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

Dion: Not The Type Of Guy Who Likes To Roam Around! A Great Night At The 92nd Street Y!

  I was lucky enough to attend one of the best 92nd Street Y "Discussion Nights" ever featuring rock journalism legend Anthony DeCurtis speaking to Dion. Without Dion--the self-proclaimed "King Of The Bronx"--there would be no Lou Reed or Bruce Springsteen. Looming large in his legend is the night he flipped a coin with The Big Bopper and Buddy Holly…read more

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

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