Posts Tagged ‘food’

Noshing at Nom

Written by Joshua M. Bernstein on . Posted in Eat & Drink

Besides zombie clowns and working a full-time office job, few things frighten me as much as listening to a barber talk. To me, being confined to a chair with scissors clacking and clippers whirring is a form of temporary imprisonment. It’s trusting your life, or at least your looks, to another human being. My unease [&hellip
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Testing and tasting the root beers of Maine

Written by Josh Perilo on . Posted in Eat & Drink

Halfway into my second trip to Kalustyan’s, the amazing Curry Hill spice superstore, my wife looked at me and totally nailed it: “Once you figure out how to make this root beer, you’re going to immediately lose interest in it, aren’t you?” She’s probably 100 percent correct, although I hope I continue making root beer [&hellip
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Hard to Find Treasures for the Masses

Written by admin on . Posted in Eat & Drink, The Penniless Epicure

Hunting for the best and most obscure gourmet ingredients By Josh Perilo It has become a startlingly familiar sight: rows and rows of extra virgin olive oils with prices topping $20. Precious-looking containers of aged Aceto Balsamico lined up like vials in an Elizabethan apothecary. Geographically-specific spice blends from far off micro-regions of Morocco and [&hellip
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Catering to Carnivores —in the Concourse

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Juicy… smoky… tender… salty… savory… satisfying, but ultimately indescribable. The best steak I ever tasted was in a “little spike” sandwich in Tri Tip Grill’s “Modest Meal” ($5.99), which includes a plain white roll stuffed with 2-and-a-half- to 3-ounces of steak, your choice of salad or sides and a small soda or spring water. My [&hellip
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Food for Thought

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Amidst culinary celebration, a push to improve students’ eating habits By Samuel Chamberlain Now in its third year, the “New Taste of the Upper West Side” festival has grown, adding several events to its weekend-long celebration of the neighborhood’s burgeoning culinary scene. Foodies can get started early Friday morning with a panel discussion about healthy [&hellip
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Lighten Up

Written by admin on . Posted in Eat & Drink

January brings a slew of New Year’s resolutions, like the perennial mantra to eat healthier. Since wan lunchtime salads quickly lose their appeal, consider these local eateries offering delicious dishes that also keep your waist small. Ozu (566 Amsterdam Ave., near 88th St., 212-787-8316): This Japanese restaurant focuses on vegan dishes that eschew refined sugars [&hellip
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What’s Cooking

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

A post-holiday hunger pang? I’d just licked off the last Panettone crumb, finished all remnants of the Alaskan wild-caught smoked salmon and given away the dark (fair trade, of course) chocolate terrine. Really, I was ready to re-join Weight Watchers and swear off lardo. But as I contemplated the headlines, the “For Rent” signs all [&hellip
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