Danji is one of the coolest spots in Midtown that you can always just walk in and enjoy a fantastic and exciting meal. Danji’s Korean inspired menu involves lots of interpretations of traditional Korean flavors. Chef Hooni Kim brings a modern twist to his native Korean tastes with his unmatched French training.
Vicki Freeman and Mark Meyer’s new restaurant Vic’s opened in 2014 and replaced Five Points, another staple restaurant by the same owners. Vic’s is the place to go whether for brunch, lunch or dinner!
The Menu is constructed of traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, using ingredients from American farms. Hillary Sterling, the head chef of Vic’s, says “it is a challenge to create authentic flavors with local ingredients.” She mentions “traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisines require a lot of herbs and acid.” In our point of view, she was able to capture the perfect balance in all her dishes.
Odd Fellows opened in 2013 by former pastry chef Sam Mason and his business partners Mohan and Holiday Kumar. Since then Sam has created over 100 innovative and inspiring flavors, all of which he makes in-house. Some of our favorites being: Buttermilk Blueberry Honey, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cornbread, Burnt Marshmallow, and PB&J With Toast. When asked the same question Sam says “Picking a favorite is kind of tough—they’re like my children. I tend to like the more savory flavors, like Miso Butterscotch Cherry and Lemon Meringue Pie.”
I-CE NY is the spot to get original smashed and rolled ice cream from Thailand. They make their ice cream in front of the customers to give them a fun experience while waiting for their ice creams.
Customers can create their own flavors by choosing an ice cream base (ice cream liquid), different mixers, toppings and sauces. With this creative customization, every cup turns out to be very unique and perfectly match their customers’ tastes.