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