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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 »

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 »

Potbelly and IHOP Coming to NYC!

Potbelly and IHOP Coming to NYC!

If you didn’t go to college in the Midwest as some of us Magpies did, then chances are you’ve never heard of a sandwich shop called Potbelly. But soon, we promise, you’ll get a chance to experience a T-K-Y (turkey and melted swiss on thin cut bread) and never look back. This Chicago-based sandwich shop is opening three NYC locations – 2 […]

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

What’s Betta than the Burger at Minetta?

What’s Betta than the Burger at Minetta?

We’ve passed Minetta Tavern dozens of times, but we’ve never been inside. We just knew that we’d never be able to get a reservation- so we really never tried. But since we’ve read so many rave reviews about Minetta’s famous “Black Label” burger – we were thrilled when a fellow Magpie got a reservation(!) on a recent […]

June 13th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Blue Ribbon Bakery For Brunch…Worth The Wait?

Blue Ribbon Bakery For Brunch…Worth The Wait?

There has been so much talk about Blue Ribbon Bakery’s brunch that we Magpies decided to make it our mission to try it out. There are a couple of reasons for not going sooner, but the three main reasons were 1) they serve brunch only on weekends (come on… if you have a good thing…flaunt it);  2) it’s always packed; and […]

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

Barking Dog: All Bark AND A Great Bite!

Barking Dog: All Bark AND A Great Bite!

As our loyal readers know, there’s nothin’ we Magpies love more than discovering a new favorite spot in NYC. And we are  happy to say that our search for the best brunch menu (served any day of the week) led us somewhere we’ve walked by about a thousand times – Barking Dog. This unassuming restaurant on […]

April 13th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Markt – Mark it on Your Brunch List, Now!

Markt – Mark it on Your Brunch List, Now!

It’s hard to believe we’ve never had brunch at Markt, a bright, airy Belgian restaurant on the corner of 21st Street and 6th Avenue. We’ve passed it a thousand times – but we never realized that they even had a brunch menu! So we were excited when a fellow Magpie described the fab brunch menu – […]

March 30th, 2011 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

The Whitney’s New Restaurant “Untitled” – A Masterpiece

The Whitney’s New Restaurant “Untitled” – A Masterpiece

Though it just opened yesterday (so not all the decorating is complete), and there was a bit of a wait for our orders (probably due to the newness of the staff), we Magpies think that the Whitney Museum’s newest addition, Untitled (yup, that’s the name…clever-ish) is sure to have a long and successful run. The menu is inventive and […]

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

EJ’s French Toast – Worth Every Calorie!

EJ’s French Toast – Worth Every Calorie!

If it’s one thing we Magpies know, it’s brunch. We’ve tried most of the top places in NYC – and are always searching for new spots. But it’s still fun when we go back to an old spot and find something new and improved on the menu. That’s exactly what happened during our recent revisit to EJ’s Luncheonette on the […]

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

Tipsy Parson: For the Best (Very Little!) Cinnamon Roll in NYC

Tipsy Parson: For the Best (Very Little!) Cinnamon Roll in NYC

Tipsy Parson, an adorable soul food restaurant on Ninth Avenue near 20th Street, is the sister restaurant to another one of our faves, Little Giant, which is located on the Lower East Side. It’s on a quiet, quaint block, yet we were still surprised to find no wait on a recent Sunday morning around 11:30 (compared to the […]

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

Muffin Man’s Got Competition – It’s Gramercy Cafe

Muffin Man’s Got Competition – It’s Gramercy Cafe

We really haven’t been talking about it that much. But if you are a true Magpie you know that we are always searching for the perfect blueberry muffin. You also might remember one of our earliest posts about one of our favorite local haunts, the Townhouse Diner, where we go to get the best homemade blueberry muffins in the city (the kind […]

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

Spring Natural For Brunch, A Naturally Good Choice

Spring Natural For Brunch, A Naturally Good Choice

By now you know that our fave meal of the day is brunch. We are constantly trying out new places, and we wrote about two of our faves here and here. But all those fried French toasts, chocolate chip pancakes, and sugary muffins can be pretty fattening. So recently we decided to switch it up and go […]

November 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Featured Post, Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

The Standard Grill: Great Brunch, Standard Service

The Standard Grill: Great Brunch, Standard Service

We’ve been to The Standard Grill for dinner before – but we’ve always wanted to try it for brunch. The Standard Grill is the restaurant located at the Standard Hotel, on 13th Street and Washington. We arrived before noon for brunch on a recent Sunday – and were happy to see that the place was […]

October 11th, 2010 | Posted in Featured Post, Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Little Giant – Big On Taste, Little On Atmosphere

Little Giant – Big On Taste, Little On Atmosphere

Little Giant is  just an average-looking New York City restaurant. It’s basically a small box-like storefront with a nondescript-looking interior… …but they make one really memorable dish that makes up for its lackluster appearance: the Baked French Toast. Chef Julie Taras soaks thick slices of Pullman’s Bread (always fresh and delish) in an egg batter of maple syrup, cinnamon and […]

August 16th, 2010 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Second Avenue Deli-cious

Second Avenue Deli-cious

Second Avenue Deli is definitely not a new place in NYC. In fact, it’s really a NYC institution. It originally opened on Second Avenue near 9th Street, and was there for decades until moving to it’s present location at 33rd Street near Third Avenue for the past few years. We’ve eaten there from time to time, grabbing […]

August 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Somethin’ Good’s Always Cookin! Kitchenette Gets The “K”!

Somethin’ Good’s Always Cookin! Kitchenette Gets The “K”!

We at Harriet Magpie usually love those brunch combo dishes that have the he-man names. Unfortunately, they all have those he-man names…and you feel a little funny ordering them! And quite frankly, even though we’re usually able to knock off one of those delicious sounding platters, it behooves us to say the name to order them! […]

July 13th, 2010 | Posted in Alphabests!, Newest Posts | Read More »

J is for Jane – Run to Jane, Run!

J is for Jane – Run to Jane, Run!

We Magpies are definitely creatures of habit. When we like a restaurant for its certain signature dishes, we always have to order them every time we go. Jane, located downtown at 100 West Houston Street (between Thompson Pl. and Laguardia), is one of those exceptions to the rule. It is true that every time we dine there we […]

June 28th, 2010 | Posted in Alphabests!, Newest Posts | Read More »

We’re Nuts About Almond

We’re Nuts About Almond

We Magpies have had dinner at Almond, a classic Parisian bistro in Bridgehampton, and really liked it. So when we were looking for a restaurant for brunch that could accommodate a large party, somewhere that would be trendy, yet casual, one Magpie suggested Almond NYC, located at 12 East 22nd Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South in the […]

June 9th, 2010 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Good Enough To Eat…Good Enough To Eat At…Just Not Great

Good Enough To Eat…Good Enough To Eat At…Just Not Great

Good Enough To Eat, a cute, homey-looking restaurant (down to the white picket fence on the outside of their dining establishment) is located on the Upper West Side at 83rd and Amsterdam. We’ve wanted to go there for a while because it’s been written up quite a lot on foodie blogs that we follow. Since we weren’t in the […]

June 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »

Pastis – Just for the Sun of it!

Pastis – Just for the Sun of it!

Nice weather on the weekend in NYC means only one thing to the crew at Harriet Magpie – dining al fresco! And nothing beats having Sunday brunch with friends, while checking out cute guys who look like they’re training for triathalons. Pastis, located at 9 9th Avenue (at Little West 12th Street)  is the quintessential outdoor french bistro for doing just that! We had a delish […]

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May 30th, 2010 | Posted in Good Times (Food & Nightlife), Newest Posts | Read More »