David Burke Tavern: The Quintessential Modern American Dining Experience! (It’s Sooooooooo New York!)

I was so thrilled to be able to visit David Burke Tavern last week. The legendary chef (who first became a superstar in his field back in 2003 with ultra successful David Burke & Donatella) seems to believe in the motto "go big or go home." The creative presentations of classic Modern American dishes are something that you will never…read more

Balvanera: Outstanding Argentinian Fare In A Cool Lower East Side Setting! (It’s Fun And Filling!)

It goes without saying that some NYC neighborhoods just have tons of character but it's especially the ones that still have most of their original low rise buildings from 100 years ago that really feel romantic and cozy. Now take this setting, add in a fabulous corner storefront resto with some of the city's best Argentinian fare and you've got…read more

Spending A Perfect Sunday On Arthur Avenue

I recently decided to create the perfect Sunday afternoon by visiting a few Bronx Little Italy establishments--all within a two minute walk from each other on the legendary Arthur Avenue! Each has something different to offer but all have one thing in common--they serve authentic Southern Italian food items! My secret is to take things from local stores and bakeries…read more

Sei Less: This Asian Fusion Speakeasy Will Become Your Midtown “Home Away From Home”!

Sei Less recently opened in the old Jimmy's 38 space on West 38th Street and it has an unusual vibe--it successfully mixes dimly lit Asian themed decor with a comfortable yet chic after work lounge. In the center of the main dining room is a super long bar that seemed to be really hopping during my visit. Although Sei Less…read more

Chateau de Chantilly Cafe: An Amazing Array Of Pastries, Eclectic Decor And Friendly Service Make It A Northern VA Hotspot For Dessert Lovers!

I recently visited the Chateau de Chantilly Cafe in Chantilly, VA upon the recommendation of a friend who said it was "super cute" and had the "biggest amount of pastries you will ever see in one place"! Upon entering this vibrant loft-like space, I immediately agreed with her remarks! All sorts of pastry counters and cases are arranged neatly in…read more

Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Of Small Electronics!

Everyone loves tech gifts these days and here are the very best small electronics that I have encountered in my travels this fall and winter! There is definitely something for everyone here--from the most health-oriented folks to people who want to have the most stylish computer keyboards and headphones! You can't go wrong with any small electronic that people will…read more

The Only Place To Be This Weekend (11/6-11/7): The Makeup Show At The Metropolitan Pavilion!

I am possibly The Makeup Show's biggest fan. While this "beauty insider" expo is held in several major cities each year, the NYC one has the largest selection of brands with their rapid beauty maniac followers just itching to get those "industry discounts" out on the floor. Whether you are a makeup artist who just have your favorite beauty brands,…read more

PJ Bernstein Deli: Authentic Deli Food That No Foodie Can Resist!

Authentic deli food has become a lost art--especially in Manhattan when only 25 years ago, there was an old school delicatessen type resto every three blocks. PJ Bernstein is a survivor, thanks to keeping their quality consistent for decades, being in the center of the Upper East Side in terms of location, friendly service a family atmosphere. Oops, I almost…read more