Little Italy Dinner Tour – March 2nd, 2013

| February 27, 2013

2013 LITTLE ITALY DINNER TOUR This is a 4-course full-dinner of Italy’s most delicious and iconic foods in New York’s Little Italy. First we’ll start at the Meatball Shop for their signature dish. Then we’ll have thin-crust pizza from Lombardi’s, the oldest pizzeria in America. Next is Parm, for a juicy chicken cutlet parmigiana sandwich, […]

Pizza, Pasta and Espresso

| September 5, 2010

After a long day of showing apartments in Tribeca, what I needed was a good cappuccino. I reach the corner of Franklin and West Broadway and see a charming Tavola Calda. I walk inside and am greeted by a handsome Italian. Cappucino please. As I see him working on my drink I get a wiff […]

New From Buitoni – Pasta Riserva

| June 24, 2010

Cheapeats was privileged to be a taste tester for the new Pasta Riserva from Buitoni. A free sample of pasta? Sign me up. My choice? Chicken & Mushroom Ravioli with Marsala Sauce. These new entrees are meant to be dinner for 2. Really? I’m a bad judge for portion controls because Italians never think they […]

The End Of An Era At Benitos II

| June 22, 2010

It comes with great sadness to learn that the owner of Benitos II has recently passed. He was a colorful man who shared many stories of his travels through Europe and the day to day happenings at the restaurant. He made sure your dining experience was enjoyable and that you always left with a full […]

A Lesson In Cheapeating

| April 29, 2010

If you remember, my last post talked about my friend’s embarrassment in trying to eat out on the cheap. Did she mend her silly ways? Read on and see. I rounded up the girls for dinner so everyone could relax and catch up. OK Miss Cheapeats, where can we go to satisfy carnivores, vegetarians and […]

You Don’t Need To Break The Bank

| August 25, 2009

How many times can you find a great local spot where you can walk in, see smiling faces, grab a great meal and not break the bank? Well Andrea’s Brick Oven Restaurant is that place. This favorite spot is located on 3rd Avenue in Gramercy and offers great Italian dining. Fresh homemade pizza cooked in their […]