I had heard of Dylan’s Candy Bar but had never been to one. I thought it was just like any other candy store, only slightly more famous because Dylan happens to be Ralph Lauren’s daughter. One sunny Saturday I was walking around Lincoln Road after breakfast when I came across its newest location, which took over the old Ghirardelli corner. We decided to check it out and were instantly greeted at the door with these little cups that looked like mini ice cream sundaes, only the red stick in the middle wasn’t a spoon, it was a mini straw. Not being able to resist anything that has caramel on it, I took one and wow, I was so caught off guard, this was like nothing I had ever tasted before!
Food trucks and hot dog carts are a great idea for parties. They are convenient, delicious and usually require minimal cleanup. I recently attended a party that had the Mr. Homewrecker hot dog cart and it was a success!
Yardbird Southern Table and Bar is a wonderful restaurant with farm-fresh ingredients, delicious Southern cooking and magnificent cocktails. I had been there before for lunch and dinner, but never for breakfast/brunch. Having heard great things about their brunch, I decided to give it a try.
If you haven’t eaten at Pubbelly, you don’t know what you’re missing! It’s an amazing “gastropub” located in Miami Beach, in the Purdy area. Pubbelly is the original restaurant, and following its successful opening, more restaurants from the same group have sprung up: Pubbelly Sushi, Barceloneta, Macchialina and most recently, PBSteak. I have eaten at all except PBSteak, which just opened this month.
Pubbelly, like most of the restaurants in the group, serves its dishes on small plates, so it’s a great place to try many dishes. In September I went with five friends and we experienced a culinary feast!
Happy Friday! I just wanted to share this morning’s green juice concoction: spinach, kale, celery, apple and ginger. I was a little hesitant that it wouldn’t taste very good, but I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome! Continue reading
While browsing InStyle magazine many years ago (February 2006 issue), I came across a party guide section that included some recipes for hors d’oeuvres that were not only super simple to make, but extremely delicious, easy to serve (no mess), and very flavorful. I’ll post the other recipes in the future, but I wanted to start off with my favorite, the Tuna Tartare Chips!
Whenever I come across recipe slideshows, usually guided by my MSN.com homepage at work, I always email myself the ones I find most appetizing, in hopes of trying them out one day. Last night I decided to try one of the new healthy recipes I found online on Delish.com’s 50 New Year’s Resolution Eats, Chicken with Caramelized Cauliflower and Green Olives. What initially caught my attention were the words caramelized cauliflower. I love both of them individually, so I was excited to see them together! Continue reading
One of my favorite sandwiches, after the simple yet delicious traditional grilled cheese sandwich*, is the Croque Monsieur. I came across this recipe when two dear friends gifted me with a panini press and a panini recipe book some years ago for my birthday. Little did they know that the sandwich featured on the cover was one of my favorites!
Last year I invited some people over for dinner and as I was planning the menu, I asked if they had any dietary restrictions. When they told me that they had been trying to avoid gluten and lactose, I suggested scallops or chicken. That’s when I found out that one of them doesn’t like scallops, the other doesn’t like chicken, and they’re all trying to avoid red meat altogether. Since fish isn’t my strong suit, I started searching various sites for recipes that were gluten free, lactose free and vegetarian, trying to find anything that actually sounded appetizing. That was when I came across one of the easiest, tastiest dishes: Whole Living’s Oven Puttanesca.
I had been hearing about Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas Beef Wellington from one of my brothers and his friends for quite some time. So when Christmas came around, my brother asked if I would be willing to do it, and I thought, “Sure, why not? How hard could it be right? Challenge accepted!”