Fresh & Co Opens On Upper Eastside

| June 21, 2013

Fresh&co is opening their sixth store at 127 East 60th St (btwn Park & Lex.)  To celebrate this new store, Fresh&co will be offering a free side salad or spindrift beverage to customers who purchase a chef-designed entrée salad or Panini.  To redeem this special offer, customers must have one of several thousand cards that […]

East Harlem Cafe: A Coffee Shop hosting Culture & Community

| January 16, 2013

Perhaps my affinity for coffee shops comes from how much time I spend reading and writing.  I love a place that offers a pretty change in scenery with a relaxed artistic vibe where I can sip latte after latte while being mildly productive from a tablet or laptop.   When I first moved to the East […]

Evelyn’s Kitchen: Spanish Harlem’s Sweetest Sweet Spot

| November 15, 2012

Evelyn’s Kitchen is very close to my apartment, so I have keeping an eye on the storefront for about two years.  Originally set up as a wholesale and catering workspace, just recently the EK team transformed the tiny shop on 1st Ave into a retail storefront with an amazing assortment of baked goods, lunch/dinner specials, and […]

Shopping And Eat Under One Roof

| November 1, 2010

How many times have you thought to yourself that wouldn’t it be nice to be able to shop and eat all under one roof. Well your prayers have been answered. The Smile is a street level hybrid general store and cafe in the fashionable Noho neighborhood. On a recent afternoon in between appoitments, I thought I’d […]

The Perfect Remedy To Cure Your Hunger

| May 4, 2010

Recently I was strolling around the Lower Eastside with a new friend looking for a spot to grab brunch. It was a warm, sunny Saturday. Perfect to be dining al fresco. But my friend wanted to be inside with air conditioning. Truly one of the big debates between men and women….temperature.  OK, so I didn’t […]

Comfort Food With An Accent

| October 22, 2009

I don’t know about you, but when the seasons change, so does my eating. When the chill starts in the air, I’m in the mood for soup or those stick to your ribs, belly warming dishes. The kind of peasant food you grew up on. Walking through the East Village on a chilly Sunday, I […]