Eater.com presents family meal with DeVonn Francis

It’s truly amazing how many unique ‘foodie related’ events you can find in New York City! From food and wine shows, to unique pop up restaurants, to wine and cheese classes, chef tastings, and dinner parties, it’s a foodie’s dream and one of the many reasons New York City is so great! As discussed in…

David Burke Tavern

Classy, sophisticated, and upscale, David Burke’s Tavern is located in a beautifully converted Upper East Side row house. The inside has such a unique look, featuring a dark blue, gentleman’s looking reading room complete with fireplaces upstairs, and a lavish British style bar with red, leather couches aligning the walls and dim lighting downstairs. There’s…

November 2018 Food Trends

The minute November hits, we all know it’s full on Thanksgiving mode here in the USA. We all sit and dream about mashed potatoes and gravy, apple pie, cornbread stuffing until the third Thursday of the month hits and we shamelessly eat until we pass out. Oh America! In this 11th month of the year,…

A Taste of Asbury Park, NJ

Asbury Park, a seaside town in New Jersey best known for fostering the state’s most beloved icon and a ‘God’ to many others, Bruce Springsteen. His 1973 album ‘Greetings from Asbury Park’ thrust this little town, an hour or so from NYC, into the rock and roll limelight. In the past few years Asbury has…

October 2018 Food Trends

The rise of healthy food for kids: Remember when a bowl of Lucky Charms for breakfast, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, and Lean Cuisine for dinner was a thing? Oh, how times have changed! These days with the rise in social media, globalization, and popular shows like Top Chef, taste buds and…

August 2018 Food Trends

Foodies in NYC rejoiced when the NYC Summer Fancy Foods show kicked off this year in sweltering heat at the Jacob Javits Center in late June. A variety of trends surfaced including alternative sweeteners like honey and maple syrup (think maple syrup bacon); the rise in alternative protein and plant based products; gut health; waste…

Tasting Collective Supper Club NYC

I recently attended my first Tasting Collective supper club event, which was a unique experience and well worth writing about. The event was held at Oka, on 30th Street and Third Ave in NYC. The restaurant, which is Chef John McCarthy’s pride and joy, showcases Japanese izakaya in the eyes of a typical New Yorker…

Supper Clubs are the new rage

Another current trend in the ‘food lovers’ space is the recent emergence of ‘membership only’ supper clubs and social dining clubs. These events range from professional chefs personally cooking for diners (both in their homes, open loft spaces, or in their restaurants), to multi-coursed themed dining, to social dining networking. Here are a variety of…