Warning: Do not read this if you are hungry. I just made that mistake and accidentally drooled on my desk. Pastry chef Hali Horn opened up retro dessert bar Mama’s Mudsliders in the West Village just a few months ago, and up until now it has been a go-to spot […]
In the ‘Reviews’ section: Centro Vinoteca for Restaurant Week 2008.
While checking out NYmag.com’s Grub Street, I came across a post about famed Meatpacking restaurant STK commemorating McDonald’s 40th anniversary of the Big Mac. Evidently chef Todd Mark Miller is serving up what he calls "Mini-Big Mac’s," which will consist of two mini-burgers made with Wagyu beef, goat cheese, fresh […]
Just when you think New Yorkers have seen it all, something like this happens. Julisa Caba, a 25-year-old from Queens, bit into an apple pie from the McDonald’s on 21st street in Astoria and found not a hair, not a bug, but a metal screw. I wonder how many calories […]
In the ‘Reviews’ section: Artisanal for restaurant week.
This fascination with molecular gastronomy is starting to worry me a little bit. I just read an interesting article from TimeOut NY about the chemicals and contraptions used in creating dishes at fine-dining restaurants. The notorious Wylie Dufresne of WD-50 is a master of this science and has even been […]
And he said, "Let them eat pie." Ok, maybe I skewed the quote a tad, but in this case that’s what it should be. This Saturday, the 26th, in honor of a new play-writing contest inspired by iconic American photos, the New York Theatre Experiment is holding a pie bake-off. […]
As if this economy weren’t miserable enough, now we have to worry about contracting Salmonella from a different vegetable every month. Sources are now saying that it is not the tomato to be wary of, but the jalapeño pepper. According to the AP: “government inspectors have found the salmonella strain […]
Time to get your drink on at the Village Pourhouse. This Thursday, the 24th, they are offering a Summer Martini Mixology Class led by one of their seasoned mixologists. They will teach you everything you need to know to create your very own specialty cocktail, and then you will enjoy […]
I have just received news that Centro Vinoteca and Gusto Ristorante are extending their summer restaurant week lunch menus through Labor Day. If I had known this a week ago, I wouldn’t have booked three reservations (including Centro Vinoteca) in one week. In fact, quite a few restaurants are participating […]