Culinary delights for New York’s tourists

Those with an appetite for culinary adventure will not be disappointed in the city of New York. On the dinner plates of the Big Apple, we find an enticing blend of the familiar and the strange – so buckle up and prepare the taste buds for an exciting tour of a great tasting city.

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Events Attended Recap – 2013 #NYCWFF – Our Faves

Beef Tongue pastrami? Cocoa Puff carbonara?  If you want the highlights of what else went down trendwise, click here. We only hit the creme de la creme events. Our faves are listed below w/ pics in tow. Our highlight of the weekend was when Chef Tom Colicchio blasted us on twitter after we tweeted saying his dish was a tad too acidic, if anything. All in all, a good weekend for a great cause! Continue reading

Event Recap – @CampbellKitchen Swanson Cooking Academy OCT10

We were graciously invited to check out a cooking demo by @CampbellKitchen applying their 3 new broths in dishes: Thai Ginger (Curry Stew), Hot and Sour (Short Rib Stew), and Mexican Tortilla (Mole Amarillo). Continue reading

Review – Yuji Ramen Test Kitchen

It’s not often that you encounter someone so passionate about what they do to the point of perfection. Sharing the same values and also being a self taught chef, Yuji instantly made a connection with us. We mentioned how no food should be wasted, you should taste every ingredient that is mentioned on a menu, and how we hated that tasting menus got progressively heavier as the meal progressed. We also stated that we hate when we go to popups or supper clubs and you either: leave hungry, feel ripped off, or the food is cold with a makeshift kitchen. He happily obliged on all points. Continue reading

First Look: Chateau NYC

Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Ricotta Ice Cream

Replacing Todd English’s former CrossBar space at the Limelight Marketplace, he is back at it again with Chateau NYC, a French restaurant with dishes that are sure to please. Fortunate enough to get a first taste of the menu, we were excited to see what this was all about. We were especially fond of the dish above, a perfect dish for the Summer season. Check out the album here and see for yourself if the trip is worthwhile.

Review – Mission Chinese Food NYC (Grand Opening)


Chef Danny Bowien is quickly rising amongst the transplant Chef world, making his presence known with tons of media coverage. We picked up an issue of Bon Appetit to check out the latest ongoings in the food world. Low and behold, there’s Danny again headlining the magazine with Andrew Knowlton reflecting on their recent trip to eating up Chengdu. They even have a book out publishing their recipes. With much fanfare surrounding the opening, we wanted to satiate our need to know why the SF mainstay is much heralded…. Continue reading

First Look: Social Eatz’ New Menu


With their 1 year Anniversary Party approaching, Social Eatz is having a ‘Thank You Party’ to give back to their fans on April 24. The new menu and decor sets the tone for more serious food, but it is intentionally anything but that. Continue reading

First Look – Atera

Credit proprietor Jodi Richard for hand-picking Chef Matt Lightner for Atera, the former the Compose space at 77 Worth St in TriBeCa. Even more props for convincing him to come to NYC from Portland. This guy is the real deal, having worked at the highly revered Mugaritz, and it shows. When it comes to textures, temperature, and technique, the execution is practically flawless. None of the food is coerced or phony. Even their butter is intentional. The flavors? Well, read on…

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First Look: Ristorante Aglio

It’s not often you find a restaurant group that excels at what they do. Let’s face it: fusion makes cuisine that much harder to pull off. From the same peeps that brought Greenwich Grill and Sushi Azabu spawns Ristorante Aglio. Where? On 277 Church Street. Yes, you read right. On a street riddled with misses [ahem, Stuzzicheria, Da Mikele, Kori, Matsugen (R.I.P.)], the odds are highly stacked against them. Primarily known for car traffic vs pedestrian traffic, you have to give people a reason to walk this street. How does Aglio rank?

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Event – MasterCard presents: Priceless Food Truck Feast OCT27-NOV17

Paid Part-Time Job: Food Pantry Manager

VOLUNTEER W/ THE FOOD BANK HERE

Part-time PAID Job : Food Pantry Manager

Date/Time:

August 2011 to July 2012
(~10hrs/wk for one year)

Location:

Midtown-East, Manhattan

Tasks:

To facilitate the Food Pantry program, which includes ordering food, coordinating pantry days on Wednesdays and keeping track of inventory.

# of Vols Needed:

1-2 volunteers part-time throughout the year*

*Must commit the entire year

Details:

1-2 volunteers are needed to help run the Food Pantry at Calvary St. George’s in Midtown-East, Manhattan. These volunteer(s) would be paid a stipend up-to $250/month for their work (if it’s two volunteers, they’d share stipend). For more details, click the sign-up link below.

Benefits:

Financial Stipend Available, Work directly w/ Food Pantry, Resume Builder, Professional Development, Networking

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Event – 2011 NYC Dumpling Festival/Eating Contest SEP17

Courtesy: Official Website
From pierogis to potstickers and everything in between, the 3rd Annual Tang’s Natural New York City Dumpling Festival has got your dumpling fix covered. At the festival, ticket holders will be able to sample an international selection of dumplings from cultures around the world, including offerings from Italy, China, Malaysia and Poland.

The Festival will also feature the 8th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest, one of the most exciting eating competitions in New York City. Come and cheer on contenders as they attempt to upset the record of 66 dumplings in two minutes! Attendees will also enjoy live performances and lucky draws throughout the Festival. We invite you to help us commemorate our joint efforts with the Food Bank For New York City in bringing public awareness to the hunger issues facing New York City. Look for the specially-marked Tang’s Natural Whole Wheat Dumplings in Whole Foods Market.

Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank For New York City.

VOLUNTEER HERE W/ THE FOOD BANK

2011 NYC Dumpling Festival

Date/Time:

Saturday, Sept. 17th
(9:30am to 5:30pm)

Location:

Lower Eastside, Manhattan

Tasks:

Assist with setup and execution of event (i.e. check in, serving food, etc). There’s also an opportunity to assist with culinary related tasks.

# of Vols Needed:

80-100 volunteers

Details:

Proceeds are donated to the Food Bank—last year we were able to raise over $40,000 which equates to 200,000 meals provided! Check out their website HERE for more details about the festival.

Benefits:

Lunch, Sample Dumplings, T-shirt, Gift Bag, Resume Builder

Sign-up Here:

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Event – New York Comedy Festival NOV9-13 – we’ll be there

All the comedians you came to know and love will be performing. Click through for the schedule…

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Event – NYC Shellfish Festival @ Studio Square AUG14

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Studio Square NYC  Presents Shell Shocked

THE NYC Shellfish Festival

On August 14th, 2011, The Garden @ Studio Square will play host to the greatest shellfish event to hit New York City since the first oyster saloon opened back in 1763!

Beginning at 1PM, the select few lucky enough to acquire a ticket to this event will be truly “shocked” by the best shellfish in the city prepared a dozen different ways, Live Music all afternoon, and unlimited tastings of…

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