Restaurant Review: Spanky’s Food Factory

Details: Located at 2458 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park, NY 11040. Official site is

I came here for lunch one day. I ordered a cheese burger with fries and a coke, which all came out to a little over twelve dollars. Everything was good and I was surprised to see a double cheeseburger was the default size.

Everyone who works here was pretty nice.

Overall, an okay place to get fatty foods like buffalo wings, burgers and milkshakes. They got a bunch of other stuff too like cheese steaks and various stuff over fries. It was a bit pricey though. For these prices, I expect a Shake Shack quality burger, and this wasn’t quite that good. I probably wouldn’t come back and would instead opt for Cherry Valley if I wanted some food that was fatty and sinks to the bottom of your stomach.

Score: 7/10

Restaurant Review: Red 58

Details: Located at 158 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019. Official site is

What a bad restaurant. Red 58 is the kind of restaurant that feels like it was opened by two frat brother with rich parents. One day, these two frat brother were sitting around and thought to themselves,” what if we open a bar/restaurant?” And then they did. But they didn’t know how to cook, so they hired a mutual friend who dropped out of culinary school and hired one of their Russian ex-girlfriends to be the waitress/bartender. Ask mommy and daddy for a little interior decorating investment and voilà, you have Red 58.

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Restaurant Review: Steak ‘n Shake

Details: Located at 1695 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. The official site is

As far as I know, this is the only Steak ‘n Shake in New York City. A friend from the midwest was extolling the virtues of this place so I decided to give it a try.

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Restaurant Review: Tanner Smith’s (55th Street, NYC)

Tanner Smith’s is a relatively new bar that opened this year. I came here for drinks after work.

First is the appearance. It’s a nice looking bar and I really like the classical look.

Like many bars, they have a variety of “special drinks,” which are really just your average drinks with their slightly different twist on them. Had some beers; they have all your standard brands. Also tried the Winona. It’s their twist on the old fashioned and I really liked it. It came in a bottle and there was some instruction on how to drink it. I just emptied the bottle into the iced glass. It had a smoky taste which differentiated it from other old fashioned’s I’ve had before.

Other people ordered dirty martinis and the Mayor Gaynor’s Tippler (their version of a Manhattan). I was told they were both good.

We ordered a lot of food; the Thai deviled eggs on curried toast, house prepared beef jerky, the everything pretzel, the buffalo chicken spring rolls, the chicken wings (Asian sesame sauce), some beef burgers, tacos pequenos and a flat bread pizza.

Everything was really good. The Thai deviled eggs were really small. Tacos were ordinary. The chicken wings with asian sesame sauce were amazing and came with a cucumber salad. Burgers and pizza were fine.

I don’t know if it was because they were new, but the service wasn’t fantastic. People were nice, they just weren’t that reliable.

Score: 7.5/10 Really like this place. It’s got a nice vibe and the people coming here were fun. Drinks were great and I really liked my Winona. Chicken wings were also great. I heard that the Sriracha Honey flavored wings were also good. Looking forward to coming here again.

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