Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hoboken-BIN 14 Trattoria Wine Bar

BIN 14
Originally uploaded by
S. Zachko

1314 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 963-9463

Trattoria is said less formal than a ristorante but more formal than an osteria. BIN 14 is definitely a casual hang out place for friends and families. Restructuring from an old Irish bar, BIN 14 still maintains some old trace of pub house with stylish SOHO style deco.

As the first visitors of the Saturday brunch, we managed to settle ourselves in the best corner of the house to review the entire store design. It is a typical space in Hoboken store space- Long and Narrow. The mirror with tree bar frame reflects the different view of the other side of restaurant.

As indicating in its name, Trattoria Wine Bar serves casual Italian food like salads, omelet, Bruschetta. If you are hungry and want a big pile of Pasta, then you need to go couple more blocks towards downtown area. If you are looking for something casual and delicious snack, then you are in the right place. I had the best grilled shrimps bruschetta, and truffle fries.

I could not say this is the best place for wine tasting since we were in the place too early for wine tasting. However, this will be a nice place to have a glass of wine and snack to have a wise conversation with friends....

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

NYC-Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo, NYC 2009
Originally uploaded by S. Zachko

Never figure out why they put these three silver balls in the zoo. We also found that there is no more sky ride.

The newly opened Madagascar session is very interesting. Believe it or not, the chicken fingers from the cafeteria is very delicious.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Quebec City-Poutine

Quebec City, Canada
Originally uploaded by S. Zachko

The tour guide strongly recommended that we should try this local chain, Ashton where it servers local squeaky cheese with light brown source. We managed to find this place in Upper Old Town and had our first try of "squeaky" cheese. It was surprisedly delicious. We have to make another stop before back to United States.