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Restaurant Review: Get Your Effin’ Breakfast at Effin Egg

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Do you remember the first time you heard the brand name Effen Vodka, and how it made you giggle and make adolescent jokes? While Effen, appropriately, means ‘smooth’ in Dutch, a new breakfast place in the Flatiron neighborhood, Effin Egg is all about getting some effin’ eggs, man! We are officially here for the eggs and the jokes, because Effin Egg — which celebrated its grand opening on September 8th  — is serving up a wide variety of  tasty breakfast treats with a side of hilarious snark. Win win!
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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

Instagram Photo The Week: Poolside at The Dominick Hotel

Where did the summer go? We’re on the cusp of Labor Day already and I haven’t even taken my vacation yet! Here I am relaxing poolside at the Dominick Hotel, enjoying roast pork tacos and frozen cocktails (not shown) as part of a Summer Luau at their Terrace on 7 restaurant El Ta’koy, which serves Hawaiian fare. It was a lovely evening.

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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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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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