It’s that time of the year to lock away wintertime blues, throw away the key and never look back. Savvy spring mojo is just around the corner with refreshing treats, and well, us city-goers surely know how to celebrate and impress with the most sumptuous seafood and ice cream around. Beantown is fully prepared to welcome its city into the best time of the year…so think and scrumptiously savorthese spring options!
Relish the first juiciest and crispiest “famous fried clams” of the season at The Original Clam Box. This casual, lively venue is the perfect place to embrace springtime, as it is located on the gorgeous Wollaston Beach. You can enjoy a sunny afternoon on the shore, pack a picnic blanket, and order your whole belly clams takeout style, or savor succulent clam strips in house! The Clam Box also serves a delicious variety of seafood on its menu, including scallops, oysters, shrimp, haddock, calamari, clam cakes and more. Other Clam Box options include mouthwatering burgers, buffalo wings, hot dogs, steak tips, gyros and more. Why not go for a buttery Lobster Salad Sub, or how about a Steak Bomb? Whichever you choose, The Clam Box will certainly not disappoint.
LA is a city built for food, we don’t care what anyone else tells you. Every year, culinary masters from all over the globe follow their dreams and find themselves in this smoggy metropolis, ready to tease and tantalize our pallets with their wares. This relentless cycle of new talent presents dazzling new trends, and we're not just talking about beet salad and the rise of the Brussel’s sprout (be warned: celery will be back). We're talking about trends in service, economics, and culture. And in keeping up with the Joneses, many of LA’s elder statesmen have lost their way, which is why we were so refreshed to learn that Bagatelle LA is bringing back brunch in a big way. A back-to-basics big way.
In the grain game, wheat is losing the popularity contest as other, healthier forms take center stage: flaxseed, quinoa, steel cut oats, millet, buckwheat, barley, spelt, rye and faro, to name a few.
The industry has exploded with a whole array of whole grain manufactured foods and food stuffs made with other grains. There is a growing need for these things it seems because of the populace having either wheat intolerance or for the idea that other grains are healthier than wheat itself. Therefore, why not explore this facet of the food environment? Presenting to you some of these products currently on the market, plus some places in the city which specialize in creating dishes with these alternatives.
It’s no surprise that The Park in Chelsea is dubbed as one of Manhattan's trendiest restaurants. Helmed by Eric Goode and partner Sean MacPherson, this West Village eatery is a restaurant and night club hybrid — it is a culmination of five different worlds: the garden, the penthouse, the red room, the atrium and the main room.
Each area has its own distinct charm and character — the garden is complete with Japanese maple trees and vines of Wisteria; the penthouse is capped by a glass ceiling and displays a gorgeous view of the High Line (perfect for sunset-watching too); the red room impersonates an old Asian speakeasy with wicker scoop-backed chairs and banquettes covered in raw silk; the atrium is a glass-enclosed area backed by a glazed brick fireplace and the main room is the typical dining room furnished with a 900-year-old red wood root bench and a 30-foot-tall cluster of bamboo.
When it comes to Valentines Day, the standard plan is a trip out to a fancy restaurant, possibly some drinking and dancing, and, presumably, an eventual return home to continue your evening. But why not cut out a step and spend the whole night at home? Sure, you could do the out-on-the-town thing, but there's something really special about preparing a meal for someone you love (or at least like a lot) yourself. Plus, as we mentioned before, you've got bedroom proximity on your side.
Sure, they may seem sappy, but love is sappy sometimes. If you're feeling mushy, these heart-shaped beet pockets are a perfect way to start the evening out on a romantic note.
- 1 teaspoon minced rosemary
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 cup filtered water
- 1/2 cup cream
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 medium beets (2 inches in diameter or more), peeled
- 1 1/2 cup goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons macadamia oil, or other nut oil, or extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons high-quality aged balsamic vinegar
- Microgreens or other herbs, for garnish
Valentine’s Day has a tendency to be very commercialized and glitzy-- filled with ultra fancy dinners and over the top dresses. For many, however, long reservation waits and rooftop extravaganzas are less than intriguing. Perhaps a quaint café or cozy bistro is more your speed? Here is a list of 5 romantic, adorable and affordable places to spend this day of love (or any day), all against the backdrop of Europe. After all, Europe is the home of romance, cafés, decadent desserts, copious wine, and desire. Valentine’s Day is merely a few days away, and while you might not be able to swing a European lover’s getaway, perhaps you can manage a subway ride and short stroll to one of these underrated, Woody Allen-esque romance spots in the city.
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171 Avenue C
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Pulqueria is celebrating Valentine’s Day the Corazon Sangrante, an amorous spin on the margarita that uses beets, which have recently been revealed to be an aphrodisiac. For the entire month of February, Pulqueria will be celebrating “El Mes de los Corazones Sangrantes” (The Month of Bleeding Hearts) with their special margarita, which is prepared tableside.
11 Doyers St.
7 Spring St
45 E 45th St
302 Metropolitan Ave.
978 2nd Ave
Meet: the knife -- dangerous and intimidating, yet beautiful and stylish. Each one is unique in its own way, and it becomes not just a piece of equipment, but also a partner to work alongside of while creating fantastic dishes. Without a doubt, it is the most important tool that a chef, or respectable foodie, will use; therefore, choosing the right one is imperative.
Have you been to Korin, yet? If this well-respected shop has not met your eye, then now is the time to head over and see for yourself just what equipment chefs throughout Manhattan are using!
Traditionally the hub of Fashion Week activities, Lincoln Center offers ample opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry.
Chef John DeLucie’s traditionalist, old-school lavish style comes full tilt at his grand ballroom of a restaurant, designed by decorator Meg Sharpe (formerly of Ralph Lauren). Indulge in almost theatrically fine dining with Hudson Valley Fois Gras, Caviar Service, and decadent entrees like grilled Maine Lobster, Rack of Lamb plated over delicate chantrelles, and Steak served with enormous marrow bones. For simpler fare, try the delicious hand-made pastas, like the Rabbit Risotto, served with fall squash, pea greens, garlic butter, rabbit jus, or the Tagliatelle Carbonara with wild mushrooms, smoked bacon, farm egg, cream, parmesan.