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8 Easy April Fool’s Day Pranks To Pull On Your Foodie Friends

Today is the only day of the year when you take full caution when turning into a corner, paranoid that one of your family or friends has planned to pull a prank on you. It’s the day of the year … Continue reading

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day With These 19 Delicious Recipes

In the early seventeenth century, Saint Patrick’s Day was an official Christian feast day and commemorates Saint Patrick, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day is also a celebration of the heritage and culture of the Irish … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Andrea Correale’s St. Patrick’s Day Mojito

Andrea Correale is one of the finest caterers in New York. The Elegant Affairs empire she has established had a very humble beginning right in her childhood home, where her mother, Marie Correale, taught her how to design a table … Continue reading

50 Of The “Best” Drinking Songs Ever Recorded

With more than 22 million monthly readers, Time Out reports on entertainment and events in major cities across the globe. (source) In celebration of music devoted to beer, whiskey, wine and even white lightning, Time Out contributors have assembled what … Continue reading

Meet Edgar, The World’s Most Famous Pizza Deliveryman

Edgar Martirosyan arrived at the Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre thinking he was delivering pizza to a group of writers and was told to wait. (source) Edgar, who actually owns the West Hollywood Big Mama’s and Papa’s pizza location on Sunset Boulevard, … Continue reading

2014 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation has finally announced the semifinalists for their 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards at a formal event in Orlando, Florida. The 2014 James Beard Awards ceremony will take place in New York City on May 2 and … Continue reading

Tips and Tricks For Upcoming 2014 SXSW Festival

Every year in March the gurus from the tech, film, and music industry make their way to an interactive event called South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. (source) South by Southwest, run by SXSW Inc., hosts three other conferences … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Andrea Correale’s Devil’s Spiked Tea

Learning from her mom that a table can be beautifully set with creativity on any budget was the humble beginnings of Andrea Correale’s entrepreneurial career. She has opened her own “event staff for hire” company at age 16 in Long … Continue reading

How to Throw a Super Bowl Barbecue Party

Did you know that Superbowl Sunday is the biggest winter grilling day of the year? Yes, you heard me right! Grillers and barbecuers, it’s time to brave the cold and start those smokers and grills to produce some amazing foods … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark’s Licor 43 Cherry Bourbon

Besties, Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark would grab cocktails after work while Alie was a staff writer for the LA Times (she covered nightlife and events), and Georgia was a part-time blogger and full-time (not-so-happy) receptionist. One day, they concocted a fictitious … Continue reading

6 Dirt Cheap Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

For those that went way over budget this year on Christmas gifts, or anyone that finds themselves lacking cash this New Year’s Eve, we dug up 6 ways to celebrate that will go very easy on the pocketbook. Hat tip … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Andrea Correale’s Apple Ginger Sparklers

The humble beginnings of Andrea Correale, one of the finest New York Caterers, began at the Correale family dinner table, where her mom, Marie, would teach her how a table can be beautifully prepared with creativity on any budget. Andrea … Continue reading

How Christmas is Celebrated Around the World

Christmas is celebrated around the world, but the way people observe this holiday varies widely from country to country. Some traditions are so unique, they become one of the defining characteristics of their respective nations. FriendsEAT has compiled a list … Continue reading

Perfect Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

I’m not normally a big baker but when I do have the opportunity I like to do it quick and simple. I’m attending my first cookie swap today and had to pre-bake 6 dozen cookies earlier this week. After days … Continue reading

Four Sparkling Wine Foodparing Tips For The Holidays

Sparkling wine is fun and festive and more sparkling wine is consumed during the holidays than at any other time of year. California sparkling wines are hearty Champagne competitors because of their quality and affordable price. Sparkling wine’s brut (dry) … Continue reading

Top Ten Affordable Sparkling Wines

More sparkling wine is consumed during the holidays than at any other time of year, and some sparkling wines are an attractive alternative to Champagne because of their quality and affordable price. GAYOT.com suggests these Top 10 Sparkling Wines featuring … Continue reading

World Famous Critic: “Scotch Now Outclassed By American Bourbon”

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is the world’s leading whiskey guide. Each edition contains roughly 4,500 detailed, professionally analysed tasting notes on the world’s leading and lesser known whiskies. According to Murray, one of the world’s leading whiskey critics, Scotch malt … Continue reading

Top 10 Champagne Gift Sets

Sharing Champagne with friends and family is a great way to celebrate the holidays. In fact, Champagne also makes a wonderful gift this time of year. (See out top ten list of affordable Champagnes) And some Champagne retailers have crafted … Continue reading

Mulberry Project’s Pear Brandy Crusta in Celebration of the Repeal of Prohibition Day

To celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition Day on December 5th, the Lower East Side bespoke cocktail bar, Mulberry Project’s developed the Pear Brandy Crusta cocktail. With brandy so luxurious during Prohibition, it was hard to find so was used by … Continue reading

20 Kitchen Gift Ideas For The Holidays

Considering it’s that gift giving time of the year, we decided to assemble a list of gift ideas for the kitchen, because after all, during the holidays, it’s all about giving! I reviewed hundreds of items and made 20 selections. … Continue reading

Healthy Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is full of sugar and fat, but it also one of my favorite desserts and the most delicious winter food I know. So what if I could find a recipe that is made of all natural ingredients? Well, … Continue reading

Help This Family-Owned Egg Farm Win a Superbowl Ad With 1 Click

Lucie and Jason Amundsen, the owners of Locally Laid Egg Company, a family-owned chicken and egg farm in Wrenshall, Minnesota, are the quintessential farmers of the ever-increasing local food movement. (Source) The farm embodies all the elements of the local … Continue reading

Top 10 Restaurants at La Guardia Airport

Some 43.4 million Americans are predicted to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday this week. For fliers, the busiest travel day is expected to be Sunday, December 1, with an estimated 2.56 million travelers, according to Airlines for America, an airline … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Charles Devigne’s Thanksgiving Stuffing

Chef Charles Devine began his culinary career when he started working in the restaurant industry at an early age of 15. Like most successful chefs, he slowly climbed up the kitchen hierarchy beginning from being a dishwasher, a waiter, and … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Andrea Correale’s Mulled Red Wine

The humble beginnings of Andrea Correale, one of the finest New York Caterers, began at the Correale family dinner table, where her mom, Marie, would teach her how a table can be beautifully prepared with creativity on any budget. Andrea … Continue reading

Beaujolais Nouveau Day in France – One Wild Celebration

Fireworks, music, festivals, and wild publicity events accompany the celebration in France of Beaujolais Nouveau Day, which takes place on the third Thursday in November. (Source) Beaujolais Nouveau is a light bodied, purple-pink fruity wine and the most popular vin … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Marco Chirico’s Duck Ravioli

Marco Chirico grew up at Marco Polo Ristorante, a family restaurant opened by his father, restaurateur Joe Chirico, in 1983. Marco started his culinary career by bussing tables when he was just 12 years old.  He wanted to honor his … Continue reading

Seattle Cops Hand Out Doritos Chips At Marijuana Festival

Cops hand out doritos with educational information at Hempfest, a three-day marijuana festival began last Friday at Seattle’s waterfront park in celebration of a victory with the state’s new marijuana legalization.. Continue reading

French Restaurant Week Summer 2013

I’m a little bummed this year since I won’t be in NYC for French Restaurant Week which is taking place from July 8-14th. There are 37 participating restaurants who will be honoring the French Revolution with special prices of $17.89. … Continue reading

Easter Roundup: NYC

You know you don’t want to cook for the whole family on Easter. That means a whole day’s prep & a whole day’s cleaning. Skip it, and check out these scrumptious meals in NYC. Alfredo of Rome: (4 West 49th … Continue reading

Fun Easter 2013 New York

You’re looking for a way to celebrate Easter, but you are sick and tired of the same old regular prix fixe menus (don’t worry, I’m a little fatigued with them as well). Here’s a round up of some fun things … Continue reading

NYC Brazilian Carnaval 2013

Maybe you can’t afford the flight to Brazil, but you can afford to party and celebrate Carnaval. These NYC restaurants want you to celebrate with them. So get on your costume and get ready to Samba! Oficina Latina: 24 Prince St. … Continue reading

Free Foodie Valentine’s Day Cards

They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. If you’re not a good cook, and you have a foodie close to your heart, these free Valentine’s E-cards should do the trick. (That and a bottle of wine, … Continue reading

Valentine’s Gift Chocolate Idea for Kids

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 3.9 out of 5 stars This may be the sweetest present one can get for a child this Valentine’s day. This toy is very educational and visually stunning. I find myself craving chocolate hearts every … Continue reading

Research Reveals Surprising Busiest Day For Restaurants

Eli Chait, founder and CEO of Copilot Labs, a San Francisco-based company that analyzes restaurant POS data to provide operators advice on effective marketing promotions, points out that every restaurant goes through weekly and seasonal cycles. Chait says most operators … Continue reading

FriendsEat 2012 Best Food Blogger Winners

We’ve tallied up the results of each category to find out who you, the FriendsEAT community, feel are the best food bloggers in the world. Thank you for voting and for showing all those bloggers just how much you care. … Continue reading

New Years Eve Restaurant Specials NYC 2012 – Part 3

Wow…you really procrastinate. Nah, you just do your research before making any significant choices, like where to end 2012. If the restaurants on our first and second list didn’t make the cut, then, perhaps these will. Aliseo: 665 Vanderbilt Ave – … Continue reading

Christmas Crackers (Infographic)

Just in time for Christmas, Barker and Stonehouse has put together the following infographic which includes some weird and wonderful facts about Christmas dinners’ throughout the ages. Source: Barker & Stonehouse

Best Gifts Under $50 for Foodies 2012

Vic Firth Pump & Grind Salt and Pepper Grinders These are the sexiest salt and pepper grinders I’ve seen. They currently sit atop my dining room table and get usage every day. The pump is easy to operate for perfectly … Continue reading

Best Gifts Under $25 for Foodies 2012

Pylones Grater We have one in the office. It is incredibly cute and works wonders. Everone who comes into our kitchen always notices and remarks on it. This is one of our favorite gadgets in the kitchen. Oyster Knife Oysters … Continue reading