Where to Enjoy The Feast of The Seven Fishes in NYC

Where to Enjoy The Feast of The Seven Fishes in NYC

Many Italian-Americans celebrate Christmas Eve with a Feast of the Seven Fishes (Festa dei Sette Pesci). This is a tradition for Catholics, as they abstain from eating meat on holy days. The reason for seven dishes is not really clear – some say seven is the most frequently used number in the bible and others […]

| December 20, 2015
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Lido, A Hidden Gem In Harlem

Lido, A Hidden Gem In Harlem

Some of the best things come out of necessity and such was the opening of Lido Restaurant five years ago, when owner Susannah Koteen realized the need for an outstanding Italian restaurant in Harlem. The Harlem food scene was just emerging and the opening of Lido certainly helped to raise the bar. The restaurant, a […]

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The New York Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children Gala Wine Dinner

The New York Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children Gala Wine Dinner

Karl Wellner, Deborah Norville, Mary Pulido, Frank Sommerfield,Penny Grant, David Stack (Photo by Annie Watt) This year, The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children held its annual Gala Wine Dinner at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. The event was superbly hosted by Deborah Norville, of Inside Edition, who is also a member […]

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Where to have a Unique Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC in 2015

Where to have a Unique Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC in 2015

If you are planning to dine out in Manhattan this Thanksgiving, here are some unique ideas for a different kind of celebration: SPICE MARKET If you are looking to spice up your Thanksgiving, then Jean-George’s Southeast Asian restaurant Spice Market located on West 13th Street is ideal.  The exotic décor is sure to give your […]

| November 18, 2015
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Bar Seki is Born

Bar Seki is Born

New York Sushi and Sake lovers rejoice! Chef Seki is opening his third outpost in the Theater District this week with a gorgeous bi-level experience and we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek. As New York City sushi lovers know, Chef Seki is simply one of the best. He is known as the […]

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Giulia’s Kitchen in Cliffside Park

Giulia’s Kitchen in Cliffside Park

When my Aunt suggested we try a favorite restaurant of hers in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, I was a bit surprised. She lives about 25 minutes away and her bar is set high. She has traveled all over the world and dined at many of the finest restaurants, so I was more than a little […]

| September 16, 2015
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Holy Guacamole, It’s Mexican Independence Day

Holy Guacamole, It’s Mexican Independence Day

Guacamole, or what the early Spaniards called “the butter of the poor,” experienced a tremendous resurgence in the last decade. The nickname derives from a time when avocados were always readily available and therefore inexpensive. This avocado-based spread is creamy, flavorful and is now regarded as a “healthy” snack due to the avocado’s nutritional benefits. […]

| September 16, 2015
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The Best Of Restaurant Week On The Upper Eastside 2015

The Best Of Restaurant Week On The Upper Eastside 2015

New York City restaurant week is a twice annual discount event that allows New York City foodies to enjoy select lunch and dinner menus at over 300 restaurants at a prixe fix of $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner. It has been expanded to a three week event and offers a great opportunity to […]

| August 4, 2015
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Hard Cider Rules

Hard Cider Rules

For those of us who love a cold drink at cookouts and the beach, but not necessarily beer, hard cider is a wonderful alternative. In fact, since my palate definitely prefers sweet rather than savory flavors, finding hard ciders has added a delicious compliment to burgers and BBQ’s this summer. Hard Cider was one of […]

| July 4, 2015
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The New Jersey Gold Coast, A Foodie Find

The New Jersey Gold Coast, A Foodie Find

The New Jersey Gold Coast is comprised of all of the towns along the Hudson River with glorious views of Manhattan. This includes: Edgewater, North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, Hoboken and Jersey City. Surprisingly, it is only about 20 minutes by car, bus or ferry from Manhattan to the New Jersey Gold Coast, making […]

| May 27, 2015
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