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Chef’s Summer Recipes: Jim Botsacos’ Greek Garden Salad

You know that things are being done right when a restaurant has dominated the New York Dining scene for over 15 years. This is the case with Founding chef/partner of Molyvos, Jim Botsacos. Molyvos has been serving authentic, yet high … Continue reading

Taberna dos Clérigos Lisbon, Portugal

If you’re looking for a bargain vacation, Lisbon is a perfect choice. That being said, there is a slight issue with the city. The majority of its affordable restaurants are traditional Portuguese, so if you’re there for more than two … Continue reading

Kiosks of Lisbon Portugal

If you’re traveling to Portugal, you need to know about its Kiosks. They were built in the 19th Century and harken back to the time the Moors ruled the city. The Kiosks had fallen into disrepair, but are currently undergoing … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Damion Norton’s Cajun Grilled Mahi Mahi over Crawfish Etouffee and Steamed Rice

If you are looking for Summer Recipes, the best place to find them is where there is proverbial summer. This recipe comes fromChef Damion Norton who hails from Macedonia, SC. Chef Norton didn’t know he was destined for a culinary … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Oscar del Rivero’s Flat Bread with Prosciutto and Asparagus

Chef Oscar del Rivero heads the kitchens of Miami’s Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill, Talavera Cocina Mexicana and Peacock Garden Cafe, the South Florida restaurants from the Jaguar Hospitality Group. Mexican born del Rivero graduated from Johnson & … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Chef Daniel Castaño’s Insalata di Arance

Colombian food gets a bad rap. The amazing culinary culture of this incredibly diverse country gets lost among the many inexpensive Colombian restaurants we see in the United States. Chef Daniel Castaño could be the man to change the world’s view … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Patricia Williams’ Fried Chicken

When we asked Chef Patricia Williams of Smoke Jazz and Supper Club to share a recipe that exemplified summer, she told us “Summer food is very special since everything about summer is more relaxed and can be enjoyed outside. Fried chicken … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ethan Kostbar’s Pineapple Upside Down Pancake

Moderne Barn‘s Executive Chef Ethan Kostbar was raised in Israel and did quite a bit of travel through the Middle East. This resulted in an appreciation for the food the area and elegant touches of Middle Eastern cuisine in his … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ryan Peters’ Mesquite Grilled Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Ryan Peters’ Recipe for Mesquite Grilled Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Continue reading

Where to Eat on 4th of July in NYC

So the economy got you down and you weren’t able to head to the Hamptons. You also could not bring yourself to hit up the Jersey Shore. You’re in Manhattan, you’re hot, you’re hungry, and you need somewhere to at … Continue reading

Summer Recipes: Marie Cantelaube’s Gazpacho with Sweet Corn

Algeria born Marie Cantelaube grew up in the beach town of Biarritz in the south of France with her French mother and Italian father. Needless to say, cooking was in her blood. Marie is a self-trained chef who honed her … Continue reading

Chef Summer Recipes: Tung Ngo’s Summer Pineapple Sandwich

Nom Nom Burger’s Owner Tung Ngo Shares his Summer Pineapple Sandwich Recipe Continue reading

Take a Beercation: Top 10 Beer-Themed Getaways

The best vacation ideas for beer lovers Continue reading

What is it Like to Eat Bugs?

As the saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but applying that to Thailand seems a harder task to swallow, especially when you know it’s part of their local cuisine to munch on creepy insects. Our good … Continue reading

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

The 8 Best New Restaurants In Las Vegas

As part of the Taste Tour of Las Vegas hosted by the Harrah’s group of resorts, a few years back, FriendsEAT co-founders Antonio Evans and Blanca Valbuena dined at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Blanca characterized Margaritaville as more of a throwback … Continue reading

The 10 Most Dangerous Foods You Can Eat

These aren’t forbidden foods, such as raw milk and horse meat, or foods that have been banned like haggis and Mirabelle Plums. These are 10 exotic food items that might look tempting, but according to Conde Nast Traveler they could … Continue reading

36 Heavenly Pastries You’ve Never Heard Of

Pastries were first created by the ancient Egyptians. The classical period of ancient Greece and Rome enjoyed pastries made with almonds, flour, honey and seeds. After the introduction of sugar in Europe, a large variety of new pastry recipes were … Continue reading

Sample Spanish Cuisine With 17 Luscious Tapas Recipes

Spanish tapas are the equivalent of appetizers here in America. But in Spain, tapas have developed into a sophisticated cuisine in which many different tapas are sometimes combined to make a full meal. In fact, dining on tapas is a … Continue reading

8 Step Beginner’s Guide to French Wine

The most celebrated red wines, white wines, sparkling wines, and sweet wines all come from France, who has led the world in winemaking for centuries. According to “French Wine For Dummies,” French wines differ from American wines in three major … Continue reading

Americans React to Australian Snack Foods

The BuzzFeed team in Australia sent their colleagues in America some of their country’s iconic snacks. (source) The guys from the US made a smart move when they decided to taste test the Australian snacks in front of the camera. … 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 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

Pot and Hashish-Infused Foods Remain Unregulated in Colorado

Last year, Washington and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana sales. Adult Colorado residents are now allowed to buy up to an ounce of marijuana per transaction. (source) A sushi mini-chain with locations in Denver and Boulder has introduced pot pairing menus … 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

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

Top 10 Weird Chip Flavors

In yet another marketing strategy to increase sales, chip manufactures have been cashing in on odd flavor parings usually associated with chef creations rooted in molecular gastronomy. So for fun we picked what we thought are the 10 strangest chip … 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

29 Signs You Just Visited France

When visiting an “old historic” place in your country you laugh when they say it’s 150 years old. You jump into your pigeon french when at a 7-Eleven by mistake. “Bon Jour…err…Hello”. You scoff at even the idea of buying … Continue reading

Anthony Bourdain To “Wow” NYC With Huge Food Market

FriendsEAT co-founder Antonio Evans notes Bourdain is a TV personality loved by anyone who isn’t an idiot and writes: “His asides and narration has painted a landscape of the world that has boldly created the new ‘food culture’.” (source) Bourdain … Continue reading

Lyon’s Fourviere Gallo-Roman Museum

For those of  you who don’t yet know this about me, I majored in Art History at Rutgers. The original plan was to go into law, but stupid me took an Art History class and fell in love. What nobody … Continue reading

A Walk Through Les Halles with Chef Davy Tissot

One of the great benefits of writing for FriendsEAT is that I have great access. Earlier this year I got to meet the team behind Only Lyon. They are in charge of letting the world know just how amazing Lyon … 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

New Year’s NYC 2013

You can spend your New Year at a bar where that jerky guy will keep spilling his skunky beer all over you, or you can pick one of NYC’s premiere restaurants to welcome 2014. I think the choice is clear…or … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Matthew Schindler’s Peacock Alley Salad with Rooftop Kale

Chef Matt likes to take simple ingredients and prepare them in the best way to bring out their natural flavors. He then pairs these items with other ingredients that complement while keeping the dishes simple and straight forward. Understanding the … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: John Brahm’s Burgundy Baked Brie

Arbor Hill Winery is a rarity nowadays. It is a family business that goes back generations. In the early 1900’s, on John Brahm’s side of the family, Anna Randall wed Elmer Standish and began a Naples grape-growing tradition. This tradition … Continue reading

Meet South Korea’s “Soju” – The World’s Best-Selling Alcohol

Soju is not only Korea’s most well-known and esteemed spirit, the Jinro and Lotte soju brands are the first and third top selling alcohol brands in the world! (source) In Korea, which has the world’s highest per capita alcohol consumption, … Continue reading