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Sugar Factory’s Fun-Filled Valentine’s Day Menu: You’ll Love The Fun Vibes And Divine Flavors!

I had never been to a Sugar Factory location before last week and I am glad that I got to experience their ultra fun Valentine’s Day menu—officially called “Love Is In The Air”—which includes classics like filet mignon and prime rib but also has wild and wacky choices! These inventive menu items include red drinks served in red mailboxes (with…read more
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Patisserie Vanessa: This Authentic Upper East Side Bakery & Cafe Has Holiday Items That Will Become Your Favorites Year Round!

I don’t hide it—I think that Patisserie Vanessa is the best bakery/cafe combo on the Upper East Side and at least in the Top 5 of the entire New York tristate area! Owners Vanessa (full name Magali Vanessa Silengo) and hubby Marc know what they are doing. After ten years of being in the retail baking trade (providing desserts for…read more
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Just Call The Pierre Your “Home For The Holidays”! They Have Many Amazing Events To Help Ring Out The Old And Ring In The New!

The Pierre Hotel has so many great choices for celebrating the holidays in style and I can tell you firsthand that they never disappoint. The history is amazing, too—totally unrelated to food, this is where Joni Mitchell penned “Woodstock” in 1969, the site of the biggest American jewel heist ever back at the beginning of 1972, where David Bowie stayed…read more
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Returning To “The Scene Of The Brine”: You Can Never Get Enough Juicy Chicken!

Brine is a unique casual chicken restaurant in Chelsea at 15th Street and Eighth Avenue. You cannot beat the varieties of chicken styles and the fact that brining the bird makes it naturally tender and juicy. Portions are large and one lunch entree like a half grilled chicken with fries for $18.79 can easily feed two people with big appetites…read more
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Wonder Bread’s Wonder-Ful Event At Macy’s: Mixing Philanthropy With A “Night Time Breakfast” Prepared by Katie Lee Biegel!

Last night’s event at Macy’s cooking school on the 8th floor was a lot of fun! Katie Lee Biegel and her colleagues made a fabulous “night time breakfast” for about 25 influencers. There were mimosas, frittata, sautéed golden potatoes and the star of the evening, a Caramel Apple French Toast Sandwich made with Wonder Bread. The event also celebrated Wonderbread’s…read more
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Philippe Chow Gives Back During National Breast Cancer Month

Philippe By Philippe Chow restos have a few breast cancer awareness initiatives happening this month. I went to the downtown location in the trendy Dream Hotel (355 West 16th Street) to get the full Philippe Chow experience! I actually visited for Philippe Chow’s official breast cancer awareness dinner called Chow For A Change on October 26th and loved every minute…read more
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Patisserie Vanessa: Top Quality French Baking Comes To Carnegie Hill And The Locals Are Loving It!

I had a lot of fun learning about all the great, authentic Southern French sweet and savory items at Patisserie Vanessa from Vanessa and her friendly hubby Marc yesterday in Carnegie Hill. This place has had a booming business ever since it opened in April but it was not opened up without a lot of elbow grease—as a matter of…read more
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NYCWFF 2023: An Extra Memorable Four-Day Fest For Foodies That’s Always Worth Attending!

The much-anticipated New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) of 2023 proved to be a spectacular celebration of culinary delights, with an array of engaging events that left food enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike spellbound. Among the various gatherings that adorned this year's festival, the two-day Grand Tasting event stood out as a true testament to the spirit of gastronomic…read more
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Li-Lac Chocolates’ 100th Anniversary: A Sweet Celebration That YOU Can Participate In!

Li-Lac Chocolates is a renowned chocolate brand with a rich history dating back to its establishment in Manhattan a century ago—as a matter of fact, it’s the city’s oldest chocolate house and many adorable vintage chocolate molds are used to make standalone chocolates like Easter bunnies and giant pumpkins! Known for their exquisite flavors and high-quality ingredients, Li-Lac Chocolates has…read more
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Kellari Taverna: New York’s Most Authentic High End Greek Eatery (With A Family Feel)!

I recently visited the well-reviewed Kellari Taverna on 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and was blown away by the authentic Greek fare (most of the attentive staff is Greek as well). You will fall in love not only with the seafood and farm fresh veggie-based cuisine but the unique décor that mixes rustic Greek charm with a “city…read more
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Hortus: This Posh Midtown Pan Asian Eatery Impresses At Every Turn!

The posh yet modern Hortus offers an amazing three course prix fixe dinner for $70/pp that lets each guest pick an appetizer, entree and dessert off their celebrated menu—the best part is that included is a glorious and generous assortment of fresh seafood called the Royal Platter which comes out first! I don’t have to tell you how much fresh…read more
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This Year’s NYC Food & Wine Festival By Capital One Celebrates Rap’s 50th Anniversary! Be Prepared For Events Featuring Everything From BBQ to Brunch Favorites!

NEW YORK, NY -- The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) is New York City’s premier culinary event. The Festival will celebrate 16 years this October 12-15, 2023, with more than 80+ events and over 500 chefs from around the world. A variety of tastings, seminars, intimate dinners, late-night parties and more…read more
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Speakeasy Wine Dinner VIP Preview With Chef Simon Cordes: You Can Book Your Own Customized Dinner In An Amazing Midtown Loft!

I recently went to the Speakeasy Wine Dinner VIP Preview with Chef Simon Cordes that took place at LOFT 29 (located at 208 West 30th Street, Suite 801). You can book this amazing space and get your own customized dinner helmed by Chef Simon and his team! You and your guests get stunning uptown views that cover from West 30th…read more
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Treadwell Park: Fun For Folks Of All Ages And A Place You’ll Want As Your Second Home!

Treadwell Park on the Upper East Side is a casual and fun space that is family friendly and offers classic American comfort food at very reasonable prices. There is a two hour happy hour from 4 to 6 every night and food specials include immense platters of about seven of their most famous items at $30 per person. You really…read more
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An Incredible Afternoon At Chocolat Harlem!

In 2010, restauranteur Leon Ellis decided to open up Chocolat Restaurant and Bar located on Frederick Douglas and 120th street. There is no doubt that this is a location with an eclectic and diverse crowd that truly represents Harlem. Chocolat serves a delicious array soul food and contemporary American cuisine—with some international favorites thrown in here and there! I noticed…read more
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Red Horse By David Burke: There’s No Horsin’ Around In This Kitchen! A “Bit” Of The Best In Modern American Fare!

I always say that David Burke is possibly the most unique and creative chef out there. I have been to five of his restaurants dating way back when he first got famous for his legendary Upper East Side eatery David Burke And Donatella 20 plus years ago and have loved every one. Sorry to sound like such a fan girl…read more
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Fun At The 2023 Edition Of The Fancy Food Show At The Javits Center! My Favorite Munching Moments!

The Fancy Food Show comes once a year to NYC and San Francisco, and it’s a place where legendary specialty food brands meet with possible distributors and stores—but these brands also take on the press and check out the competition. The FFS is also one of the best place to launch new products in the entire food industry. This spectacular…read more
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Ocean Prime: Offering The Perfect Father’s Day Brunch And Dinner Nationwide!

It’s no secret that I love Ocean Prime and that is for three very simple reasons: prime dry aged meat, huge portions and presentations with a real “wow factor”! They are pulling out the stops for Father’s Day with a delicious dinner special and brunch! The dinner special available all Father’s Day weekend long (Friday, June 16 through Monday, June…read more