I’m back, Bitches. If you’ve been paying attention to my fabulous Instagram account (which you can follow now by clicking the link at the end this post (so you don’t keep missing out on all the goodies) then you are aware that for the past two weeks I’ve been on a cruise to Alaska, bookended by several days in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada. Vacationing: I am doing it right. Click on the photo above to see some pics from my very fun visit to the Vancouver Aquarium, an extended post on which will be coming in the next couple of weeks or whenever I can get around to it.
Do you like Italian food? I sure do. Since my favorite neighborhood place closed before Covid, and Arthur Avenue is a long haul if you’re not already in the area, I’ve been looking for a restaurant that strikes the perfect balance of location, service, atmosphere and, of course, delicious food, to steal my heart away. Little did I suspect that I would discover a new favorite Italian place in the excellent Masseria dei Vini, conveniently located around the corner from my office. Win win! Continue reading Restaurant Review: Masseria dei Vini Fine Italian Dining→
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.
Last week, I finally attended my first post-pandemic restaurant press event when I was invited, with a guest, to the launch party of Bar Fogo at Fogo De Chao in midtown. It was a blast and the food was out of control. You can see the full post (just click on the Shrimp, above) for many photos of the evening including exotic new cocktails and tantalizing appetizers that are now on the menu for all to enjoy!
I spotted this custom-painted van, proudly promoting Smirnoff’s new, limited edition Pink Lemonade Vodka, at the New York City Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF)’s Grand Tasting. Of course, we had to investigate further.