Sidart – New Zealand Gastronomy

Living in the NYC area, there is absolutely no shortage of high quality, creative, guest focused, Michelin rated restaurants and all the hustle and bustle that goes along with them. I have been incredibly fortunate to enjoy an experience at every 3 Star Michelin rated restaurant in NYC; each restaurant is incredibly unique in terms…

Chinese-American Cuisine is more than just egg rolls and wontons.

A few months ago I purchased the book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman. It was one of the most interesting books I ever read and the author offers a compelling look at our history as it relates to food. She explains how eight flavors in America: black pepper, vanilla,…

NYC Michelin Star Restaurants

It may be Halloween but when the NYC Michelin guide comes out, it feels more like Christmas. With 56 single stars in NYC, this guide is the foodies bible. I cannot wait to try the new places that earned their first star. The pressure to perform is incredible for these restaurants and as an appreciative…

DUMBO – Brooklyn

New Yorkers know how to pack a lot into a small space and the DUMBO section of Brooklyn is no exception. DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is a section of Brooklyn that originally housed warehouses and industrial buildings because of its proximity to the ferry landing. It is located between the Brooklyn Bridge…

A Food Hall Grows in Brooklyn

Millennials get blamed for a lot of things in our current society but like them or not, the millennials (a.k.a, Generation Y – 1980-early 2000’s) have changed the way we eat. According to a recent Forbes Magazine article, eating out has increased to a record high 43.5% as compared to the 25.9% of the population…

Pizza – A real circle of life

“There’s no better feeling than a box of pizza on your lap.” -Kevin James We like to believe that humans are advanced in every respect to animals but I am hard pressed to find anyone that does not act like Pavlov’s Dog when they walk past a place selling pizza. Whether you like it hot…

¶ – A Review of Alinea

The Germans have a word (vorfreude, vor-FROY-dah) in their language and its meaning is described as: “the joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures.” Having spoken with executive chefs at different food shows around the country, watching the Netflix series “Chef’s Table” repeatedly, and working toward visiting all the 3-Star Michelin restaurants in the United…