Croatia, A Food and Wine Treasure Trove

Croatia, A Food and Wine Treasure Trove

Croatia, is located at the crossroads of South Central Europe and the Mediterranean. The wildly varied terrain also borders the Adriatic Sea coast, which contains more than 1000 Islands. Known for its natural beauty, Croatia is quickly becoming a tourism favorite around the world. The country is divided into four cultural regions including: Croatia proper, Dalmatia, Slavonia, and […]

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Love Your Dinner and Your Wallet on Valentine’s Day

Love Your Dinner and Your Wallet on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day should be filled with love and fun, but it can also be quite stressful for couples who want to dine out in Manhattan on a limited budget. Restaurants create exceptional menus for a special evening, but they often come with a hefty price tag. There are hundreds of places to choose from in […]

| February 13, 2015
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Heat Up Super Bowl Sunday With Pickled Peppers

Heat Up Super Bowl Sunday With Pickled Peppers

There is nothing like red-hot chicken wings, spicy nachos or a tangy Bloody Mary to spice up the experience for football or commercial fans on Super Bowl Sunday. If you are planning to get together with friends and family we have some recipes to spice it up. Our home-made pickled peppers, jalapeños and onions will […]

| January 30, 2015
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Escape to Upscale Barcelona at Toro NYC

Escape to Upscale Barcelona at Toro NYC

Just steps from the West Side Highway, in the former Nabisco factory in Chelsea, a delicious secret awaits. Toro is a modern Barcelona-style Tapas restaurant serving both traditional and contemporary tapas, as well as delectable Paella and grilled meats. An import from Boston, Toro NYC is the second outpost for partners and award winning chefs, […]

| January 23, 2015
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A Taste, a Toast, a Splurge – Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC

A Taste, a Toast, a Splurge – Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC

New Year’s Eve in NYC can be very exciting. Times Square is filled with people who dream of seeing the ball drop live. Restaurants and bars are in full swing with friends and family from all over the world ringing in the New Year. This can be a magical evening for all. Here are three […]

| December 26, 2014
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Jewish Christmas Dinner Comes of Age

Jewish Christmas Dinner Comes of Age

Growing up Jewish at Christmas time in NYC had its own set of traditions.  Typically Christmas Dinner was eaten at a favorite neighborhood Chinese restaurant or if you were a little more sophisticated, at one of the many restaurants on Mott or Pell Streets in Chinatown. You may ask; Why Chinese food for Jewish people. […]

| December 25, 2014
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Where to Celebrate Chanukah and Christmas in NYC

Where to Celebrate Chanukah and Christmas in NYC

Whether you are celebrating Christmas Eve or the last night of Chanukah, there are fabulous menus for all. New York City restaurants always kick up the holiday cheer and this year is no exception. Here are five great restaurants offering interesting menus for the holidays.   Toloache: Chef Julian Medina created a fabulous Mexican Chanukah […]

| December 24, 2014
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Cranberry Bliss Bars, My Holiday Guilty Pleasure

Cranberry Bliss Bars, My Holiday Guilty Pleasure

Around this time of year I look forward to my holiday reunion with a delicious concoction known as Cranberry Bliss Bars, when it resurfaces for the holiday season at Starbucks.  This bite of deliciousness is a blondie snuggled under a layer of sweet cream cheese icing and tart dried cranberries. It is finished with a […]

| December 14, 2014
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A Cookie Fit For The President

A Cookie Fit For The President

Cookies are loved and appreciated by all and with the holidays upon us, you are sure to need some recipe ideas. Here is a fabulous cookie recipe that according to former Spago pastry queen, Sherry Yard, happens to be Former President Bill Clinton’s favorite. This recipe comes from Sherry’s pastry book Desserts by the Yard: […]

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Where to Enjoy Thanksgiving in New York City 2014

Where to Enjoy Thanksgiving in New York City 2014

If you are planning to dine out this Thanksgiving, here are five restaurants that offer something unique and special to give New Yorkers for Thanksgiving 2014:   Stella 34 Trattoria: Looking to catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?  The panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows offer one of the best views around. The prix fixe menu includes appetizers […]

| November 26, 2014
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