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Upper West Side: Kosher Israeli Gelato Screme Hits the Hood

Five-thousand flavors of gelato?!  The mind boggles. But that’s what kosher Israeli gelato purveyor Screme is offering ice cream lovers on New York’s Upper West Side. Ice cream is one of those universal foods. It literally melts across borders. You can find Italian gelato in India and Berlin.  You can it find it in the [...]

Upper West Side: New Whole Foods at Columbus & 97th Draws Mixed Response From Area Residents

Peering into the new Whole Foods opening Aug. 27th at 97th Street and Columbus Avenue, I can spot café tables and gleaming check-out counters. Among the store’s offerings will be a stand-alone 1000-bottle wine shop—the first to grace any Whole Foods in New York—and a “grind your own” peanut butter station. But the new store [...]

Upper West Side: Zabar’s Jumps the High Holidays Gun

Who can think of shtetl food like brisket and stuffed cabage when it’s 110 degrees in the shade?  But for Zabar’s, the venerable Jewish food emporium on Broadway, it’s apparently not too early to begin urging you to plan your New Year’s or Yom Kippur Break Fast menu.  So if cooking is not your thing [...]

Upper West Side: Hummus Place Opens on Broadway

Are you yearning for some Middle Eastern grub? Hummus Place has just opened a branch at 2608 Broadway, between 98th and 99th streets. Yelpers generally give the spot generally high marks. I’ve eaten at the one on Amsterdam between 74th and 75th, but honestly, I can’t remember what the food was like. If you present [...]

Ice Cream Event at New York’s Astor Center Slated for Sept. 1

I scream, you scream.  Yeah, yeah, yeah. OK, who doesn’t love ice cream? In fact, I love it so much, I have a book coming out next year on the history of ice cream around the world. Meanwhile, if you want to get your licks in on this delicious subject, come hear Jeri Quinzio talk [...]