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Jewish Jaunt

After a disappointing brunch at Prune, (the scrambled eggs were dry and flavorless; we were kept waiting because we were honest and said we were still expecting two friends, while dishonest diners insisted they were a twosome and seated — keeping the seats warm for two additional friends who ambled in five minutes later), we [...]

Lidia Bastianich Supports Young Chefs

At the ninth annual benefit for Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), New York chefs and other food luminaries will honor Lidia Bastianich, the highly regarded Italian chef. The event willl take place Feb. 27. C-CAP works with public schools across the nation to prepare students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and [...]

Corn Fed

Somehow I missed Dan’s Barber’s Jan. 14 New York Times op-ed on how U.S. food policy subsidizes farmers who grow one big crop instead of supporting diverse, sustainable agriculture. It certainly is worth a read, as the Gothamist points out. Says Barber: Stand in the middle of our farm belt and you’ll see cornfields extending [...]

Museum Menus

Friday night, the Hubby and I dined at Cafe Sabarsky, the oh-so-old worldy ersatz Viennese cafe that’s part of the Neue Gallery, renowned for its extensive collection of Klimts. Friday nights, many museums are open late in New York. I’ve eaten at the cafe before and the highlight is always the desserts — classic German [...]

Roadside Chili House Pics

Roadside Chili House pics, with Hubby, and the dog…