Articles by: Allison Grossman

by / on October 29, 2013 at 11:10 am / in Food For Thought

Former ‘Top Chef’ Fights Food Inequality

From the corner stores to fine dining establishments, New York boasts organic, farm-to-table options in abundance. In fact, available healthy food is such the norm that few understand the mass level at which food inequality still exists. In the same neighborhood as a Whole Food is selling grass-fed meats and chemical-free cookies, lives families who cannot afford to shop there. For […]

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by / on September 12, 2013 at 1:45 pm / in Get Cultured

“The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle”- Theater’s New Must-See!

The afterlife may not seem like usual theater subject matter, but “The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle” is anything but ordinary. This refreshingly unique play follows the immediate hours after Eric Argyle’s death, both in his new world and the one he left behind. Addressing existential matters in a tangible and entertaining story, the performance subtly begs […]

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by / on August 12, 2013 at 11:15 am / in Food For Thought

Minar Indian Restaurant- Midtown’s Hidden Gem

If ever a place gave meaning to ‘don’t judge a book by its’ cover,’ Minar Indian Restaurant would be that place. An absolute hole-in-the-wall establishment, Minar is easily overlooked by tourists and locals alike heading to fancy eateries or chic bistros. But those unfortunate travelers looking past this storefront for alleged tastier pastures are missing out on some deliciously authentic […]

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by / on July 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm / in Bottoms Up

Happy National Tequila Day!

Christmas brings great presents, Halloween brings great candy and July 4th brings great hot dogs. But truly, is any holiday as sweet as the one that brings us great tequila? While many of you are probably remembering the last time you threw yourself a personal tequila holiday and trying not to throw up, I am talking to the lucky people […]

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by / on June 28, 2013 at 10:00 am / in Beyond the Boroughs

Summer’s Best Travel Deals, Near and Far

If you’re anything like me, and every other New Yorker I know, the thought of spending most summer weekends in the city is nothing short of anxiety provoking. With excessive heat literally oozing from every building in existence and no way to hit the beach without the hideous traffic or too-uncomfortable-for-words subway ride in beach gear, staying organized and well-informed […]

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by / on June 17, 2013 at 11:55 am / in Bottoms Up

Summer of Riesling Kicks Off in NYC!

If I see one more white wine list comprised of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, and inexplicably void of a Riesling, I’m permanently forgoing my occasional effort at classy-ness and drinking Coors Banquet beers until I die. The ongoing back-shelf location of this highly underrated wine is an absolute mind-twister, but it is with hope that as the upcoming […]

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by / on June 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm / in Get Cultured

Manna-Hata Takes Live Theater To Manhattan’s Roots, Literally

Playwright Barry Rowell said he wanted his new play, Manna-Hata, to be an experience and not a story. Well, set to a walking tour of the historic James A. Farley Post Office on 8th Avenue, an experience it certainly was. The show, which tells the extraordinary true story of the beginnings of our beloved New York City, shares tales featuring […]

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by / on June 12, 2013 at 10:15 am / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Pool Party Paradise at the Gansevoort

Finding a luxurious summer party at a rooftop bar in the city is an easy and enjoyable feat. Finding it without your make-up sweating off your face is borderline unrealistic, because let’s just be honest, Manhattan in the swells of summer heat can be downright offensive. And don’t even get me started on when the humidity comes out to play, […]

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by / on June 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

Unique Vacation Deals at Boston’s Beautiful Waterfront

As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, we know you’re itching for a getaway. But if you’re as unlucky as so many other New Yorkers, your vacay days or paydays at work are running thin. So instead of drowning your sorrows in the idea of a potentially vacation-less summer, consider saving the French Riviera and Caribbean cruise […]

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