I Trulli a Dissapointment

July 25, 2010

I Trulli on E. 27th St. is one of those Italian restaurants I seem to hear about all the time, but have never actually had the chance to try for myself . A friend was in town from the Netherlands, and I consider his taste in food to be sort of “upscale meat and potatoes”: [...]

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Round-Trip from NYC to Guyana Via JFK in One Night

July 21, 2010

One of these days, maybe I’ll stop being so impressed about what you can see, where you can go, and what you can eat when you live in New York City. But it hasn’t happened yet.

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A Little Spring/Summer Home Cooking

July 2, 2010

Some recent travel has thrown off my writing schedule, so I have a lot of updating to do. This spring’s vacation included a road trip from Paris to Barcelona followed by a stop in Madrid, so there are plenty of food and dining discoveries to write about. In the meantime, there are a few domestic [...]

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How Much Alcohol Did I Consume to Do This?

June 26, 2010

A local doughnut shop recently installed a pizza oven. Said doughnut shop is within walking distance of my favorite local bar. It was only a matter of time before I convinced them to make me this:

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Miracle Fruit in a Pill: mberry Tablets

June 13, 2010

Ever since reading about the existence of miracle fruit in a New York Times article, I’ve been curious to try it. The small, tart berry that supposedly would change the way your taste buds perceive the flavors of sour and bitter was intriguing. But two issues always got in the way. Fortunately, both have been [...]

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Apotheke Door Guy: The Most Powerful Man in Chinatown

March 31, 2010

Classiness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Therefore, forgive me if my perception sounds skewed. It’s just that I couldn’t really behold much of anything about Apothoke from outside in the alleyway. The stars didn’t align: Apotheke Bouncer and Apotheke Door Guy never met in that sacred union that would allow for [...]

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Restaurants Respond to Health Care Reform

March 24, 2010

From Nation’s Restaurant News: “I operate three franchises in New Jersey and have a total of 140 employees … I haven’t been able to provide health care because of the cost, and now with the proposed fines, if I don’t, I will need to raise my menu [prices] 25 percent to pay the fines or [...]

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Biking to Brooklyn for a Carne Enchilada Torta at Nealtican Deli

March 21, 2010

The above title would seem to convey that my wife and I are such pigs that even the goal of our exercise is to get food. Not exactly so. In fact, before this morning’s bike trip from Queens into Brooklyn, Karen and I had no idea that a “carne enchilada torta” even existed. By the [...]

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La Grenouille (means the frog, sounds like the rat, tastes like chicken)

March 19, 2010

Widely known as the last bastion of old-school, classic French dining in New York City, La Grenouille was much more relaxed than I expected it to be. Upon our entrance into the magnificent, if packed and tight-quartered, dining room, the crowd was booming. Underneath the ocean of grey hair, there were people having serious fun. [...]

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Top 10 Favorite Restaurants in New York City

March 12, 2010

The only required qualification for making this list was that I had to have eaten at the restaurant more than once, though most I’ve eaten at a number of times. (After I visit Eleven Madison Park a second time, it’ll likely be added immediately!) As you might notice, it’s definitely about more than the food. [...]

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