Ice Cream Nice Dreams

CHINATOWN ICE CREAM FACTORY | 65 Bayard St. | 212.608.4170 | chinatownicecreamfactory.com | | | | | Chinatown Ice Cream Factory on Urbanspoon
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THIS PAST SUNDAY SAW THE occasion of being NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY. And this year’s food holiday dedicated to the sweet, cold-churned then frozen custard could not have fallen on a more beautifully-weathered summer day, perfect for delicious ice cream consumption.

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PER LEI | 1347 Second Ave. (corner of 71st St.) | 212.439.9200 | perleinyc.com | | | Per Lei on Urbanspoon
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IT WAS A UNIQUE SET of events that provided me the opportunity to finally try out the neo-classical Italian dishes at long-popular Yorkville restaurant Per Lei. But after having my friend and neighbor Gina join me for what became a thoroughly-coursed lunch, I now know it will…

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NORMAN’S CAY | 74 Orchard St. | 646.481.1229 | normanscaynyc.com | | | | | | Norman's Cay on Urbanspoon
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MANHATTAN IS A CITY MADE up of many different culturally unique cities. And it is an island made that proudly serves the delicious indigenous foods of other islands from all over the globe.

A new(-ish) restaurant is serving up fine examples of Caribbean fare down on the increasingly…

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SLOW-ROASTED PORK SANDWICH | Spicy-Sweet Cider Vinegar Drizzle, White Pepper Coleslaw, Relish

Slow-Roasted Pork Sandwich

Slow-Roasted Pork Sandwich

Slow-Roasted Pork Sandwich

Bun Apple Tea!

KACNYC

SLOW-ROASTED PORK SANDWICH | Spicy-Sweet Cider Vinegar Drizzle, White Pepper Coleslaw, Relish

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DELICATESSEN | 54 Prince St. (at Lafayette St.) | 212.226.0211 | delicatessennyc.com | | | | | Delicatessen on Urbanspoon
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WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE IT was to get an email from the fine folks at URBANSPOONalerting me that a rep was coming into New York City (from Seattle) to meet with Urbanspoon “Prime users” to pick their brains for ides as to how to make the Urbanspoon experience even…

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EGG NOG FRENCH TOAST | Cinnamon Applesauce, Cranberry Maple Syrup

SO MY DEAR FRIEND KELLY and her two adorable daughters promised me over the phone—all the way from Cincinatti—that they would make FRENCH TOAST (one of their favorite meals) for breakfast/brunch this morning, but only if I made some as well.

They texted me their pic of one of the girls digging into her delicious plate of French…

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Up, Up, and A- Juevos!


TORTILLA EGG TOAST | Queso Fresco, Fresh Cilantro, Chili Powder

I HAD PLENTY OF INGREDIENTS left over from the tacos I made the other day in honor of a dear friend (And Cinco de Mayo), including small flour tortillas and queso fresco.

So I decided to put them to good use for breakfast by butter toasting a tortilla shell in a pan with butter, then topping it off with a soft-fried egg, some of the…

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National Burger Month is upon us! I make my first burger of the “season” honoring ingredients found on a Ranch or farm! Ranching Out | PHUDE (NYC) | Food. Photos. ‘Tude. |http://wp.me/pZCUU-3r3


THE RANCHER BURGER | Goat Cheese, Extra Thick-Cut Slab Bacon, Fried Egg, KAC Signature Burger Sauce, Alfalfa Sprouts

AS I’LL CONTINUE TO REPEAT, any National Day/Week/Month is, in my opinion, frivolously extraneous and only serves to sell more of those foods, not to “raise their awareness”.

I decided Saturday to initiate the month regardless with a new creation, this Rancher Burger, which…

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UMAMI BURGER | 432 6th Ave. (bet. 9th & 10th Sts.) | 212.677.8626 | umamiburger.com | | | | | Umami Burger on Urbanspoon

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Bun Apple Tea!

KACNYC

UMAMI BURGER | 432 6th Ave. (bet. 9th & 10th Sts.) | 212.677.8626 | umamiburger.com | | | | | Umami Burger on Urbanspoon

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Ramen: Not just college kids and post-grads anymore?


“RAM-LETTE” | Ramen Noodle Omelet with Dried Basil, Sriracha Honey Cider Vinaigrette

ALTHOUGH MANY EVENTUALLY BELIEVE THAT those packs of RAMEN NOODLES should no longer exists in the kitchens of anyone self-respecting person over the age of twenty-five, I find their cheap price and quick cooking time a welcomed convenience for me when I need to whip up something simple, yet not plain, to eat.

So,…

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A “Sprinkles”, In Time

SPRINKLES CUPCAKES | 780 Lexington Avenue (bet. 60th & 61st Sts.) | 212.207.8375 | sprinkles.com | | | | | | Sprinkles Cupcakes on Urbanspoon
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I’VE ALWAYS APPRECIATED NEW YORK for being the city where a great many culinary trends are born. And even when we run out of food items to create, we have the same skill of bringing back a common food and making them great—or at least trendy—again.

In…

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Vanessa’s Finesse


VANESSA’S DUMPLINGS | 118A Eldridge St. | 212.625.8008 | vanessasdumplinghouse.com | | | | | Vanessa's Dumpling House on Urbanspoon
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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. I’VE been trying to fit a visit to now well-known Vanessa’s Dumplings for quite a while. Maybe over two years already. But my schedule for a long time has kept me very close to home here on the Upper East Side.

But now as I am presently on a…

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Going Lentil


RED LENTIL SOUP | with Bone-In Ham Shanks, Fresh Basil, Rice

IN PREPARING FOR TODAY’S SNOWSTORM, I…

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Chip Of The Morning


CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH WAFFLES| Chilled Balsamic- and Brown Sugar-Marinated Raspberries |…

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Rib Ticklin’ Good


CHICKEN-FRIED PORK SPARERIBS | Roasted Brussel Sprout Slaw | Brown Butter Biscuits with Rosemary

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