Category Archives: Food

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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Le District

The French are behind schedule. Le District, a grand marketplace on the scale of Eataly but with a french accent, was due to open this week in Brookfield Place on the lower west side of Manhattan. Fromagerie, charcuterie, boulangerie and … Continue reading

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Stick with Me

You won’t need to ask me twice! Stick With Me, a new destination in Nolita not much bigger than a chocolate box, offers hand-made delectables that defy the law of diminishing returns. Each one tastes as good as the last … Continue reading

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Designated Survivor

What a job description! The State of the Union address by the President requires the entire big brass of government to be in attendance in a joint session of the United States Congress. The Vice President, the Speaker, the Secretary … Continue reading

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Tea and Sympathy

A cup of tea and a good lie down seemed the best remedy for the latest chocolate news to hit NYC. Winter storms may come and go ( or not ) but chocolate withdrawal can do permanent damage. As of … Continue reading

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Al dente

Indecision is a terrible thing. On a freezing day this week when coffee and hot chocolate were alluring alternatives around the hot spots of the Flatiron, the best decision finally came spontaneously. Pasta! Sean and I were only slightly peckish … Continue reading

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Veselykh svyat!

Today was a perfect day to be celebrating the Orthodox Christmas Eve. With temperatures dipping to minus 7 degrees celsius, and swirling snow dusting the cityscape white, all that was needed was a warm spot, some hearty food and a … Continue reading

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Brilliance in the Bowery

Hospitality of operatic proportions is bursting at the seams in the heart of the Bowery. Packed houses every night resound with competing arias, quixotic consumption and dramatic audience participation. This is a show not to be missed. Where faux French … Continue reading

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Mango fever

The gold rush in Australia is far from over. In fact if you are in Darwin at this time of the year, it is only just beginning. Recently, after 37 hours in transit from NYC, what I thought was the … Continue reading

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Sant Ambroeus

Sant Ambroeus on the Upper East Side has a reputation for being ‘kinda snoody’ and perhaps that is the key ingredient to it’s success. Well placed on Madison Avenue ¬†and 78th, the Milanese cafe has faux chandeliers above the coffee … Continue reading

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