Turtle Bay

BXL East

BXL East

Hot damn the Belgians love their beer. I mean they probably love chocolate just as much, but this joint doesn’t trade in the sweet stuff….

Ranch 1 (Turtle Bay)

Ranch 1 (Turtle Bay)

[CLOSED] Ranch 1 chicken joint is one of those chains that really has gained popularity over the past five years or so. Thought to be…

Pret a Manger Turtle Bay

Pret a Manger (Turtle Bay)

Ah, Pret. You’re like the white working man’s Subway. Or something… Since they changed my favorite tuna sandwich and then made some tweaks to my…

Pita Grill (Turtle Bay)

Pita Grill (Turtle Bay)

[CLOSED] Sometimes fakers are just that. Embroiled in what I like to call the Ray’s/Famous Ray’s/Famous Original Ray’s phenomenon, Pita Grill is a spin off…

Opal

Opal

[CLOSED] Have you ever had the feeling you’ve been somewhere before, despite the fact you know you’ve never even seen the place? So goes the…

Oikawa

Oikawa

[CLOSED] How can a Japanese restaurant in the middle of midtown do no lunch business? Ask the slow-asses at Oikawa, who are less interested in…

Jameson's

Jameson’s

You don’t get any more Irish than this place. Complete with potato-faced waitresses, a bartender that looks at you funny when you order Bud Light…

Jade Garden

Jade Garden

[CLOSED] What else can we say about Jade Garden that hasn’t already be said by countless other midtown cheapskates who like their salad by the…

Diwan

Diwan

[CLOSED] Some might miss the lack of kitschy Christmas lights and native Indian touches like tarnished urn-like things, eight-armed elephants and some dusty, old rugs….