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Upper West Side: Bill Telepan is Opening a Wine Bar

Update: Upper West Side: Telepan’s New Wine Bar in Doubt Photo: http://www.telepan-ny.com/default.htm The New York Times reports that Bill Telepan is planning to open a wine bar in the former Elite Cafe space at 185 Columbus Ave. According to the Times, Telepan and a partner are still working out the details of the new place [...]

North Fork, LI: Magic Fountain’s Divine Rum Raisin Ice Cream

Rum on the North Fork where wine is king? Well, not exactly. But if you need an ice cream break while trawling the vineyards, stop by the Magic Fountain in Mattituck, Long Island and get yourself a scoop of the shop’s delicious rum raisin ice cream. The Magic Fountain has perched on Route 25 (locally [...]

Guss’ Pickles Leaves the Lower East Side for Brooklyn

Curbed reports via the The Low-Down that Guss’ Pickles is decamping from the Lower East Side for Brooklyn in the next few months, leaving behind what remains of the area’s old time nosheris- Katz’s, Yonah Schimmel, Russ & Daughters and Kossar’s Bialys. Guss’ Pickles 85 Orchard St. New York, NY 10002 212 334 3616

Recipe: Summer Fish Wrap

Looking for a for a summer fish recipe for the grill?  Here’s a  fish wrap from Chef Renee Marton. You can make this recipe with wild Alaska salmon. But if you’re at the shore in the summertime, you could use blackfish, bluefish, monkfish or grouper fillet—basically any fish that’s thick enough to stand up to [...]

North Fork, LI: Greenport Brewery Opens

Long Island beer lovers and visitors to the North Fork, take note: Greenport Harbor Brewing Company has opened for business. These are not suds for whimps; Greenport Harbor’s beer is very hoppy. But I especially loved the Summer Ale, which is light and fruity. Head Brewer DJ Swanson told me he injects honey into the [...]