Mixing and Matching Wine and Food

Written by Josh Perilo on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, The Penniless Epicure, West Side Spirit

From blue cheese to spicy vindaloo, finding that perfect vino match A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a bit about the basics of pairing wine with food. I received a lot of questions from friends who read the column and wanted more specifics, so this week I’m going to expand on some of the [&hellip
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Booze Up Your Food: Spice up your meals with an age-old tradition

Written by Josh Perilo on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, The Penniless Epicure, West Side Spirit

It seems like every time you turn on a cooking show, the host is making something you would never even think about attempting on an ordinary weeknight. It usually involves an inordinate amount of chopping, grating or whisking. There’s usually a thermometer of some kind Involved. And at some point, a healthy amount of booze is poured into the dish. While we [&hellip
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When in Roma: Pizza Roma, on Bleecker Street, manages to stand out from the crowd

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Photo courtesy of Pizza Roma To open another pizzeria on Bleecker Street, home to institutions like John’s, serious newcomers like Keste and enough NYU student-targeting Famous Original Rays to start an army, seems like utter lunacy. Open in Battery Park City, on the Lower East Side, in Sheridan Square, you want to tell these delusional owners. Pretty much anywhere else, save perhaps the three square blocks of Little Italy itself, [&hellip
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New York Family: Kid-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Dining

Written by New York Family on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Family, NY Press Exclusive

Where To Eat In Manhattan On March 17 St. Patrick’s Day is one of my family’s favorite holidays! With a last name like Sullivan, how could it not be? Whether or not you intend to check out the parade–here are a few pubs in Manhattan where you can get some Irish grub that also welcome [&hellip
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Shuttered Papasito Rallies Against NYPD Treatment

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Breaking News, Business, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FW.Papasitos.Rally.as Last Thursday, over 100 people rallied at One Police Plaza to protest what they say is unfair treatment by the NYPD of Hispanic-owned small businesses, spurred by the recent shuttering of Papasito Mexican Grill & Agave Bar on the Upper West Side. Last Friday, police shut down the restaurant, which has been the subject of [&hellip
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Dog (and Cat) Breath Smells Like Bigger Problems Ahead

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, Eat & Drink, Education, Family, Lifestyle, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Pets, West Side Spirit

Proper dental hygene is important for your pet's health by Robin Brennen Why do two-thirds of well-meaning pet owners often ignore their veterinarian’s recommendations for proper dental care? I suppose we all hate going to the dentist, so maybe there is a bit of anthropomorphizing going on. But the fact is the American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 [&hellip
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Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the UES

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, Our Town, West Side Spirit

There are plenty of Upper East Side watering holes where you can hoist a pint in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. We’ve gathered together some of the best neighborhood specials and checked out some on the other side of the park for Saturday’s celebration. Mad River Bar & Grille 1442 3rd Ave. (betw. 81st & [&hellip
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The Secret to Being a Sommelier: The building blocks of pairing good food and wine

Written by Josh Perilo on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, On Topic OTDT, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, The Penniless Epicure

It was my friend Brian’s housewarming get-together, and I knew I could always count on a meticulously planned event from him. This time, he had hired caterers to pass around finger foods and corresponding glasses of wine with each food choice. The first two were tremendous: a sparkling wine with a fried oyster and aioli [&hellip
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A Field Guide to Your Local CSA

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town Downtown

The vegetables aren’t the only foreign creatures you have to learn to love when you join a CSA As the season starts to turn and the prospect of edible things growing from the ground begins to seem less like a crazy fantasy, CSA membership drives are gearing up. CSAs work with a particular farm and [&hellip
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