Food & Drink

FOOD: Katz’s Deli Meets Nathan’s Famous in Socarrat’s Big Apple Paella

[Photo courtesy of Socarrat] What happens when two of New York City’s most iconic [and meatiest] staples meet Spain? Socarrat’s Big Apple Paella happens. The lovechild of Nathan’s Famous, Katz’s Delicatessen, and Chef Jesús Nuñez, this massive pan is crammed with salami, beef franks, pulled pork, red cabbage, corn and Bomba rice. The Big Apple Paella made [...]

March 6, 2015 Lea Faminiano Food & Drink 0


(image obtained from The music lineup for the 2015 Sweetlife Festival was just announced and its viscous! The two day festival boasts Grammy Award winner Kendrick Lamar as one of the headliners as well as a host of other music artists pictured above. Culinary creations should be stellar as always with chefs Erik Bruner-Yang, [...]

March 5, 2015 Powell Bernhardt Food & Drink 0

FOOD: Hudson Common [NYC]

Planning a birthday or group event in the city can be tricky.  While there are so many places to choose from there are certain things that are required for everyone to have a good time.  And this past weekend I may have discovered a great option: Hudson Common. Located in the Hudson Hotel in Columbus [...]

March 4, 2015 Kayleigh Clark Food & Drink 0

FOOD: City Girl Brunch [Boston--Cambridge]

[photo from City Girl Cafe] You might be asking yourself just now, “What’s a City Girl? Is that like an Uptown Girl?” No, I’m not referencing a Billy Joel song– City Girl here refers to City Girl Cafe, a veritable brunch beacon in Cambridge’s Inman Square. While the petite restaurant has a plethora of Italian-inspired [...]

March 3, 2015 Rebecca Joy Food & Drink 0

FOOD: Morandi [NYC]

There are an endless number of Italian restaurants in the city but what struck me upon walking into Morandi was the space and decor.  This was the perfect spot for a cozy Wednesday night dinner when the temperature was near freezing. I was impressed by the extensive wine list–I’m always in the mood for a [...]

February 27, 2015 Kayleigh Clark Food & Drink 0

FOOD: Northern California Love [San Francisco]

I’m East Coast through and through but there’s no denying that the West coast is the best coast when it comes to food.  I mean the vegetables tasted like they just been plucked from the ground and the fish from the ocean. Recently, I found myself back in the bay for a quick sprint and [...]

February 26, 2015 Powell Bernhardt Food & Drink 0

EVENT PREVIEW: The Village Voice’s 8th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event

If I really wanted to slack off, I could just refer you to this and this and you’d get the general gist of it, but this event deserves more than just that. For the eighth year in a row, the Village Voice is presenting Choice Eats, which is basically just a big fat food extravaganza filled [...]

February 25, 2015 Lea Faminiano Food & Drink 0

FOOD: DC’s Ramen World Recap

It was all good just a week ago. Rewind one week and the pseudo-spring weather that Washington, DC is famous for shone upon us all, even if only for a few hours. But District foodies had a legitimate reason to hibernate indoors. Two words: Ramen World! Noodle heavyweights like James Beard Award Rising Star of [...]

February 19, 2015 Powell Bernhardt Food & Drink 0

FOOD: Caracas Arepa Bar [NYC]

 Photo from New York Serious Eats I’m definitely a creature of habit when it comes to food.  I know what I like and I know what I’m in the mood for.  But sometimes, especially when living in the city, I like to step out of my comfort zone and try something new.  And that’s how [...]

February 16, 2015 Kayleigh Clark Food & Drink 0

FOOD: Okinawa Sushi & Grill [Hoboken, NJ]

While the Mile Square City might seem small to outsiders, those who frequent the cozy town know that its size does not hinder the options for eating and drinking. No matter the cuisine, there are more than enough spots that allow those up and downtown to claim their local favorites–therefore I am always curious to [...]

February 13, 2015 Brittany Temple Food & Drink 0

RECIPE: Snow Day Risotto

February has not been kind to Bostonians so far. Two weeks of record snowfalls means that cars are literally buried, sidewalks are nearly impassable, and the T has threatened to finally call it quits. All signs point to staying home. With a little bit of extra time to spend in the kitchen, this risotto comes [...]

February 12, 2015 Rebecca Joy Food & Drink 0

EVENT: NYC Winter Wine Festival [NYC]

I’ve always liked wine, but as I get older I can definitely see myself starting to appreciate it more.  Instead of looking for the cheapest bottle at the store, it’s more about taste and what I actually like.  Novel idea, right? So this past Saturday I was able to attend the sixth annual NYC Winter [...]

February 9, 2015 Kayleigh Clark Food & Drink 0