A Fun Brunch With My Mom, On The DL

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Dinner on Ludlow extends their menu to brunch, with a nightclub vibe By Helaina Hovitz Unfortunately for my mother, the dancing queen of her day, my dad is not a dancer. And, just her luck, dancing was not yet on the menu when we had brunch at Dinner on Ludlow (95 Delancey Street). The popular [&hellip
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Goals for Life Gala

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Upper East Side chefs raise money for Brazilian children’s illness research institute By Helaina Hovitz Two of the Upper East Side’s most prominent chefs also happen to be among the most world renowned, and they were the MVPs the Goals for Life Gala, which took place on Wednesday, May 8th. Along with four other chefs, [&hellip
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Shaking Up an Old Favorite: The Bloody Mary

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Downtown restaurants are trying new variations on the traditional Bloody Mary just in time for spring brunch season For this Mother’s Day, or even for that perfect spring Sunday afternoon, it’s the perfect time to celebrate with brunch. One of the best parts of brunch is that delicious Bloody Mary. But not all spicy tomato [&hellip
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Midtown East Italian Joint, “Destino” A Mixed Experience

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Our Town

Destino Scores Points With Service and Atmosphere, but food has not quite come into its own yet As I sat down inside “Destino,” a neighborhood-friendly Italian restaurant at 50th Street and 1st Avenue, I first noticed an elderly woman speaking with her waiter about which wine to order. The waiter remembered which wines she ordered [&hellip
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Capital Grille Brings Charity and Class to the Steakhouse Scene

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3 NYC Locations: 
155 E 42nd Street - (212) 953-2000
120 W 51st Street - (212) 246-0154
120 Broadway - (212) 374-1811
Serving lunch and dinner. The steak joint offers a special wine to fight hunger By Helaina Hovitz My dad always liked to feel special at a steakhouse. He had the (perhaps slightly unrealistic) expectation that everyone would begin to fuss as soon as we arrived, shouting, “Oh, my god, they’re here!” To be fair, I think that anyone dropping [&hellip
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The Best Beef Marrow I’ve Ever Had

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The best beef marrow also happens to be far and away the best late-night meal ever By Elian Zach ust when I was about to formally change New York’s title from “The City That Never Sleeps” to “Sleepytown,” I found hope in the form of a delicious cardiac arrest. At 2:30 a.m. on a Thursday [&hellip
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The Final Frontier

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

On Avenue C, it’s still possible to watch Alphabet City reinvent itself As the old saying once went, “A you’re alright, B you’re brave, C you’re crazy, D you’re dead.” It’s not news that Alphabet City is no longer the minefield of socioeconomic misfortune it once was, but even today, when the focal point for [&hellip
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Cooking Under a Big Tent

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

When some chefs adopt another culture, it’s a crime. Tertulia is proof that there’s room for everyone. Picture an American chef. He falls in love with a cuisine from another country, travels to that country for a few heady months, takes copious notes (maybe studies with a few locals), then opens his own restaurant offering [&hellip
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A Chinatown Gem Shines Brightly

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

Looks aren’t everything at Shanghai Café—and that’s a good thing The rule of thumb for most Chinatown restaurants is that the more nondescript the interior, the better the food. The best handmade noodles are found in an underground den where the chefs sit out in the dining room, forming dumplings on massive sheet pans during [&hellip
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Bring Back the Power Lunch

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

Dining In the greatest food city on earth, why are we eating so many sandwiches? One of New York City’s most curious native establishments is the steam-table deli. Sprouting like mushrooms wherever offices can be found, these one-size-fits-all, in-and-out lunch factories are baffling novelties to visitors. Where did they come from? How can so many of [&hellip
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