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Sushi Class: Roll With It

Sushi comes in many forms—the grab n’ go package, the dodgy half price buffet and, of course, the classy over-priced restaurant with the open kitchen so you can admire the chef’s handy work.  Out of my experience in all three types of establishments, I always come away with utter admiration for the sushi chef. Even […]

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Guest Post: NYC’s Best Game Bars

If your Fantasy Football team is performing as horribly as mine this year, you may need some other ways to validate yourself in competition—with a beer in hand, of course.  Look no further than your nearest New York game bar!  I just wrote my first post for EuroCheapo featuring various game bars around town where you […]

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50,000 Meatballs and a Dream: Giada’s Meatball Madness

Last week a generous soul gave me tickets to the opening event of NYC’s Wine and Food Festival: San Pellegrino’s Meatball Madness, hosted by Giada De Laurentis and presented by one of my favorite foodie blogs EaterNY.  Considering my general love of food, the Food Network and all things Italian (my middle name is Pellegrino, […]

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12 Hours in NYC

Before I set off to France I checked one of my all-time favorite blogs for food and French life, Chocolate & Zucchini. If Clotilde Dusoulier isn’t in your life, she should be. I came across an intriguing Paris post she wrote entitled, 12 Hours in Paris, which answers the question: If you had only twelve […]

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Dinner with Italian Nonnas on Staten Island

I never thought the words “I want to go to Staten Island” would leave my mouth. True, I wanted to take the Staten Island Ferry as a free nautical tour of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the lower part of Manhattan but actually getting off the ferry and stepping foot on Staten Island […]

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Hanging onto Summer at Pier-i

True, Labor Day has passed and though I have reluctantly tucked away my seersucker for the season and indulged in a Starbucks’ pumpkin latte, I am still in denial of summer’s end. Some of this denial stems from my desire to cross off a few more Summer Bucket List items, but mainly I want to avoid the slide into […]

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Making a KC BBQ Droolfest in NYC

Living in New York it’s no secret that we eat like kings—every cuisine imaginable is a quick walk or subway ride away so I always find it a little ironic when I crave a nice home-grilled meal or some KC BBQ amidst such culinary greatness.  I’ve talked before about the reactions I get when people […]

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Pop-Tarts World Brings Sweet Sushi to Times Square

Times Square is quickly evolving into a sugar-crazed universe!   Following the likes of M&M World and Hershey, Pop-Tarts opened their Pop-Tarts World today in Times Square.   Though I always thought Pop-Tarts were an inferior breakfast pastry to Toaster Strudel, they were always more functional because you could eat them without a toaster. The folks at […]

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Dining at NYC’s Culinary Summit: Momofuku Ko

When it comes to Momofuku, people fall into one of two camps: they either know exactly what you’re talking about or they look at you like, “You called me a momo-what?!” For those that know Momofuku and I say I went to Momofuku Ko last night, I probably just earned the culinary street cred equivalent […]

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‘Tis the Season: Restaurant Week Summer 2010

I feel like Restaurant Week is an unofficial holiday in New York City. This bi-annual event unlocks the door to restaurants otherwise reserved for bankers and ballers, and instead lets the average, aspiring foodie enjoy an affordable $25 lunch or $35 dinner.  Restaurant Week(s) is actually a period of two weeks, organized by NYC & […]

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