Hamptons Salt Company Wants You to Start a New Affair This Summer

By Peter Elston Salt is an essential nutrient, flavoring ingredient for cooking world-wide and yet has a much maligned reputation. Due largely to the industrial preparation of salt using chemical compounds, it has become a target for doctors concerned with the use of processed salt in industrialized food production. All this causes us to forget just how wonderful naturally raw, infused or smoked salts…

The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux

By Hillary Latos Recognizing a need to promote the excellent yet lesser known Bordeaux wines of the left and right banks, Docteur Alain Reynaud established the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux in 2002, which showcases nearly 200 Bordeaux wines selected for their superb quality and reasonable price. The Bordeaux region is naturally divided by…

A Peek Into Alex Garcia’s Kitchen on Columbus

By W. A. Muller A.G. Kitchen is the perfect spot to experience some Latin flavor in New York’s Midtown West. A native of Cuba, Chef Alex Garcia learned to appreciate the simplicity of ingredients and wanted to bring his interpretation of Latin cuisine to New York City. Located on 72nd Street and Columbus, the space carefully separated into distinctive sections. Grab a cocktail with…

Restaurant Roundup

By Hillary Latos The latest concept to hit New York City’s dynamic culinary scene is social dining featuring elevated gastro pub fare.  Indulge in a variety of tasty bites with friends and stay for the entertainment, here are some recommendations for one stop destinations where the scene is as good as the food. Pounds and…

An American Classic

By Hillary Latos While ball games have long been associated with hot dogs and beer, NYY Steak is about to dispel this American stereotype. As steakhouses are about as American as its favorite pastime- baseball, NYY Steak epitomizes the best of New York City that embodies the spirit of its greatest sports team- the NY…

A Classic Steakhouse Redux

By Hillary Latos While steakhouses seem to be the latest trend in New York City’s power dining scene, Morton’s Grille, a casually elegant sister to the acclaimed Morton’s Steakhouse has recently opened in the Flatiron. Taking cues from its predecessor, expect classic steakhouse fare along with playful and inventive elevated comfort food that’s perfect for…

Perfection in Simplicity

By Hillary Latos We have a lot to thank the Greeks for, our language, architecture, astrology, philosophy, the Olympics, and most notably their cuisine. Though the pillars of Western civilization can be attributed to the Greeks, little has changed in their culture, after all why alter perfection and the same can be said with their…