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Osteria Accademia Launches Weekend Brunch

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Do you love a delicious, leisurely weekend brunch? I sure do. While my tastes lean towards a sweet brunch (pancakes, waffles, French toast — bring it on) others often prefer a juicy burger or hearty salad entree, so it’s important to find a place whose menu covers all the bases, which can be easier said that done. You might recall our glowing review of Osteria Accademia after dining there this past winter, so we were thrilled to be invited back to sample their new brunch menu, which truly offers a tempting dish for every appetite.
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Eye On Design: Domus Aurea Cabinet By Roberto G. Rida

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It seems that we are just finally getting started with sharing the many “Oh, Wow” moments of the 2022 Salon Art + Design, but fortunately there is never any rush. This week, we’re excited to feature the architecturally-inspired Domus Auraa Cabinet by Italian master Roberto G. Rida. It is a thing of beauty indeed.
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Restaurant Review: Osteria Accademia, Cozy Elegance on the Upper West Side!

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It’s always fun and special dining at a restaurant with beautiful interior decor.  But you may agree that what’s even better is being invited to dine at the home of friends who live, say, in a posh but comfortable Brownstone. Such a night out exposes you to a new and enchanting environment while also making you feel relaxed and welcome. You might be surprised to hear that I’ve discovered an Italian restaurant that emulates the intimate feel of dining in the home of well-to-do friends, while offering a variety of excellent regional dishes unequaled in a venue of its size. Let me introduce you to your new favorite spot for enjoying delicious Italian cuisine, Osteria Accademia.

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Restaurant Review: Masseria dei Vini Fine Italian Dining

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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

Restaurant Review: Masseria Caffé

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Do you like pastry? I sure do, but my  favorite pastry shop in my east village neighborhood closed years ago and now everything is a trek. Fortunately, I just discovered an amazing pastry shop and café that’s literally across the street from my office. Let me introduce you to Masseria Caffé!

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