TIP OF THE DAY: Tapioca Crepes

Most of us know tapioca as a pudding filled with little tapioca “pearls.” But it’s so much more than that.     WHAT IS TAPIOCA? Tapioca is a pure starch extracted from the root of the cassava (pronounced kuh-SAH-vuh, photo #1). The root is also called manioc, arrowroot and yuca. Not yucca, mind you: That’s…
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RESTAURANT: Oscar Wilde Gastropub In New York City

Oscar Wilde, the gastropub, has the longest continuous bar in New York City, at 118.5 feet. There’s a cocktail and spirits list almost as long—such that if we lived or worked in the neighborhood, we’d be tempted to head to the bar every day after work and work through the list. The restaurant celebrates the…
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FOOD FUN: Bacon Clothesline

The innovative chef David Burke has 11 restaurants, stretching from Manhattan to Aspen. His playful yet polished cuisine has long featured memorable dishes, from Angry Lobster to Chocolate Burke’In Bag (a molded chocolate bag filled with mousse) to our latest fancy, Bacon On A Clothesline. Unlike many of his dishes, you can make your own…
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INNOVATION: A New Way To Enjoy Breakfast Cereal

What’s new in breakfast? How about some of America’s favorite breakfast cereals, served with spicy Chinese food? It’s a unique fusion experience, and it’s DEE-licious! The concept is a joint venture between Kellogg’s and innovative Chinese chef Danny Bowien. Chef Danny is a James Beard Rising Star Chef Award winner, chef/co-founder of the acclaimed restaurants…
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BEST BRUNCH: UrbanSpace Vanderbilt

Head to UrbanSpace Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Avenue and 45th Street in Manhattan. It’s the block north of Grand Central Terminal, and our new favorite food hall. Its parent company, Urbanspace, “cultivates creatively rich environments, places where local makers collaborate, exchange ideas, and showcase their wares.” Why run all over New York City to find what’s…
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