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Chronic Brunch

  1. Maialino


    2 Lexington Ave.
    New York, NY10010

    About a year and a half ago, we wrote up a less than glowing review of Danny Meyer’s then brand new Roman trattoria, Maialino. We had high expectations due to Meyer’s flawless record, but flaws were found, and verdict was levied accordingly. Steinthal actually compared the place to every great band’s worst album. Ouch. But […]

  2. Chef Justin Bazdarich of Speedy Romeo – Brooklyn, NY

    Speedy Romeo

    367 Classon Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY11238

    Speedy Romeo is the best restaurant you haven’t been to. Seriously. Take all of the other places on your Hit List and push them aside until you’ve been to Clinton Hill to check out what’s going on here. Also, download HopStop. You’re probably going to need it. We don’t tend to speak in absolutes, and […]

  3. Cafe Habana

    Café Habana

    17 Prince St.
    New York, NY10012

    Café Habana is and always will be one of the coolest and (and best) places to eat in New York City. Yes it’s great for brunch, but we like it best during the week, when the crowds aren’t quite so crazy.

  4. Westville East

    Westville East

    173 Ave. A
    New York, NY10009

    Westville East is the ultimate utility spot that delivers the goods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and does it in affordable fashion.

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    Shalom Japan

    310 S 4th St.
    New York, NY11211

    Shalom Japan is what happens when a pair of chefs from different backgrounds (Japanese and Jewish) meet, fall in love, and start making food instead of babies. And being that the Jews and Japanese are responsible for some of our favorite food on the planet, this is a restaurant we’ve been looking forward to trying […]

  6. James


    605 Carlton Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY11238

    Have you ever sat down at a restaurant, read the menu, realized it’s full of the same stuff you see all the time, and assumed the meal that you’re about to eat is either gong to suck or make you fall asleep? Well that’s what happened to us at James. Let’s run through the list […]

  7. freemans


    End of Freeman Alley
    New York, NY10002

    It’s painful going back and reading a lot of the reviews I wrote two and a half years ago, this one in particular. Freemans was one of my first stabs at a restaurant review. There was nothing Immaculate about my writing skills back then. Although its lost a little of its luster recently, we still […]