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Monkfish & Chinese Food Safety

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The FDA has issued temporary warning to avoid consuming Monkfish. There are some people out there, like my Mom who coincidentally mentioned it this past weekend, who won’t eat Monkfish (a.k.a Goosefish) because they think it contains toxins– it doesn’t. What is risky is eating Pufferfish (a.k.a. “fugu” in sushi parlance). Pufferfish […]

Sundaes & Cones is Sweet, Not Sweeeet

Sunday, May 27, 2007

After a visit to consistent ole Veselka Veselka for some schnitzel and barley, Justin and I walked off some of the Ukranian goodness by going the some three blocks to Sundaes & Cones Sundaes & Cones on 10th Street. Being 70-year-old alter kockers (trapped in 20-somethings’ bodies) we argued over who ate there first, […]

Beer and Cheese by Garrett Oliver, at Brooklyn Brewery

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Roger’s brother just happens to be Garrett Oliver, the Brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery The Brooklyn Brewery and author of The Brewmaster’s Table.
Roger scheduled a special tasting for one of our clients, Restaurant Associates, on Thursday afternoon and I was fortunate enough to attend amongst a roster of top industry professionals. As we waited for two […]

Glaceau Interest Acquired by Coca Cola

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Ok, I know we’re not here to talk finance… but, since I just wrote about Vitamin Water (the primary brand from Glaceau) and I’ve mentioned the energy drink market before, this seems relevant. Yesterday, Tata Tea, in an impressive show of investment savvy, sold their 30% stake in Glaceau to Coca Cola for USD$1.2 […]

Cupcake Blog!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Copyright © Cheryl Porro & Cupcake Bakeshop
This evening I stumbled upon a gorgeous food blog, solely focused on Cupcakes! It’s the Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit. Chockylit is Cheryl Porro from San Fran, CA and here’s what I know so far: Cheryl works in tech during the day (like me) and food at night. […]

Ten Sushi, 31st Street

Thursday, May 24, 2007

There’s rarely a restaurant where I won’t be eager to try. But of all types of restaurants, the ones that usually give me pause are sushi joints. Unlike pizza, there is such a thing as bad sushi, so you can’t blame me for pausing before wandering into Ten Sushi on East 31st Street […]

Brined, Roasted Turkey

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

While growing up, my family ate turkey. And by that, you shouldn’t think we ate turkey on a holiday here or there; no, my mom was cooking at least six turkeys a year– which maybe doesn’t sound like a lot, but think of how many times you’ve cooked a turkey, or your family cooks […]

The Chocolate Collection at 92nd Street Y

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

For those of you who can’t get enough chocolate, perhaps you subscribed after reading our chocolate of the month club post, we have exciting news for you. The 92nd Street Y 92nd St Y, a phenomenal event sponsor in NYC, is hosting The Chocolate Collection: An Evening of Tasting on June 3rd at 7:30pm. […]

Burger Joint

Monday, May 21, 2007

The place informally known as Burger Joint Burger Joint, hidden in Le Parker Meridien, seems so out of place in a fancy hotel. Yet, they manage to get long lines of people waiting for their very limited menu: burger, cheeseburger, grilled cheese, fries, brownies, and milkshakes. I think that’s it (with some other beverages). They […]

Vitamin Water: b-relaxed

Sunday, May 20, 2007

This is not my first post about energy drinks, but it is my first post where I focused on a specific flavor. On Wednesday I discovered “b-relaxed” flavor Vitamin Water. It is jackfruit and guava, and wow does it hit the spot for thirst. While the intense, natural sweetness of this new […]