I love trying new restaurants.  It is one of my favorite things in the world.  But, like anyone, I have my tried and true favorites.  The ones I keep going back to, take my friends and family when I want a guarantee to impress, have the menu memorized to the point that I can name […]

Many people go around NYC anxious to see a celebrity walking down the street.  While I admit that glimpsing Al Pacino would render me completely speechless, there are few others that would have the same effect.  I cannot say the same, however, when discussing chefs.  I met Harold Dieterle the first time I dined at […]

I am usually not a huge lunch/breakfast eater, preferring to save my appetite for a ridiculous meal at the end of the day.  (Usually consisting of some combination of S’MAC macaroni and cheese and ice cream). However, every once in a while I need something savory and satisfying to get me through my day.  Today […]

Last night my boyfriend and I celebrated our one and a half year anniversary at Harold Dieterle’s “The Marrow”, located at 99 Bank Street.  I was first introduced to Harold during season 1 of Top Chef (which is an obsession of mine).  He won his season, and to this day is still the Top Chef […]

I will admit that most of my dinner posts on this blog will be for Italian restaurants.  I can’t help it.  I am an Italian girl and if I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be some combination of my grandmom’s meatballs, my mom’s vodka sauce and my […]

Everyone who knows me knows about my unabashed love for sinful, guilty and sometimes just plain comforting foods.  Shopsin’s General Store, located in Essex Market, covers all 3 of those categories, and more.  Their menu must have at least 400 items, I may be underestimating, and I would recommend studying it a fair amount before […]