Tag: Upper East Side

What do New York, Paris and Parma have in common?

What do New York, Paris and Parma have in common?

On Madison Avenue between 72nd and 73rd streets, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto has opened its second New York showcase. Greeted by a traditional retail space, featuring a shiny new counter that is teeming with delicacies imported from the Italian gastronomic culture, alongside a broad range of traditional cured meats and cheeses, […]

| January 29, 2013
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Don Pedro’s-The Best Latin in Manhattan

Don Pedro’s-The Best Latin in Manhattan

Don Pedro’s is a little gem tucked away (literally these days due to the Second Avenue subway construction) on 2nd Avenue and 96th Street that offers fantastic “Euro-Caribbean” fare. Known as “The Best Latin in Manhattan,” this Upper East Side treasure delivers classic Latin dishes inspired by culinary favorites from Cuba, Puerto Rico and The […]

| December 24, 2012
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A Taste of Tuscany in New York

A Taste of Tuscany in New York

It has been a couple of years since my last trip to Tuscany, but after sitting down with Felice 83 Owner and Winemaker Jacopo Giustiniani, the delightful memories of fine Tuscan wine and outrageously delicious food came pouring back. I was invited to meet Jacopo and to try some of the latest varietals from the family […]

| November 13, 2012
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Felice 64

Felice 64

On my way uptown last week I spotted Felice 64 Wine Bar and there was something so intriguing about it that I put it on my “must try” list.  The mood lighting and modern design are such standouts among the dark storefronts on the block, that one feels compelled to venture in. Not knowing much […]

| September 30, 2012
Paola’s Raises Its Flag on Carnegie Hill

Paola’s Raises Its Flag on Carnegie Hill

Traditional Italian comfort food is one of those soul warming pleasures in life that once experienced, is hard to forget. With centuries of cultural culinary rituals, these delights are celebrated around the world. On a cool fall night, we ventured out to explore the timeless treasures from the Northern and Central regions of Italy, on […]

| September 15, 2012
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Honky Tonk Tavern-Southern Charm on the UES

Honky Tonk Tavern-Southern Charm on the UES

This great new  bar / restaurant which recently opened on the Upper East Side of Manhattan is serving up fresh food and quality libations that are the talk of the neighborhood. To drive sales, they are offering their standard frozen margarita for $4.00—sounds pretty basic, right? But stand back… this is not your average bar […]

| September 13, 2012
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The Burger

The Burger

When talking about the classics you must include everyone’s favorite… the burger. The origin of the Hamburger is often disputed, but growing up in the New Haven, Connecticut area I fully recognize Louis Lassen of Louis’ Lunch as the official creator of what we know and love today as the Hamburger. Louis’ Lunch opened in […]

| September 9, 2012