high-end designer boutiques in that area, and were both awed and floored by the beauty and prices of the merchandise in these stores. Then, after we […]

September 14th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Bendel’s Fashion’s Night Out – A Night of Fun, Fashion and…FattyCakes?

Bendel’s Fashion’s Night Out – A Night of Fun, Fashion and…FattyCakes?

Nothing is more fun for us Magpies than checking out the talented new designers that showcase their lines at Henri Bendels’s department store. We  always seem to find some adorable new piece of jewelry or fabulous new makeup to purchase and share with our readers. At this week’s Fashion’s Night Out however, Bendels transformed the entire third floor into the actual […]

September 12th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

SHHH…The UWS Ditch Plains is Now Open for Lunch…and You Can Still Get a Table There!

SHHH…The UWS Ditch Plains is Now Open for Lunch…and You Can Still Get a Table There!

We were on the Upper West Side looking for a place that serves brunch all day when we remembered that Ditch Plains, one of our favorite little restaurants on Bedford Street in the West Village, had recently opened up another restaurant at 82nd street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenue. How perfect was it that we were only a few blocks away!? […]

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

For Great Dining, It’s As Easy As ABC…Kitchen,That Is!

For Great Dining, It’s As Easy As ABC…Kitchen,That Is!

We’ve been dying to go to ABC Kitchen for months, but it’s really tough to get a dinner reservation. So when one Magpie suggested we try ABC Kitchen for brunch (even though it was an absolutely beautiful day outside!) we still jumped at the chance to give it a try. And it did not disappoint. The decor is modern eclectic, with […]

August 17th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

I Scream,You Scream! We All Scream For…Soft Serve Fruit?!

I Scream,You Scream! We All Scream For…Soft Serve Fruit?!

  The crew at Harriet Magpie unanimously agrees that one of our favorite desserts is ice cream anything. Not only do we think topping any pie, cake or cookie with an ice cream scoop makes it so much more delicious, but we even agree that a small scoop au naturale is the best ending to any meal.  We don’t really have a preference if it’s ice cream […]

July 28th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Boutique Eat Shop – an Art Gallery to Visit on an Empty Stomach!

Boutique Eat Shop – an Art Gallery to Visit on an Empty Stomach!

Nestled on a quiet corner of West Chelsea on 22nd Street and 11th Avenue, Boutique Eat Shop is one of the only restaurants in a neighborhood full of art galleries. But what makes this restaurant unique is that it’s also a gallery space! From the fixtures to the artwork – everything in the whole place […]

July 26th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Get Your Haute Pretzel Here!

Get Your Haute Pretzel Here!

If you’re like some of the crew at Harriet Magpie, seeing a pretzel cart in Manhattan is like seeing an oasis in a desert…minus the water. We’re always trying pretzels from the many carts around the city, hoping to find that really delish pretzel from pretzels past. Alas, we must admit we’ve gotten the extra calories […]

July 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Magpie Picks for New York Restaurant Week 2011

Magpie Picks for New York Restaurant Week 2011

We Magpies pride ourselves on our commitment to finding the hottest and most delicious restaurants. Frankly, not many of our favorites (what up with that?) are participating in New York restaurant week this summer (which runs until July 24th), but since many Magpies have contacted us regarding our top picks, we thought we would give you some suggestions. […]

July 15th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Try Spasso – You’ll Be Amused!

Try Spasso – You’ll Be Amused!

Lately we Magpies have been in a bit of a restaurant rut. We’ve been going back to the same favorite restaurants and we were looking to change it up and try something new. When a friend mentioned that she loved Spasso, an Italian spot in the West Village, we knew we had to check it out. […]

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

“Keeping up” with Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Dress Shopping

“Keeping up” with Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Dress Shopping

If Kim Kardashian is trying to play it cool about who is designing her wedding dress – she’s not doing the best job. Kardashian has been spotted visiting designer Vera Wang’s boutiques in New York and LA this week…leading to speculation that Wang will design her gown when she walks down the aisle with Kris […]

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July 7th, 2011 | Posted in Good Finds (Fashion & Beauty), Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »