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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Five must have NYC Cold Brews! Coffee Spot #2: Bubby’s Highline – Meatpacking District

From the beginning Bubby’s was a pie company.  They have set a standard for traditional American food, cooking from scratch, utilizing family recipes and sourcing ingredients from the best providers.  The majority of Bubby’s recipes are sourced from recipe books from all over America.   The traditional style of American food and home cooking offers [...]

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Five must have NYC Cold Brews! First stop: Champion Coffee

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 [...]

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SAUSAGE SERIES: SPOTLIGHT ON FAICCO’S

L to R Amy (Director of Operations), Danielle (Logistics)Hi! I’m Danielle, a new employee of Foods of New York Tours.  When asked by my boss if I’d like to do a blog series on a certain type of food in NYC’s village area, the old-school pork stores came to mind. How about a ‘Sausage Series’? Really [...]

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Where in NYC to spend the Fourth of July?

Your NYC Fourth of July Guide:As the days consistently creep into the 80's, and then the dreaded 90's, we know that the even hotter Fourth of July is near.  It doesn't matter if you are a local who missed out on that beach house share this year, or a visitor looking for an alternative to [...]

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Where to Eat in Times Square, by Zagat.com

Where to Eat in times SquareAs NYC locals we know that Times Square can be an endless void of below average food offerings, mostly by national and international chains with the only aspect connecting them to NYC is the building in which they sit.  Bubba Gump may be the only option in a self contained [...]

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Not All Olive Oil Is Created Equal…by the Food Network

Olive Oil 101If you have ever been on our Original Greenwich Village Food and Cultural Tour you know a thing or two about olive oil after stopping into Olivers & Company's Greenwich Village shop to taste some basil olive oil, truffled popcorn and 8 year old balsamic vinegar.  If you haven't tried our tour YET, [...]

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