restaurants & bars

Arzak: A Review

by Janelle 08.12.2013
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As foodies, amateur chefs, avid restaurant-goers and two+-months-in-advance resy makers, my husband and I finally made the pilgrimage to the so-called food mecca, San Sebastián, Spain. I had read all of the reviews and listened to all the raves, rants and endless comparisons, so it was time to check it all out firsthand and see what […]

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Summer Dining at River Café London

by Janelle 07.26.2013
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Last night we checked out River Café on the north bank of the Thames, a London favorite for over 25 years. The food is upscale Italian and the vibe in informal and fun. We were lucky enough to sit outside and had an

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Dinner at Del Posto

by Janelle 11.19.2012
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This past weekend we finally made it back to one of the fanciest Italian restaurants in New York, Del Posto. The hotspot, run by celebrity Italian food personalities, Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich, occupies an opulent space in Chelsea, where  live piano fills a bustling, warmly-lit dining room. Del Posto received a four-star rating from New York […]

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Haute Lobster “Rolls” at Le Bernardin

by Janelle 11.15.2012
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It’s a bit of a secret that many of the top Michelin-starred restaurants in New York offer a lounge menu in their bar area that serves a selection of the chef’s top dishes à la carte without having to

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Sandwiches from Mile End

by Janelle 11.12.2012
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This weekend we checked out Mile End Sandwich Shop, the Noho outpost of the Boerum Hill, Brooklyn favorite. Located on posh Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery, this inventive and modern Jewish delicatessen is just what we needed in the neighborhood. The inside is sleek and minimalist, with a long communal table filling the room and dozens […]

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Saturday Morning at Russ & Daughters

by Janelle 11.10.2012
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It’s a Saturday morning tradition for us. We wake up, grab coffee at Think Coffee and then swing by Russ & Daughters for some of the best bagels and smoked fish in the city.

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King Cole Bar

by Janelle 11.09.2012
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It has been said by cocktail aficionados that the King Cole Bar in New York City was the first bar in the U.S. to serve a Bloody Mary after being originally invented at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. It’s this type of history that makes this bar, situated in the posh St. Regis Hotel, so special.

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Forcella: Pizza di Napoli on the Bowery

by Janelle 11.06.2012
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I finally made it to pizza master Giulio Adriani’s new restaurant on the Bowery, Forcella. We went this past Friday, which was the first day the East Village got power back after Hurricane Sandy, so I give them extra points off the bat for hustling open to the delight of hungry SoPo diners like ourselves.

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NYC: Brunch at Calliope

by Janelle 07.17.2012
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It was time for sunday brunch and this week my fiancé and I decided to forgo the usual mad rush to Peels, Five Points or Café Cluny and try out a chic new neigborhood bistro from Waverly Inn alum Eric Korsh and his wife, Ginevra Iverson, formerly of Prune, called Calliope. This impressive pedigree seriously got our hopes […]

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NYC: 8 Alfresco Hotspots to Enjoy Cocktails & Dinner Outdoors this Summer …

by Janelle 05.25.2011
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I was thrilled to guest post today for one of my favorite blogs, All Women Stalk. Check out my article on the 8 best NYC Alfresco Hotspots to Enjoy Cocktails and Dinner Outdoors This Summer! I’ve found the coolest spots to enjoy the warm weather this summer. Summer is about to be officially in full-swing […]

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