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 […]

21. Best Soul Food: The Redhead        Enjoying lots of press and nightly crowds, this new hotspot is frequented by chefs just getting off their shifts. Helping to popularize what I’m calling “New Southern” fare, this stick-to-your-bones comfort chic cuisine is perfectly hearty on a cold winter’s night, and easy on the pocketbook during recession times.         Location: […]

11. Best Speakeasy: La Esquina Use the takeout window if you can’t get in, but seriously, get it. Slipping past the doorman, through the hot, busy kitchen, and into the glory of this underground Mexican speakeasy is annoying to say the least…BUT delicious at best. Location: 106 Kenmare St. at Lafayette St. and Cleveland Pl. […]

When I first met Celest I knew we’d be best friends when, surrounded by a group of clearly self-righteous 9-5ers, she loudly exclaimed, “There’s no inherent value in being a morning person!” I’m a night person. Period. And hearing Celest utter those sage words lifted me of a 20- year guilt trip I’d been carrying […]

August 23rd, 2008

Affettati Addendum, by Celest

A few months back, I tried out a new sandwich spot on 7th St. that I found disappointingly lacking in preparedness and panache. I commented that I doubted I’d revisit the spot because in my neighborhood, there are too many great places to get stuck with anything that seems mediocre. But I changed my mind […]

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