Diner culture is iconic across America, but in NYC, where the small business real estate landscape changes in a heartbeat, people whisper that the days of the old New York Coffee Shops are numbered. The value of a neighborhood gem, where the food is tasty, the prices fair, and — at the risk of sounding cliche — “everybody knows your name” cannot be taken for granted. Revelation: the owners and staff of a new eatery, Gramercy Kitchen, have warmly embraced that credo. Gramercy Kitchen just opened for business in January, exactly one year after the space’s former tenant, Gramercy Cafe, closed its doors after 24 years in business. Gramercy Kitchen is under new ownership and unaffiliated with its predecessor. Continue reading Gramercy Kitchen: A NYC Diner With a Small Town Vibe!
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Cooking With Gail Presents: Amira Smoked Basmati Rice!
Do you like Rice? I sure do. I especially love fragrant, long grain Basmati Rice from India. India! Seriously, it is the most delicious rice. Maybe you have shied away from making Basmati Rice in your home due to the additional required preparatory steps — such as rinsing, and then soaking the rice prior to cooking — which can seem a bit daunting if you are used to the no fuss approach of throwing rice in a pan with some water, bringing it to a boil, and then forgetting about it for 40 minutes, which is a no-brainer. I understand how you feel. Continue reading Cooking With Gail Presents: Amira Smoked Basmati Rice!
Cooking With Gail Presents: Chicken Stifado
Hello and welcome to another exciting installment of Cooking with Gail: the series that is all about me making a delicious dish from whatever I already have on hand in my apartment! Today we are making something I call Chicken Stifado, mostly because it features the Stifado variety of Kaldi’s All-Natural Mediterranean Cooking Sauces, which I was turned on to at a recent Editor Showcase. Continue reading Cooking With Gail Presents: Chicken Stifado
Cooking with Gail Presents: Easy Tofu Stir Fry!
Hello and welcome to another installment of Cooking with Gail: the series that is all about me making a meal from whatever I can find in my house. In this episode, I made the most delicious Tofu Stir Fry using Nasoya brand Tofu Plus, which is a fantastic, cholesterol-free meat substitute, even if you are not vegan or vegetarian! Nasoya Tofu Plus is organic non-GMO and vitamin fortified, so you know it’s a healthy choice. Continue reading Cooking with Gail Presents: Easy Tofu Stir Fry!
Enjoy Life Introduces Four Delicious New Varieties of Chewy Baked Snack Bars!
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You may recall reading about Enjoy Life brand Soft Baked Snack Bars previously here on The Gig, so you know they are not only 100% delicious but also 100% Allergen and Gluten Free! Enjoy Life recently sent me a shipment of four of their newest snack bar flavors and I have had time to sample each one. Each box contains five individually wrapped bars, so you can take them on the go or just be assured that they will be fresh when you reach for one to snack on. Continue reading Enjoy Life Introduces Four Delicious New Varieties of Chewy Baked Snack Bars!