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“To Die For” Lunch at Taqueria de los Muertos

By Jeannette | April 6, 2012

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By: Allana Mortell

When I first moved to New York, I began the dreaded apartment search. My roommate and I checked out a billion different places – some with tiny kitchens and mini-fridges and some with bedrooms better fitted for a dollhouse – you name it, we saw it. One of the biggest deal breakers for me was apartment proximity to food. The broker we were then dealing with kept telling us how up & coming Prospect Heights, Brooklyn was. As we walked around the neighborhood, we giggled in delight as we passed restaurant by restaurant by restaurant – many open late (another of my “deal breakers”).

I first saw Taqueria de los Muertos on a whim,  walking by the restaurant on our way to look at another apartment. Though I knew nothing about the restaurant, the name stuck with me and I knew I had to go back. So, three weeks later, on a beautiful too-sunny-for-March-day, I ventured over to Prospect Heights, so excited and so hungry.

Living in New York is expensive, there’s no doubt about it; so many restaurants these days charge outrageous amounts of money for plates of food smaller than any tapas restaurant I know. I walk out of those “hip, new restaurants,” with holes in my pocket and my stomach still grumbling. So, I walked into Taqueria de los Muertos with a ten-dollar bill,  hoping for the best. I eventually left so full of food and unbelievably satisfied that the employees and my friends could’ve rolled me on out down the street, seeing as after the meal, I could barely move. Read More

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Jon Bon Jovi Opens A ‘Pay-What-You-Can’ Restaurant

By admin | October 26, 2011

Photo: discomate

Photo: discomate

By: Saira Malhotra

Last week, the Associated Press reported that Jon Bon Jovi is rocking more than just music. On October 19th, 2011, Jon launched a restaurant, Soul Kitchen, in his home state of New Jersey. This Red Bank based establishment checks all the boxes in terms of style, cuisine, health, sustainability and ambiance and is as upscale as any other in this town. But there is a difference. This is a ‘pay-what-you-can’ restaurant, and if that is a struggle, then you barter a meal in exchange for your service to the restaurant or community. Read More

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Food Meets Fashion at My Global Street Food Pop-Up

By admin | September 7, 2011

Street Food Pop-up

As New York City gets ready for its fall fashion events, chefs everywhere are also gearing up for a change in menu to fit the fall season. While most food found during fashion events involve a few amuse-bouches at cocktail parties, I thought “Why not combine both food and fashion in celebration of this exciting time in New York City?” That’s why I and Restaurant Associates teamed up, with support from American Airlines, to bring you Global Street Food Pop-Up, a pop-up street food cafe where we’ll combine international comfort food while featuring a style meet-and-greet with up-and-coming designer Prajje Jean-Baptiste. From September 8th until September 15th, Street Food will feature an eclectic and affordable menu of a wide range of international foods from 10:30am to 11:00pm in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Read More

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Remembering George Lang

By admin | July 7, 2011

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Legendary restaurateur, cookbook writer and food historian George Lang died on Tuesday at 86 in his Manhattan home. Somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades within the food industry, Lang had a long and successful career in the New York culinary and restaurant scene. One of Lang’s most renowned and enduring accomplishments was his revival of the Cafe des Artistes, ground-floor restaurant of the beloved Hotel des Artistes that had not met success in recent years. Once dark and empty, Lang transformed the restaurant into a modern, elegant bistro that enjoyed celebrity patronage and popularized the ever-delicious flourless chocolate cake. Read More

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Celebrate Fourth of July with a Dinner and a View

By admin | July 1, 2011

Photo: anthonycramp on flickr

Photo: anthonycramp on flickr

If you don’t feel like planning a Fourth of July celebration this weekend, why not just leave it to the professionals this year? Head on over to some of the finest establishments in your city to help you out this Independence Day. Check out these great restaurants (some with good views of the fireworks!) that are having celebrations around the country. Read More

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Father’s Day Restaurant Suggestions

By mahir | June 15, 2011

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While you can always give your dad a gift for Father’s Day, it’s also nice to make the day stand out and commemorate it with an event for your dad and a special meal or outing could be a great way to do that. If you want to design an outing or go somewhere that will suit your dad and make him happy, but if you’re having a hard time thinking of an idea or are just looking for new possibilities, here are some ideas.  Read More

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Today is National Doughnut Day!

By mahir | June 3, 2011

National Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day

Today is National Doughnut Day! Celebrated on the first Friday in June every year since 1938, National Doughnut Day is a perfect excuse to enjoy a sweet, fluffy treat – or two, or three.

Celebrate the holiday at Red Rooster with our delicious sweet potato doughnuts, injected with sweet potato cream and served warm with a dusting of cinnamon sugar.

Not in NYC to enjoy? Try one of these famed doughnut shops around the country!  Read More

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