Grappa 101

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

Obsessing over the uniquely Italian wine It goes without saying that Italy is a wine-obsessed country. It makes perfect sense that they are; every area of Italy is a wine-producing region. Every single one. And it’s all, for the most part, really great. In addition to the culture being centered around wine, there is a [&hellip
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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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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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Where’s the Beef? And Other Food Festival Questions

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

Big Apple BBQ(mt) A survival guide to summer food fests   This past weekend, The Great GoogaMooga, the chefs-as-rock-stars food festival that had many bemoaning the end of civilization and the rise of the foodie monster, took place in Prospect Park with some 75 vendors and 40,000 attendees. The first day of the two-day event ended with chefs, [&hellip
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Summer Guide: Eat And Drink

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Eat & Drink, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

San Gennaro by Ed Yourdon Chocolate Fest: A Walk-Around Tasting Have you been tempted every year to visit the Chocolate Show but ultimately turned off by the overwhelming scale and trade-show vibe? 92Y’s Chocolate Fest is a kinder, gentler (and boozier) version, featuring local favorites like The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck and Liddabit Sweets providing tastings alongside prestigious international [&hellip
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Summer Guide: Wine Country

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

316390_2616599176773_1308916826_3178449_434399943_n It’s no secret that the East End of Long Island is an epicurean’s paradise. There is a close connection between our food and our dinner table, and quite a few tables wouldn’t be complete without a nice glass of wine. Fortunately, Long Island has that in the barrel, so to speak. The majority of our [&hellip
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Summer Guide: Dan’s Taste of Two Forks

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

TOTF0612AVE_FP.indd The East End is home to some of the finest epicurean delights. On July 14, they will all come together for the second annual Dan’s Taste of Two Forks. The food and wine event of the Hamptons will showcase the best local culinary talent from East End restaurants, Long Island wineries from the Long Island [&hellip
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The Upper East Side’s No. 1 Pizza: Numero 28 comes to the ’hood bringing gourmet pizza that trumps the slice places

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Our Town

When you first walk into Numero 28 (1431 1st Ave., at 75th St., numero28.com) on the Upper East Side, you wouldn’t guess it’s only a couple of months old. The setting feels warm and inviting, with rustic wooden tables, exposed brick walls, candlelight, a cozy brick pizza oven and a grandmother walking around and checking [&hellip
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The Perfect Flavor for Warm Weather: Matching vegetables with wines

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

thepennilessepicure I feel like every time I proclaim the end to miserable weather in this column, we are struck with another swath of rain, sleet, high winds or snow. That’s why this time I will start, instead, by making an observation that may or may not be a harbinger of good (hopefully excellent) weather to come: [&hellip
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Summer Wines from the Loire: Look to the north of France for white wine inspiration

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

thepennilessepicure Sooner or later, this rain is going to end. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself. Sure, we’ve gotten a couple hints of the warm, sunshiny weather that summer surely has in store for us, but it always seems to be followed by another half-week of gloom and doom. Well, I’ve already checked into [&hellip
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