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Gramercy: Red Velvet Cake at Duke’s Rocks…Maybe

My friend Charles and I have a longstanding tradition of ordering red velvet cake when we go out to lunch at Duke’s, the sports bar in Gramercy and Chelsea in New York. I think this all started when Charles helped me successfully pitch the Times a few years ago; we celebrated with huge slices of [...]

Chelsea: Gluten-free Yucca-Cheese Roll from Big Booty Bread Company Satisfies

Finding something savory, satisfying and gluten-free for a breakfast on the run isn’t always easy. But at the Big Booty Bread Co. on 23rd St, you can get your needs met for a mere $1.75 with the bakery’s crunchy, rich—and gluten-free—cheese-yucca roll.
Dubbed the “Cheese Rock” by owner Jose Rojas, the treat is is [...]

Dessert Recipe: S’Mores-Not Just for Kids

As Chef Renee says, these S’mores crafted for adults—a little Cointreau goes a long way—are a great start to the summer season.  Sit around the campfire (or make them the finishing touch for a picnic in Riverside Park) and savor these very adult treats.
Grown up S’mores
Serves 6
12 skewers
1 box Carr’s wheatmeal biscuits (crackers)
6 ounces bittersweet [...]

Wedding Foods at Astor Center March 11 Featuring Momofuko, Landmarc, Other Purveyors

Eat, drink, get married. Wedding bells are ringing at the Astor Center March 11 which is displaying festive wedding-friendly foods from the likes of Momofuku Milk Bar, Ronni-Sue’s Chocolates and The Cleaver Company.
Could one of these purveyors be your dream wedding caterer?
Tastings of food and champagne will be offered.
One couple will win a hands-on cooking [...]

Upper West Side: Zabar’s Gives Valentine’s Day a Jewish Twist

Chocolate babka? Blackout cake?  Zabar’s, the Upper West Side fancy food emporium, is offering up a range of Valentine’s goodies—from chocolates to cookies.  But if you want a Jewish theme to your Valentine’s Day celebration, the Jewish-style deli is enhancing the traditional mix of chocolate roses and heart-shaped confections with babka and bagels. Yes, dahlink, [...]