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New Cookbook with Recipe: Seafood Alla Siciliana Transports and Instructs

When the winds are whipping up off the Hudson and you’re wading across Broadway in ankle deep slush, Seafood Alla Siciliana is the cookbook you’ll want to curl up with and cook from. This glorious volume, chock full of recipes that rely on seafood prepared Sicilian style, will transport you on a sun- and sea-filled [...]

“MyUpperWest” Profiles….Me

Upper West Sider: Laura Weiss, Journalist Each week, My Upper West interviews an Upper West Side resident who helps make our neighborhood the diverse and interesting place we love.  Today, we talk to Laura Weiss, journalist and editor of local blog Food and Things, west 90’s. So, what do you do all day? I’m the [...]

New York Pickle Day Set for Oct. 4

Update: If you really love pickles, see what the Museum of Natural History planning doing Oct. 13. Love pickles? This year’s Ninth Annual NYC International Pickle Day, slated for Oct. 4, promises more free briny tidbits than ever before. From India to Haiti—and yes, as close by as the Lower East Side—pickled tidbits from around [...]

Chock Full o’Nuts To Bring Back Nutted Cheese Sandwiches

New Yorkers love their sandwiches. There are fans of pastrami on rye. There’s the ban minh crowd.  Subs bursting with cold cuts have their partisans, too. But, the best sandwich of all, hands down, is the Chock Full o’ Nuts “nutted” cheese sandwich. Sadly, this little snack disappeared when in the 1970s, the company decided [...]

Chef Ed Brown Talks About Upper West Side Dining, His New Chowder House, and the Economic Downturn

With the opening today of Ed’s Chowder House in the Empire Hotel near Lincoln Center, Chef Ed Brown will be dishing up the seafood equivalent of comfort food. A year ago, Brown, who lives on the Upper West Side with his wife and two sons, opened Eighty One, a Michelin-starred eatery on 81st Street across [...]