East Pacific

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Being that the elevator in my building is broken – door stuck on the 5 th floor with blue tape covering the call button -on it written in black Sharpie marker is a warning – do not touch batoon
Well fine then…. and poor out of shape me – trying to run up seven flights – NOT a good idea …
Now, I had an appointment, had to run down those seven flights ( SO much easier !) and realized that – NO delivery man is going to run up this gargantuan Stair Master… and God forbid I try to cook on a weeknight! So here I am at East Pacific on 33rd and Lex in NYC.
This restaurant opened apparently two years ago – not sure how I missed it .. if you happen to be in the area and crave Chinese/Thai/Japanese food in a pretty lounge-like setting – then this is the place for you.
What I have found (so far!) that is absolutely amazing here is the Crab Rangoon, the boneless spareribs, the Mei fun noodles, and the Chef Special Chicken and Shrimp w/walnuts. It’s been a LONG time (if EVER) I have found such an excellent place. The food is artfully placed in placed in plates and/or takeout containers, it is perfectly cooked – not greasy, not chewy, just delicious .
Ah – here comes my order… Now, as I have to trek back up seven flights – you MAY just find me tomorrow morning sleeping in between floors 3 and 4 … but at least I will have a full belly!
Have a great night everyone !

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Heaven Found !!!

Look no further because tonight…. I found HEAVEN!

And heaven on earth is located right on Third Avenue in NYC, can you believe it??

Tonight – dinner was at TEQA located in the  Murray Hill section of Manhattan –

443 3rd Avenue between 30th and 31st Street

http://www.teqanyc.com/

And to describe this dinner… There is only one acronym that can be used ….

O M G !!!                                                                                                                               HEAVEN on earth !!!!

If you’re in the vicinity of Third Avenue and 31st Street and enjoy…

        Eating… (or in my case, scarfing down in about 14 minutes flat) delicious Mexican food in an awesomely fun and cozy setting (not too dark and not too bright …the lighting is juuuuust right!), decorated with special boards created exclusively for Teqa by celebrity tattooist PaulieTattoo , attentive and smiling waitstaff, an all around great guy and ever-so nice & pleasant manager ..all the while accompanied by the latest house music (that will make you bounce in your seat!)…

Then you are in the right place!

It all started with an Oaxacan Fondue appetizer of bubbling cheesy goodness, then to one of each of their Global Tacos: Blackened Shrimp (spicy with incredible Cajun salsa), Jalapeno Teriyaki Chicken (the Togarashi pepper gives it the perfect kick), Kurobuta Pork Belly (delicious!!), and finally the BBQ Pork Burnt Ends (my favorite of the 4!)…. The side of their grilled corn dusted in Chili pepper and Cojita cheese was the best corn I have ever eaten (sorry mom!..but at least I ate my veggies!!).. all washed down with their signature Tommy’s Margarita (excellent!)….

Definitely my favorite place by far in a LONG time..

Have a great Tuesday evening everyone!