eating guide to the upper east side

The restaurants here in New York serve some of the best food in the world. With the vast number of restaurants I knew that I could not do the City’s food scene justice in one blog post so for this entry I am going to focus exclusively on those in my neighborhood, the Upper East Side. This is by no means an exhaustive list but these are the spots that Gregg and I find ourselves going back to again and again because the food is so incredibly good. So, here is my quintessential dining guide, but I’d love to hear about your Upper East Side favorites in the comments to discover a few new ones, so share away!

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zucchini pasta

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This was my all-time favorite dish as a kid. I mean what is not to love about pasta covered in cheese and zucchini? So of course when I left for college it became one of the first recipes I learned to make on my own.

Not only do I still love the taste of this dish but the ingredients are cheap and it is easy to make. The only downside is that it does not warm up well. If you are going to make zucchini pasta cook for enough people to eat it one in sitting. No judgement on how many, or few, servings you find in this recipe (I’m always confused as to how Ben & Jerry’s calculates four servings in their ice cream pints but I digress).  Read more