Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Not too long ago I read an article reporting on the closing of Wolfie Cohen’s Rascal House Restaurant. Yes, after 54 years anchoring New York-style, Jewish-American culture into the bedrock of South Florida, the establishment has given way to South Beach’s premiere gourmet superstore, Epicure Market. Once independent businesses, both Epicure and Rascal House were […]


What twisted webs we weave. I can’t even begin to recount the recent weeks of drama with Mr. Zegna. Actually, I could, but I’ll spare you. Our current status is “technically together.” Translation: I’m on hold. And that’s not a cynical translation. Literally, we have agreed that he may reserve me for a couple of […]


 “Washed” spinach – fine.  Beef – fine.  Kids’ toys – err, whatever.  But buffalo mozzarella?  That soft, spongy, creamy, deliciousness which my caprese salad could not exist without?  NOOOOOOOOO!!  Today, just four days after a police investigation of dioxin levels in Italian mozzarella, Reuters reports that the European Commission has asked Italy to officially rubber-stamp […]


Finally, there will be change at Starbucks. Just when I thought I was going to have to take the three avenue walk to Bendel’s in order to get some quality coffee during my workday. So are they going to have their baristas actually make your coffee drinks, as opposed to just pushing buttons? Oh, what […]


Well, Colorado was a blast. I have no late-night trysts with hard-bodied ski instructors to report, but some good did come out of the trip despite that unfortunate fact.  First, skiing is my newfound favorite winter sport.  I must take this opportunity to pat myself on the back, as I am natural skiing talent. That’s […]


I haven’t been shy about my love-hate relationship with Starbuck’s. This, however, may tip me over the edge. See, I lead a busy lifestyle. I love that I can go to Starbuck’s and get a somewhat healthy (albeit highly processed), $5.15 meal supplement in the form of a venti, two-pump, sugar-free mocha, soy latte. I’m […]


Last night I had the opportunity to choose between sitting at home and waiting for a guy to call me, while (of course) wallowing in self-pity, or meeting some friends at Azza, Midtown East’s resident North African-themed restaurant and lounge. What with appearances by Scarlett Johansson and, err, Lance Bass, along with chef Stephen Ferdinand, […]