Savory Sunday

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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Filipino Food Gets its Due

Filipino Food Gets its Due

Last night I headed down to the East Village to join some good friends at a Filipino restaurant. Having lived in the Philippines for a year, more specifically, Cebu City, I feel that I have a pretty good handle on this cuisine and certainly some wonderful memories of living in this part of the world. […]

| March 24, 2013
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Victor’s Café—Quite Simply the Best

Victor’s Café—Quite Simply the Best

In 1957 Victor Del Corral left Cuba with his family and headed to New York with one very specific goal, to establish a Cuban restaurant in the heart of New York City—and in 1963 that is exactly what he did. Originally located on Columbus Avenue and 71st Street, they very rapidly became one of the […]

| February 17, 2013
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Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Cellar

Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Cellar

The Antinori Family Announces Opening Of Its Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Cellar Marchesi Antinori, the family-owned Italian wine company that has shaped the wine industry and culture over the past 625 years, has announced the official opening of its revolutionary, state-of-the-art facility in Bargino, Italy: Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Cellar.  This groundbreaking project, scheduled to […]

| February 10, 2013
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DFW’s Game Day Skins

DFW’s Game Day Skins

Potato skins are a popular snack food or appetizer that is a big hit with everyone and a great choice for Super Bowl Sunday. Hearty, savory and satisfying, there are a plethora of recipes out there and many good ones. Whether you have these for dinner, or serve them at your next party, there’s nothing […]

| February 3, 2013
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Wine with Your Wings?

Wine with Your Wings?

Whether you are going to serve your rowdy football crowd out of plastic Solo cups, or glass, wine can provide a tasty alternative for this year’s Super Bowl party. Typically Super Bowl conjures images of Bud Light commercials and six packs, but why not change it up with some tasty wines to compliment your Sunday […]

| January 20, 2013
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El Cid Restaurant-Still Going Strong In Silverlake

El Cid Restaurant-Still Going Strong In Silverlake

For those of you old enough to remember the classic movie “EL CID” starring Charlton Heston, a visit to El Cid restaurant in Silver Lake is at the very least a nostalgic experience. The restaurant has been around forever and the building itself, even longer. We went on a bitterly cold night to check out […]

| January 13, 2013
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TAP 357 – Maple Rye Whisky

TAP 357 – Maple Rye Whisky

Produced at the oldest distillery in Western Canada, the blended rye whisky used in TAP 357 is distilled four times before being matured in a combination of new, second- and third-use bourbon barrels. Once this fine product has been aged, Master Blender Michel Marcil expertly blends the whiskies that have been selected, prior to combining […]

| January 5, 2013
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Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

By: Deborah Barocas A favorite in my household, Chicken Soup (a.k.a. Jewish Penicillin), my version made its television debut on the Dr. Oz show in February, 2010. It was shown in a segment called “Natural Home Remedies” and was victorious in a competition against two others types of home remedies. Dr. Oz declared its medicinal […]

| December 30, 2012
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Bobby Van’s Kickin’ It Old School

Bobby Van’s Kickin’ It Old School

On a blustery fall evening, we ventured out to explore the iconic Bobby Van’s Grill. Located on West 50th Street, this outpost has been serving up traditional American grill fare and classic steaks amidst the shadow of Radio City Music Hall since 2006. A classically adorned steakhouse featuring a plethora of dark wood, timeless chandeliers […]

| December 23, 2012
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