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New York City Dining Part 2 of 3

Posted on September 05, 2013 by admin

DAY 2 We continue our urban cuisine adventure from our previous post. We started the day with lunch in Tribeca at the Manhattan institution Tribeca Grill. After an Ozzy Osbourne sighting we were able to sit with the owner/restaurateur Drew Nieporent, one of the most renowned in Manhattan, he opened the first Nobu, launched Montrachet and other venerable NYC hot spots. Food was hearty and straightforward, and the dessert sit-down with Drew was enlightening. [imagebrowser id=9] Continuing to Walk through Tribeca up to SoHo to an Italian sandwich shop called Alidoro, known to “in-the-know” circles throughout Manhattan. It was formerly “the sandwich Nazi” story that gave way to the “soup nazi” of Seinfeld fame, but was bought by an Italian family. Endured an amazing prosciutto and roasted pepper hero. We spent an hour and a half at Mario Batali’s latest forray Eataly. An entire Manhattan 
city block devoted to Italian specialty foods/ingredients for purchase. Salumeria, custom pasta maker/counter, fish monger, butcher, plus a pasta ... Read more

New York City Dining Part 1 of 3

Posted on August 30, 2013 by admin

I recently had the opportunity to really experience the culinary skills of New York City. We ate and we ate and then we ate some more. Five full days of lunch, dinner and then dinner again! A fantastic and unforgettable experience. I was accompanied by Travel Expert, NBC host and Publisher Brian Berusch. Brian lives here in Hawaii but is from New York originally and knows the restaurant scene. He was the Editorial Director at Oahu Publications Inc. magazine for years and has done a lot of award winning freelance for various travel, culinary and lifestyle magazines. I’ll do a 3 part blog rundown and some highlights for you incase your in New York City and would like some direction in what can be an overwhelming decision on where to go. A special thanks to Brian for his guidance, company and pictures and writing some of the list descriptions I'll be posting over this 3 part blog series.  DAY 1 Ess a Bagel. Legendary midtown Manhattan institution for bagels, sandwiches, smoked fish and precision service. Sparks Steak House. We didn’t eat here as... Read more