RESTAURANT: P.J. Bernstein, The Best Deli In New York?

In New York City, “the best deli,” referring to Jewish-style delicatessen, used to be a topic of debate. Over the years, though, acclaimed delicatessens have fallen by the wayside. The Carnegie Deli and its rival The Stage Deli, both in the neighborhood of Carnegie Hall, are gone. So is Artie’s Deli on the Upper West…
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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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PRODUCT: Homemade Soft Serve at Mah Ze Dahr Bakery

Have it your way (cone, cup, brownie sandwich): soft serve made from scratch, from Mah Ze Dahr bakery in New York’s Greenwich Village (photos courtesy Mah Ze Dahr).   We celebrated National Ice Cream Day yesterday (it’s the third Sunday in July), by taking a short trip to Mah Ze Dahr bakery in Greenwich Village.…
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CHOCOLATE STORE: 2 Beans, A Chocolate Paradise

[1] Enter the emporium: coffee to the right, chocolate to the left (photo courtesy 2 Beans). [2] The first chocolate made with camel’s milk, from Dubai (photo courtesy Al Nassma). [3] Another winner: the matcha white chocolate bar from Marie Belle (photo courtesy Marie Belle).   Depending on where you live, there may be a…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Bloody Mary Day

Thank bartender Fernand Petiot for today’s Bloody Mary. Photo courtesy St. Regis Hotel | NYC.   January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day; 2015 marks the 81st anniversary of the drink, originally known as the Red Snapper Cocktail. In 1934, a seminal cocktail event took place at the King Cole Bar, an elegant watering hole…
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