Appetizers, Book Reviews, Desserts, Food and Drink Events, Food Reviews, Food Styling & Photography, Gluten-Free, NYC, Pies and Tarts, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Salads, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Summer Recipes, Things I Love, Uncategorized

{Things I Love} :: Summer 2016

My {Things I Love} list is back for Summer 2016 with some fun and interesting objets de desir, places, people, books, recipes, photography, food and drinks that I’m currently crushing on – not necessarily ordered in terms of my favorite – but are all worthy of a huge shoutout for their awesomeness in my opinion…until next time, Bon Appetit!… Read More {Things I Love} :: Summer 2016

Appetizers, Baking, Book Reviews, Dressings/Marinades, Drinks and Cocktails, Food Reviews, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Holiday, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Lifestyle, Markets, Mediterranean, NYC, Pies and Tarts, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Special Occasion, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Top 10 {Things I Love} :: Winter 2015

My Top 10 {Things I Love} list is back for Winter 2015 with some fun and interesting objets de desir, places, people, books, food and drinks that I’m currently crushing on – not necessarily ordered in terms of my favorite – but are all worthy of a huge shoutout for their awesomeness in my opinion… Happy Holidays and New Year 2016!  Magpie Cookbook – Magpie Artisan Pie… Read More Top 10 {Things I Love} :: Winter 2015

Book Reviews, Food Reviews, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Kitchen and Home, Lifestyle, Mediterranean, NYC, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Seafood, Spanish Food/Tapas, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Top 10 {Things I Love} Summer 2015

My Top 10 {Things I Love} list is back for Summer with some fun and interesting things/places/foods/drinks that I’m currently crushing on – they aren’t necessarily ordered in terms of my favorite – but are all worthy of a shoutout in my opinion… Happy Summer everyone :)… Read More Top 10 {Things I Love} Summer 2015

Chef Interviews, Comfort Food, Events and Awards, NYC, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Uncategorized

How 3 NYC Restaurants are using Social Media creatively to break through the clutter

Most restaurateurs are beginning to understand the power of social media and online marketing. Running a print ad or spending money on television ads is expensive. Smart operators realize the importance of connecting with consumers and influencers, and how positive online engagement can affect their brand, business, foot traffic and reputation. Social media can be… Read More How 3 NYC Restaurants are using Social Media creatively to break through the clutter

Chef Interviews, Food Reviews, Gourmet Food and Drinks, NYC, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Tavern on Jane unveils a new menu and revamped space in the West Village NYC

Tavern on Jane is a quaint restaurant and bar in the West Village on the corner of Eight Ave and Jane Street, a fun, cozy space I visit often, and a gathering place where everybody does know your name. I recently did a photo shoot for the owner Michael Stewart of their new revamped space and some of their hot food items on their newly redesigned menu. … Read More Tavern on Jane unveils a new menu and revamped space in the West Village NYC

Drinks and Cocktails, Food and Drink Events, Food Reviews, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Latin Food, Mediterranean, NYC, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Top Ten {Things I Love} :: Spring 2014

Here are a few of my favorite things I am crushing on – some new and notable, and others just downright awesome and worthy of a shout out – people, places, things that are just absolutely THE BOMB. Chez Josephine If you’re looking for a magical place to wine and dine near NYC’s Theatre District,… Read More Top Ten {Things I Love} :: Spring 2014

Food and Drink Events, Food Styling & Photography, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Lifestyle, NYC, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Uncategorized

New & Notable Restaurant Openings & Food Events 2013

  It’s hard to believe that 2013 is coming to an end shortly. There’s been so many fun food festivals, events and restaurant openings this year that it’s been quite the whirlwind! It’s great to be in the food and hospitality industry and connected to some of the Best of the Best to experience new… Read More New & Notable Restaurant Openings & Food Events 2013

Baking, Ethnic Recipes, Food and Cooking How-To's, Food and Drink Events, Food Reviews, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, NYC, Pizza, Sauces, Uncategorized

Secrets to making a true Neapolitan Pizza like a Master Pizzaiolo

I recently took a really fun and cool pizza making class to learn the secrets of making a true Neapolitan Pizza (Vera Napoletana) with the Food Bloggers NYC Meetup Group sponsored by Vimbly.com. The class was held at 180 Neapolitan Eatery in Little Italy and taught by Culinary Event host Nicole Garguilo and Food Network Star “Culinary Bad Boy” Chef Chris Nirschel. We sat around a big table in a private room upstairs and learned the techniques, traditions and passions behind producing a perfectly thin crispy Neapolitan pizza while sipping on Italian wines and making new friends.… Read More Secrets to making a true Neapolitan Pizza like a Master Pizzaiolo

Food Reviews, Lifestyle, NYC, Restaurant Reviews, Seafood, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

New Article in Downtown Magazine Summer Issue :: Top Seafood and Outdoor Dining Hotspots in NYC

Summer is here and what better way to spend it than dining out on a rooftop, in a garden or an outside patio to soak up the sun? And if you’re in the mood for seafood, whether it be a luscious Lobster Roll, some rockin’ Sushi or fish tacos? Or buy some of your own fresh seafood at a local market to fire up on the grill?… Read More New Article in Downtown Magazine Summer Issue :: Top Seafood and Outdoor Dining Hotspots in NYC

Chef Interviews, Food and Drink Events, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Guest Feature, Lifestyle, Markets, NYC, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Travel, Uncategorized, Veggies

Blue Hill New York – a well deserved James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant

I had the recent opportunity to have an intimate conversation with Trevor Kunk, Chef de Cuisine of Blue Hill New York about their history, philosophy, cuisine and thoughts on their recent James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant 2013. We sat in the charming back patio garden room as he told me the story of the… Read More Blue Hill New York – a well deserved James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant

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