Root & Bone

Root & Bone

If y’all are looking for some southern eats in NYC, venture over to the East Village where “Top Chefs” Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis have created a quaint atmosphere at Root & Bone with vintage furnishings and, of course, delicious food. The spot is not yet a year old, but has gained an impressive following and four stars on Yelp.

I went with the classic FrieDSC02216 - Version 3d Chicken and Waffles. The chicken was super crispy and really well seasoned with a good helping of both white and dark meat. The waffles were covered in melted cheddar and served with whiskey maple syrup. Yum, yum, yum.


Just look at that melted cheddar.

DSC02216My friend Chelsea opted for the “Skrimps & Grits.” Yes. SKRIMPS.

Apparently skrimp = shrimp in southern talk?

Always learning something new…


Indeed a perfectly good southern meal for being in New York. I’d give it a 7 out of 10. Think you’ve had the BEST fried chicken in NYC? Where!? Let me know and I’ll venture there next!


Otto’s Tacos

Otto’s Tacos

When I hear the name “Otto,” I immediately think of this cool dude rather than tacos.

Woogidi woogidi woogidi!

But now, thanks to my taco-loving best friend Monica, I will associate the name with TACOS. 

Monica’s favorite food is tacos.

A small place in the East Village (with another location in the West Village), Otto’s is a cool LA-style taco spot with a small yet satisfying (and cheap!) menu. Hellloooo $3.00 tacos! Not only affordable, but super flavorful too. Mon went with all chicken tacos while I chose two chicken and a mushroom. The mushroom taco had the exact same flavor as the chicken, so it’s a good option for vegetarians!

Yum. Yum. Yum. Otto’s also serves delicious masa fries with a spicy mayo dipping sauce; they reminded me of Fritos.

Feel like some dessert after your tacos? Try the hot churros! For $2.75 you get three good sized churros that are nice and crispy on the outside.


BREAKING NEWS: Apparently, there’s a SECRET ITEM you can order at Otto’s! It’s called The Gorgon, it’s deep-fried and it’s larger than the regular tacos. I plan on going back and getting one of these super duper soon.

Would I recommend this place? YAAAAAS.

Spread kindness and cheer, xo