Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, Greenwich Village, NYC

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, Greenwich Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Everything!

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Dumpling Galaxy, Flushing, NYC

Dumpling Galaxy, Flushing, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Egg and Cilantro, Fish and Lotus Root, Duck Meat with Mushroom, Pork with Shrimp, Egg and Chives and the pan-fried dumplings.

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The Cronut at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery, Soho, NYC

The Cronut at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery, Soho, NYC

 

I agree I’ve arrived a little late to the Cronut mania party but I just couldn’t envision standing on line for hours, in the wee hours of the morning, waiting for something I may or may not get.

 

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Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan, Flushing, NYC

Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan, Flushing, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: BBQ Fish Hunan Style, Sautéed Dry String Beans, Pan Fried Noodles with Chicken

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Bröd Kitchen, Upper East Side, NYC

Bröd Kitchen, Upper East Side, NYC

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I was recently invited to sample a spectacular new bread kitchen/ bakery that has replaced the “Hot n Crusty” (eeeks!) that was housed on 63rd and 2nd Ave in Manhattan.

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Narcissa, East Village, NYC

Narcissa, East Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Potato Gnocchi, Maine Scallops, Apple- Quince Crisp 

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Levain Bakery, Upper West Side, NYC

Levain Bakery, Upper West Side, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: All!!

 

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Levain Bakery on Urbanspoon

 

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Kenmore Elite® Toaster Oven: Holiday Magic!

Kenmore Elite® Toaster Oven: Holiday Magic!

Check out at this brand new – state of the art Kenmore Elite® Toaster Oven that the awesome folks at Kenmore sent me! I can’t think of a better gift idea to add some sparkle in anyone’s kitchen for the holiday season.

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Disclaimer: This product was complimented to me from the company though the opinions expressed here are my own.

 

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Manka Peruvian Kitchen, Glen Cove, NY

Manka Peruvian Kitchen, Glen Cove, NY

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Mŏkbar, Chelsea, NYC

Mŏkbar, Chelsea, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Holiday Preview Breakfast with Eric Kayser ,UWS, NYC

Holiday Preview Breakfast with Eric Kayser ,UWS, NYC

 

I was invited to a media preview breakfast for the opening of the newest Maison Kayser on the Upper West Side, hosted by Eric Kayser himself!

 

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Betony, Midtown West, NYC

Betony, Midtown West, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆ ½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Everything

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Dhruv’s Kati Shack Factory, Fresh Meadows, NYC

Dhruv’s Kati Shack Factory, Fresh Meadows, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½ 

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Jhal Muri, Chicken Kati Roll, Keema Kati Roll

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Root & Bone, East Village, NYC

Root & Bone, East Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Fried Chicken Biscuit Appetizer, Root Chips

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The Maison Kayser’s Marathon Menu, NYC

The Maison Kayser’s Marathon Menu, NYC

Photo courtsey Maison Kayser

Photo courtsey Maison Kayser

Famed baker Eric Kayser is coming to town from Paris to run the NYC Marathon on Nov 2 and has worked with New York Times best selling author and professional sports nutritionist, Cynthia Sass to create a healthy “Marathon Menu”.

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An Evening of Barolo, Barbaresco & Truffles, Flatiron, NYC

An Evening of Barolo, Barbaresco & Truffles, Flatiron, NYC

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Last night, I was invited to one of the most beautifully curated food and wine events. Tarallucci e Vino and Oddero Vineyards from Piemonte indulged us with a most marvelous evening of Barolo, Barbaresco & Truffles.

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Eating in Coney Island, NYC

Eating in Coney Island, NYC

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Coney Island is a truly fascinating part of New York City that is so worth a trip. Known for its amusement parks, Brighton Beach and the Aquarium – it is home to three rides that are designated as New York City landmarks and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. These are the Wonder Wheel, The Cyclone roller coaster and the Parachute Jump.

 

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The Elm, Williamsburg, NYC

The Elm, Williamsburg, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Burrata with Ocean Trout, Avocado Gazpacho, Gold Bar

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Telly’s Taverna, Astoria, NYC

Telly’s Taverna, Astoria, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Tarallucci e Vino Event, Flatiron,NYC

Tarallucci e Vino Event, Flatiron,NYC

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Tarallucci e Vino Events and Home Studio Inc. threw quite a bash last night at one of their several event spaces. Located in the heart of the Flatiron district, bang opposite ABC carpet and home and just around the corner from their popular restaurant Tarallucci e Vino, this space is perfect for any occasion.

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The 2014 Korean Food Festival in New York

The 2014 Korean Food Festival in New York

There is much food and fun around the corner as the Korean Argo Trade Center is hosting its Second Annual 2014 Korean Food Festival in New York. This exciting event will be held in Times Square on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

 

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest for this promotion. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Juni, Murray Hill, NYC

Juni, Murray Hill, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Prixe-Fixe

 

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Estela, Nolita, NYC

Estela, Nolita, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Everything

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Pure Thai Cookhouse, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

Pure Thai Cookhouse, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$

Must try: Nakorn-Patom Duck Noodles Soup, Egg Omelette, Wok Chili Turmeric With Beef

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Corkbuzz Wine Bar, Chelsea Market, NYC

Corkbuzz Wine Bar, Chelsea Market, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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