The Perfect Pizza: A Patsy’s Pie

| December 26, 2012

For the first four years that I lived in Manhattan I didn’t have a favorite pizza place.  Sure I had pizza places that I frequented in college (Koronet, anyone? Have you ever seen so much pizza for $2.50?), and had visited Lombardi’s a few times, but I didn’t have anywhere that was really my favorite […]

Ladies Who Lunch

| May 16, 2011

Ladies, this one is for you. Looking for the perfect place to meet the girls for lunch? Have I got the spot for you….Gina La Fornarina. Gina La Fornarina is the most adorable cafe on the Upper West side. It’s large picture windows make it bright, airy and perfect for people watching. The white tables with flower buds and crisp […]

Homestyle Italian

| March 30, 2011

Those  that live or work in Gramercy know there’s only one place to go to get homestyle Italian that won’t break the bank. Where is that? Frank’s Trattoria. Frank’s is part pizzeria part trattoria. The front is your typical pizzeria banging out pies or pizza by the slice. But behind the glass doors, is the land […]

Old School Italian Food

| February 23, 2011

Every neighborhood is home to Italian restaurants. Pizza, pasta and Chianti. Some are good and some are not so good. Where can you find old school Italian cooking? Coppola’s. Coppola’s is an neighborhood spot with outposts in Gramercy, Upper Westside and Rockland County. They serve up the dishes that I grew up on. Baked ziti, lasagna, eggplant […]

An Oldie But A Goodie

| December 29, 2009

Now that we’re winding down to the end of 2009, we will start seeing the demise of restaurants across the city. Many that have been around for a while are being forced to close because of tough economic times and huge rent increases. Being able to last for years as well as decades is a huge accomplishment […]