Articles by: Chelsea-Rae Abbate
A native New Yorker with a penchant for food, hip-hop, and fitness, Chelsea-Rae enjoys Louie CK jokes, Jivamukti yoga, crossword puzzles, and soup dumplings. Check her out her food porn pics on instagram @crae_abbate.

by / on August 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm / in Bottoms Up

Argo Tea, Not Just a Porch-friendly Beverage

Iced tea, generally thought of as a low-calorie alternative to water (according to girls “watching their sugar” everywhere), has reinvented itself as the perfect cocktail mixer. Argo Tea, generally known for its commitment to local and sustainable tea production, has teamed up with several note-worthy spirit companies to create some truly excellent cocktails. Raising brand awareness while providing a low-calorie alternative […]

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by / on August 9, 2017 at 11:30 am / in Food For Thought

Are Cream Cheese Bites the New “It” Dessert?

If you ask Becky with the Good Bites, the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. With humble beginnings in her Manhattan kitchen, Becky channeled a weeknight sweet tooth into a business of more than snack-able proportions. Using cheesecake as a jumping off point of inspiration, Becky’s OG chocolate bites boast six different flavors, are hand dipped in chocolate, and are the […]

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by / on July 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm / in Food For Thought

Alice’s Arbor is Still Bed-Stuy’s Neighborhood Gem

You’d have to live under a rock not to recognize that the Bed Stuy section of Brooklyn is taking off as an “it” neighborhood to live and play. Alice’s Arbor, a five-year veteran of the hood, was an early adopter of the desirability of this neighborhood, and has maintained its presence by producing solid food in an attractive space. Refurbished […]

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by / on July 13, 2017 at 11:35 am / in Bottoms Up

Your 2017 Summer Drink List Just got Upgraded

Summertime is upon us, and nothing sounds better after a rainy, cold intro to the season than a day spent in the sunshine with a delicious alcoholic beverage in hand.  Check out our newest obsessions. Guinness Irish Wheat  In a chic gallery in Chelsea, complete with exposed brick, an outdoor space, and slick cherry wood floors, Guinness introduced its newest addition […]

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by / on May 30, 2017 at 4:50 pm / in Food For Thought

RealEats is a Food Delivery Service with a Mission

Chefs Dale Talde, Bill Telepan, Silvia Baldini and Katy Sparks are just a few of the first people to get behind the launch of RealEats, a home delivery food service that aims to bring healthy, delicious meals into New York homes. The sous-vide based cooking method is an ideal way to improve on the food delivery subscription business model, especially […]

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by / on May 16, 2017 at 12:10 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

The Anthony Glamorizes the Segue from Dinner to Nightlife

In a city that is over-saturated with bars and restaurants, it’s often difficult to stand out, especially on a busy thoroughfare like Bleecker Street. You can’t throw a rock without hitting a bar in Greenwich Village, and most establishments need to don multiple personas in order to maintain a steady flow of clientele. The Anthony is such a place. The […]

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by / on March 24, 2017 at 11:35 am / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Bar Schimmi and Patricia Field Celebrate Art in BK

Bar Schimmi, a siphoned-off area of the larger nightclub space Schimanski’s, is a brand new lounge as artfully decorated with paintings as it is with people. Guests of all walks of life, with style profiles ranging from the outrageous to the conservative, showed up to celebrate a new iteration of a Williamsburg hot spot and an old-school style icon. In […]

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by / on March 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

La Milagrosa Breathes New Life Into An Old Concept

Just when you thought you’ve seen the last of speakeasies, a new one comes along that makes you rethink if the genre is dead. When you arrive at La Milagrosa, you’ll wonder if you’ve gotten the wrong address. The night I went, I walked into what appears to be a bodega (which actually sells hard-to-find traditional Mexican ingredients) and spoke […]

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by / on March 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm / in The Twisted Library

The Thruway Killers Slays

The Thruway Killers is the seventh of nine novels by Harvey Havel, a former SUNY Albany and Bergen Community College writing instructor and novelist. Droogan McPhee is the unemployed, unsympathetic son of a wealthy curmudgeon who owns a chain of liquor stores in the Northeast. In tandem with his adulteress stepmother (who is closer to Doogan’s age then his father), […]

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by / on February 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

No Fun on the LES is Anything But

A dimly lit bar reminiscent of the old LES sits across the street from the flashy Ludlow hotel, one of the more recent additions to this stretch of Ludlow street. Cozy and welcoming, this wood-paneled bar, complete with heat lamps, is easily a place you could make your neighborhood bar if you live in the area. While No Fun has […]

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