WHAT I ATE: Pork & Preserved Egg Congee

WHAT I ATE: Pork & preserved egg congee (porridge) WHY IT'S GREAT: This meal is cheap and easy. Simplicity with a mouthful of flavor. Smooth, creamy and comforting. Not the New Yorker’s everyday meal, but could easily be - especially in the colder months! WHAT'S ON THE MENU: Step out of Manhattan and into China. [...]

By | 2017-10-19T14:55:41+00:00 October 19, 2017|What I Ate|Comments Off on WHAT I ATE: Pork & Preserved Egg Congee

WHAT I ATE: Pappardelle Pasta w/ Vermont veal ragu

WHAT I ATE: Pappardelle with Vermont veal ragu and grana padano cheese WHY IT'S GREAT: A hearty, flavorful sauce peppered with tasty veal morsels coats wide, flat pasta. A perfect balance in one bite. WHAT'S ON THE MENU: The veal ragu was so rich, but with a melt-in-your-mouth quality that made me go in search of more and more tasty veal morsels [...]

By | 2017-07-15T10:03:16+00:00 July 17, 2017|What I Ate|Comments Off on WHAT I ATE: Pappardelle Pasta w/ Vermont veal ragu

WHAT I ATE: Meskerem Combo

WHAT I ATE: Meskerem Combo and Honey Wine WHY IT'S GREAT: An array of complementing flavors, textures and colors.  WHAT'S ON THE MENU: I had been looking forward to eating at Meskerem forever and now was my chance to experience a piece of their culture through their food. Spices filled the air, clearing my mind and preparing me [...]

By | 2017-07-12T10:06:19+00:00 July 11, 2017|What I Ate|Comments Off on WHAT I ATE: Meskerem Combo

WHAT I ATE: Sourdough Blueberry Pancakes

WHAT I ATE: Sourdough Blueberry Pancakes WHY IT'S GREAT: The tang of sourdough blends with the sweetness of the blueberry compote to create a perfectly balanced plate of pancakes. WHAT'S ON THE MENU: I love pancakes! I could eat them at any time of the day! In fact, I enjoyed this plate at Bubby’s as part of [...]

By | 2017-08-15T12:15:13+00:00 July 3, 2017|What I Ate|Comments Off on WHAT I ATE: Sourdough Blueberry Pancakes

WHAT I ATE: Charred Octopus

WHAT I ATE: Charred Octopus WHY IT'S GREAT: The perfect balance of tender meat with crispy edges. WHAT'S ON THE MENU: I’m a tough customer when it comes to octopus. I can easy put it on my NO-GO list. But the octopus at Emporio is a cut above and that puts it near the top of my MUST HAVE list. They [...]

By | 2017-04-28T13:02:28+00:00 March 25, 2017|What I Ate|Comments Off on WHAT I ATE: Charred Octopus

Top 5 Cozy Restaurants in NYC: Warm your Belly (and Soul) with these Winter Gems

TARTINERYTop 5 Cozy Restaurants in NYCWarm your Belly (and Soul) with these Winter Gems 1. Rafele Ristorante: Catch some wood-burning warmthOur insider tip: Choose a seat around the Chef’s bar and feel the warmth from the nearby wood-burning oven. In this prime seat you’ll get to watch the Chef in action (he’s cute, and Italian and he donated his [...]

By | 2017-05-22T17:54:44+00:00 February 29, 2016|Restaurants|Comments Off on Top 5 Cozy Restaurants in NYC: Warm your Belly (and Soul) with these Winter Gems

A Foods of NY Tours Holiday Gift Guide 2015

We asked a few of our star tour guides and staff for some of their favorite holiday gifts to give this season.  "Just don't share with EVERYONE they said" ...sorry.Tour Guide SephrahHostess with the Mostess...1.  Murray's Cheese Shop - Murray’s Brie Basket Set "I brought this as a gift for my Brother's in-law.  Not only did [...]

By | 2017-05-22T17:55:42+00:00 December 16, 2015|Restaurants|Comments Off on A Foods of NY Tours Holiday Gift Guide 2015