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Gallo Nero

A New Yorker til death, one of my favorite things to do is go to the theater. Picking a restaurant in the theater district, however, has always been a huge thorn in my side. While there are some standouts (Toloache, Pigalle), most theater district dining is a tourist trap and […]

Silly Stuff

New Heinz Ketchup Packets?

It’s a typical Sunday morning in NYC. I wake up around 11:30 AM, sit around for about an hour, and then I head out for brunch somewhere. I usually don’t go overboard with my brunch spot; it’s usually a bar nearby or a diner – I’m easy to please. However, […]

Foodie Fun

All Hail Restaurant Week!

That’s right everyone, my favorite holiday is approaching. Ok, so maybe it’s not actually a holiday, but it damn well should be. When else can you have a prix-fixe, three-course meal at Del Posto, Nobu, or Mia Dona? From July 21-25 and July 28-Aug 1, you can visit some of […]

Foodie Fun

NYC Wine & Food Festival

It’s 9:40 AM on a Friday and I am already surging with excitement. Not because it’s Friday (although that never hurt), but because I just bought two tickets to an event at the first-ever New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by The Food Network and Food & Wine […]

Silly Stuff

The Baconator Trial

The burger that’s so monstrous, they had to give it a robot-superhero name. I can see it now: Jack Black is… "THE BACONATOR." What better way to start off The Skinny Pig than with a post about bacon? Well, being a Skinny Pig, a Wendy’s fan and a bacon fan, […]

Food and Drink

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! I’m Dara and I’m addicted to all things food. Fine dining, home cooking, junk food, bar food, fast food – I eat it all. Throw in a glass of wine or a few cocktails and you have my life summed up there in a nutshell. I […]