Untitled from Kimberly Belle on Vimeo. First a Food Maven and now a Foodista! I’ve been selected as today’s “Drink Blog of the Day” at Foodista.com. Swing by their homepage to see my profile, check out my full list of the Top 20 Spring-Forward Cocktail Bars in the city, and get two original recipes for […]

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 […]

11. Anita Lo: annisa Anita Lo is another of the founding female chefs of New York cuisine, someone I’ve admired for years both in and outside of the kitchen. Her restaurant annisa has been uniquely influential in the downtown scene since it opened in 2000, and its menu, with its vibrant combinations of flavors, has […]

Being a female chef in this city used to be a lonely existence. As with many cities, New York was underrepresented when it came to women wielding knives in professional kitchens, and those whose names were known were few and far between (and often worked in pastry). These days, things are looking much brighter for […]

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