Archive for the ‘Italian’ Category

posted by on Italian, Nolita, Pizza, Vegging Out

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Last night, a major craving for brick-oven pizza and a major bout of laziness led me to a neighborhood pizza shop called L’asso pizza, which specializes in D.O.C. That stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata, but all you need to know is that the stamp of approval means this type of pizza is the real [...]

posted by on Chicken, Events, Italian, Lunch, Meat, Midtown, Olive oil, Restaurant Week, Vegging Out

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The last time I tried Restaurant Week was when I first moved to New York City in 2007. A bunch of us girls went to i Trulli and had a great time, but I realized that spending almost $50 (including tip) on a three-course dinner, which was more food than I needed, wasn’t probably worth [...]

posted by on Chelsea, Comfort Food, Italian, Pizza, Vegging Out

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Ahh the Artichoke pizza from Artichoke Basille’s. It’s drenched in cream sauce and dotted with spinach and artichoke, creating a slice that rivals Chicago stuffed pizza in heaviness. (I usually limit myself to one slice per year because that’s just how rich it is!) The company started as a tiny, seat-less shop in the East [...]

posted by on Appetizers, Italian, Sides, Vegetables, Vegging In

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I’ve made baked and breaded zucchini before, but there was something about this recipe for zucchini sticks that caught my eyes—and I think it was because they looked so much like French fries. They’re obviously so much healthier, and in my opinion, could still go well with a side of ketchup or BBQ sauce.

posted by on Breakfast, Brunch, Eggs, European, Gramercy, Italian, Olive oil, Pancakes, Vegging Out

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{Ricotta pancakes with plum compote} I’m a huge Danny Meyer fan. Every restaurant of his that I’ve dined at—from Shake Shack to Blue Smoke—has been a culinary adventure. So when my friends suggested we breakfast at his new Italian eatery, Maialino, in the Gramcery Park Hotel, I was more than down. What’s in it for [...]

posted by on Dinner, Fish, Italian, Meat, Olive oil, Tips

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Like most foodies, I love foodie TV, so it’s no surprise that I’m a fan of Top Chef, and lucky me got invited to an event at the Institute of Culinary Education last week hosted by alum Fabio, the fan favorite from season 5 fondly remembered for saying, “This is Top Chef, not Top Scallop.” [...]