NY Restaurant Openings

Sotto 13 (140 W. 13th Street) - Opening soon will be the Sotto 13 in the West Village. The ide..

Restaurants Hosting Thanksgiving in NYC 2012 – Part 2

If the restaurants on our first Thanksgiving NY 2012 list are all booked, don't fret. We did lo..

Hurricane Sandy and its Effect on New York Restaurants

We've been through storms before in New York, but nothing like Sandy (at least not in my lifeti..

Former Sun-Times restaurant critic, Pat Bruno Passed Away

Pat Bruno, who was the Sun-Times restaurant critic for over 25 years, as well as a cookbook aut..

Restaurants Hosting Thanksgiving in NYC 2012 – Part 1

Last time you hosted Thanksgiving, Aunt Mildred and Aunt Sonia got into a fist fight, G.I. Joe'..

Hurricane Sandy in NYC

So I'm sitting at my desk, just finished a proposal and I am hearing the wind whistle at my win..

Sofia Wine Bar – A Perfect Date Spot

This place made me wish I was single. Nah, not really. But Sofia has this incredibly intimate v..

Tisha Unarmed and Tosh.0

Every once in a while, we come across someone who is truly inspiring. I never thought I would c..

NYC Halloween 2012

Just a little follow-up on my first piece on Halloween events in NYC this year. If you haven't ..

Best Restaurants to Eat Near Lincoln Center (At Every Price Point)

The Upper West Side used to be a restaurant wasteland. It seems the influence of Lincoln Center..

Review Marenco Scrapona Moscato D’Asti

I recently received samples of various wines from Marenco winery. I started off with their Mosc..

American Table Brings Samuelsson to the Upper West Side

I've been a fan of Marcus Samuelsson for years.  Ever since I attended New York Restaurant Wee..

Review of Sriracha Popcorn

The most loved foods (at least according to the interwebs) are bacon, Nutella, and Sriracha. A..

Snoop Dogg “Pocket Like it’s Hot”

He must have had the munchies. Want more? Check out Hot Pocket's Facebook page...

Forbidden Fruit NYC – I’ll Allow It!

I love sweets. I don't usually eat them because food writing can be quite dangerous to my waist..

Gusari Restaurant in Tucepi

So you have heard me rant on how disappointing the food scene in Croatia was. But, believe me, ..

Konoba Kod Jose Split

The food scene got significantly better when we arrived in Split. I thank the team over at Tast..

KONZUM: Best Name For a Supermarket Ever

I have fallen in love with a supermarket name. I was quite taken by Target after reading Charl..

Restaurant Ivo Makarska

We decided to try Restaurant Ivo on our first day in Makarska because it was rated #1 on TripAd..

Free Cookies at Mrs. Fields October 1, 2012

What's better than a cookie? A FREE cookie. Today (October 1, 2012), select Mrs. Field's locati..

Highlights from Le Taste of France NYC 2012

I had such a good time at Le Taste of France on Saturday that I ended up going back on Sunday. ..

Best Chocolate Shops in Brussels

Brussels could be the ultimate foodie city. It is the land of mussels, frites, and of course Be..

Le Taste of France NYC to Benefit Action Against Hunger

Francophiles rejoice. On September 29 & 30, 2012, Le Taste of France will take place at Hudson ..

Ben and Jerry’s Cannoli Ice Cream

I'm freaking out right now. I am in Brussels and I just found out that Ben & Jerry's has come o..

4 Tips for Dining in Brussels, Belgium

Brussels is an incredible food city. Sure you can enjoy Moules Frites, Belgian Waffles, and B..

Oktoberfest NYC 2012

You don't need to go to Germany to enjoy Oktoberfest. Sure, it would be nice, but even if you c..

Belgian 14th Edition Beer Weekend

I arrived in Brussels on August 31st, I was right on time for the 14th Edition of the Belgian B..

New York French Restaurant Week

Yeah, by now you all know I'm a Francophile, and that I think everyone else should be. After a..

Cocktails for Mexican Independence Day

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. It's actually September 16th and it is called th..

A Good Reason to Test the Gout God: Le Fourneau in Brussels

For our first fancy meal in Brussels, Antonio and I selected Chef Evan Triantopoulos' Le Fourn..

Tasting Room: Low Risk, High Reward

I am a boozer. I'm not really a boozer. To be exact, I am a wino. I was stoked when I was conta..

Desi Galli Brings Indian Street Food to NYC

When people think of "Soul Food" they usually think of grits, hush puppies, and okra. This defi..

Theo Lieberman’s McKittrick Old-Fashioned Recipe

This recipe comes straight to us from  Theo Lieberman, the head barkeep at the Lantern's Keep..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Jennifer Cole-Ruiz’s Fried Green Tomatoes with Crab Remoulade

Chef Jennifer-Cole Ruiz made her way into our hearts through our bellies with her amazing devil..

Lake Champlain Chocolates: Get Some NOW!

One of the great perks of food writing is the samples. I get lots and lots of samples in the ma..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ethan Kostbar’s Bourbon Chicken Wings

Chef Ethan Kostbar is known for preparing American cuisine with a worldly touch. At Moderne Bar..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: John Toulze’s Padron Peppers

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Chef’s Summer Recipes: Alan Ashkinaze’s Mackerel Escabèche

When Millesime first opened in New York City, I was hyped. I could not wait to go. Once I went ..

Celebrity Guide to Wine

Ran across this gem this morning. Funny as hell (and has some valuable information). By the way..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Xavier Quispilema’s Lamb Chops with Fresh Figs

Mr. Lello Arpaia is the brains and heart behind Fiorini Italian restaurant in New York's Upper ..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Alex Tishman’s Klamath River Wild Salmon with Summer Vegetable Ratatouille

Alex Tishman strives to bring healthy, delicious dishes into people's homes. Chef Tishman gradu..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Jason Tilmann’s Mission Fig and Watermelon Salad

Chef Jason Tilmann has had a prolific culinary career. He studied with celebrity chefs such as..

Favorite Blogger of the Week: David Santori of Frenchie and the Yankee

We love to highlight some of the most interesting and active members of our community on Facebo..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Matt Corbett’s BBQ Organic Chicken Thighs with Asparagus and Mozzarella Salad

I met Chef Matt Corbett at a cooking demonstration at one of my favorite New York restaurants, ..

A Sriracha Lover’s Dream Come True: Sriracha Popcorn

I received a press release from J&D's l (and the Oatmeal) ast night. It announced the launch of..

Hot Cheetos and Takis

It is not very often that I come across a song I really love. Tonight, was a special day. I thi..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Fernando Navas’ Eel and Avocado Quinoa Hand Roll

Sushi Samba has managed to outlast its trendy reputation and become a New York City institution..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Tyson Podolski’s Lamb Burger

Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier have had a prolific culinary career. In their 20+ years in t..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Anthony Ricco’s Cucumber Soba Noodles

Executive Chef Anthony Ricco, a Brooklyn native, has been a part of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Jean-Louis Gerin’s Chilled Diced Vegetables in Saffron Bouillon

Jean-Louis Guerin is one of France's and the US's most celebrated chefs. Chef Guerin is the Pr..