What’s up, Nomsters! We’re back with another installment of our series, United Tastes of America, and this time we’re featuring Michelle Williams of Coffee and Champagne who will be highlighting some must-eats in NYC. Whether you’re visiting or you call NYC home, it’s a big city out there, so we’re super excited to have her compile some awesome suggestions here to help you navigate the food scene. Let’s do this!
Name: Michelle Williams
(Coffee and Champagne)
City/State: NYC, New York
1. Grab brunch with your friends: I would recommend Root & Bone for so many reasons. If you haven’t been you must change that immediately. If you’ve been, you know exactly what I’m talking about. With their mouthwatering Southern dishes—get the biscuit crumble topped macaroni and cheese—and a bucket of canned rosé, I pity the fool who’s not all in. Click here to read more.
2. Satisfy late night cravings: If you’re looking to end a booze filled night on a high note, FlipSigi is your spot. Filipino food with a Mexican twist—honestly, I can’t think of a better way to end any night (booze filled or not). Click here to read more.
3. Splurge $$$ on a killer meal: Every time I think about Quality Eats, it brings a smile to my face. As someone who does a lot of innovative takes on my own recipe development, I am a huge fan of how they approach their menu. Every single dish has a special element to it that is wow worthy. From their Charred Watermelon to their Grilled Nueske’s Bacon you will have an awesome meal. Click here to read more.
4. Go for date night: Gato is such a beautiful restaurant with a Spanish style that is unbeatable. I mean it is a Bobby Flay restaurant after all—need I say more? It’s like you are tasting the best parts of Spain right in NYC. Click here to read more.
5. Eat clean: I just recently experienced the New-To-NYC West~Bourne restaurant. What I find the most interesting is if you sit down at a table knowing nothing about the restaurant and order, It may not cross your mind that it’s an entirely vegetarian restaurant. It’s incredible! I’m a huge fan. I only wish I lived next door. Click here to read more.
6. Enjoy coffee/tea with a friend: This beautiful French café has such a shabby-chic Parisian countryside vibe. Maman is almost too perfect. With a few locations, it’s a great place to kick back, grab a coffee and pastry and catch up with an awesome (or not so awesome-any excuse to go is a good one!) friend. Click here to read more.
7. Dine on a budget: Chefs Club is one of my very favorite restaurants. The concept being that they bring in and highlight the amazing and unique talents of chefs from all around the world to take over their kitchen for a predetermined amount of time. Now, this isn’t a cheap experience. BUT, they have a second restaurant called Chefs Club Counter where the same concept is done on a more relatable scale. Order up at the counter and get a fun elevated take on fast food from the best-of-the-best. Click here to read more.
8. Eat for the gram: There is no doubt about it, these fried chicken sandwiches from Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken loaded with anything you can name are built for the gram. That said, they are also super bomb so you’ve gotta experience them at least once. Click here to read more.
9. Go with a large group: You and your friends are going to have the best time at Claw Daddy’s! It’s all about the Louisiana Seafood Boils. Eating off of newspaper while drinking from cocktails from adult CapriSun styled packages-it’s a messy blast! Click here to read more.
1. Burger: JG Melon
2. Pizza: Prince Street Pizza
3. Ice cream: Morganstern’s
8. Coffee: Stumptown Coffee Roasters
We hope these suggestions help! Thanks, again, to Michelle for all the insights. Make sure you guys follow her on instagram, twitter, facebook, and her blog for more amazing eats. Stay tuned as we make our way across the country highlighting awesome food bloggers and nomtastic dishes from every state!
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Till next time, Nomsters!