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Food and Drink Reviews + Dining Out!

Koreatown Welcomes Bear Donut to The Neighborhood!

bear donut view into shop photo by gail worley
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Do you like Donuts? I sure do. It’s always exciting  to find a new  donut shop that’s putting a twist on this classic pastry treat, and the latest to hit the scene is Bear Donut, located in the very fun and trendy neighborhood of Koreatown. I had the pleasure of visiting Bear Donut a few weeks ago and could not have been more impressed. Wait until you see these gorgeous donuts! Continue reading Koreatown Welcomes Bear Donut to The Neighborhood!

Celebrate Restaurant Week With International Flair at UN Plaza Grill

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Remember The Before Times, when NYC’s semi-annual Restaurant Week lasted just one week? Back then, you had to act fast or miss your chance to dine-out at a fancy, expensive restaurant for a bargain price.  Well, things are different now, and Restaurant Week continues for an entire month!  Wow! This means you still have until August 21st to take advantage of all kinds of special deals. Interested? I hear you, because dining out is awesome. If you’re looking for a place that serves eclectic fare, located in a neighborhood you probably haven’t spent any time in (in other words a Culinary Adventure), I’d like to recommend UN Plaza Grill, the city’s premier globally-inspired kosher restaurant. For what happens to be the 30th Anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week, UN Plaza Grill is offering a  three-course prix fixe for just $60. Let’s take a look at what they’re serving.

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8282 Brings Elevated Korean Fare to NYC’s Lower East Side

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There is much to be said in favor of being ‘unassuming,’ and when speaking of a new favorite dining spot, all the better. Picture a restaurant whose non-descript exterior hints at a place where they serve a mean poke bowl or avocado toast. Once you’re inside and seated, however, you’re swept away by a menu rich with wildly inventive, farm-to-table creations that would be right at home in a Michelin-starred establishment. This was my inaugural experience at 8282, a recently-opened LES eatery serving distinctive modern Korean fare in a casual, comfortable setting. If a restaurant was ever a hidden gem, this is it.

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Pink Thing Of The Day: Postobon Apple Soda

postobon apple soda photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

I discovered Postobon Manzana (Apple) Soda quite recently, when I dined at a new Colombian Restaurant in the city. It tastes very delicious and, as you can see, it is quite Pink!

Summer Fancy Food Show Returns for 2022: The Photo Recap!

konopelskis meat booth reps photo by gail worley
The Men of Konopelski’s Meats and Their Very Cool Hats! (All Photos By Gail)

Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed covering the slow return of various favorite trade shows, such as the Affordable Art Fair and NY Now while holding-out for what I like to call ‘The Big One.’ Finally, after an absence of two excruciating years, the Summer Fancy Food Show (sponsored by the Specialty Food Association) made what can only be called a triumphant comeback in June of this year. It has taken me this long to distill the experience because, wow, the show was just overwhelming on so many levels.

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