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Where to Celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter in NY

For those of you who don’t know it, I liked with Greeks for over 15 years. My mom married a Greek gentleman (didn’t end so well), but we ate incredibly well during that time. Easter was one of my favorite … Continue reading

Chef’s Recipes: Kevin Thiele’s Award-Winning Chili Recipe

Chef Kevin Thiele is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. He started working as a line cook at Hotel Viking’s One Bellevue in 2004. His talent, hard work, and passion for cooking moved him up the kitchen ladder in … Continue reading

11 Popular Fast Foods You’ll Never Have To Buy Again

Doctors and dietitians warn us incessantly about the risks in eating fast food. But in spite of all the dire admonitions, many of us continue to enjoy an occasional burger and fries for one very good reason — fast food … Continue reading

Chef’s Spring Recipes: Julio Taveras’ PB & J Flauta with Ice Cream

Chef Julio Taveras is originally from Santiago in Dominican Republic. He began working in NYC restaurants as early as 1984, and over the next eight years, Julio moved up the kitchen hierarchy from prep chef to line cook, and finally … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Daniel Kenney’s Cape Cod Local Chowder

Chef Daniel Kenney is executive chef of at Cape Cod’s beloved Sea Crest Beach Hotel. Before cooking his creative takes on classic American Cape cuisine at this prestigious hotel, Chef Kenney built an impressive resume at some of the world’s … Continue reading

The Top 38 Pizza Parlors In New York City

To suggest Scott Wiener is obsessed with pizza is an understatement. He maintains the world’s largest archive of unique pizza boxes, and his writing appears online at Serious Eats and on his blog, Scott’s Pizza Journal. He holds the Guinness … Continue reading

22 Fast-Food Menu Items Impossible To Resist

Most readers undoubtedly strive to eat a nutritionally rich diet in order to maintain optimal health and minimize the risk of disease from poor eating habits. But if you’re anything like me, there are times when it’s impossible to resist … Continue reading

14 Restaurant Workers Reveal the One Item You Should Never Order

In a previous article we featured warnings from restaurant employees on what items on the menu to absolutely avoid gleaned from Reddit. (source) After a recent similar question was posed on Reddit — “Fast food workers of Reddit, what should … 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

The 5 Most Desired Salads Among Hollywood Celebrities

In the most weight conscious place on earth, Hollywood is the salad capital of the world, and has created many of the most famous salads on the planet: the Cobb salad, the Chopped Salad, and the Caesar Salad. In her … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Steve DiFillippo’s Angel Hair Pomodoro

Steve DiFillippo is the perfect restaurateur, with his award-winning Davio’s brand spread throughout the country, like New York, Atlanta, Boston, and Philadelphia. He has recently published his first book, “It’s All About the Guest: Exceeding Expectations in Business and in … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Kellie Rowland’s Creamy Chai Tea Cocktail

With over 9 years of shaking up and serving drinks, with four of it spent at JW Marriott Grand Rapids, Kellie Rowland boasts of her unparalleled experience and uncanny palate for amazing flavors. She has won the 2012 Wave award … 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

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Rodrigo Bueno’s Mexican-Style Rib Eye Huaraches

Born and raised in Mexico City, Chef Rodrigo Bueno gained an appreciation for cooking early in life by visiting different restaurants with his family at a young age. In these trips, he was introduced to various cuisines like French, Japanese, … Continue reading

28 Secrets Cruise Lines Are Hush-Hush About

Cruise Critic, a leading cruise reviews and information site catering to the cruise community, suggests the more you cruise, the more you become privy to unofficial cruising “secrets.” By meticulously exploring their Message Boards, Cruise Critic harvested 28 rare and … Continue reading

6 Tips on Being A Vegas VIP on a Poor Man’s Budget

According to the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, casino revenues on the Vegas strip dropped for 22 straight months during the last recession, and the city became the unofficial foreclosure capital of the U.S. (source) In … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Helen and Lisa Tse’s Healthy Fish Soup

Helen and Lisa Tse are not only biological sisters, but also twins when it comes to entrepreneurship. They are the brains behind the Sweet Mandarin Restaurant, which won Gordon Ramsay’s Best Local Chinese Restaurant on Channel 4′s The F Word, … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Project 1919′s The George “Bugs” Moran

The dining and cocktail lounge Mulberry Project will make you warmer this winter, as they have opened a pop up bar called Project 1919, which will offer cocktail aficionados a chance to enjoy barrel-aged spirits in a secret (until now) … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Helen and Lisa Tse’s Steamed Soy Sauce Scallops

Entrepreneurial twin-sisters Helen and Lisa Tse are the brains behind the Sweet Mandarin Restaurant that bested 10,000 other restaurants to covet Gordon Ramsay’s Best Local Chinese Restaurant on Channel 4′s The F Word. But their success doesn’t end there. Their … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Mulberry Project’s Alpine Sailor Hot Cocoa Drink

Industry leaders with unparalleled experience developed Mulberry Project, a dining spot offering unique cocktails and delicious Mexican fare. With a strong emphasis on quality service and hospitality, Mulberry Project is a premiere neighborhood destination. Mulberry Project is Nolita’s cocktail and dining hotspot … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Helen and Lisa Tse’s Chicken Fried Rice

Sweet Mandarin won Gordon Ramsay’s Best Local Chinese restaurant on Channel 4′s The F Word, beating 10,000 other restaurants. Now the entrepreneurial sisters behind Sweet Mandarin, Helen and Lisa Tse are stepping up the game by publishing their fist cookbook … Continue reading

10 Restaurants Inspired from Books And Movies

Wouldn’t it be fun to dine at a totally fictitious restaurant you saw in a movie or read about in a book? I’m not referring to existing restaurants such as The Whistle Stop Cafe featured in the film, “Fried Green … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Dakota Weiss’ Celery Root Risotto

Born and raised in Lancaster, California, Chef Dakota Weiss has also lived all across the United States including Arizona, Texas and Florida. At 12 years old, they moved to Santa Fe, Mexico. She may not have had a constant home, … Continue reading

Top 20 Best Celebrity-Owned Restaurants

While there’s no doubt a number of reasons why celebrities decide to own a restaurant, only a few restaurants are fortunate enough to have both good food and celebrity-backing. Some celebrities may have an obsessive interest and deep love for … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Borgata Hotel’s Orange Crush

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City offers an unparalleled hotel experience on the East Coast. The casino-hotel’s 2,000 rooms rival those once found in cities like New York and Las Vegas. Since they opened in 2003, Borgata has … 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: Burger DeLuxe’s French Onion Burger

Just 20 miles west of Manhattan, you can find Burger Deluxe, a New Jersey family-friendly restaurant with an interior that joyously shouts with retro flair. They first opened their doors in 2008, and since then, they have been serving premium … Continue reading

IHOP’s New Menu Tricks Customers Into Ordering More Food

Bloomberg TV recently featured a video claiming The International House of Pancakes has seen an almost 4 percent increase in same store sales since the redesign of its menu. According to Business Week’s Vennesa Wong, customers do not want or … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Eleazar Nun’s Meatball Ciabatta

The Royal is an upscale restaurant and lounge situated directly below Union Square at the heart of New York City. 43 LED screens line up their walls with cushioned bar stools that gives off a vibe of a high-class hotel … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Burger DeLuxe’s Bloody Mary Burger

Situated just 20 miles west of Manhattan, Burger Deluxe in New Jersey is a family-friendly restaurant with a retro flair. Since opening in 2008, this lively eatery has served up premium half-pound burgers and nostalgic desserts like milkshakes, floats, and … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Ryan Johnston’s Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks

Chef Ryan Johnston was born in South Florida with a butcher for a father, so he has been exposed to the food industry even as a young boy. This led him to develop his great passion for cooking with the … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: István Pesti’s Chicken Supreme with Corn

The first in Hungary to have earned more than 15 Gault Millau points, Chef István Pesti is considered as one of the best chefs in Budapest and Hungary. La Perle Noire, under his leadership, was named one of the Best … Continue reading

Seniors Snubbed at McDonald’s in Queens and Boston Burger King

American fast-food restaurants are so ubiquitous, there’s almost one on every other city block. These garish, corporate created islands offering cheap fried excuses for food have long since replaced any semblance of the neighborhood diner. (source) But for some, fast-food … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Ben Anderson’s ‘What The Dickens?’ Cognac Cocktail

Ben Anderson is the Beverage Manager of The Corner Office in Denver. He has elevated the bar program to new heights by developing unique beer and wine menu, as well as innovative drinks to serve Denver’s crowd. In 2013, Ben … Continue reading

Best Places To Eat At 10 Major International Airports

The Wall Street Journal’s Scott McCartney points out that more travelers — an affluent group willing to spend money — consider themselves foodies and expect to eat quality food when traveling. As a result, the quality of airport food has … Continue reading

NYC Valentine’s 2014

Wondering where to spend Valentine’s in NYC in 2014. Here’s a breakdown of some restaurants offering specials and prix fixe deals for Valentine’s this year. Dopo East Ristorante Italiano: Chef Patrizio d’Andrea’s dishes, Dopo’s sensual decor and live jazz make for … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Mulberry Project’s Eggnog Cocktail

A cocktail and dining hotspot in New York City’s downtown artist scene, Mulberry Project delivers a truly unique and entertaining experience to their guests. Developed by industry leaders with unparalleled experience, Mulberry Project creates eccentric cocktails and light snacks. Their menu … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: El Maguey y La Tuna Restaurant, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Last week, I had the opportunity to dine at a Mexican gem on 321 East Houston Street, El Maguey y La Tuna (which means the tequila/mezcal and the prickly pear plant). The restaurant is family-owned by father and daughter Maria … Continue reading

Interview with Kristin Bingham from Holy Cannoli Recipes

Kristin Bingham is the quirky genius behind the mouth-watering blog, Holy Cannoli Recipes. The blog is all about food, where Kristin shares recipes that she has tried, as well as some product reviews, too. What was your inspiration to start a … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: John Creger’s Lasagna Bolognese

Formally the executive sous chef of Le Cirque, a three-star rated restaurant by the New York Times, Chef John Creger worked under Chef Craig Hopson. He has previously with with world-renowned chefs like Morimoto, Mark Forgione, and David Burke. He … Continue reading