Archive for June, 2011

Authentic Greek food at Snack NYC

Posted by    |    June 29th, 2011 at 2:48 pm


What: Greek

Where: Soho

I stumbled upon this little Greek eatery on my Four Square app…and when I say little I mean it. It was a tiny little 5 table restaurant situated on a relatively calm street in Soho. Thankfully we only had to wait about 10 minutes since it was just me and my Dad. We were squished into the little place and it was kind of hard to hear each other even though we were just a foot away from one another. But that’s New York sometimes, right?

Comfort food, wine bars & cupcakes

Posted by    |    June 28th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

So, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted and that would be because my twin brother Travis came to visit me in NYC. We toured around everywhere and ate lots of awesome food.

South Houston NYC

(pronounced [how-stin])

What: comfort food

Where: Soho

We stopped at this little restaurant in Soho for lunch one day only to be greeted by a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. As you can see in the photo, it’s a little funky and rustic, open and airy, and made for a great lunch spot. I ordered the veggie burger, which was a bit mushy for my taste, but still good. Travis had the South Houston burger, which he seemed to enjoy. It wasn’t awesome food by any means, but I loved the fun music and the laid back ambiance that isn’t always easy to find in the Big Apple. But, the best part about this place came with the check: a box of chewy Lemonheads. Yum! My favorite! I love little personal touches like that–something that makes you smile…and come back again.


Get Your Buzz On at All Hours of the Day

Posted by    |    June 27th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

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There are very few places that taste just as good at two in the afternoon as they do at 2AM, except maybe Taco Bell. But step up your game from your fast food favorite, and you’ll find yourself at Buzzbrews, the little pop art-covered haven of fresh food at frugal prices.

Focused mainly on breakfast, the menu has everything from pancakes to grinders. The menu is a little hard to navigate at first, bearing names like The Zinger or Mr. C, but it’s all part of the charm (I highly recommend the Hare Krishna: fluffy egg whites filled with avocado, cheese, and griddle tomatoes).


A lesson in caipirinhas: legalize cachaça

Posted by    |    June 22nd, 2011 at 11:17 am

I was walking around Lincoln Center Saturday with a friend, just strolling and seeing what we could find. It’s really not hard to find cool stuff in the Big Apple, and at the very edge of Central Park sat this “Legalize Cachaça” truck. A caipirinha truck!? I couldn’t believe my eyes. Caipirinhas, Brazil’s national lime + cachaça drink has been a favorite of mine ever since I was introduced to them by my boyfriend on the beach in Mexico.


Although I wasn’t too sure whether cachaça (pronounced Kuh-Sha-Suh) was actually illegal or not, I’m sure I had been ordering a caipirinha at pretty much every restaurant I had been to in NYC. I’m aware this truck is actually just advertisement for a type of cachaça (Leblon), and to be honest, I was a little sad they weren’t serving fresh caipirinhas from their truck!



Uptown Popcorn Has Something for Everyone

Posted by    |    June 22nd, 2011 at 11:00 am

It’s summer blockbuster movies season! So, what’s better than munching on some gourmet popcorn while you enjoy these summer flicks. The good news is that you don’t have to travel to Chicago to grab a bag…Uptown Popcorn located in NorthPark Center, The Village at Fairview and Uptown Village at Cedar Hill has all you want and more.

As you walked up to the shop, the wafting smells of freshly popped popcorn and luscious caramel fills the air. Uptown Popcorn produces 70-plus flavors of gourmet popcorn. What is awesome about this shop is that they give out free samples, so you can try before you buy! They have every flavor from strawberry cheesecake to beer popcorn.

Paul’s Caramel and Hannah’s Caramel are amazing! You also need to try these flavor combos: The Chick Flick (Cookies & Cream, Rocky Road and S’mores) and The Chili’s (Chili Cheese and Loaded Baked Potato).

What’s your favorite gourmet popcorn flavor? What combo should we try next?

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Popsicles & Ice Cream Sandwiches in the Big City

Posted by    |    June 21st, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Milk & Cookies Bakery

What: cookies, ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, baked goods

Where: West Village

YUM. We went a little overboard on the sweets that day, but would you just look at this ice cream sandwich!? You can choose two different cookies or two of the same, and then a flavor of gelato for the inside. I went with two dark chocolate toffee cookies with mint gelato inside. It was really good, really messy, and wayyyy too much sugar for one girl. I could only get through half of it and I felt uncomfortably full afterwards. I’d highly recommend the cookies, though. Just pop in and grab a cookie. Leave the ice cream sandwich to share with a friend.


The Cedars Social Satisfies

Posted by    |    June 21st, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Hunger pains required immediate attention today, so the YouPlusDallas gang headed down to The Cedars Social near South Side on Lamar in the Cedars area of Dallas. We ran into Jeff West, Jack Mathews’ consigliore, holding court in his usual corner (the power table). After being verbally abused, West forfeited his table and the power befitting his greatness for us to enjoy our first meal here. The fact that the YouPlus crew had not yet eaten at this delicious dig is surprising given our infatuation for food of any quality. And quantity. (more…)

Doc’s Snow Cones

Posted by    |    June 16th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Doc’s Food Store off of North Central Express Way and Meadow Road has one of the hidden gems that every kid desires on a hot summer’s day. Doc’s is home to one of Dallas’ best snow cone places. From the outside looking in, this store looks no different than an ordinary convenience store.  I take that back, more of a questionable convenience store. One thing is for sure – it has character. (more…)

Dallasite Foodie Does New York City

Posted by    |    June 16th, 2011 at 10:17 am

Hello Dallas food lovers!

As an Austin-rooted Dallasite and a self-proclaimed foodie, I have found myself diving into the foodie scene here in New York City. I am here for just a month, and on a mission to find the best of the best food in the Big Apple.

I will be posting here at You Plus Dallas as well as my food blog, ThatFoodieGirl. Stay tuned for all the delicious cafes, food trucks, bars, cupcake shops, street food and more.

And if you haven’t already, please “like” ThatFoodieGirl on Facebook.