Savory Sunday

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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A Perfect Corn Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day

A Perfect Corn Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17th, St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated around the world. In New York City that means parades, green beer, and Irish fare served with pride and camaraderie in the hundreds of Irish pubs around the city. Interestingly, some of the St. Patty’s Day food didn’t originate in Ireland. In fact, corned beef and […]

| March 15, 2015
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Chef Julian Medina brings Jewish/Mexican Fusion to Toloache for Passover

Chef Julian Medina brings Jewish/Mexican Fusion to Toloache for Passover

As all New Yorkers know, NYC is the ultimate “foodie” city in the world.  With its myriad of cultures and great chefs, every palate should be able to be satisfied. Passover is uniquely limiting for restaurant dining since all leavened breads, rice, barley and legumes cannot be eaten during an eight-day period in remembrance of […]

| April 13, 2014
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A Bite of New York History

A Bite of New York History

There aren’t many restaurants that stand the test of time like Midtown East’s Pescatore. This traditional Italian eatery has been happily filling the plates of no less than three generations of New Yorkers. With a cozy and welcoming ambiance and a very inviting and bustling al fresco dining scene, this is a neighborhood favorite for […]

| September 22, 2013
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La Panetière Shines

La Panetière Shines

Located in Rye, New York since 1985, La Panetière (the bread cabinet) Restaurant has been delivering the gourmet experience of Provence to critical acclaim. With accolades that include 15 consecutive years as a recipient of AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond Award, expectations were rightfully high and La Panetière did not disappoint. The restaurant's ambiance and decor […]

| August 25, 2013
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Dining at the Crossroads

Dining at the Crossroads

On a recent getaway to Upstate New York, we stumbled upon an exciting new find. Located in Mount Tremper, New York, Four Corners Country Inn delivered a truly memorable experience. In the same family since 1978, it was recently taken over by France-born Sibyle Nagele and her husband Frank. Staying true to its original French […]

| July 14, 2013
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Martel Bistro and Bar

Martel Bistro and Bar

By Dan England Martel, a French (American ) bistro in Fairfield, is named for a small town in the Dordogne Valley in France, not too far from Turenne, a picturesque village where Martel’s owner, Marty Levine, is a sometimes occupant. Most of the time, however, he hovers in the corner by the attractive and welcoming […]

| July 7, 2013
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The Beers of Summer

The Beers of Summer

The summer solstice has officially come and gone. Many of you are washing out your coolers and busy trying to decide on what to chill for a steamy BBQ, or simply a backyard hangout. The right choices for summer vary greatly from those appropriate for cold days. Here are a few suggestions that will awaken […]

| June 30, 2013
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A Cultural Crossroads in the East Village

A Cultural Crossroads in the East Village

Venturing down to the East Village for dinner is always an adventure and this night was no different. Cozily situated on 11th Street between Avenues B and C, Matilda Restaurant sparkles while pushing the boundaries of fusion. An unlikely marriage of Tuscan and Mexican cuisine is highlighted in a wide array of interesting, bold and […]

| April 7, 2013
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Hopsie’s Healthy Easter Cupcakes

Hopsie’s Healthy Easter Cupcakes

My good friend Chef Ania Catalano has taught me that sweets can be healthy, nutritious and delicious when made with the right ingredients.  Ania was diagnosed with hypoglycemia about 25 years ago and started exploring the world of whole foods and clean eating by enrolling in the Natural Gourmet School of Cooking in New York. […]

| March 31, 2013
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