Dear Danielle…Village Chinese Restaurant Favorites?

Dear Danielle, I’ve recently moved to the village from the Upper East Side and cannot find a good dine-in Chinese restaurant in the area. I liked Mr K's uptown - do you have favorites down here I can try?Dear Ann,After much internet research and polling of our highly knowledgeable tour guides (including our Chinatown tour experts! [...]

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Jacqueline’s Picks – Three of my favorite $1 Oyster Happy Hours in New York City

Are you looking to try out some great $1 Oyster Happy Hours?Do the words sweet, clean, salty, rich or meaty interest you?If so, you should check out these three oyster spots for some of the tastiest deals in town!  I went ahead and tried them all first so you know just what to order!Mermaid InnThe [...]

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Welcome to Dear Danielle . . . A new blog series answering all of your burning NYC food questions!

Dear Danielle,I’m new to the city and looking to find my go-to ice cream place, especially as this heat wave continues. Problem is: There are so many to choose from! Help me satisfy my craving!Love,Ice Scream, You ScreamDear Ice Cream, You Scream,I totally feel your brain freeze pain.  The options are endless! So with temperatures [...]

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The Weekly Round Up: FNYT In The News, The Vendy Awards Winners and The Restaurant Of The Future

+FOODS OF NY TOURS NEWS+FOODS OF NY: HEART OF THE VILLAGE TOUR REVIEWTHROWBACK THURSDAY: A TASTE OF JUSTICE AT THE BEARD HOUSE: The Beard House kitchen has played host to a panoply of culinary titans over the years, but on very rare occasions a guest upstairs will rival the star power cooking below. This Throwback Thursday, [...]

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Five Must Have NYC Cold Brews! Coffee Spot #5: Prodigy Coffee

A little bit about Prodigy:While tasting Prodigy’s coffee, I spoke with Manager Ashley.   Ashley informed me that Prodigy has been around for 3 and half years.  Owned and operated by two long time friends and restaurant veterans.  Chris (part owner), is also the owner of Gotham Coffee Roasters in Brooklyn, NY where Prodigy does [...]

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SAUSAGE SERIES: SPOTLIGHT ON ALBANESE MEATS AND POULTRY aka Moe the Butcher

Location:  238 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012Brief History: Albanese Meats and Poultry is affectionately known as Moe the Butcher because of the legendary character stationed behind the meat cases. Moe is 91 years young and one of the last remaining butchers on a block that is now almost completely filled with boutiques and trendy [...]

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Five Must Have NYC Cold Brews! Coffee Spot #4: Jacks Stir Brew Coffee

Jack’s Stir Brew started 11 years ago as one of the first coffee houses to exclusively serve organic, fair trade, shade grown coffee. Owner, Jack Mazzola wanted to share his core values with his customers: Community, Passion and Quality. Since 2003 Jack has created a consistently smooth cup of coffee that truly is good to [...]

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SAUSAGE SERIES: SPOTLIGHT ON OTTOMANELLI & SONS PRIME MEAT MARKET

Location: 285 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014Brief History: Ottomanelli’s was opened in the 1940’s by Onofrio Ottomanelli. Hailing from Bari, in the Pugliese region of Italy, Onofrio learned the craft of butchery from his mother.  He first worked in his uncles’ butcher shop before venturing out on his own. He had 8 children and taught [...]

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6 Great Summer Beers You Should Know About…Before It’s Over!

Now that we are in the dog days of summer, the humidity is high and motivation to work is low, your choice of beer can play a very important role in maximizing your enjoyment of this season.  A heavy stout ale in the sand doesn’t make much sense.  A dark porter by the pool is [...]

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Five Must Have NYC Cold Brews! Coffee Spot #3: Porto Rico Importing Company

My interest in coffee began when I moved to New York 4 years ago.  I began trying any coffee shop I came upon (because they are everywhere!) and began to form opinions and thoughts on each cup.  After 4 years in this city, I definitely have some favorites and would love to share them with [...]

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