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Andaz Kitchen & Bar, Financial District, NYC

May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

A few months ago, I attended the opening of the new Andaz Kitchen & Bar, at the eponymous hotel and met the general manager and the chef, who invited me to come back and sample [...]

Breads Bakery, Union Square, NYC — Chocolate Babka

May 20th, 2018|0 Comments

One of the stops I need to make before heading to visit one of my sons is Breads Bakery (on 16th just off Union Square) for their incredibly decadent chocolate babka ($14.95 or 2 for [...]

Lillie’s Times Square, Theatre District, NYC

May 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Having been to Lillie's in my hood, I looked forward to sampling  Lillie’s Victorian Establishment in Times Square when the publicist invited me. Like the Union Square area one, the ornate wooden carvings and antiquities  [...]

Flatiron Room, Gramercy-Flatiron, NYC

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

My friend suggested we go listen to jazz one night, suggesting the Flatiron Room. On 26th Street is this restaurant-club where the groups performs in the background on a velvet-curtained stage and regulars store their [...]

Terra Chips made with Avocado Oil

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Those who like Terra's real vegetable chips would be interested to know they just introduced two varieties cooked in avocado oil, a healthy fat. These new sweet potato chips come in two flavors — sweet [...]

Chez Marianne, The Marais, Paris

May 13th, 2018|0 Comments

A foodie friend had suggested a visit to Chez Marianne, located in the Marais district in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, for their Sephardic food. My son and I went one evening and shared the [...]

City Bakery’s Pretzel Croissant, Gramercy-Flatiron, NYC

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

An out of town friend emailed to meet at City Bakery. She wrote, "Gotta have one pretzel croissant per visit." I was looking forward to both seeing her and also trying my first pretzel croissant [...]

AOA Bar & Grill, Hilton Garden, Tribeca, NYC

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Looking for a hotel partner for The Next Big Bite, the October 1, 2018 event that I'm chairing again for Les Dames d'Escoffier at The New York Law School, I sat down to lunch with the director [...]