NYC what is your Grade?

It’s kind as if your writer was missing in action for a brief moment in time -but seriously don’t let that small amount of time off fool you. As a defense this never-ending damn Polar Vortex perhaps has played a major part in supplying an infinite amount of brain freeze -literally.  However, that’s not the…

Falafel Mania- Mamouns

OK, let’s paint the picture. Here you are walking around in NYC, looking cute with your besties and then suddenly hunger pains hit you like a ton of bricks. Though you want to continue shoe shopping in that cute shop – the craving for falafel drives you out of the store.  A few blocks away…

Franchia Vegan Cafe and Tea House

According to the Vegetarian Times, 7.3 million Americans are vegetarian while 1 million are vegan. As science develops and more research is conducted on living a healthy life, it is becoming more apparent that adopting a vegetarian inclined lifestyle is much healthier for people of all ages. However, sometimes it is hard to maintain such…

Recap: 1st Annual NYC Hot Sauce Festival

Hey southern folk, what if I told you there is one day a year when Brooklynites and other New Yorkers come together to eat the stuff our dreams are made of? Need more detail? Numerous wing sauces, jalapeno popcorn, fiery flavored jerkies, grilled cheese sandwiches and absolutely not least, biscuits and gravy. If you’re not…

Old Bowery Station Offers Cooking Class/Restaurant Pop Up

Huertas Pop Up Shop April 18-20, Chef Jonah Miller brings Spanish pinxtos to The Old Bowery Station for his three-day Huertas Pop Up. The future restaurant Huertas will be “popping up” at the Old Bowery Station offering guests an impressive preview of the bar offerings at Huertas.   Instead guests will help themselves to a variety of pintxos–finger-foods typical of northeast Spain–that will…

Big Cheesy: Say Cheeese!

Spring, I don’t know what your deal is but in the interim, what a great way to spend a sunny Saturday by over indulging in grilled cheese sandwiches. Yes, I speak of The Big Cheesy event over this past weekend and here is the skinny on how it works.  As soon as you enter, and after…

6th Annual NY Wine Expo March 1-3

Attention Wine Lovers! Get Ready to Sip & Swirl at the 6th Annual New York Wine Expo The New York Wine Expo is celebrating its 6th anniversary, March 1-3, 2013.  With only their wine glasses and taste buds to lead them, attendees can travel through the vineyards of Europe and the Mediterranean; from South America…

Review: Del Frisco’s Grille Midtown NYC

On a cold and rainy fall night, I entered Del Frisco’s Grille to see what the rave was about. After hearing from several colleagues about their appetizers and steaks, I headed there to decide for myself. Set in the heart of Midtown in Rockefeller Plaza by Radio City Music Hall, Del Frisco’s Grille is the…