Category Archives: New York City

Cooking Honest: StarChefs’ 2014 Day One

Cooking Honest: The Power of Authenticity in the Kitchen
The 9th annual International Chefs’ Congress kicked off as they always do, with hands-on workshops led by some of the world’s best chefs. Right out of the gate, New York favorite Paul […]

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Another Time at Atera

My first time at Atera was shortly after it opened. It was excellent, but perhaps a touch derivative. My second time, last year, showed a more assured and refined voice, that I found to be exceptional, stating
That first meal was exciting […]

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A Family Affair at Frankie’s 570

Why do people go to restaurants? The most obvious answer is to eat and that is certainly true. There is little point in going to a restaurant if not to eat, but one does not necessarily need to go to a […]

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The French Revolution Returns at Rotisserie Georgette

Georgette Farkas, the lovely and gracious owner of the eponymous French rotisserie restaurant that bears her name, said it best, when she told my friend, Eliot, my son, L.J. and myself, “This kind of food had become so uncool, that it […]

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The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party 2014 – Some Personal Highlights

I look forward to attending the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in NYC’s Madison Square Park on Madison Avenue every year and have attended all but one (missed it because of a conflict with my son’s college graduation) over the […]

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Eating (and Drinking) Excels at Estela: Part 2 – Dinner

In my post on brunch at Estela I mentioned that good personal circumstances can enhance the experience of a meal. For that brunch, I couldn’t have enjoyed better circumstances – I had my whole family with me, an occurrence now […]

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Eating (and Drinking) Excels at Estela: Part 1 – Brunch

When we first sat down at Estela and perused the brunch menu, my first inclination was that my first time there should have been for dinner. It was just brunch, after all. While it would likely be good, they had […]

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Kin Shop – Tasty NYC Thai From a Top Chef Winner

Kin Shop has been open for some time now, but until recently, I had never made it there despite hearing good things and a desire to go. In fact, it has been open long enough now, that one doesn’t hear […]

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Ducks Eatery – Simply Fun and Flavorful

It’s dark, it’s cramped and it’s loud. These are all traits in restaurants that tend to turn me off, but somehow, at Chef Will Horowitz’ Ducks Eatery on E. 12th Street in Manhattan, they were endearing. Perhaps, it is because […]

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New York and the Spanish Table – Recipes from the Best – Part 6 – Tertulia & El Colmado

What’s in a name? Seamus Mullen has much too Irish a name to be one of NYC’s top Spanish chefs – or does he? His name may be patently Irish, but if his food is any indication, his soul is […]

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