December 22nd, 2010

The Stuffed of Home

I’m taking to the streets this afternoon to road trip it home for the holidays with a rental car packed full of pressies, pastries, cousins Frankie and Lindsay, Mr. Mixologist and my travel-tested kitty cat, Taleggio, in tow. I’ve come to expect a seven-hour journey over the bridge and through the tunnel to blustery Buffalo […]

November 4th, 2010

To Eat or Not To Eat(aly)

I’m drawn to all things Italian, and not just in the kitchen. But when news broke that Mario Batali was opening an Italian mecca for tutto Italiano, I was hesitant. Why did I doubt the master? I guess I was worried that Eataly would be like every other consumer haven in the city, just another […]

One of the benefits (if you see it that way) of living and dining in Manhattan is that celebrity sightings are a part of everyday life. Last week, I gave a brief take on the celebrity chef phenomenon , and of course, within a couple of days, I found myself sitting at a table behind […]

March 9th, 2008

The ‘Borg

I love the detritus of a great party—remnants of the consumption preceding the buzz, the high, the satiation, the quench, the satisfaction, the orgasm… At right are traces of the following consumables: espresso, Heineken, Sambuca, sugar, grappa, Lurisia, red wine, marinara. It’s the litter of an enjoyable evening—a post-game party at which I was unlikely cheerleader. I […]

February 23rd, 2008

Two-Faced and Terrific

I’ve been working on my Italian a lot lately. I’ve also been practicing my language skills… The other night I wasn’t out with the Italian, but I was still craving some, so after a meeting with potential Dinner Belle clients in the East Village, Erin and I decided to hit up the new spot on 7th St., Giano. Honestly, we chose the spot […]

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