The Perfect Remedy To Cure Your Hunger

Coffee ShopRecently I was strolling around the Lower Eastside with a new friend looking for a spot to grab brunch. It was a warm, sunny Saturday. Perfect to be dining al fresco. But my friend wanted to be inside with air conditioning. Truly one of the big debates between men and women….temperature.  OK, so I didn’t catch some rays but was my hunger satisfied? Read on and see.

Remedy is a 24hr diner for hipsters serving up classic diner fare with a twist. The decor is a mixture of a classic 50’s diner and European bistro. Looks good but how’s the food? My friend ordered breakfast – omelet and coffee. Me, I was feeling lunch. Chinese chicken salad and an iced tea.

When the waitress set my dish in front of me, I looked at her in disbelief. “This can’t all be for me.”  She looked at me and smiled. “Enjoy.”  This salad was so large, it could have fed a family of four. OK, I’m exaggerating. 2 people…easy.

This massive salad was a  combination of greens, cabbage, scallions, rice noodles, fried wontons, grape tomatoes topped with well seasoned grilled chicken in a tahini dressing. I stared at it for a few seconds gazing at it’s beauty and freshness wondering how I was going to attack. My strategy….Cut and chop. My first bite was a combination of textures and flavors. Crunch, soft, tang and sweet. In other words….Yum.

After a good 30 minutes, I barely made a dent but was stuffed. “Shall I wrap it up?” The dilemma. I hate to waste all this food  but do I really want to carry it around with me? Doggy bag it is.

If you’re looking for fresh and wholesome comfort food day or night…Remedy is the spot. Leftovers optional.


Happiness, $25 and under.

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About The Author

A fierce love of food and twin careers in real estate and fashion taught Rose to look for the hottest item and the hottest deal. Perfect attributes for creating When friends and clients needed a great meal at a great price, she could rattle off restaurant names the way a sports nut ticks off batting averages—but with a lot more home runs. Now it’s all at Cheapeats, where you’ll find “Happiness, $25 and under.”


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