11. Employees Only Everyone needs a neighborhood bar. But to be able to call Employees Only my neighborhood bar is something for which I’ll be forever grateful. Not that it’s a Wednesday-night-beer kind of place; the crowd at EO is always well-dressed, well-heeled, and sometimes tightly-packed on weekends. It’s the cocktails that make the scene, […]

As the warmer weather arrives, all the red wine and hot punch from the winter months becomes less desirable. The thought of warming my hands over a mug of mulled cider, as I so often did this winter, no longer seems appealing; with spring, thoughts of fresh herbs, flower blossoms, fizzes and flips take center […]

I’m unveiling a new monthly blog feature and have chosen my old friend and self-described “most powerful maître d‘ in the city,” Snotty McSnobster, to help launch my very first Maven of the Month blog post. Each month I’ll focus on a new Food Maven and ask him or her to share their insider secrets […]

April 19th, 2011

NYC Restaurant Review: Lilac

Lilac: Eat it Up! from Kimberly Belle on Vimeo. Watch me review my all-time favorite chocolate shop in the city, and pick yourself up some black & white dipped matzoh or a chocolate bunny (or two) for the holidays. Happy Passover. Happy Easter. Happy Spring, FOOD Mavens. Eat it Up!

Spring has sprung, and there is no foolin’ this maven with the signs that the season’s delicate, earthen flavor sensations are beginning to bloom before our very eyes! It’s umbrella season, and as we stash away our heavy coats, woolen stockings and winter recipes, we make room in our closets and our pantries for the […]

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