Foodie Friday

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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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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Classic Provence arrives in NYC at Le Midi

Classic Provence arrives in NYC at Le Midi

In the south of France, food is a religion and the Midi region is one of the country’s best culinary centers. In every village and town around the region, country restaurants and lively bistros serve delicious traditional French food. Now you can enjoy the charm and culinary classics of the Midi right in New York […]

| August 29, 2014
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“Wino” Mushrooms

“Wino” Mushrooms

As a single woman and red wine lover, I am often left with the dilemma of what to do with a delicious leftover half bottle of pinot noir, or other unused wine that shouldn't be wasted before it loses it's glorious flavor. Although I often use the leftover vino as a base for a marinade […]

| January 10, 2014
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From India, To Nepal, To London, To New York

From India, To Nepal, To London, To New York

Since July, Moti Mahal Delux has been giving Upper East Siders and anyone who makes their way into this epicurean wonderland a true treat—traditional Mughlai food executed to perfection. This newly opened U.S. restaurant is one of an empire that has more than 100 locations in India, Nepal and London and whose roots date back […]

| September 27, 2013
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Tam O’shanter-Los Angeles’ Oldest Restaurant

Tam O’shanter-Los Angeles’ Oldest Restaurant

Yes, that is the hard fact about this Scottish style pub/restaurant in Los Feliz that opened in 1922—although though there are a couple of others that may have opened at an earlier date, none have had this length of history at the same location. Why it has taken me so long to explore this slice […]

| August 30, 2013
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A Tasting Tour of New Haven

A Tasting Tour of New Haven

New Haven has a unique cultural richness due to the diversity of its population and the international persona and visitors that Yale University brings to the community, all of which makes it a great “foodie” city. It is also the home of the first burger (Louie’s Lunch), www.louislunch.com and is well known for the “must […]

| August 9, 2013
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Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken

Beer can chicken is something that everyone should try at least once. The steam from the brew flavors the meat and keeps it spectacularly moist. The can props the chicken upright, so it roasts evenly all around—and you get to drink some beer. Enough said! Ingredients: 1 can light lager 1 3 1/2 to 4 […]

| July 5, 2013
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Ivy Grows in Hell’s Kitchen

Ivy Grows in Hell’s Kitchen

On Eighth Avenue between 55th and 56th street, Ivy is keeping the Gastro Pub trend alive and well. Rife with an inspired cocktail menu and a selection of craft and artisanal beers that compliment a solid dinner menu, this was a pleasant twist in a hectic week. A great place to unwind and take some […]

| March 29, 2013
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NYC Craft Beer Festival

NYC Craft Beer Festival

On Saturday March 30th, the NYC Craft Beer Festival returns to the Lexington Avenue Armory (68 Lexington Ave.) in Manhattan. This awesome tasting event will showcase spring releases from 75 of America’s best Craft Breweries, featuring approximately 150 selections. Examples include Allagash Interlude, Firestone Walker Double Jack, Two Brothers Cain & Ebel, Goose Island Sofie […]

| March 22, 2013
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