Restaurants

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Swine and Sons Provisions Opening in Winter Park

Swine and Sons Provisions Opening in Winter Park

The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder owners James and Julie Petrakis are opening a new Southern inspired quick service restaurant in Winter Park, Florida. Swine and Sons Provisions is located next to Cask & Larder and offers a variety of take out options. Seating is […]

Marlow’s Tavern: Ribs & Whiskey

Marlow’s Tavern: Ribs & Whiskey

  Marlow’s Tavern runs an annual program called Ribs & Whiskey. The menu features entrees enticing guests into their local neighborhood gems. Of particular interest are the following menu items: BBQ Blazed Cobb Salad BBQ Chicken, Crisp Field Greens, Roma Tomato, Apple-Smoked Bacon, Sweet Corn, […]

The COOP A Southern Affair

The COOP A Southern Affair

  Restaurant Preview on Park Avenue I received an invite for a Scott Joseph Supper Club preview of The COOP menu, a new restaurant concept from the Rivers crew… A Southern Affair… Where? In the headquarters test kitchen of course! I could not turn down the exclusive opportunity for […]

Chef’s Tasting at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen

Chef’s Tasting at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Dry Creek Kitchen There’s nothing quite like the realization that you are somewhere beyond daily monotony. Post anticipation and preparation for excursions new, there is a certain oxymoronic, anxious calm that manifests just below the collar. It’s like a morning dew that […]

Papa Joe’s Pizza 25th Anniversary Dinner

Papa Joe’s Pizza 25th Anniversary Dinner

Once upon a time in Brooklyn, Sicilian immigrants began opening Italian restaurants and pizzerias showcasing family recipes from their homeland. While the origins of pizza specifically, are hotly debated, the history behind Papa Joe’s is certain. When Papa Joe relocated from Brooklyn, New York to […]

East End Market: A Pop Up Dinner Celebration of Women Chefs, Restaurateurs and Winemakers

East End Market: A Pop Up Dinner Celebration of Women Chefs, Restaurateurs and Winemakers

Saturday marked my second Pop-Up dinner following the event at Quantum Leap Winery this spring. I reserved my coveted seat for the evening showcasing women entrepreneurs in the local community. Compounding my enthusiasm and support for local small business was the fundraising for the Women Chefs […]

Supper Club at Chuan Lu Garden

Supper Club at Chuan Lu Garden

Fraught with anticipation, I entered through the back door of Ginza as instructed in the Scott Joseph reservation. I’m always a bit anxious attending these events because I usually go solo, but per usual, I was super excited for Supper Club. Any array of dinner […]

The Weekend: Tibby’s Crawfish Boil

The Weekend: Tibby’s Crawfish Boil

Thursday May 16th – Sunday May 19th Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen is celebrating the prime of seafood season with their 2nd annual Crawfish Boil by shipping a whopping 700 pounds of crawfish in from their suppliers in New Orleans.  You DO NOT want to miss […]

Dim Sum and Then Some

Dim Sum and Then Some

As a new subscriber to Lucky Peach, I discovered a meticulously descriptive article on Dim Sum. In the mid 90’s, I traveled the entirety of China’s eastern coast and consequently partook in daily dim sum for weeks on end; a repetition that nearly eradicated my love for […]

NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week

Enjoy NYC Restaurant Week  January 13 – February 8th $25 lunch | $38 dinner 3 courses Here’s the info you need: Participating Restaurants Browse and book at Open Table  

Starbucks: My Third Place rocks it for free!

Starbucks: My Third Place rocks it for free!

UPDATE: I found a wonderful video about a guy named Dan. He digs into his pocket every day to patients at the Michigan Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Watch this video for a dose of true humanity. http://www.starbucks.com/everylove He’s even started a donation site at […]

Fiddler’s Green

Fiddler’s Green

Photo from Florida Burger Lover Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub rem·i·nisce /ˌreməˈnis/ Verb: Indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events. Synonyms: remember, recollect A colleague recently turned 29, yes for real, not 29 again. As per usual, the birthday person selects the lunch venue and the fun […]

Beer vs. Wine Dinner at Cask & Larder

Beer vs. Wine Dinner at Cask & Larder

Sunday December 9, 5:30 p.m. at Cask & Larder Brewmaster Ron Raike and wine director Chad Doss will pair beer AND wines with a special four-course dinner for only $75 (plus tax and tip). Complete menu at www.caskandlarder.com. In case you haven’t heard, they brew on […]

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

While perusing for sustainable food documentaries, I stumbled upon Jiro Dreams of Sushi. I had no idea the movie would strike so deeply in it’s illustration of character, persistence, and looking forward toward perfection, never back. My membership to Netflix began in 2006, and this […]