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Uncle Sam’s Heads Here From Beijing–And Boy, Does He Make a Juicy Burger!

It's certainly funny to think that a place named Uncle Sam's exists in Beijing--and that they give American burgers a run for their money. Featuring the legendary Pat LaFrieda Meats--which are usually found only in NYC's priciest steakhouses--you'll want to eat two or three of these 4 ounce burgers with unique trimmings and flavors everyday. Uncle Sam's just opened up…read more
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Jackie Collins Is Back–But Is She Ever Really Gone?​

I was lucky enough to meet with the First Lady Of The JPT (Juicy Page Turner) for a special bloggers tea at the lovely and legendary Hotel Plaza Athenee last week. Ms. Collins was celebrating the release of her latest novel, The Santangelos--featuring Lucky Santangelo, her most popular and enduring character who was introduced to her diehard readers way back…read more
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True Facet: The Best Place To Buy Luxury Jewelry At Greatly Reduced Prices (As Well As Fast Forward Costume Jewelry)!

I was lucky enough to be exposed to truefacet.com through a publicist friend who put me on the mailing list for the site. Being a lover of jewelry from fun, cheap baubles to the outrageously decadent items I see in the windows of Cartier on Fifth Avenue, I spent hours each day one week looking at the truefacet.com listings. I…read more
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Natsumi Tapas: Blending Japanese And Italian Cuisines Perfectly

I had all sorts of crazy foodie thoughts going through my mind when I first decided to review Natsumi Tapas. I could not picture Japanese and Italian cuisines blending together. I was picturing risotto in place of rice for California Rolls and marinara sauce on tempura, LOL! When I got to this chic Gramercy Park location although, all my skeptical…read more
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Two Great Midtown Eateries To Take Mom To For The Big Day

1. Texas De Brazil This over-sized, airy space features classic Brazilian churrascaria fare (meat, meat and more meat sliced off a skewer your table by handsome men dressed in gaucho pants) and arguably the biggest salad bar this side of Las Vegas with over 150 quality hot and cold items. I stress the word quality because items include Lobster Bisque,…read more
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Ravino Ravioli: Pasta Does Not Get Any Better Than This!

I recently discovered Ravino Handcrafted Artisan Ravioli thanks to a food publicist friend and was blown away. Being Italian-American, I have eaten a lot of homemade pasta in my lifetime and have always had a strong tendency to favor ravioli. Well, to say that Ravino's four flavors--Cheese, Chickpea & Kale, Spinach & Ricotta and Mushroom & Fontina knocks it out…read more