My New Book—Ice Cream: A Global History

Where to Watch the Super Bowl on the Upper West Side

The Super Bowl is coming—without the Jets, of course. Still, it’s kind of a national holiday. Bar and restaurant owners on the Upper West Side are  offering up food and drink  that you can mindlessly consume while watching 350-pound men pummel each other.
There are no rules when it comes to making food for Super Bowl [...]

Gramercy: Red Velvet Cake at Duke’s Rocks…Maybe. And the Top 5 Red Velvet Cupcake Places in NY

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 [...]