Just in time for the new season, is a blog created and designed to fill you in on places we think will offer you a “full dining experience”.
ASPHALT CRUISERS isn’t just about new restaurants, great food & cheap prices – it’s about “THE FULL DINING EXPERIENCE”. We get tired of spending our money at places where we get waiters with poor attitudes, watered down or overpriced cocktails, and just an overall bad time. We love New York and all the restaurants available to us, but ASPHALT CRUISERS is dedicated to those that miss service with a smile – the places where they treat you like they actually want you to come back again. We find a lot of good food, but few places exceed your expectations with their service quality.
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Harv & Kam
645 9th Avenue (Corner of 45th Street), New York, New York 10036
42 St – Port Authority Bus Terminal (A, C, E)
50 St (A, C, E)
49 St (N, Q, R)
1460 Second Ave. (btwn 76th & 77th Streets), New York, NY 10075
77 St (4, 6, 6X)
68 St – Hunter College (4, 6, 6X)
While walking around Hell’s Kitchen one weekend afternoon, we looked in the window to explore the menu at Southern Hospitality. The selections looked sure to please, so we walked in and grabbed two seats at the bar. We got a couple of drinks, asked the bartender for some recommendations, and waited for our orders. As we chatted amongst ourselves, the bartender came over and started a conversation on some of our menu selections and drink choices. Before we knew it, another patron walked in, sat at the bar and we were all involved in friendly conversation. About 5 minutes into that, the free show started – a gentleman with a guitar singing classics. Almost everyone started singing along to the familiar tunes. Our food arrived shortly after that and WOW! We’d been eating all day, so decided to sample a few items from their ‘sides’ selections. For $5.95 each, we had the dry rub ribs, buffalo shrimp, and the buffalo wings. Those ribs were soooooooooo good! They were falling off the bone and were juicy and flavorful. We devoured them. The buffalo wings and shrimp were also very good, but the ribs were an instant favorite. The other patron suggested we come back and try a few of the other items, which we’re sure to do! As we completed our meal, we noticed the place was packed. Everyone looked happy, engaged and energetic. The singer told Harv that he liked our energy and dedicated a song to us. We laughed and talked with our awesome bartender a bit more before paying the check and heading out. We could have stayed there for hours. Looks like we’ve found ourselves another favorite!
645 9th Avenue:
Mon-Thu 12 pm – 11 pm, Fri 12 pm – 2 am, Sat 11:30 am – 2 am
1460 Second Ave:
Mon-Thu 12 pm – 11 pm, Fri 12 pm – 12 am, Sat-Sun 11 am – 12 am
Higher-end (Excellent preparation, creative and delicious).
Higher-end (Makes everyone feel comfortable, always pleasant, attentive and efficient)
Cheap/Good ($20 – $60 pp). For a really good time here, this amount can get you appetizers, entrée and a drink or two. You can also have just a drink and appetizer for under $30
Higher-end (Eye-catching, inspires conversation). We like the large words around the venue, the TVs, the wood finish.