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Best of 2018 – Meals, Savories, Sweets

  2018 was a year of challenges, but also one of accomplishments. From building a new practice to helping mother and aunt relocate to Las Vegas the financial aspects of these last twelve months led to several self-imposed limitations while … Continue reading

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King Umberto Restaurant, Elmont NY

King Umberto Restaurant Warm Rolls, Garlic Bread, Olive Oil Pepperoni Sicilian Slice Pepperoni Grandma Slice Vodka Grandma Slice Meatball Sicilian Slice Fried Capellini – Fried Angel Hair Pasta, Cheese Seafood Arancini – Risotto, Mozzarella Cheese, Crab, Shrimp, Scallops, Creamy Lobster … Continue reading

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PQR, New York NY

PQR Burrata and Basil Slice / Genovese Cherry Tomato Slice Smoked Provolone, Bacon, Pumpkin Slice / Mozzarella and Marinara Slice Soppressata Slice Opened in March of 2018 by Rome’s Angelo Iezzi it was based on good word of mouth that … Continue reading

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Hungarian Pastry Shop, New York NY

Hungarian Pastry Shop Chocolate Chip Cookie Apple Strudel Dobos Torte In the area thanks to Mama’s Too! it was with fond memories of Grandma’s baking that a stop was made at The Hungarian Pastry Shop, a location at 1030 Amsterdam … Continue reading

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MAMA’S TOO!, New York NY

MAMA’S TOO! Cacio e Pepe Slice / Poached Pear, Gorgonzola, Hot Honey Slice / Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Slice Pepperoni Slice The House Pizza Owned by Frank Tuttolomondo, his parent’s Restaurant titled Mama’s Pizza just a few blocks away, it … Continue reading

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Levain Bakery (Amsterdam Avenue,) New York NY

Levain Bakery Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Valrhona Roll Oatmeal Cookie Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie With four locations including one in the Hamptons it was rekindling forgotten love that a stop was made at Levain Bakey on Christmas Eve, … Continue reading

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Récolte, New York NY

Récolte Maple Lover Almond Croissant Kouign Amann Caramel Sweetie Canele Dark Chocolate Canele Launched in late-2017 and recently making noise by way of a pending collaboration with Michael Laiskonis it was on Christmas Eve that Récolte was visited, the Upper … Continue reading

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Studio at Freehand Hotel, New York NY

Studio at Freehand Hotel Cold Brew Coffee Halva Caramel Bun Chocolate Babka Coffee Cake Apricot Persian Love Cake In an era when Instagram has greatly influenced the way Pastry Chefs are forced to think a number of recent visits to … Continue reading

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Orwasher’s (East 78th Street,) New York NY

Orwasher’s Almond Croissant Raspberry Jelly Donut Chocolate Old Fashioned Donut Tricolore Cookies Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Black & White Cookie With locations on both the Upper East and Upper West sides of Manhattan plus Brooklyn it was early Sunday … Continue reading

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Benno, New York NY

Benno Occidentale – Housemade Jasper’s MIX, Masala Chai, 2 Rums, Amara Bitter Orange Black Pepper Grissini Scallop – Cucumber, Apple, Olive Oil Sourdough Baguette – Labneh Butter Carnaroli Risotto – Blue Hubbard Squash, Chestnuts, Castelrosso Cheese Smoked Sea Trout – … Continue reading

Posted in Coffee, Dessert, Foie, Foie Gras, Food, Gnocchi, Ice Cream, Italian, La Colombe, La Colombe Coffee, La Colombe Coffee Roasters, Lobster, New York, Pork, Sweetbread, Sweetbreads, Truffle, Truffles, Vacation Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria, New York NY

Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria La Colombe Cold Brew Coffee Sfogliatelle Tricolore Cookie, Pignoli, Wedding Cookie, Brownie Cookie, Brutti Ma Buoni Robiola Cannoli Cake – Dark Chocolate, Rum, Candied Orange Still fondly remembering dinners at Per Se and Lincoln cooked by … Continue reading

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Lions & Tigers & Squares, New York NY

Lions & Tigers & Squares Detroit Style Pepperoni Pizza Until fairly recently Detroit Pizza was a style only known to those who’d visited The Motor City and serious Pizza-heads, but the age of social media and culinary-cross-pollination has seen a … Continue reading

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Little Pie Company, New York NY

Little Pie Company Corn Muffin Apple Coffee Cake Sour Cream Apple Pie Quietly occupying a space at 424 West 43rd Street since 1985 it was as part of a three-stop Breakfast that Little Pie Company was visited, former-actor Arnold Wilkerson’s … Continue reading

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Schmackary’s, New York NY

Schmackary’s Coffee Cake – Cinnamon Sugar Ribbons, Pecans Red Velvet Cookie – White Chocolate Chips, Cream Cheese Frosting Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie – Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Bacon, Sea Salt Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookie – Dark Cocoa, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Cinnamon … Continue reading

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Empellón, New York NY

Empellón House Cold Brew from Counter Culture Queso Fundido with Steak Tartare, spicy Corn Nuts and housemade Corn Tortillas Sticky Rice Tamal with Red Chile Duck Confit Octopus Tacos with Celery and Salsa Verde Corn Ice Cream Taco Canela Ice … Continue reading

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Aquavit, New York NY

Aquavit White Roll, Sunflower Rye, Salted Butter Gravlax – Hovmastar, Apple, Trout Roe Smoked Trout – Cucumber, Yogurt, Fennel Herring Sampler – Lingonberry, Curry, Horseradish, Aquavit, Cream, Priest Cheese, Onions, Potatoes 7x Beef Tartare – Smoked Mayonnaise, Capers, Beets Swedish … Continue reading

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ATLA, New York NY

ATLA Toasted Sesame Horchata Concha Red Flax Seed Chilaquiles with Poached Eggs Ranchero Eggs Enfrijolada Having renewed an interest in Mexican Food and culture in 2017 it was just as ATLA was about to open that Enrique Olvera’s Mexico City … Continue reading

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Supermoon Bakehouse, New York NY

Supermoon Bakehouse Almond Cranberry Twice-Baked Croissant – Almond Syrup, Almond Cream, Fresh Cranberry Jelly, Vanilla Crème Patissiere, Sugared Almond Clusters, Almond Cream White Sesame & Saffron Donut – Saffron Brioche, White Sesame and Saffron Crème Patissiere, Sesame Orange Tuile Banana … Continue reading

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Uncle Boons, New York NY

Uncle Boons Huu Muu Sawan – Heavenly Pigs Ears, Whiskey & Chili Glazed with Sawtooth and Scallion Mee-Krob – Sweetbreads, Crispy Noodle Salad, Peanuts, Dried Shrimp, Egg, Sawtooth, Tamarind Pla Muuk – Grilled Baby Octopus, Charred Lime, Tamarind Sauce Sticky … Continue reading

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Rice to Riches, New York NY

Rice to Riches Samples: The Edge of Run Raisin, Almond Shmalmond, Man-Made Mascarpone with Cherries, Take Me To Tiramisu, Fluent in French Toast Omni – Oreogasm, Butterscotch Boulevard, Play it Again Butter Pecan Open in Nolita since 2003, probably before … Continue reading

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