What are your go-to hot spots in New York City?
"We live in Greenwich Village here in the city, so my regular spots are pretty close to home. I’ve been going to the East Village outpost of Ippudo for pork buns and the akamaru modern ramen since it opened in 2008. For a neighborhood drink, I’ll hit up the bar Analogue on 8th street with my kids from time to time. And for a late-night bite and drink after a long day in the restaurant, I’ll go to Bar Sardine or Corner Bistro on my way home, that is if I don’t stop for one at Crimson & Rye."
Analogue is a cocktail and whiskey bar located in the heart of Greenwich Village. Its name references both the records played over a vintage Hi-Fi setup and the idea that it offers an escape from the digital world in which we live. It is a place where people can enjoy and hear a conversation and have a great drink in a relaxed and elegant environment. Analogue features an extensive cocktail menu, over 300 whiskies, American small bites, and a concise list of craft beers and wines.
Ramen’s boundaries are limitless.
With thousands of possible flavors and varieties, ramen is unique in that each dish is born from a chef’s individual and free, unconstrained idea and concept. Known as the Japanese “soul food,” a bowl of ramen contains that special something—the trifecta of soup, noodles and toppings—that brings forth the cosmos and transcends all culinary ethnicities and nationalities.