Quick note. I recently went to a restaurant where I noted there was a perfectly behaved and quiet child at a nearby table. Then I spied why. He had his own private cartoon show screen on a smart phone for his entire dinner. He was enthralled and paid only half attention to his Cheerios. I … Continue reading His own private screen at dinner
Many National Days I feature in this blog are simply an excuse to try a recipe or riff on favorite foods. But today (Friday, June 7, 2019) you can get free goodies at the following shops: My favorite donut shop by far is KRISPY KREME and they offer the best deal of all. You can … Continue reading National Donut Day and where to find FREE DONUTS!
While now you will hear me celebrating many meat dishes, not many people know that I was a vegetarian for 13 years starting in my senior year of high school. It was based on my belief that if we avoided feeding animals grain combinations we could direct them to humans and seriously reduce hunger in … Continue reading National Veggie Burger Day
There are few better treats than a freshly cooked, crispy skin, moist and juicy rotisserie cooked chicken. Many people pick them up for a quick meal from a shop and indeed this National Day was created by the Boston Market chain. (There is a terrific shop named Malecon here in Northern Manhattan that is worth … Continue reading National Rotisserie Chicken Day
My hometown Cincinnati Reds are in my dearly adopted New York City for a four game series against the Mets. I can't wait and will be watching closely. I will do all I can to help my Reds, including wearing their gear and joining them at CitiField Tuesday night. Of course, all will also be … Continue reading #ATOBTTR comes to New York City
I have done NYC restaurant reviews and Broadway show reviews, but now a review of someplace that is terrific but you are unlikely to ever visit. Broadway Souvlaki is a tiny trailer on the corner of Broadway and Bennett Avenue up here in Northern Manhattan. It is just a short walk from our home and … Continue reading Ultra-Local Endorsement – Broadway Souvlaki
Today at 4:10 PM the first pitch is scheduled for for the Cincinnati Reds. Only one major league team still holds an opening day parade - The Cincinnati Reds. This is the 150th year anniversary of the first professional baseball team - The Cincinnati Reds. This is the last season that the best announcer in … Continue reading Today is Opening Day of the Reds World Series 2019 Season. Really. I Mean It!
Finally, the 2019 Cincinnati Reds season begins this week. This is our year. The acquisition of Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and others; First year for coach David Bell; a new aggressive attitude all point to a positive outcome. But tonight I will clinch the deal to bring us luck for the season. I'll be stopping … Continue reading The 2019 Baseball Season gets underway this week – Celebrate at Edwards in NYC
Happy First Day of Spring! I hereby decree there will be no more snow, ice and freezing temperatures until next winter. Done with that. Bring on the flowers and birds and butterflies and hay fever and pollen and sneezing. Sweet Sour Neon Gummy Worms with a Sugar Coating And to celebrate I will follow the … Continue reading Happy First Day of Spring!
Today is National Chili Day and most people assume that means sautéed meat, kidney beans and a rough tomato sauce. For me it means a delicious Mediterranean influenced smooth meat sauce spooned over spaghetti, topped by chopped raw onion, finely shredded Colby cheese and sprinkled with oyster crackers. For the uninitiated, this is Cincinnati Chili. … Continue reading National Chili Day – and my choice is Cincinnati Style!
Are you a Cincinnati ex-pat living in New York? On the last Monday of every month you will feel welcomed at Edward's at 136 West Broadway between 5 PM and 10:30 PM. Here you can order Montgomery Inn Ribs, Skyline Chili, LaRosa's Pizza, and Graeter's Ice Cream. A delicious taste of home (unfortunately Goetta is … Continue reading Cincinnati Night at Edwards Restaurant in New York – Last Monday of every month!
Today is National Margarita Day, that popular tequila beverage. I take mine rocks/salt as below. What a coincidence (segue). After my shows are produced at the Players Theatre, as they will be tonight, we often gather at the Greenwich Village Tex-Mex classic Panchito's, just half a block away. They trumpet a long ago article in … Continue reading National Margarita Day (come see my show!)
As I have said previously on this blog, there seems to be a National Day for nearly everything and today's version is Oysters Rockefeller. This dish was famously created by Antionne's restaurant in New Orleans in the late 1800's. It was named as so rich it was fit for a Rockefeller but that was before … Continue reading National Oysters Rockefeller Day
Had enough of Thanksgiving leftovers? You are in luck! In New York City you will find Edwards Restaurant serving Cincinnati favorites: Montgomery Inn Ribs, LaRosa's Pizza, Skyline Chili (cheese coneys and 4 ways), and Graeters' Ice Cream! I have focused enough on them on this blog because I often visit. See some of my delicious … Continue reading Tired of Turkey? Come to Cincinnati Night at Edwards NYC for alternative!
Today is National Donut Day and perhaps for the last time. You may have heard that the largest chain, Dunkin' Donuts, has decided to drop its second name. In addition to saving on sign costs they are trying to focus on other products like their coffee and sandwiches. Who will speak for the poor forgotten … Continue reading National Donut Day – for the last time?
Tonight is CINCINNATI night at a nice restaurant in downtown New York, Edwards, at 136 West Broadway and http://www.edwardsnyc.com from 5 PM to 10:30 PM (last Monday of every month). Last time I was there I enjoyed a delicious half rack of Montgomery Inn Ribs, their patented sauce, potato chips and half ear of corn. … Continue reading Cincinnati Night Again at Edwards in NYC
Today is National Dumpling Day and while many cultures have their own versions of filled dough fried or baked, my natural inclination is to turn to Chinese Dim Sum. There are many options in New York's Chinatown and likely in your city as well. Recently I had been drawn to a relatively new place in … Continue reading National Dumpling Day
Today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day and growing up in Cincinnati this means a LaRosa's Pepperoni Pizza. Luckily this is actually available in New York City once each month at Edward's restaurant at 136 W. Broadway. They also offer Skyline Chili, Montgomery Inn Ribs and Graeter's Ice Cream. It happens on the last Monday of … Continue reading National Pepperoni Pizza Day – my favorite
Today is National Salami Day and you should go to Katz's Delicatessen for a taste. It has been in business since 1888 and sells wonderful delicatessen classics like pickles, corned beef, and yes, salami. Sure you could order over the internet (they have changed their URL since their founding in the 19th century so take … Continue reading National Salami Day
Today is National Filet Mignon Day. When I was younger I disdained this cut of meat as devoid of taste and delicious fat. I was known to polish off an entire porterhouse steak all by my lonesome. I have come to appreciate this beef cut and learned to understand quality over quantity. If you are … Continue reading National Filet Mignon Day
Wow! What a find. As I continue exploring the nearly month long NYC Restaurant Week I found a real winner even for a lunch offering (which is only $26 and a great bargain for this city). Go right now to Bocca di Bacco in Chelsea at 9th Avenue and 20th Street. Their menu was great … Continue reading NYC Restaurant Week Review – Bocca di Bacco
It can be difficult to be a Cincinnatian in NYC. To be honest, the best treat to be found in the City That Never Sleeps is my own kitchen with my (mostly) secret recipe for that unique beast - Cincinnati Chili. But I am here to tell you that second best is at Edwards Restaurant … Continue reading Cincinnati Night at Edwards Restaurant!
Posting this on a bittersweet day for Chazz. His show "A Bronx Tale" is closing today after a very healthy run and where he recently stepped in to play the role that he turned from staged monologue to a movie to a Broadway Musical. Way to go Chazz. We saw the show early in the … Continue reading NYC Restaurant Week Review – Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant
Today is National Cheesecake Day and lips are being licked all around the nation. While standardly based on cream cheese and graham cracker crust, any number of variations have been invented. Pamela has changed her loyalty from Juniors to Gallaghers here in New York City (as you saw in yesterday's NYC Restaurant Week Review, I … Continue reading National Cheesecake Day
NYC Restaurant Week is not just for dinner - you can choose a fancy lunch as well. Indeed, on of my favorite restaurants in New York - Gallaghers offers only a lunch option, they are packed every night without the special offers. You can get a terrific lunch for $26 or add $3 for dessert. … Continue reading NYC Restaurant Week Review – Gallaghers Steakhouse