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 but if you are new here check out https://www.edwardsnyc.com/cincinnati-night/ … 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
As you may know NYC Restaurant Week is underway. You may not know that the "Week" is 26 days long. You can still enjoy. Most restaurants in the program offering one menu for the entire program and throw the really good stuff into a a category that requires additional cost to the $26 lunch and … Continue reading NYC Restaurant Week Review – Leopard at des Artistes
Today is National Chili Dog Day, or if you are from Cincinnati - National Cheese Coney Day. Take a humble hot dog on a bun, add mustard, Cincinnati Chili, onions (optional) and mound it high with finely shredded mild cheddar cheese. Recently at the One Mile House Bar on Delancey Street here in New York … Continue reading National Chili Dog Day – or as I know it – Pass Me Another Cheese Coney
Twice a year this city puts on a special deal called Restaurant Week. It started yesterday and runs through August 17. Throughout the city 380 gourmet restaurants offer a $26 two course meal for lunch or a three course dinner for $42. It is a limited menu, usually with three options for each course, of … Continue reading Restaurant Week Opens in New York
Today is National Caviar Day - a very tasty and very expensive national day. You can find many kinds and cheaper versions of fish roe all over the place. But I am here to assure you that real stuff, the real expensive stuff is much better. Years ago I was given a gift certificate to … Continue reading National Caviar Day
I do like fried chicken. If you travel to New York you should try DIRTY BIRD on 14th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. They have some of the best chicken in these parts. But now I have finally made some at home to rival it. I have never made fried chicken that was perfect … Continue reading National Fried Chicken Day
Catching up on some past shows as so much has been going on lately. I had the distinct pleasure to see a performance by Booker T. Jones at City Winery in New York. He has been a favorite of mine my whole life. Indeed my cell phone ring tone is "Green Onions" by Booker T … Continue reading Review – Booker T. Jones at City Winery
I know I promised another review but circumstances require I put that off and relate a cooking adventure. You see, I like to play with my food. I recently became aware of a kitchen toy, I mean tool, called a stovetop smoker. My mind immediately turned to pork ribs, a category I have never been … Continue reading Franken-Ribs, the kitchen tale
Today is National Macaroon Day. You may think of the coconut cookie but I think of the French confections made of egg whites and delicious magic. It was a terrible burden but we decided to taste test several versions from Chelsea shops here in Manhattan to decide which was best. You're welcome. There was a … Continue reading National Macaroon Day
Have you tried Graeter's Ice Cream? Founded in Cincinnati in 1870 they still make ice cream by hand 2 1/2 gallons at a time in a French Pot. What is that? You gotta see it: https://www.graeters.com/french-pot-process-ice-cream They have amazing regular flavors and tempting seasonal flavors (we just tried their Rocky Road, not available again until … Continue reading Gotta Get Graeter’s