Category Archives: Food

Donuts and dough

‘Peter Pan’ is a fitting name for a sweet destination that never seems to change or get any older. But then as far as donut shops in NYC go, it is already old! Located in Green Point in Brooklyn, this … Continue reading

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Party time

The hottest ticket for the season was The Frick Christmas Party. Accompanied by a live quartet in the heart of the Collection, this legendary celebration rolled out 4 suckling pigs, a yard of smoked salmon and a bar stocked with … Continue reading

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Choux Box

Give me choux over shoes any day. A new French spot on Lexington Ave has the best of both worlds, choux pastry savory and choux pastry sweet. What an excellent light but decadent treat. At a time when blue white … Continue reading

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Bialys and bubbles

At the oldest bialy bakery in the United States the work is done by 9 o’clock in the morning. So to enjoy that irresistible smell of onions roasting inside a pocket of freshly baked bread, you have be downtown early. … Continue reading

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From Pavlova to Pastrami

While the texture may be vaguely similar – crunchy on the outside and succulent in the middle – the people behind the pastrami at the new general store on Avenue A bought mainly a sense of adventure from their previous … Continue reading

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Today’s soup is beer

The closest a melting Australian can get to Coogee Beach in the middle of a New York heat wave is to score a table at Ruby’s. This beach-like cafe in the heart of Nolita offers a menu that reads like … Continue reading

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French Toast….bagels!

The big bagels stacked by Swedish artist Hanna Liden in Greenwich Village this week may not have the enormous real estate of the big banana or the big pineapple, but they do promote the big apple’s much contested local specialty … Continue reading

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Hot in the city

Pink beer would hardly have been the drink of choice of the thirsty fishmongers that worked the docks south of the Brooklyn Bridge for 193 years. But sweltering heat and cold imports can be persuasive and if the fish markets … Continue reading

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The best and the wurst

The fourth of July is absolutely the best time of the year for guilt free consumption of hot dogs. I am not talking the Nathans variety, the chew-free golden-red wiener, marinated for hours in hot water and served on a … Continue reading

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Germanic Hot Cross Buns

Just as well I ordered my hot cross buns in advance, because by 7.30am on Good Friday morning at Glaser’s Bake Shop on 87th and 1st, there were only 3 left. These buns are as delicious as they are scarce, … Continue reading

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