Davina Thomasula

Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks Both a Mis-steak!

Ok, I’m going to say it. I went to Philly and I had to try both places. Just because they were the first doesn’t mean they are the best. I […]

Dive Into a Burger @ Grover’s Bar & Grill

This little dive serves up burgers fit for a king. Don’t be fooled by the tacky neon beer signs in the windows and its diner-like appearance. Contrary to its decor […]

Ain’t No Thing but a Chicken Wing @ Bonnie’s Grill

If you love Buffalo wings you have to check this place out. Honestly, I’m a hard sell being a Buffalonian myself, but this place is pretty decent. The wings come […]

Don’t Change That Buttermilk Channel @ Buttermilk Channel

Buttermilk fried chicken, cheddar waffles, grilled flatbread with squash blossoms and duck meatloaf are just a few of the amazing dishes Buttermilk channel serves with style. The food here is […]

Cook Times for Blanching Various Vegetables

This will help you know about how long to blanch your vegetables. It’s a quick cheat sheet. Root vegetables take much longer than green vegetables. See below. Broccoli: 3-7 minutes […]

I’m Singing in Italian @ Al Di La

I’m going to make a very bold statement and say that this quaint Italian restaurant in Park Slope is probably one of my favorites in all of New York. It’s […]

Herb Butter

  Herb Butter Perfect for eggs, chicken and lamb! You can make a blend of your favorite herbs and get creative or follow our delicious recipe. Blend 4 tablespoons of […]

Garlic or Shallot Butter for Grilled Meats

Garlic Butter These butters are perfect for grilled meats. Take 3 cloves of garlic and finely mince almost to a paste. Combine with 1 stick of softened butter in a […]

Lemon Parsley Butter

  Lemon Parsley Butter For broiled meats, liver, potatoes, vegetables fish etc. Makes about 1/2 cup 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1 to 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon […]

French Kissed @ Balthazar

  This famous french bistro is a great place to stop after shopping all day in Soho, but be prepared to wait. We went in without a reservation and the […]

Carpacci-yo! @ Piadina

Ok, so for all you carpaccio lovers out there on a budget, this may be one of the places to go. This hidden gem has amazing perfectly executed pasta dishes […]

I Found My Thrill @ Vinegar Hill House

  Wattle in; waddle out. After trying the Red Wattle Country chop with cheddar grits I was pretty blown away. It had really deep flavor and was smokey and tender. […]

Make Like a Bread Truck and Haul Your Buns @ Shake Shack

Put Shake Shack on your bucket list and cross it off. You have to try one of these moist, delicious burgers. Best burger in New York?! That’s a huge statement […]

I Scream You Scream @ The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

  The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck brings you back to your childhood and serves up soft serve, but with a touch of gourmet. I jumped in line to wait […]

Flex Your Mussels it’s Monday @ Alchemy

For all you mussel lovers you can grab a bowl of these edible bivalves on Mondays for only 6 buckaroos. You pick the sauce: tomato cilantro, white wine pine nut […]

Classic Sidecar

  Ingredients 1 1/2 ounces VSOP Cognac Chilled 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice Optional sugar rim Preparation Rim your glass with sugar Fill a cocktail shaker […]

Mangoes, Hot Sauce and Sea Salt Oh My!

  Here is another delicious discovery. While in Union Square I literally stumbled upon a little lady selling mangoes on a cart with hot sauce and sea salt. After apologizing, […]

Get Your Fanny to Franny’s @ Franny’s

This place is pretty amazing. They have a strong commitment to sustainable agruculture because they serve locally grown foods and they serve them in the seasons during which they are […]

Davina’s White Sangria

Ingredients: 2 Peaches 1 Green Apple 1 Small Carton of Raspberries 1 SmallCarton of Blackberries One Bottle of Dry White Wine (Chardonnay, Dry Riesling, etc.) 1/4 Cup of Apple Liqueur […]

Easy Guacamole

Ingredients 3 Hass avocados, cut into 1/2 inch dice 1 plum tomato, seeded and finely diced 1/4 cup finely diced onion 2 tablespoons minced cilantro 1 serrano chile, seeded and […]

Flying High @ Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

The 22 ounce prime bone-in ribeye was kind of a big deal and may have changed my life. For those of you who don’t know, of all the beef produced […]

Tapped out of the Tap Room @ Colicchio & Sons

  Maybe all the hype had my expectations really high. Or maybe it takes a tornado to blow my skirt up. We ate in the tap room which is a […]

Thai Me Up @ Joya

Delicious cheap eats! The average price is about eight bucks a dish and they are not shy with portion sizes. The steamed vegetable dumplings were amazing and the pineapple pork […]

Dessert for Dinner? Hell Yes! @ The Chocolate Room

  This cozy spot is a modern day chocolate factory minus Willy Wonka and you will leave feeling like an oompa loompa.¬†¬†From chocolate stout floats to one of the most […]