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05 May

Uova al Forno @ Emporio

Great balance of flavor and creamy consistency, a real winner!

11 Jan

Beer & Cheddar Soup served w/ a Bacon & Onion Tart

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Beer & Cheddar Soup with a Bacon & Onion Tart

  Beer & Cheddar Soup with a Bacon & Onion Tart Some of y’all may have already seen shots of the Turkey I prepared for Thanksgiving this year, but I also wanted to share a fantastic course I pulled together from two great recipes in Food & Wine and Saveur for the holiday.   Both […]

10 Jan

BV’s Burger – A New Fave in Midtown?


Bobby Van’s is well established in Manhattan as one of the premier steakhouses, operating multiple locations throughout the city.  I’ve dined at several of their locations over the years and have always been pleased with their service and fare.  But it was in the summer of 2011 that I came across a wonderful new surprise […]

15 Dec

Killer Onion & Duck Bruschetta at Rubirosa


$3.00… Just three, U.S. dollars for any of the hearty bruschetta choices at Rubirosa. In a word, mind-blowing, especially at this price. Here we have shredded braised duck, with sweet onions and Parmesan. Totally delicious. I’m thrilled to try the rest of the Bruschetta choices in this neighborhood spot, named for the famous bull-fighting playboy. […]

15 Dec

Monument Lane gets Porky – Biscuits & Croquettes

Croquettes, all night long, croquettes!

In the Age of Appetizersruling the culinary world today, it’s become quite the norm for me to fore go an entree and just grab an app or two at the bar.  Such was the case ahead of a couple holiday parties last Saturday evening in the Village.  Searching for a quick, hearty bite near a […]

13 Dec

Tortas de Queso Blanco y Aguacate @ Cafe Habana

Vegetarian Tortas!

Habana may be famous for its grilled corn and Cubano Sandwich, you can trust me there, but I’ve started to have quite a time exploring the rest of the menu.  After a long night and a surprisingly early morning, I set forth in tackling this veggie behemoth.   The Torta de Queso Blanco y Aguacate […]

12 Dec

That’s a Golden Turkey!


Yeah, I’m just showing off my Mom’s and my skills from Thanksgiving…  Arguably one of our best birds ever, thanks to the brilliant Molly Stevens who shared her family recipe in Saveur this year.  I think she may catch us repeating next year!  

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