‘M is for Mutz’, ‘N is for No Parking’.  On a recent episode of PBS’s Sesame Street, Conger heads to Fiore’s House of Quality for some delicious mutz after Cookie Monster ate it all up.  They crossed the Hudson in search of mutz for a caprese salad and while intown they learned the careful process of making mozzarella cheese. Watch...
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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Go to any pizzeria or deli in New York and you're liable to find an assortment of flavors of Snapple Iced Tea, however it wasn’t always this way.  Snapple was founded in 1972 by Leonard Marsh, Hyman Golden, and Arnold Greenberg in Valley Stream, Long Island. They debuted the classic lemon-flavored iced tea in 1987.  By the early 90’s...
Has all this rain got you down?  Cheer up, not only is today Friday but it's the first day of summer. And, DQ is offering free ice cream with any purchase! At participating locations, customers can choose from a regular vanilla cone, chocolate dipped or orange dreamsicle. Have you tried ‘The Cruffin’? Snapple – The Classic New York Beverage #Throwback To get the...

Tacos in Tarrytown

This week I crossed the TZB and headed to Westchester for some delicious tacos.  The Taco Project is located on Main street in Tarrytown.  You have to pay for street parking but despite this, the place is ALWAYS packed.  It makes sense why it is too, especially the outside of this place. The colors of their food are always...

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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...
crawfish fest
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...
When one thinks of South Florida, what usually comes to mind is sunshine, beaches, orange groves, spring training, and the overpriced theme parks just a hop, slip and a jump up in Orlando. But take it from one of many jaded New Yorkers who have moved here over the last few decades – there’s more to having fun in the...
The Midwest-based Hawaiian food chain is set to open its next location in Secaucus, NJ this fall. Poké Bros has been wildly popular, opening over 24 stores since its inception in 2016. Poké bowls have become increasing popular in the mainland US. The trendy bowls of deliciousness have been refered to as the "new sushi". ‘Amazon Go’ Opens its First Store in...
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...
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...
A 45-seat café run by students at RCC Hospitality and Tourism is having their grand opening today. The highly anticipated culinary collaboration is between RCC and Flik Hospitality. The café will serve up tasty soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods.  They will also be serving coffee from Suffern-based Java Love. NJ Land-Use Firm Helps Pave the Way for Future Jersey City Whole Foods These...
Gone are the days of formal sit-down wedding dinners that confine guests to their seats in huge ballrooms completely detached from other guests or family members. Today’s weddings are much more elaborate and fun. That's why Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, NJ, brought in Executive Chef Anthony Villanueva, aka Chef Tony, to cater events with the latest food...
Do you have a case of the winter blues?  January can be a bit sad after the holiday madness comes to an end.  If you're a foodie like me, this will surely brighten your day.  This years NYC Winter Restaurant Week falls between January 21st and February 8th. Reservations opened up yesterday, while it's not mandatory to make a reservation,...
Photo courtesy of Ebb & Flow at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina.
Catering to summer crowds, Brooklyn Heights’ ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina has unveiled Estuary, a brasserie and bar offering globally inspired dishes with locally sourced produce, including seafood, meat and vegetables, with a focus on simplicity, seasonality, sustainability and provenance. Estuary at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina will be open at One Brooklyn Bridge Park (159 Bridge Park Drive). The waterfront eatery will occupy the northwest corner...
Back in 1980, two brothers and Jersey natives had an idea. Fast forward a few decades, and that idea has become a local favorite for quality eats and unbeatable customer service. At The Great Wazu, all their sandwiches (they've got 80+ of those bad boys), soups, and salads are prepared fresh to order and made with only the finest...