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Cherrywood Kitchen, A Neighborhood Gem in Hudson Square

Cherrywood Kitchen Dining Area
All Interior Photos By Gail, All Food Photos By Anne Raso

Hudson Square, a downtown neighborhood distinguished by its proximity to the Holland Tunnel’s entrance, probably isn’t an area that gets a lot of random foot traffic. In fact, if you never heard it referenced in a conversation about the location of a cool new eatery, you would likely be in good company. Things are different now though, thanks to the recently launched Cherrywood Kitchen, a gorgeous new restaurant serving a mix of American Bistro and BBQ fare. If this Soho-adjacent, not-quite-Tribeca address on west Spring Street was ever in need of a destination dining establishment, Cherrywood Kitchen has all the bases covered.

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Tasty Snack of The Day: Mediterranean Snacks Baked Lentil Chips

Baked Lentil Chips
Photo By Gail

When it comes to salty snacks, I’m more of a chip fan than a cracker lover. The only downside of chips is that sometimes they are too fragile to bear the weight of the heartier dips, such as hummus or even a thick sour cream dip. And chips that break off in the dip bowl can be a drag.

If you you have tasted Lentil Chips before, then you know they are pretty delicious, and also very light and crispy while maintaining the desired dip-sturdiness. I was recently introduced to Mediterranean Snacks brand Baked Lentil Chips, in the Fiery Tomato flavor variety, and became a big fan. I enjoyed these chips the other night as side accompaniment to some leftover Indian food and not only did the spicy tomato and lentil flavors compliment the cuisine, but the chips were strong enough to use to scoop up little bites of food, which was kind of fun.

Beside tasting super yummy, Mediterranean Snacks Baked Lentil Chips are a healthier snack alternative, being 70% lower in fat than potato chips, high in fiber and gluten free. I like the way the Fiery Tomato ignites a sweet and tangy fire in your mouth, but they also come in four other delicious-sounding flavors including Cucumber Dill, Cracked Pepper, Parmesan Garlic and Rosemary. So, you know, choose your weapon.

You can find out more about the many other varieties of Mediterranean Snack Foods and download a coupon for $1.00 Off any of their fine snack products at their website by clicking HERE, and find a store in your area that sells these delicious products at This Link.

Garlic Bulb Ceiling Lamp

Garlic Bulb Lamp Shade
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These Garlic Bulb pendant lamps designed by Anton Naselevets would be an amazing ambient and thematically appropriate addition to the décor of an Italian restaurant, particularly a restaurant like The Stinking Rose — which specializes garlic-based cuisine! See in the photo below how directional light comes from the underside of the shade – so cool!

Garlic Bulb Lamp Underside
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Junoon Offers Fine Indian Cuisine Amid Understated Elegance

“Passion is no ordinary word,” so musician Graham Parker once mused. In Hindi, the word Junoon means “passion,” so it follows that this restaurant, located just west of the trending Madison Square Park neighborhood, demonstrates passion for creating a memorable dining experience. From the decor to the service and of course, the delicious food, a visit to Junoon means it’s time to relax and indulge all of your senses.

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