Cold Facts About Ice Wine

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

thepennilessepicure Extreme flavors and price mark it as a cut above “No, you are not spending $65 on that teeny, tiny bottle of wine,” said my wife, arms crossed, hands on hips. “You don’t understand,” I said, cradling the bottle like it was a baby, “it’s ice wine!” I left without my ice wine that day, [&hellip
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Myths About Medicaid

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Lifestyle

Lunch at Retirement Home Myth: I cannot become eligible for Medicaid because my assets are too high. Fact: Applicants for Community Medicaid in New York State must have less than $14,250 (for a single person) or $20,850 (combined assets for a married couple). An applicant’s residence does not count as an asset if the market value of the home, [&hellip
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Summer, When a Young Man’s Fancy Turns to Thoughts of…Spice?

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

Dining-Zabb Elee salad I don’t know if you noticed, but it got real hot real fast last week, catapulting the city from genuine springtime directly into the gaping maw of summertime. It’s a well-worn trope that when the going gets hot, the hot eat spicy foods. It’s well-worn, sure, but if you’re like 98 percent of the Western [&hellip
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Giant Ketchup Bottle Pops Up in City Hall Park

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, Lifestyle, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

The Public Art Fund Strikes Again If you were passing by City Hall Park last Wednesday, you may have witnessed Mayor Michael Bloomberg casually eating popcorn in front of a 30-foot-tall ketchup bottle. Rest assured, your tap water has not been contaminated. Bloomberg was simply there to give the inaugural speech for Common Ground, the [&hellip
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Five-Star Cuisine for High Schoolers: Recipe for tuna with pickled watermelon and spring onion

Written by William Pecover on . Posted in Breaking News, Eat & Drink, Lifestyle

The relatively new Léman Manhattan Preparatory School will enroll around 40 new boarding students this autumn, and they are in for a culinary treat. The school’s Managing Director, Gerard Widder, promises a five-star experience, and no child could be disappointed by the efforts of Executive Chef Jenny Gensterblum. Around 50 realtors had the chance to [&hellip
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Jay-Z Endorses New Cognac; Still Roots for the Knicks

Written by Avenue Insider on . Posted in Lifestyle

Last Wednesday’s launch of French luxury cognac D’USSE (pronounced dew-say) drew such a powerhouse crowd that Jake Gyllenhaal was this close to slipping by incognito. Solange Knowles brought her mother Tina to the exclusive preview at the Top of the Standard, where they joined other heavy-hitters and scenesters like Pharrell Williams, Nick McCabe, Ben Bronfman, [&hellip
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Two New Drugs for Melanoma

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Lifestyle

The medications are a help but don’t cure the deadliest skin cancer By Dr. Cynthia Paulis There seems be a breakthrough in treatment for melanoma patients with two drugs approved by the FDA last year, Yervoy (ipilimumab) and Zelboraf (vemurafenib). Melanoma, a skin cancer, causes death in almost 9,000 Americans annually and has had an [&hellip
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Eating Through the Nose

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Lifestyle

K-E diet, though popular with brides, has complications connected to it By Dr. Cynthia Paulis My cellphone rang the other night, and a chirpy voice wanted to know where I had been. It was the food police. After losing 40 pounds on Jenny Craig, I figured I could go it alone, so I dropped out [&hellip
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