RESTAURANT: It’s Always Tropical Fun At Tommy Bahama

[1] Ahi Tuna Napoleon. Here’s the recipe (all photos courtesy Tommy Bahama). [2] Pork Burger With Pineapple Chutney & Bacon, a double-pork treat. Here’s the recipe. [3] Seared Scallop Sliders, a nice pairing with white wine. Here’s the recipe. [4] Surf and turf: Lobster Roll BLT. Here’s the recipe. [5] Banana Cream Pie, in a…
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RESTAURANT: Fogo de Chao, Brazilian Churrascaria

Have you been to a churrascaria? Churrascaria (chew-rah-SCAR-ee-ya) is a Portuguese word for barbecue. It’s not the kind of ‘cue cooked in a pit with sauce, but a technique where meat is cooked on a spit over fire. Churrascaria means “fire in the ground” (i.e., campfire), and describes the traditional cooking method used by gauchos…
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NEWS: Ikea’s Annual Swedish Easter Påskbord, March 9th

Spring begins on March 20th and Easter Sunday is April 1st…but IKEA is having a celebration on Friday, March 9th. You can join participating IKEA stores nationwide* for a Påskbord, a Swedish smörgåsbord buffet in honor of the Easter holiday.   IKEA PASKBORD MENU** The all-you-can eat buffet of classic Swedish food offerings includes: First…
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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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