Thursday, July 9, 2020

OBAO Noodles: Mid-Level Pho in Midtown

The more places I go for pho, the more I am convinced that I was right when I wrote that NY has terrible pho. A surefire way of not finding a winner a great pho...

Element NYC: Great Service, Bad Experience

I've stayed at too many SPG properties to count in New York. This was my first time staying at the Element brand. It's supposed to be a Westin off shoot much like Aloft is a W off shoot.

Aloft Manhattan Downtown: Happy Hours

With the DOW hitting record highs day after day, The Street is in need of a place to celebrate. If you're a banker or just a lawyer in town on business, consider staying at the Aloft Manhattan Downtown where happy hour lasts late into the night. 

Olive Garden Times Square: Real Italian Food

Since I'm going to Naples in a week, I figured that the best way to get acclimated to authentic Italian cuisine was to head to the Olive Garden in Times Square. Nothing says New York like...

Four Points Times Square: Another Four Points in Manhattan

The days of St. Regis New York luxury are over. Now, when I need a hotel in New York, I look for the cheapest option at the best location. The Four Points brand by SPG is usually an affordable option.

Pho @TheSpot: #NotSoMuch

Maybe I don't like pho as much as I thought I did or maybe my review from years ago that NYC has terrible pho is wholly accurate. In my latest disappointment, I visited @TheSpot,...

Nha Trang One NYC: Not The Pho Of Life

A reader wrote the following: Eh I don’t really blame you for doing whatever you can to take your hustle to the next level. It’s not like your pho noodle reviews were going to take...

Pho Saigon NYC: Only for the Spring Rolls

For my frequent readers, my modus operandi is clear: Have a couple of drinks, chat with the bartender, then 'OK Google' the terms 'pho near me'. The reviews are meaningless as the highest rated pho...

Via NYC: Better Than Uber, Better Than Lyft

It seems like every day there's a new driver app, especially in NYC. Have you heard of Gett or Juno? Now, there's another one that is better than the rest. It's called Via and...

Spice Saigon NYC: Pho Or Chicken Noodle Soup?

Calling all phontrepreneurs. If someone can solve the riddle of not paying for rent (food truck, squatting, etc.) then I highly suggest making your way to NYC where the demand for pho is high...
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