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An iconic NYC pizza establishment in Midwood has been shut down by health inspectors.  City records show there were mice present, workers wearing soiled and potentially contaminated clothing.  Di Fara, located on Avenue J and E 15th St had a total of 45 violation points and was immediately shut down for business. Netflix to Release New Series on ‘Central Park Five’ New...
Yes, please. This delightful ice cream cone for Valentine's Day 2019 is at 'Stax Ice Cream'. @staxicecream has a new V-Day special which is absolutely perfect for the love birds. Cookies & cream fudge swirl. Pistachio honey rose. Chocolate chip cookie dough in a french vanilla cone..  Only for a limited time starting 2/7/19. 'Stax Ice Cream' is located at 279 Grand St in...
Sigri Indian BBQ is a Chipotle-style fast casual restaurant, where you build your own bowl or kati rolls.  Started by ultimate entrepreneur Jagat Parikh and joined by Chef Aarthi Sampath, who you may recognize as the winner of Chopped in 2016 and who recently beat Bobby Flay in March of 2018 (take that Bobby). She also contributed to the...
NEWARK, N.J. – Newark-based nonprofit, La Casa de Don Pedro, a leader in social services and community development efforts, is hosting an interactive virtual fundraiser on June 17 at 5:30 p.m., titled “La Casa en Su Casa.” With a program theme of “Silver Linings,” the evening will honor the “unsung heroes” of the pandemic – including essential workers for...
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Mardi Gras Weekend is coming to New Jersey once again to celebrate Michael Arnone’s 30th Annual Crawfish Fest. The little festival that could is celebrating its 30th milestone anniversary May 31-June 2, 2019, at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, with a festive 3-day lineup of celebrity acts and delicious food Cajun style. Michael Arnone Makes Crawfish Fest Vision a Reality The Baton...
Today is #NationalBagelDay, a day that is celebrated religiously in our parts.  In his festive mood, Mayor Bill de Blasio shared his personal favorite bagel. “A toasted whole wheat with extra cream cheese from the Bagel Hole in Park Slope" — on Twitter.  Sounds innocent enough, there’s only one problem… ‘Mott Haven’ Winning Movie on South Bronx and Environment ‘Four Corners...
Meatball Obsession Plus is the brainchild of restaurateurs Paul Bartick and Dan Mancini of Mama Mancini's (which I highly recommend). Growing up, Dan fondly remembers enjoying his grandmother's delicious meatballs on Sundays served in a cup. Her perfectly cooked meatballs would be covered with her delicious sauce, various cheeses, and vegetable toppings. Dan and Paul wanted to bring Mama Mancini’s...
When speaking of uber-famous Chefs, Emeril has to be on your short list.  Emeril Lagasse who became a house hold name in the 90's on the Food Network, where he coined the word "BAM".  The celebrity-chef/restaurateur has kicked up his portfolio with Rodos in the lobby of Chelsea’s Hotel Henri (37 W 24th St) on January 8th, 2019. Rodos serves Greek Seafood with...
FLEMINGTON, N.J. – May 18, 2021 – Did you know you can experience goat yoga, learn about cheese making, and sample award-winning local wine all in the same region of Central New Jersey? The “579 Trail,” a historic agricultural corridor running through Hunterdon County, N.J., begins its peak season for visitors this month as Jersey harvests begin to yield...
Photo courtesy of ProudLiving Companies.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ProudLiving Companies, a New Jersey-based real estate company with a mission of long-term neighborhood revitalization, is donating 200 meals per week to essential workers in Essex County, NJ. The program is running on a weekly basis from June to mid-July. In partnership with Papa Pat’s Pizza in Newark, NJ., senior leaders at ProudLiving, including President...
Welcome to the newest taco truck in New York, TacocaT NY.  TacocaT is a food truck located behind the restaurant DVINE BAR located in Sparkill.  You may recognize the owner Chris Holland, a three-time 'Chopped' champion.  The vibe is casual (like most food trucks), they have a patio with tent and 6 picnic tables.  There is a beautiful trail, known...
This week Amazon opened its first cashierless store in NYC and its 12th location in the Unites States.  The opening was not without controversy as critics argued that the cashless stores would discriminate against customers without a bank account.  According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 8.4 million households, or roughly 6.5% of all households in America, were unbanked...
Seeking the best NY pizza places in South Florida is the holy grail that every New Yorker hunts for when moving to, or visiting, the sunshine state. NY style pizza is held in the highest regard in the east coast communities of South Florida, often referred to as New York City’s sixth borough, as it is a true taste...
February 10th is National Cream Cheese Brownie Day. Some things just need their own holiday.  In honor of this high-holy day, we have put together two yummy cream cheese brownie recipes to enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5J5bL9e8zA  Super Simple Cream Cheese Brownie Recipe 1 Packaged Brownie Mix (19.8 oz.) 1 package of cream cheese (8oz.) 1 egg 1/3 c. white sugar Preheat your oven...
Since 1995, Bailey's Smokehouse has been serving up delicious smoked barbecue in Blauvelt, New York. To get the full "Bailey's experience" you must order their mac n’ cheese pulled pork egg rolls. Local tip, the corn soufflé is what makes the trip complete. If you're like me and have a hard time deciding what to order, Bailey's offers platters that include...

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Braised Short Rib Taco from #GoaTaco at Smorgasburg in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.  Image by #ChefHelen Smorgasburg, in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, presents Smorgasburg Prospect Park, which offers a range of cuisines from local and regional food purveyors on Sundays from 11 am until 6 pm, from April through October. This highly regarded outdoor food market features 100 vendors offering packaged and prepared food...