Thursday, July 8, 2010


I walk by Liam's pretty much every day as its located right outside the Fulton Street subway stop. I use to stop in every once and awhile when Liam's was Exchange. This was my first and probably my last visit to Liam's. Not that the food was terrible, but the bartender was just weird and made the experience incredibly uncomfortable. I don't know which was worse--her singing Eminem or winking at my roommate and I when she gave us our "BJs" (BlackJack Burgers). She made it so uncomfortable that I now walk on the other side of the street when going to the subway.

So on to the food. The food was typical bar food. I didn't think the wings were too good as they had globs of burnt sauce all over them; however, the Blackjack burgers were decent.

Like i said, probably won't go back.

Nestled on Beekman Street, Salud is a Latin/South American restaurant right by my apartment. After a wonderful day at the Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javitz center, Stef and I decided to grab some dinner. She picked Salud because she liked their menu and it was walking distance. We sat outside on the beautiful summer night and enjoyed a great dinner. Not that the food was great, but the experience was. Having a nice dinner outside over a nice bottle of Pinot Noir was a great ending to an awesome day.

Salud offers a tapas menu so we got a bunch of small plates to split. We got the skirt steak, yuca fries, mexican corn, spinach, and plantains. Although nothing really stuck out--everything on the table was solid. Although I probably won't go back to Salud, I would recommend stopping in for a small plate or glass of wine.

Backyard chicken
Located right behind my apartment on Pearl Street, this tiny quick serve dishes out a small menu. The most popular item is the 1/4 chicken with two sides and a lemonade which will run you $6--what a deal. The portion of chicken is kind of small, but the two sides will definitely fill ya up. I got 1/4 chicken with mac n' cheese and oven roasted potatoes. Both sides were good, but nothing great. The rotisserie chicken had good flavor, but again--nothing great. I think the lemonade was pretty good. I'm not a huge lemonade fan, but this was made right. I think backyard chicken had good value as you got a bang for your buck. Its hard to get a meal in the city for less than $10 bucks unless you're going to Burger King or a local pizza joint (which will also probably cost you around $10). If I ever need a good cheap spot in the financial district--backyard chicken is a good option.

Located on Stone Street, The Dubliner was a big disappointment. My roommate and I were looking for a place to grab a quick bite and a beer. We walked to Stone Street in hopes of finding some kind of happy hour deal. We wondered into the Dubliner, not because they had any good deals but because we were starving and couldn't look any further.

The service was so bad that we actually got up to walk out. We were sitting for a good 5-10 minutes before our waitress showed up. Once she did show up she took our order and disappeared for another 10 minutes. All i remember is being so thirsty from the hot day that I made it clear that I needed a water right away, but that water didn't come for a good 10 minutes or so. We asked our server about the sampler platter that looked pretty legit. Had mozzerella sticks, pigs in a blanket, onion rings, wings, and some other goodies. She told us that there were 12 wings on the sampler when infact there was only 4. They also left out another component which I forget what it was. Not only did the food take forever, but it wasn't good at all. I know its bar food, but it was shitty bar food. I will never go back and I wouldn't recommend that place to anyone. Oh and there were fruit flies hoovering over my beer--GREAT!

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