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Summer Restaurant Week Comes Uptown

By Christopher Stewart | July 22, 2013

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Other than the holidays, the time of year I enjoy just as much is Restaurant Week. It gives everyone a chance to explore a large portion of the fabulous restaurants here in NYC for a fraction of the cost of dining out. There are no less than 250+ restaurants serving NYC diners 3 courses at amazing prices, $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner. And once again NYC Restaurant Week has made its way uptown to Harlem, and our very own Red Rooster is participating. During Restaurant Week, which starts July 22nd and ends August 16, head uptown and choose between the Chilled Carrot Ginger Soup or Market Salad and our Fried Chicken or Salmon dishes. Dessert will be a sweet surprise at the end.

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How To Make Popsicles at Home

By Christopher Stewart | July 10, 2013

Experiment with flavors and add-ins to make your popsicles personal to your whims. (Photo: roboppy)
Experiment with flavors and add-ins to make your popsicles personal to your whims. (Photo: roboppy)

Experiment with flavors and add-ins to make your popsicles personal to your whims. (Photo: roboppy)

In the heat, there are only a few things that can make the heat enjoyable. A view of the ocean, an ice cold drink, and a flavorful popsicle, just to name a few. When the temperature is over 90 degrees, a popsicle is the perfect way to cool your body down and also sneak in a tasty treat. Popsicles are an all-time favorite, but a sugary box with grape, orange, and cherry flavors just aren’t cutting it anymore. Different flavors, teas, spices, and sweeteners can all be added  to your popsicle of choice when you make them at home. Making these warm weather favorites are quick and easy. Here are some tips on making popsicles at home.  Read More

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No-Cook Recipe: Poptails

By Alexandra Fleischman | July 10, 2013

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It’s hot outside, and it’s hot inside. Not the easiest time to host guests, especially if like my own, your air conditioning can’t handle a lot of bodies in one room. Drinking alcohol doesn’t help either, as it raises body temperature and leaves everyone feeling flushed.

I realized a couple of summers what to do to your cocktails to keep your friends around for a few more hours: Freeze them. Read More

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How To Pair Wine with Barbecued Foods

By Christopher Stewart | July 3, 2013

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Deciding what wine to pair with grilled steak is easier than you think. (Photo: mike912mueller)

The start of the grilling season means delicious smokey meals, perfectly charred dinners, and even grill-inspired desserts. While a nice glass of your favorite wine is desired for any meal, when the grills come out, the bottles of wine seem to go in. But just like you pair your wine with your light salad for lunch or a hearty stew that’s been cooking all day for dinner, wine can also be paired with grilling and barbecue.  For the holiday weekend and many sunny weekends after, here are 3 tips to help you pair wine at your next barbecue.  Read More

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Best of the Week: Our Most Popular Stories

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 28, 2013

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photo: sheridesabeemer

Photo: sheridesabeemer

The days are getting shorter now, so we’re making it last and keeping it fresh, from preserving our guacamole’s green hue to brightening up the air (with tea bags!). For making the most the time left, adventures are in order, although for staying happy we suggest keeping the sublock handy. (Tip: everything’s more exciting when it involves a motorcycle, picnics included.) Even the greens in the grocery store need their appropriate amount of time in the sun. On the other hand, a new addition to our Modern Pantry, NW Elixirs, can take as much heat as they like: without refined sugars and gums, they don’t burn during cooking. Read More

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8 Farmers Market Inspired Recipes

By Christopher Stewart | June 28, 2013

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Photo by C. Mori

I go back and forth with myself food wise, on when is the best time of year to eat. I always come back around to one answer: Summer.  Summer is the highlight of the season for the freshest and most prominent tasting fruits, vegetables, and herbs from local farmers.  At the peak of the season, farmers market produce needs very little additional ingredients, as the flavors of each product gets a chance to shine through. Another big bonus is shopping at the farmers market is easy on your wallet! This week head to your nearest farmers market, and add in these 8  farmers market inspired recipes for fresh and delicious weeknight dinners.  Read More

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5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Summer

By Ashley Beck | June 25, 2013

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In our youth, Summertime meant freedom. It was three-months to hang out with friends or go on family vacations without a care in the world. Time for play, sun and swim. No obligations, no bills to pay or families to support. However, as we get older, when 9 months of school changes to 12 months of working and our worries start piling up like old magazines, we forget to take the time to refresh ourselves like we did as youngin’s and it’s time we did something about that. Here are 5 easy ways to get the most out of your Summer. Read More

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Happy Hour: The Perfect Negroni

By Ashley Beck | June 21, 2013

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Warm weather and a Negroni go hand in hand. It’s always my go-to in the summer months: light and complex, refreshing and robust. And with only 3 ingredients, it’s so absolutely easy to make!  In order to craft it perfect every time, it’s important to measure out the ingredients. The Negroni, in particular, is best when the 3 powerful parts are precise. Too much Campari and it’ll be unpleasantly bitter. Too much sweet vermouth and you guessed it, too sweet. And then of course there is the garnish. The aromatics of the orange peel are crucial in bringing the flavors together and making it feel like summer will never end, as long as you’ve got one of these. Have a look: Read More

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Now Serving: Spiked Snow Cones at Red Rooster!

By Ashley Beck | June 13, 2013

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It’s here… The ultimate adult beverage. The one you didn’t know you wanted and now won’t be able to live without this summer. The perfect combination of your favorite summer treat as a kid: that icy, crunchy, sweet and refreshing combination of crushed ice and fruit-flavored syrup. Add booze. Eat, slurp, crunch and repeat. That’s right, the adult snow cone is here and now available at Red Rooster. Read More

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How To Grill Vegetables Like a Pro

By Christopher Stewart | June 5, 2013

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Photo: Isabelle B.

Grilling is a great way to dine outdoors and enjoy the warm weather. Grilling can be used as a flavor enhancer, as the smoke adds great flavor to anything that is cooked on it. The grill gets a reputation for turning great cuts of meat, blends for burgers, and hot dogs alike into summer staples, but it’s time to tell the meat to move over and make way for the vegetables. Grilled vegetables are a staple summer side dish and a good way to utilize the fresh produce that your local farmers market has to offer. All it takes is a hot grill, veggies, and a few common kitchen must haves and you will have flavorful grilled mushrooms for burgers, or charred onions to accompany your juicy grilled steak. Here are some tips on how to achieve perfect grilled vegetables for your next barbecue.
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