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River Coyote

In New York City’s Lower East Side, gentrification is nothing new. The Manhattan neighborhood is an anomaly made up of an ornate history once seen as a nuisance to some – and an inspiration to others.   At 121 Ludlow street nestled between Rivington and Delancy is River Coyote. At …

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Burns Night

Auld Lang Syne! A saying made famous by Scottish poet Robert Burns to commemorate past experiences as well as new beginnings. Scottish Chefs have been inspired by celebrated poet Robert Burns since his Address to a Haggis was first published in 1787. Haggis, a dish that is lamb offal in a casing …

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Bill’s Townhouse

Christmas is certainly in the New York air as 5th Avenue department stores begin to display their store fronts. It is a classic New York image painted in our minds; walking down the Avenue on the arm of our loved one admiring the beautiful windows. This holiday spirit entices friendly …

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Green Fig

New York is a melting pot. The variety of cultures that make up the big apple contribute to why this city is such a food enthusiast’s paradise. With cuisine options from all over the globe; even the most obscure, one will never go hungry.  When it comes to choosing dinner, …

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Restaurant Latour

As tourists soar into the city, New Yorkers are working hard for the weekend. Some flock east to the Hamptons, and some jet north to Cape Cod. While that weekend beach getaway is idyllic and offers a sense of romanticism, an escape to the rural countryside of Sussex County New …

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A Renaissance at Kingsley.

 The Renaissance. A cultural movement that profoundly affected the intellect of Italy, Europe and eventually the world. Renaissance scholars embodied humanistic methods of study, searching for realism and human emotion through our experiences, and of course, artistic ability.  The Renaissance man sought to develop knowledge and skill of every kind. …

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Trademark Burger

New York is full of restaurants, bars, and diners that offer everyone’s favorite treat. Since 1884, we all have been enjoying the hamburger. But, ask yourself a serious question. Was it delicious, was it worth the price? Do you now have a “burger hangover?!” It amazes me so much how …

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Le Coq Rico

Opening a restaurant in New York City is no easy challenge. Hiring and training staff,  late nights followed by early mornings, and last minute menu changes are the realities of opening a new restaurant. Perhaps, unless you are adept 3 Michelin starred Chef Antoine Westermann. Le Coq Rico, Chef Westermann’s …

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An Evening With…The Greenwich Project

The Greenwich Project  is a very sexy restaurant. It illuminates and has a convivial air. I am certainly happy to have been introduced. My introduction would not have been possible, of course, if I had not received an invitation (a Facebook invitation, no less) to attend the first ‘Evening With…Chad …

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Sake 101

When was the last time you boasted with your friends exclaiming  “I had this AWESOME sake last night!!”  You probably never boast about sake, and that is alright.  It is a rare beverage, and it is an acquired taste. However, when one stumbles across a delicious sake, it will most likely linger …

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RSVP Social Club NYC.

New York City. It is a place the world admires, and a city that many covet to live in – and we do! We are the few, the very happy few who grin, bare, and flourish in the sometimes harsh reality of living in the big apple. We have the …

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New York Restaurant Week

 It’s that time of year again when many restaurants humble themselves, and when hospitality professionals cringe. Yes, I’m afraid to admit that I am referring to Restaurant Week. You either love it, or you hate it. Beginning January 18th and running through February 5th, 372 restaurants in New York City …

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White Truffles

While taking a stroll through Central Park the other day the colours of the leaves were magnificent. Autumn has arrived! One of the world’s most rare ingredients has arrived too; the white truffle. These are not the black truffles of Burgundy, France seen on menus all over the world.  The …

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