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NYC Food-Venture


When the Oscars were on the horizon, AWA teamed up with our friends at Caviar for our first ever “Food-venture”. Together, we set out to explore some very special NYC dining institutions that not only serve up spectacular staples, but you may have even seen them in some of your favorite flicks! So, have your orders ready, and let’s get exploring!  🍽

After decades of intergenerationally-appreciated establishments gracing the densest coffee-guzzling neighborhoods of Manhattan, Sant Ambroeus has become as iconic in New York as it is in Milan—upholding its transatlantic reputation for consistent satisfaction.

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265 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

Sushi Noz is an Omakase-style restaurant, meaning patrons don’t presume to order but rather they “entrust” the chef to offer the finest culinary experience, through tasting menus which consists of 5 or 6 small plates and a selection of seasonal nigiri. Trust us: trust him. It’s well-earned.

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181 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075

Frequented by wayward bohemians, eccentric writers, and struggling artists, in its heyday, the Minetta Tavern was renowned as a literary watering hole. Established in the years following Prohibition, the Tavern quickly became a hotspot to enjoy a spirit in public, along with a dash of camaraderie. Many luminaries of the written word enjoyed a beverage or several from its barstools, and now adorn the Tavern’s walls, captured both in caricature and in the storied lives they left behind.

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113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

To walk into Katz’s Delicatessen is to be embraced by the sounds of happy chatter, and to witness the marvel of a well-oiled, fast-moving deli counter. As New York City’s oldest active original Jewish deli, Katz’s is an unquestioned institution of both culinary and cultural influencehaving delighted the tastes of millions, and also hosting one of Hollywood’s most intimate, fully-clothed scenes.

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205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

Opened in 1920, it is the oldest continuously running restaurant in Chinatown.  Its specialty were their mooncakes, for which patrons would regularly line up down the block. While the neighborhood has since morphed from a gritty, blood-soaked quarter to a humming hotspot—adjacent to trendy speakeasys designed to resemble those from the good ol’ days of Prohibition and gang warfare—Nom Wah has remained a neighborhood staple, still offering fresh Chinese pastries in addition to their steamed buns, dim sum, and tea.

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13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013

Welcome to Tiny’s – a three-story landmark townhouse dating back to the 1800s that today houses a family run restaurant & bar. Interestingly enough, the now flamingo-pink facade in the heart of New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood has always been a beacon of small business.

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135 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Between offerings of thick slabs of bacon, steaks slathered in salt and butter, and burgers molded from USDA Prime beef, the menu at Peter Luger’s Steakhouse will widen the eyes and draw groans from the belly of any carnivore in the house. The beloved New York steakhouse has stood in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for over a century, steadily maintaining its juicy reputation by its age-old insistence on serving top grade meatand by establishing its own rules of operation.

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178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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