Archive for New York Restaurants

Saint’s Alp Teahouse

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2009 by James Field

Williamsburg, Brooklyn is definitely the Indie Capital of America! Well maybe I exaggerate, but that area is super trendy and awesome, with all of  its vintage shops,  hip nightclubs and awesome restaurants. One place I visit often is the Saint Alp Teahouse, located on Bedford Ave & 8th Street. It’s a colorful, cozy, Taiwanese restaurant, that serves delicious food that is totally affordable.

I’ve eaten there countless times, and each and every visit I’m blown away by the food. My favorite dish is the seasoned beef and pork, served over a bed of white rice and a hard boiled egg $7. For dessert I love the toast with sweet milk, absolutely delicious! If your in search of place to just hang with friends, enjoy some awesome Bubble Tea and soak up the Williamsburg lifestyle, this is the place to be.

Happy Eating!

Saint Alp Teahouse

164 Bedford Ave
(between 7th St & 8th St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718. 486.3888



Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2009 by James Field
Cafeteria Restaraunt, New York

Cafeteria Restaurant, New York

A great place to go chill and enjoy some inexpensive grub, is definitely Cafeteria. I had the pleasure of eating there during New York Fashion Week last year. Normally I tend to steer clear of the Chelsea neighborhood of New York, no reason really I just think its kind of boring, but that night Cafeteria changed my mind on that! First off the venue is so rad, it sort of has a Miami/Southbeach vibe with the white walls and furniture, and secondly the the food is amazing! My favorite is the Grilled Turkey Burger $11 (avocado, thick cut tomatoes, cranberry ailoi, field greens) and the Mac & Cheese Spring Rolls $9 (served with a smoked Gouda dipping sauce) was absolutely delicious! Cafeteria is definitely a spot to be seen in, with celebs floating around inside, trendy hipsters conversing, and the overall vibe giving off  a sense of glamour and exclusivity to the space.

Cafeteria Restraunt, New York

Cafeteria Restaurant, New York

 Try it out, you may think differently of the word Cafeteria and forget the memory of the dreadful, overly crowded, terrible food serving, obnoxiously loud Cafeteria of your traumatizing High School days…this one is for grown folks!

Cafeteria Restaurant

119 7th Ave

New York, NY 10011


Gonzalez y Gonzalez

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by James Field

Gonzalez Y Gonzalez

Mexican is a genre of the food arts that I have never been a huge fan of. All of the beans, spicy steak and rice have never been any of my favorites, but my taste buds had a epiphany when I first ate at Gonzalez y Gonzalez . I had been there a few times last year for my best friends birthday and other celebrations, and most recently for a lunch meeting and every time I go I just cant seem to get enough! First off the decor is so fun and vibrant with traditional Mexican artwork,paintings, and sculptures which all add to the “fiesta” aura of the place. Secondly the service is always amazing, you never have to wait long for a table, and the waiters always give the warmest smiles.

Gonzalez Y Gonzalez

Gonzalez y Gonzalez SoHo New York

 Last but certainly not least, is the food, where do I begin?! My favorite appitizer are the “Empanandas” with a side of sour cream $6.50, filled with chirizo, cheese and chilies. For the entree I love the “Salmon a la Parilla” $18.95, chile-dusted grilled salmon served with an avocado and red onion salsa and Mexican rice and beans! The food they serve is never overtly spicy and always presented well, not to mention the budget is right up my ally. Check out Gonzalez y Gonzalez for the best Mexican you’ve ever had!

Gonzalez y Gonzalez
625 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Tel 212.473.8787

B Smith’s

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 4, 2009 by James Field

B Smith 3Ah my favorite food fans! How are you?, I’m back with yet another great New York eatery for your budget friendly taste buds. Last week was my 21’st birthday and my friends and I decided to dine at a laid-back, inexpensive, and great tasting place. My friend suggested we try B Smith’s on restaurant row on the west side, I had never heard of the place and I’m always wiling to try something new, so I agreed. B Smith is a former black model, turned chef, turned restaurant owner along with home furnishing, she is a true entrepreneur. The restaurant is a excellent blend of classic soul food dishes,  fused with a unique blend of American favorites.  The dish I enjoyedwas the “Swamp Thang” $29,  a delicious blend of shrimp, scallops and craw fish served in a pool of Dijon cream sauce over southern greens, accompanied by a Creme Brule Martini. Dessert was a amazing bread pudding which was mouth watering!

B Smith 2


B Smith 1


Try B Smith’s for delicious food, with a southern twist!

B Smith Restaurant

320 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 315-1100


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2009 by James Field

Butter 3So as you may or many not know by now, we at The Black Nouveau are very budget conscious. We take pride in looking for bargains, and praise finding good deals. Unfortunately we can slip up time to time, and dare I say it…SPLURGE! Case in point, my 20th birthday last year, my friend’s wanted me to have a memorable, and amazing bash. So naturally I wondered what places in New York were acceptable for a “college budget” and I actually found some great “budget conscious” places, from Pop Burger to Silom Thai. But one restaurant in particluar grabbed my attention, and I was convinced I must have my birthday dinner there….Butter Restaurant. I had remembered seeing it on a recent episode of “Kimora Life in The Fab Lane”  where Kimora Simmons threw her fashion show after party there during New York Fashion Week, and being the die-hard KLS fanatic that I am, I figured we MUST eat there too!

Butter 2

The setting was so magical, it only could have taken place in New York. The food was fabulous, from the soft shell crab, to the fillet migon, to the little cups of flavored butter, to my birthday gourmet “donut” that held a little candle to commemorate my big day. The vibe, space and service was absolutely amazing. Aside from the wallet paralyzing bill, the night was unforgettable, and speaking of birthdays, today is my big 21! Taking note from last year, I’m working with a more “suitable” birthday budget!

Butter 1

415 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-2828