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Almighty Food Co.

Almighty Food Co.

When the hottest eatery in Brooklyn is a place called Slutty Vegan, one thing is for certain: Healthful restaurant food has gotten a major reputational upgrade.Places serving so-called healthy fare used to be no-fun,...
food from park winters farm dinner

Farm Dinners at Park Winters

Park Winters, a historic 1865 inn on the outskirts of Winters, is bringing back its weekly Farm Dinners. The Friday and Saturday night dinners feature a four-course tasting menu in the property’s modern barn.The...
Kevin Barnett, Aimal Formoli and Suzanne Ricci sequoia at the cannery

Sequoia at The Cannery

Great restaurants open with lots of fanfare and press attention. But they usually close with little or no notice and often no explanation of what happened, leaving behind disappointed and confused diners who wonder...
moorish home is part of this year's holiday home tour

A Very Moorish Christmas

One of the city’s most distinctive historic houses will be open to the public as part of this year’s Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour on the first weekend in December. The David Lubin House,...
let the party begin

Let the Party Begin

As the evenings lengthen and the holidays approach, you may find yourself wanting to invite friends over for a cozy meal at home. But what if you’re not an absolute whiz in the kitchen,...
Jennifer Basye Sander with a cognac at Camden Spit & Larder, drink inspired Churchill.

Cheers to Churchill

It seems fitting that local author Jennifer Basye Sander and I should meet for cocktails at downtown’s Camden Spit & Larder to discuss her latest book: “Churchill: A Drinking Life.” (Skyhorse Publishing, $22.99) An...
cook your own steaks at the butterscotch den

Do It Yourself at The Butterscotch Den

A restaurant where you cook your own steak: What could go wrong?A lot, actually. You could overcook it or underseason it or simply not cook it as well as a professional chef, which is...
pup treat from silt & straw

A Pup Cup From Salt & Straw

Yesterday, I popped into Salt & Straw for a pint of ice cream for a friend recuperating from surgery and walked out with something unexpected: a sweet, cold treat for my dog, Guinness. To...
midtown bakery pizza pop-up

Pizza Pop-up at Midtown Bakery

Midtown Bakery is holding a lunchtime pizza pop-up this Friday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two pizzas will be on the menu: pepperoni with red sauce, and prosciutto with gorgonzola, mozzarella...
Partners Luo Rong Sang Zhu (Sam) and Bu Chu at their Hamalya Vegan Organic Restaurant

Whole Food for the Soul

What does peace have to do with eating? According to Luo Rong Sang Zhu, it’s simple: Eat healthy and you will be happy. This, he says, is peace.Luo Rong Sang Zhu (in this country...