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by / on June 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm / in Bottoms Up

Whisky, a Hudson Cruise and a Water Spirit: Just Another Sunday in New York

If you happened to set sail on the Hudson on a Sunday in June—or had some really good binoculars—you weren’t hallucinating if you saw a strange sight: the figure of a man-like creature, bedecked in seaweed hopping off a speed boat and onto a Circle Line-esque tourist boat. It was the Ardbeg Kelpie in living, breathing form. What’s Ardbeg? That’s […]

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by / on April 21, 2016 at 11:50 am / in Food For Thought

Experience the City’s Latest Fusion Trend at Natsumi Tapas

When you think of fusion, you’re probably picturing something like kimchi tacos or ramen burgers. You probably don’t think about sushi and meatballs. But that’s exactly what they’re thinking at Natsumi Tapas (323 Third Ave. at 24th Street), a new restaurant/lounge in Gramercy where gastropreneur Barbara Matsumura of Haru fame, is combining the delicacies of her beloved Japanese cuisine with […]

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by / on March 28, 2016 at 11:35 am / in Food For Thought

New York Has a New Hot Pocket—The Pudding Pocket

New York loves its food fads—from the Cronut to the ramen burger, denizens of the five boroughs can’t help but get in line for the next unusual food combo… then Instagram it. If you’re a lover of rice pudding, the Rice Pudding Pocket from the recently opened Rice Cream Shoppe, at 195 Bleeker Street, might just be that next thing. […]

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by / on March 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm / in Get Cultured

Some Sweet Suites at the Grand Hyatt New York

The hotels in New York’s Midtown East are not usually top of the list for the achingly hip, but they are a mainstay for people who really matter: the politicians and visiting dignitaries filtering in and out of the UN. It means the presidential suites in said hotels get used by, well, presidents. So when the Grand Hyatt New York opened […]

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by / on November 19, 2015 at 3:25 pm / in Food For Thought

The Best Soup Dumplings In New York? Head Uptown!

Soup dumplings are quietly creeping up in the culinary scene to become the new Cronut. If you haven’t noticed, it’s one of those dishes that gets a mention every time the gang gathers to grab Chinese food. Everyone has their favorite and folks flock from all over to try the latest incarnation. Well, if you haven’t ventured north of Canal Street […]

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by / on October 13, 2015 at 3:25 pm / in Food For Thought

Taco Joint with a Fusion Flair Hits Greenpoint

Greenpoint can feel like the hottest New York neighborhood one moment, with its hoards of bespectacled thrift store aficionados funneling out of the Nassau Av G stop. Then, when you pause to appreciate the old-world charm of its competing Polish pharmacies and elaborate banquet halls, you remember, this is a well-worn community with established rhythms and favorite haunts that predate […]

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by / on August 5, 2015 at 11:35 am / in Bottoms Up

A New Take on Art Deco New York at The Fillmore Room

The sense of history that hits you when you step into The Fillmore Room in Chelsea is so strong, it’s hard to believe the restaurant, cocktail bar and event space is only four months old. Of course, no building in New York is ever without history, and 145 10th Ave is no exception. Inhabiting what was once Moran’s Chelsea (it […]

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by / on July 6, 2015 at 11:20 am / in Bottoms Up

Rosé is the New Black This Summer

Wine was the center of attention last Tuesday night as Wine Enthusiast magazine gathered at the achingly hip Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg to celebrate its 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2015 issue. The evening kicked off with a panel of experts talking shop under the guidance of Wine Enthusiast’s executive editor, Susan Kostrzewa, before segueing into a swanky night of cocktails, […]

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by / on May 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm / in Food For Thought

New Yorkers Get a Taste of Greece Without Leaving Home

Lovers of all things edible and Greek gathered in New York Wednesday night for the inaugural Taste Of Greece event, a tasty tour of wine, Mediterranean cuisine and music at City Winery in Manhattan’s Hudson Square. Organized by New Wines of Greece, the event saw crowds surging and mingling among wine tasting and food stalls, all set against the familiar sound […]

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by / on May 6, 2015 at 11:15 am / in Food For Thought

Move Over Chipotle: Chutney’s the New “CH” Word for Lunch

Tired of having to ask for extra guac? Ask for extra chutney instead and save your extra dollar(s). If you like the Chipotle model of fast food that doesn’t feel like fast food, and you have a hankering for Indian, you’ll want to try Chutney Kitchen (8th Ave. Between 51st and 52nd). The casual Indian restaurant opened up earlier this […]

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