Pies ‘N’ Thighs serves the single best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever tried. There are two schools of thought when it comes to mac; those who like it baked with a crispy crust (and I’d argue, a dry, mushy center) and those (like me) who prefer a slick, wet, al dente noodle with a bright […]

November 10th, 2010

Bacon, Paired

Bacon’s smoky, salty kiss has long been liberated from the confines of the breakfast table and has made its way into everything from hearty stews to gooey chocolate chip cookies. Like salt, bacon is also a flavor enhancer that lends a unique earthiness to everything it touches. Okay, let’s be honest – everything it touches. […]

May 3rd, 2010

Market Report: Rampage

It seems like only a few days ago that I noticed the first crocus buds poking up from the earth of sidewalk plots. Thin spears of daffodils followed, and by Easter, New Yorkers lucky enough to boast gardens were awash with hyacinths and narcissus. And then, quietly and suddenly, the trees exploded into a riot […]

September 18th, 2009

Market Report: Tons of Toms

This summer, or perhaps I should say “last summer” since it seems to have already come and gone, New Yorkers missed out on several classic, quintessential summertime sensations. Weather-wise, for most of June and July it rained, and then there were all of four decently steamy summer afternoons – the sort that make you long […]

August 30th, 2008

Free Yaself Sista!

The world now knows the fastest man on the planet is Jamaican. Like Celest, I loved watching the Olympics and was tuned in when Usain Bolt won his first gold the very night I met another Jamaican man, on the subway no less. Bolt may be fast, but my Jamaican is free! I was standing […]

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