Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Twelve Years Later...

We remember. "Tribute of Light" marking the former Twin Towers will go on at sunset on September 11 and fade away at dawn on September 12.  (Photo credit:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Free Macaron with US Open Ticket at Epicerie Boulud

Did you go to the US Open this week? If you did, save your ticket stub and bring it to Epicerie Boulud at 1900 Broadway to claim your free tennis ball designed macaron. The offer ends September 9. Hurry today!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Dish That I Can Eat Over and Over Again: Ceviche

Ceviche Mixto at Panca, a Peruvian Restaurant in the West Village.  

Try it out! Panca is located on 92 Seventh Avenue South,
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Art Exhibit at Washington Square Park This Weekend

This weekend, come to Washington Square Park (between W 4th Street and Washington Square Place) from noon-6PM to check out the Annual Washington Square Art Exhibit.  Now in its 83rd year, the event's website, the Exhibit began in 1931 when Jackson Pollock, the American artist known for his "drip paintings," took some of his artwork and sold them on the street to raise funding to pay for his art studio.  He was soon joined by Willem deKooning, another important artist during this period.  

To learn more about the details of the event, please visit The Exhibit will be held over two weekends starting tomorrow and it's free to attend.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Shake Shack Coming to Grand Central Station

Yep, it's coming to Grand Central Terminal. Danny Meyer's Shake Shack will be located in the space that was formerly occupied by Mexican restaurant, Zocalo.  I browsed through a few blogs to see if there is a target date for opening.  AMNY reported on May 8, 2013 that it should open by the end of October.  

More to come!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wafels & Dinges--Finally!

The cart with the Dinges listed 
I was hanging out in the Union Square area this afternoon to do some shopping at the Greenmarket when I spotted the Wafels & Dinges food cart.  Because my doctor has alerted me to my high sugar problem,  I ended up ordering one of their mini wafels with spekuloos spread and banana dinges (toppings) and a small iced coffee to wash it down.   The spekuloos spread had the texture of peanut butter but with the taste of gingerbread--it was like eating a combination of melted peanut butter and cookie dough.  The portion was just enough to entertain my curiosity.  For more info or where to find your nearest truck in NYC, visit

My order came in a box pictured below and the iced coffee came with a gingerbread cookie.  I saved the cookie and gave it to my daughter when I got home. She loved it and happily ate it with her milk.

I would definitely order from this food cart again, but maybe after my blood sugar levels drop-- hopefully in a few months.  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Trying out Recipes at the Food Network: Homemade Saag Paneer

I live in a Brooklyn neighborhood that has a great selection of Chinese and Italian restaurants, however, I miss the variety of eating foods beyond these two types of cuisines.  So, today, I decided to make Indian--specifically, Saag Paneer.  Indian cuisine boasts some of the best vegetarian dishes in the world--hearty with lots of flavor.  The recipe I used was one by Aarti Sequeira, the Season 6 winner of Food Network Star.  To check out the recipe, visit:  

Homemade Cheese

The Finished Product