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...
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...
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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...
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...
People are losing their minds over "the Cruffin" from a Bronxville (Westchester County) French Bakery.  'The Cruffin' is a one of a kind pastry, part croissant - part muffin baked fresh by Chantilly Patisserie.  The popular boutique bakery has been making some serious noise in the Lower Hudson Valley. With demand so high, your bound to run out from time to time! ...
Stew Leonard’s famous for its Yonkers and Connecticut over the top grocery stores will open up its first New Jersey supermarket in Paramus.  The store will be located at the old Sears in Paramus Park. The dairy-themed supermarket will create 350 new jobs in Bergen County.  The 80,000 square foot store will feature their trademark dairy department, a butcher shop,...
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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...
The famed New York City venue The Cutting Room is well known for its offering of amazing talented entertainers performing in its wonderful club. What makes it a cut above other stage venues is a menu that matches the wealth of delectable shows. Not only do they have a great bill of fare to enjoy dinner along with a...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
As we find ourselves in a country politically divided, there is one thing that often unites Americans. That is, charitable giving. Whether it’s for hurricane-disaster relief or donating coats and blankets to the homeless, the American people including businesses know how to give back in a time of need. There are thousands of businesses and charitable organizations that are...
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...
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,...
BROOKLYN, NY The Rochester, New York-based Supermarket chain with a cult-following will open its first NYC supermarket on Flushing Ave in the Brooklyn's Navy Yard.  The 74,000 sq ft store will open this fall and will serve as the anchor for the $140 million redevelopment of the Admirals Row. Wegmans announced it will hire a total of 500 people with 150...