My New Book—Ice Cream: A Global History

East Harlem: Itzocan Bistro is So So

“Isn’t it the best?” asked a woman waiting outside of Itzocan Bistro, the modest Mexican-French eatery on a gentrifying block in East Harlem, a stone’s throw from Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Well, actually, it wasn’t
I had had a terrific meal at the spare bistro about a year ago and was looking forward to a return visit. But [...]

Super Taco Truck Wins Raves from Columbia Spectator

There is a very nice roundup on the Super Taco Truck at 96th St. and Broadway on the Upper West Side written by Patricia Sazani for the Columbia Spectator.
She says the owners are thinking of getting another truck, or maybe opening a restaurant. Oh no! I like the truck the way it [...]

Upper West Side: The Taco Truck That Delivers

For months, we’ve walked by Super Tacos, an unassuming taco truck parked on 96th St. just west of Broadway. The smell of spices and grilling meat fills the air when we come up from the subway just around the block. Nightly, there’s a cluster of customers ordering tacos and other Mexican delights. So, we decided [...]

Queens: De Mole is Disappointing Mexican

Today, since it was the 4th of July, we decided to go multicultural. After all this nation was built on the sweat of immigrants. After a visit to the Noguchi Museum in LI City (not to be missed; the man had a way with stone), we headed for De Mole in Sunnyside, a neighborhood in [...]