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…

Acqua Santa

I wish I lived in Brooklyn equipped with a lump sum of loot and sufficient time to test out every hidden nook and cranny downtown. However, until then this time around it was a pleasure to meet with my mom and a few other friends at Acqua Santa, translated in Italian it means “Holy Water.”…

Governor’s Island Hosts Pig Island 2012

Labor Day, the holiday celebrated across the country by Americans who grind through the persistent workday, has on its side many reasons to partake in excessive drinking and relaxing. From not working on a weekday to taking advantage of the last days of summer, it’s rarely difficult to justify bad behavior on Labor Day weekend.…

Pig Island 2012

Close out summer with the return of Pig Island on Saturday, September 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. As always, this annual event focuses on local farmers, chefs, brewers and vintners, bringing the best of New York State to New York City. This year’s Pig Island benefits Food Systems Network NYC and City Harvest. Come out…

Kurio on the Upper East Side

When Kurio opened on the Upper East Side on the quiet street of east 92nd, I instantly knew I had to check it out. Upon walking by, it was quaint, welcoming, and located on one of my favorite streets in New York. Trees decorated on the outside suggested an intimate atmosphere. Upon arriving, we went…

Visit Screaming Mimi’s For Some Of The Best Vintage Shopping

  By Guest Writer Lisa Harris Fargnoli   Whether you’re a lady of the evening, one who lunches, a drag queen, the well dressed man, just super hip and funky or a Bohemian, vintage shop Screaming Mimi’s has something for you. It’s on every savvy New Yorkers fashionistas list or should be. Image Credit: Fawn Gehweiler) I love…

French Elegance Comes to NYC

A protégé of New French cuisine masters Alain Senderens and Michel Guérard, Jose Martinez earned a Michelin star for his nuanced cooking at the original Paris location of Maison Blanche. Now in the relaxed seaside town of Longboat Key, Martinez offers artful, French-inspired fare in a tranquil and elegant setting. The menu features specialties such…

Pizza Pub In New York’s Gramercy Neighborhood

If you’re looking for a good happy hour spot central to Manhattan, the Pizza Pub is your spot. I first went to the Pizza Pub on a cold winter’s night last year. I was ready to eat my arm off, was seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures, and a long day at work made me want a…

Bar 44 At Manhattan’s Royalton Hotel

On the street of West 44 between 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas lie Ivy League Clubs and swanky hotels. One in particular that is close to my heart is the Royalton Hotel and its upscale lounge, Bar 44. Modern, art deco, and definitely cozy, Bar 44 is one of those hidden treasures from the…