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Watch Us On PIX 11: Easy Ways to Make Your Own Baby Food!

Healthy and Easy DIY Baby Food Recipes

Good news parents! You don’t need to be a professional chef, or spend more than 5 minutes in the kitchen, to whip up a perfect bowl of baby food. Our own Amanda Libby shared her favorite baby friendly foods on PIX 11 that are packed with healthy nutrients and take just minutes to make. read more

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Korean Temple Food Debuts at Lincoln Center

A World Famous Monk Chef Brings Vegan Korean Temple Food to NYC

It’s a cuisine revered around the globe, but few outside of Korea have gotten the chance to try Korean Temple Food. But this past week, the spiritual vegan food made a big impression on a few foodie writers (including yours truly) when world famous monk Chef Venerable Jeok Mun brought a taste of this “enlightening” fare to NYC. read more

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You Won’t Even Know They’re Vegan: NYC’s Best Dairy Free Frozen Treats

NYC's Best Vegan Smoothies, Sorbets, and Fro-Yo!

We scoured the city to find innovative eateries that are taking dairy-free frozen treats to a whole new level.
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Taco Time: Cafe El Presidente Opens in Flatiron

The Flatiron's New Mexican Market and Restaurant Features NYC’s Longest Continuous Taco Bar

Cafe El Presidente, a Mexican marketplace and restaurant opens a block from the Eataly emporium with the city’s longest taco bar. read more

Personalized cupcakes at Spots NYC

No Filter Needed: Perfect Personalized Treats

Our favorite custom treat companies are as social media-savvy as they are sweet

Whether you’re planning a party or looking for a perfect thank you gift, personalized desserts always make a sweet statement. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites finds, check them out here! read more

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Game Day Dips: Healthy Recipes For Super Bowl Sunday

Healthy Super Bowl Dips For a Guilt Free Game Day

Wings? Check. Nachos? Check. But if you’re looking for some lighter options while you prep for Super Bowl Sunday, we’ve got you covered. Check out a few of our favorite recipes, they’re the perfect accoutrement to any game day snack.
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Foodie Find: Goldbely Delivers Gourmet Local Favorites Nationwide is an online marketplace for signature local and regional foods

Have you ever had a craving for that deep dish pizza you tried in Chicago, or traditional Memphis barbecue? Do you want to send your favorite Momofuku Milk Bar cake to a loved one for their birthday? For all of these reasons and more,’s food marketplace deserves a spot on your bookmarks bar. read more

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Empire Biscuit Sets Up Shop in the East Village

The Southern-style biscuit shop is now open 24/7

Waiting in line for Cronuts? So summer 2013. Empire Biscuit, a new Southern biscuit shop in the East Village is open around-the-clock, serving homemade country-style, all-butter biscuits for “Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Drunk.” read more

Max Brenner's Famed Hot Chocolate, photo courtesy: Max Brenner

Max Brenner’s Sweet Facelift

The popular Union Square chocolate bar received a renovation and new menu additions for its’ 7th birthday

It’s officially hot chocolate season! Get your fix at Max Brenner’s new and improved digs. read more

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Big Taste in a Small Bite: Bantam Bagels Opens in the West Village

Bantam Bagels serves bite-size bagel bites in creative flavors

As New Yorkers, we are proud of our city in many ways, but perhaps the biggest claim we hold on to is that there is nothing like a New York bagel. And yet, this Friday, married couple Elyse and Nick Oleksak seek to “change the way you bagel” with the opening of Bantam Bagels, serving golf ball-size bagel holes filled with toppings.
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Bite Size Rice Krispie Treats at Treat House, photo courtesy: Treat House

Snap, Crackle, Pop: Treat House Reinvents the Rice Krispie Treat

The Upper West Side Welcomes Treat House

Treat House, the Upper West Side’s newest snack spot, exclusively sells gourmet-versions of Rice Krispie treat style desserts, and these babies go way beyond the ordinary marshmallow and crisped rice squares you used to make after school. read more

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Pearl & Ash Combines Small Plates with a Large Wine List

Pearl & Ash Serves Small Plates Under $16 on The Bowery

Pearl & Ash features a five-section menu (raw, small, fish, meat and vegetables) with a focus on modern and international fusion, presented in small plates ranging from $3-$16. read more

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Cupcakes and Clothing: Spoil Your Favorite Mom-To-Be With Baked By Melissa

Shower Your Favorite Mom To Be With Cupcakes and Clothing From Baked By Melissa

There are two things guaranteed to make any mom-to-be-swoon: Mini-cupcakes and onesies. And thanks to Baked By Melissa’s ridiculously cute celebration boxes, you can help your favorite mama bear calm her sugar cravings and get a head start on her wee one’s wardrobe in a snap. read more

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ABC Kitchen’s Adjacent Latin Counterpart Opens in Flatiron

ABC Cocina Replaces Pipa in Flatiron’s ABC Carpet & Home

Jean-George Vongerichten’s ABC Cocina offers jalapeño margaritas, sangria, and tapas made with seasonal ingredients from the Union Square Greenmarket. read more

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Bonjour: French-Inspired Lafayette Opens in NoHo

Andrew Carmellini and Team Open Lafayette, a Grand Cafe and Bakery

Renowned restaurateurs Andrew Carmellini, Josh Picard and Luke Ostrom (the same masterminds behind Locanda Verde and The Dutch) just opened the long-awaited and gut-renovated Lafayette, a bi-level 150-seat grand cafe and bakery. read more

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Candy Land: Sugar Factory American Brasserie Makes Its East Coast Debut

We’re Sweet on the Las Vegas Import Sugar Factory American Brasserie

The Sugar Factory American Brasserie is a 3,000-square-foot candy emporium and restaurant boasting a large menu of eats, sweets and treats in the center of the Meatpacking District. read more

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World Tour: Clarkson Brings Seasonal European Fare To The West Village

Georges Forgeois’ Clarkson Serves Internationally-Inspired Cuisine and Inventive Cocktails

Over the last few years, a number of restaurants have called the corner space at 225 Varick Street home, but we have a feeling the spot’s newest resident, Clarkson, is here to stay. Especially considering the dream team behind this newest eatery.
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Into the Wild: Farm-to-Table Pizza Makes Its Mark on the West Village

Wild Pizza Serves Gluten-Free and Farm-Fresh Pizza

It’s no secret that we love pizza. But with bikini season looming, indulging in a slice (or two) may not always seem like the best idea. No need to fret; thanks to Wild, a recently opened farm-to-table restaurant in the West Village, you can have your pie and eat it too.
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Gluten Free Goodies

Jennifer Esposito Brings Health-Conscious Treats To The East Village

Those with gluten, lactose and other dietary allergies looking to satisfy a sweet tooth often end up empty-handed, but Jennifer’s Way Bakery in the East Village looks to change that by thinking outside the tastes-like-cardboard-box. read more

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Talk of the Town: WD-50 Chef Wylie Dufresne Unveils Alder

Alder, the second restaurant from Wylie Dufresne, opens in the East Village

When the renowned pioneer of molecular gastronomy and multi-course tasting menus decides to open a casual neighborhood pub, what can you expect? Say hello to Alder, where WD-50‘s Chef Wylie Dufresne and Executive Chef Jon Bignelli conjured up a sharable menu of surprising sweet and savory combinations for drinks, dinner and dessert. read more

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Heard It Through The Grape Vine: Introducing The Jade Hotel’s Newest Eatery

Grape and Vine Offers Fresh-pressed Juices, Cocktails And Market Fresh Meals

We’ve come to expect trendy venues and creative menus from restaurateur Fredrick Lesort (of Plein Sud and Buddha Bar fame), but his latest, Grape & Vine, located in Greenwich Village’s new The Jade Hotel is one for the ages—and all hours, offering three meals a day in addition to lounge, late night, and weekend brunch menus. read more

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Anything But Ordinary: Meet Hudson Common, NYC’s Newest Beer Hall

Head to Hudson Common for Local Brews, Soda Shop Cocktails and Inventive Eats Priced Under $16

Looking for the perfect bar to watch March Madness, sip on craft beers, and enjoy some inventive treats à la kale caeser salad? We thought so. Well, you can find it all at Hudson Common, the recently opened beer hall and burger joint located off lobby of the Hudson Hotel. read more

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Slide Offers Mini Burgers With Big Taste

At Slide, A Food Network Star Serves Sliders, Shakes, and Cannoli with a Twist

Sometimes, bigger isn’t always better. And Food Network’s Iron Chef and Chopped winner Madison Cowan is out to prove it with the menu at Slide, a new restaurant in Greenwich Village specializing in mini burgers, spiked milkshakes, and cannoli.
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Power of Three: Italian-American Restaurant Carbone Opens in the Village

The Torrisi Team Is At It Again, Serving Up Classic Italian-American Dishes At Carbone

Carbone—the latest Italian-American restaurant from renowned team Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick of Nolita’s Torrisi Italian Specialities and Parm fame—tosses all rules out the window. read more

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Hidden Gem: Wise Men Opens On The Bowery

Count on the Bowery’s Wise Men for Strong Cocktails and Savory Small Plates

It’s not easy to spot the entrance to Wise Men, a new bar and restaurant anonymously concealed behind a storefront-size vintage photo, but it’s definitely worth searching for. And once you turn the unique water valve handle to step inside, you’ll immediately be transported to a bygone era. read more

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World-Class Cocktails Take Center Stage at The Dead Rabbit

The Dead Rabbit Brings Old-Time Taste to the Financial District

The Dead Rabbit pays homage to New York’s 19th century Irish influence. Sounds stiff? The two-story space is anything but, except for a historically-accurate cocktail list with more than 70 cocktails that you won’t find anywhere else in the city. read more

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Top Chef’s Hung Huynh Takes Orders at The General

EMM Group’s Newest Restaurant Serves Modern Asian Cuisine With a Twist on the Bowery

Fresh off of his seafood success at Catch, Top Chef winner Hung Huynh has headed east, serving modern Asian cuisine at The General, the EMM Group’s newest restaurant. read more

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Not Your Typical Taqueria: Salvation Taco Heats Up Murray Hill

An inside look at Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield’s Taqueria

Salvation Taco stays true April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s successful formula: it’s a fun bar with great food. read more

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Blossom Into A Healthy New Year

Kick Off 2013 The Healthy Way at Blossom Du Jour

It’s the New Year, which means a lot of us have vowed to eat better. For many, that means cleaner eating, less meat, and less of an impact on the planet. And what better place to help hang on to our healthy resolution than Blossom Du Jour. The rapidly growing fast-food restaurant (which opened a third location opened in Hell’s Kitchen this summer) is all vegan, so you won’t see any meat, dairy or egg products.
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High Steaks: Arlington Club Reinvents The Wheel

Laurent Tourondel and Tao Group Bring a Spruced Up Steakhouse to the UES

What happens when Laurent Tourondel sets out to “reinvent the steakhouse?” Two words: Arlington Club, a new collaboration between the BLT-famed chef and TAO Group. read more

Cake Pops From ICE Culinary's Baking Class, photo courtesy: ICE Culinary

Cake Pop 101

Learn to Bake (Or Cook) Like A Pro at The Institute of Culinary Education

Cake pops. They’re adorable, bite sized, and surprisingly difficult to make. (Successfully icing a tiny ball on a stick is much harder than it looks!) So in order to perfectly master the technique behind this latest dessert craze, I decided to get some help from the pros at The Institute of Culinary Education. read more

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New and Improved: Payard Returns to the UES

FP Patisserie Opens on The Upper East Side

It’s official: Payard has finally made its return to the UES. On Thursday morning, Francois Payard opened the doors to FP Patisserie, located steps away from the original Payard Patisserie, which was shuttered in 2009. read more

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Sushi Masaru: Where Bond St. Meets Chelsea

Sushi Masaru Opens in Chelsea

What happens when a former Bond St. chef (Henry Yang) and Sushi Samba chef (Kenji Zenshosushi) join forces? Enter Sushi Masaru, Chelsea’s newest Japanese hotspot, where the fish is flow in daily from Hawaii and Tokyo’s Stukiji Market.
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Mini Churros at LeChurro, photo courtesy: Evan Sung

LeChurro Brings Fried Dough and Cocoa To The UES

LeChurro Opens on the Upper East Side

Get ready Upper East Siders, there’s a new sweet spot in town. And it’s dishing out churros and hot chocolate. LeChurro is a one-stop fried dough shop dishing out the Spanish specialty four different ways.
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All About Oatmeal

Oatmeals in Greenwich Village Puts A Fun Spin on Healthy Snacks

Oatmeal lovers, rejoice! Your favorite breakfast staple just got a major makeover thanks to OatMeals, a Greenwich Village bakery and café dishing out dressed-up versions of steel-cut oats.
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Let’s Do Brunch

Principessa Kicks Off Brunch With A $15 Pizza and Prosecco Pairing

Breakfast pizza and Prosecco. Can you think of a better way to kick off your weekend? We didn’t think so. Especially when you can get the aforementioned pairing for 15 dollars. Where, you ask? Simply head to Principessa, a chic little Italian oasis in SoHo.
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Say Cheese! Murray’s Opens A New Bar on Bleecker

Murray's Cheese Bar Comes To Greenwich Village

Good news cheese lovers: Murray’s Cheese, New York’s most famed fromagerie, has added a sit-down resto to its dairy enterprise. Meet Murray’s Cheese Bar, located just a few doors down from the brand’s flagship store on Bleecker Street. read more

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Vegan Divas Brings Healthy Desserts (And Low-Cal Doughnuts!) To The UES

Vegan Divas Opens on The Upper East Side

Healthy desserts? Yes please! Thanks to Vegan Divas, a recently opened bakery on the Upper East Side, you can have your cake and not feel bad about it.
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Swag Bags! Four Perfect Subscriptions For The Health Obsessed

Our Four Favorite Health-Centric Delivery Services

Nothing beats getting a package in the mail, but what about a box full of healthy surprises to keep you looking and feeling your best? Sign us up! From snacks, to beauty products, to pet care, we’ve rounded up our four favorite subscription services. read more

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Garden Party: Château Cherbuliez Opens in Chelsea

Château Cherbuliez Opens in the limelight marketplace

Craving a taste of southern France? Well, no need to book at trip to Saint-Tropez just yet. Simply head to Château Cherbuliez, a newly opened wine bar and brasserie, serving up a touch of Parisian charm in the Flatiron District.
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Paper Magazine’s Super (Duper) Market Comes To The MPD

Paper Magazine Launches A Pop-Up Grocery Store With Target and American Express

S’Mores, sno-balls, and macaroons, oh my! Those are just some of the gourmet goodies you can sample at this weekend’s Super (Duper) Market, a food-centric pop-up shop sponsored by Paper Magazine, American Express, and Target.
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Michael White’s New Pizza Place Serves Up Gourmet Pies (Until 3 a.m.!)

Nicoletta In The East Village Dishes Out Gourmet Pizzas Until 3 am

From renowned chef (and Wisconsin native) Michael White comes Nicoletta, a not-so-typical pizza place located in the heart of the East Village. The recently opened spot—it officially welcomed diners last month—features ten unique pizzas on a thick (but not too thick) crust.
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Take A Dip: Forbidden Fruit Opens In The West Village

Forbidden Fruit NYC Offers Chocolate Covered Fruit In The West Village

Sugar cravings and swimsuit season can mean big trouble, but one new West Village sweet shop is offering the perfect solution. Meet Forbidden Fruit NYC, a bite-size dessert destination specializing in one thing: Chocolate covered fruit. read more

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Azure by Allegretti: A Shore Thing

Azure by Allegretti at Revel Brings A Taste of The Riviera To the Jersey Shore

Fine dining in Atlantic City can be a gamble, but thanks to Azure by Allegretti at Revel, you may soon be saying “oui” to dinner at the Jersey Shore.
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Get Cooking: Four Perfect July 4th Recipes!

4 Recipes for July 4th

Looking to plan the perfect Fourth of July party? How about wowing your guests with John DeLucie’s gourmet burger recipe. Or, perhaps, a summer inspired lobster roll courtesy of The Highliner? Click through our gallery and learn how to whip up our favorite American dishes (and cocktails!), before you fire up that grill! read more

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Schmackary’s Brings Specialty Cookies (And Milk!) To Hell’s Kitchen

Schmackary's Gives Cookies And Milk A Major Makeover

Ready to take your cookie experience to the next level? Head to Schmackary’s, a recently opened bakeshop that’s giving the classic American dessert a major makeover.
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Raise The Roof: Hôtel Americano’s Poolside Grill Is Open

Hotel Americano's Grill at La Piscine Is Open To The Public

If you haven’t yet penciled in a visit to Grupo Habita’s Hotel Americano—the boutique hotel opened up in Chelsea last September—here’s some extra incentive: Sweeping city views, light Mediterranean bites, and a four-foot deep swimming pool surrounded by butterfly chairs and white daybeds. That’s right: The Grill at La Piscine is now open to the public.
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Pip, Pip, Hooray! Gluten Free Goodies On The Upper East Side

Pip's Place Dishes Out Gluten Free Goodies

No gluten? No problem! Enter Pip’s Place, a stylishly elegant “Gluten Free Cakery” now open on the Upper East Side. read more

Fatty 'Cue in the West Village, photo courtesy: Daniel Krieger,

Fatty ‘Cue: A Veritable Explosion of Food

Spice Up BBQ Season at Fatty 'Cue

Grilling season is in full swing, which means you may be looking for a slightly more exciting kind of BBQ. And I must admit: If I were locked away for good and my last meal had to come from the famed Carmine street smoke house Fatty ‘Cue, I’d go happily. read more

Sushi Samba's Quinoa Temaki Roll, photo courtesy: Sushi Samba

Roll Up: Sushi Samba Introduces Quinoa Temaki!

Sushi Samba Introduces Quinoa Temaki Hand Rolls

Sushi Samba updates its sushi selection with quinoa rolls. Yes, that’s right, the Peruvian super food takes the place of rice. Why didn’t anyone think of this earlier? read more