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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


Jean Claude

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2009 by James Field

New York City is truly one of the few places where you can literally enjoy a different genres of food every night of the week. When I first moved here in 2007, I took that as an opportunity to try all the different types food and restaurants that this city had to offer. When I first volunteered during New York Fashion Week for the designer Kati Stern, my eyes were opened to a whole new side of New York. The excitement of fashion week is truly overwhelming, but after the shows were over, and the adrenaline levels returned to normal, Kati Stern treated us to something very special. A few days after the show I was invited to join the designer, her husband Sam, her Creative Director Reco Winn, and few of her indusrty colleagues to dinner at the Jean Claude Restaurant, in the Soho neighborhood of New York City.

As you can imagine I was utterly shocked that she and her company would invite me, a common intern, to such a special celebration dinner, but I whipped out my “fancy clothes” and almost skipped there with excitement! Jean Claude is a quaint, French cuisine restaurant located on Sullivan St in Manhattans Soho neighborhood.  Although it is located in a very trendy section of the city, I genuinely felt as if we were dining in Paris that evening. The decor is very authentic of a small Parisian cafe, with wine bottles, corks and antique pictures framing the beige/yellow walls.

The food was just as impressive, I enjoyed the Roasted Codfish served with a roasted potato puree, tomato & caper salpicon, with a ginger sauce $18. It was without a doubt the best Codfish I had ever eaten, and the presentation was absolutely beautiful and elegant. Accompayied by French wine, and Creme Brulee and Tiramisu all around for dessert, it was one of the best meals I had ever eaten. Jean Claude is truly a hidden gem, and the night that I dined there was one of the most magical and enchanting that I will  cherish forever.

Jean Claude

137 Sullivan St
(between Houston St & Prince St)
New York, NY 10012
212. 475.9232




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



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