What to eat and drink

What To Eat And Drink

Picnic Basket: 4th of July in Your Own Backyard

By Ashley Beck | July 4, 2013

Fourth of July Picnic

The great thing about picnicking at home or in your own backyard (balcony, roof deck, what have you) is that the sky’s pretty much the limit. You can make all your favorites, open a bottle of rosé or two or three or…(it is a holiday), spread a blanket on the floor, cop a squat and enjoy your independence from needing to be anywhere but in your own backyard. Here are some ideas: Read More

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Picnic Basket: Motorcycle Day Trip

By Ashley Beck | June 27, 2013

photo: soozums

 

If your mode of transportation is two wheels and if those two wheels are powered by an engine, this ones for you. Now I know that if you ride a motorbike, the stopping and eating part is the least exciting part. However, if you want to bring that special someone along, they most likely will be looking forward to that part the most. So why not make it romantic and delicious! Or even better? Get a group together and make a day of it.

When riding via motorbike, you’ll be amazed at what type of spread you’ll be able to configure once you get where you’re going. So get your backpack ready or strap a picnic basket to the back (I’ve seen it done) and check out these great food options to fill it up. You will discover that you can easily refuel yourself with better foods than those found at pit stops and gas stations. Not to mention the points you’ll score with the one who’s along for the ride. Read More

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Picnic Basket: At the Beach

By Ashley Beck | June 20, 2013

photo by: Wickerfurniture

When planning a picnic on the beach there are a few things you want to remember. Like, there is sand, and salt and a lot of it. Therefore bringing things that can be eaten with minimal utensil usage, things that have less moisture to attract wind-blown sand, or keeping wet foods covered are all good rules to abide by when planning your day at the beach. Below are some suggestions on how to make the most out of your day at the beach, pack in the flavor, while keeping your food free of unwanted seasonings. 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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What to Eat and Drink Over Memorial Day Weekend

By Ashley Beck | May 24, 2013

It’s here. The weekend we’ve all been waiting for…the weekend that tells us Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate. Time for extra food, extra drinks, extra sunshine, and an extra day to enjoy it. So if you’re planning on cooking, check out these tasty Memorial Day menu options, and if you plan on allowing some one else to do all the cooking, well at least you can get your eyes and stomach ready for what’s potentially to come.  Read More

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Cuchi-what? The Puerto Rican Way to Fry Everything

By Allana Mortell | June 8, 2012

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Photo: Juntos Worldwide

Get ready New York City! The National Puerto Rican Day Parade is happening this Sunday in honor of the over 8 million Puerto Ricans inhabiting NYC and “la isla del encanto,” Puerto Rico. Before Sunday, however, you can spot Latin pride all over the city and in honor if this prideful occasion we’re featuring some Latin highlights and photos from one of the largest spots in Harlem- Spanish Harlem. Here’s our first feature…

Since moving to New York, it has been my personal mission as a self-proclaimed foodie to really expand my taste buds and dive into the Big Apple’s culinary explosion, head first. However, with a dwindling bank account, it can be difficult to navigate the waters without first having the money to throw down. With that said, when I found a restaurant where I can shell out $1.50 for some bacalao (codfish fritters), both my stomach and wallet were very, very happy.

Cuchifritos Frituras, directly east of the Lexington Avenue subway at 116th street has been serving traditional Latin American fare for years, and is one of the most famous spots for this Puerto Rican fried food phenomenon. But what in the world exactly is a cuchifrito? Often described as Puerto Rican soul food, cuchifritos are simply fried food and most traditionally, pork. Cuchi, short for cochino, translates to pig, whereas frito describes something fried. Put it all together and you’ve got fried goodness, served with love, for a total bargain of the price. Read More

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Little Known Bed-Stuy Eats

By Nicole Lewis | May 24, 2012

Photo: Chris Kreussling

Photo: Chris Kreussling

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant is perhaps best known for being the birthplace of famous rappers like Jay-Z, The Notorious BIG, and Mos Def (now known as Yasiin Bey). But, Bed-Stuy’s contributions to African American and pop culture go even deeper than simply giving birth to hip-hop giants.

The historic neighborhood is home to the first free African American community, is the birthplace of many prolific African American poets, serves as the backdrop to many of Spike Lee’s movies, and was the breeding ground for Civil Rights victories in the late 1960’s.  Bed-Stuy’s little known history is often obscured by its tough reputation for which the phrase coined in the 90’s “Bed-Stuy, Do or Die” speaks to its rugged way of life.  While the hype has kept many would-be tourists at bay it hasn’t diminished the cultural and artistic significance of the neighborhood.

As the neighborhood tastes continue to shift under the influence and interests of its new residents, Bed-Stuy will soon be able to claim another important cultural achievement: home to an amazing culinary sceneDescription: http://stg.marcuspopfood.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gifSadly, Bed-Stuy doesn’t ever make the list for neighborhoods to visit for neighborhood to go to get your foodie fix; and that’s where we come in! Here we shed light to a few artisan purveyors, ethnic eats, and date spots located in Bed-Stuy that deserve recognition Read More

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Uptown Brasserie
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American Table Brasserie and Bar
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