Union Square Greenmarket

Created in 1976 to provide local farmers with a means to sell fresh produce and attract businesses back to the downtown area, Union Square Greenmarket is now at the center of a bustling commercial district. There are plenty of markets for the home cook to choose from in New York City. Few provide city dwellers more options of farm fresh produce, meats and seafood than the Union Square Greenmarket. … Continue reading Union Square Greenmarket

A Night at Pardon My French, East Village NYC

A fantastic birthday night for Kelly at Pardon My French in the East Village this past Saturday night.  PMF is a contemporary version of the bistro-style restaurant with a hip East Village spice. The food was exquisite, the service prompt and charming and the atmosphere was enchanting.  We ate in the garden, because it still feels summerish in late October in NYC this autumn. For … Continue reading A Night at Pardon My French, East Village NYC

The Chinatown Chronicles- Volume One

I love Chinatown in NYC.  All three of them- Sunset Park in Brooklyn, Flushing in Queens and the original in downtown Manhattan. I hope this series provides you with some tips that will help you discover some true culinary treasures of your own in your Chinatown. My high school friends and I started coming into “The City” on weekends and summer days, under the harbor from … Continue reading The Chinatown Chronicles- Volume One

The East Village That Remains

The East Village of my romantic youth when I moved to 7th Street in 1986- beat characters writing in tattered notebooks in sad cafés,  punk rockers jamming to reggae with Rastafarians in grungy Tompkins Square Park, worn out tenement buildings teaming with ethnic food smells, and true rebels on St Mark’s Place is nearly gone. All gone but the vapors of the past, replaced by vape shops. But … Continue reading The East Village That Remains