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Piece of Velvet

My wife was invited to this little joint as an influencer to help promote their business.


We were able to sample four different slices of “Piece of Velvet” cake, and in the future, there will be ice cream and waffles offered on the menu as well.




Some cakes even have booze infused in them, like rum, bourbon, vodka and whiskey.


Red Velvet: this is their signature cake. It was rich and flavorful.


Pina Colada: This was my favorite of the four we tried. The pineapple and coconut flavors were very natural and tasty.


Ciroc Coconut: They’ve soaked real coconut shavings in “Ciroc” vodka for three days.


Blueberry Vanilla Bourbon: Self explanatory, and really delicious.


Here’s a shot of my two favorites side by side:


101 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10012


Type 2 Creative and Be Fat Be Happy threw an awesome holiday bash at Tortaria to help promote the restaurant. But it ended up being the sort of unofficial holiday gathering for all of us foodporn slingers on Instagram.

Everyone slapped on hats and ugly sweaters to crank up the “festive” levels. This one, worn by @StuffBenEats, was by far the clear winner:


And he was even sporting some nice Mexican corn there, which looked like yellow Christmas trees covered with cheese-snow.


Here’s my sweater, in an awesome guac photo that Ben took:

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The guacamole here is tight, speaking of. Lots of flavor, and good restaurant quality chips and salsa to go with.


And the pitchers of margaritas? Slammable!


A few interesting new menu items were trotted out for us; the tortas (sandwiches). This one is made with thinly sliced fried eggplant, and topped with chipotle sauce, bacon and avocado. Really nice.



The one I was drawn to most, however, was this short rib torta:


This, too, is topped with avocado. There’s also lettuce, fried onion and jalapeno peppers on there as well.


And of course, tacos!



I’ll definitely be back here. This is a great place to just get blasted and eat your face off. Nothing pretentious about it!

94 University Pl
New York, NY 10003

Wicked Willy’s

I snagged a groupon for this place that got me two burgers with fries, and two beers for $20. Not a bad snag. Unfortunately the day my buddy and I came here, there was some sort of fire going on underground in the sewers that made the entire block smell like burning diarrhea. Fucking obnoxious. Occasionally the smell would waft into the pirate-themed bar, which really sucked. You can see the scene below. Apparently the fire was raging, with that God-aweful stench, for about four days without response from the fire department. I guess no one thought to call, or no one realized that it was actually a fire as opposed to just a lingering bum smell.

wicked willy street smell

In any case, the burger I tried was called “Black Beard.” The meat was a blend of chorizo and beef, topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and cheddar cheese.


It was seasoned well, and dressed with a garlic aioli that made the flavors pop. The only down side here was the bun. It was a little crumbly and dry.


Fries were solid. Crispy, golden, and seasoned properly:


Decent burger, fun bar, and I kinda liked the pirate theme. They play live music and even have peer pong tables set up, with a massive projector screen in the back room as well. Here’s a photo of some broad who was measuring dicks in the men’s bathroom:

bathroom art wicked willy

149 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10012


I strolled by this little category 3 dollar pizza joint while I was on my way to grab a burger with a friend. It turns out this was one of the best dollar slices I’ve tried to date. The crust was nice and crispy, and the cheese was of good quality. I only wish there was a bit more sauce on this baby. But I have to say: this place is a much better buy than some of the standard category 2 joints charging upwards of $2.50 for a slice.


They do offer some topping slices for a dollar more.

190 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012