New York City • Brunch Like a Southern Gentleman

Two words… Biscuit. Bomb! This delectable mainstay at Chelsea’s Tipsy Parson is comprised of a buttermilk-chive biscuit, stuffed with homemade sausage and local cheddar, and it’s as good as it sounds. For brunch, they also make a mean burger, chicken & waffles hushpuppies and shrimp & grits. Whether you’re from the South and missing that…

Brooklyn, NYC • A Secret Skyline Spot

New York City has a million-dollar skyline and for that reason, most places you can go to enjoy said skyline cost you almost a million dollars per drink. Well, not quite, but you get the picture, they’re expensive! Head to any rooftop bar in Manhattan or Brooklyn and you’re easily looking at $20 USD for…

New York City – Presidential Party Headquarters

Nestled in the lowest part of Manhattan, Fraunces Tavern has been operating as an American Colonial Tavern since 1762, making it older than the country itself! This also makes it the oldest bar in New York City. The tavern looks great for it’s age though, considering it has played a prominent role in pre-Revolution, American Revolution and…

New York City – True Sicilian Is Hard to Find

You may know what Italian food is in general, but a select few can actually point a finger on what Sicilian cuisine stands for. Having visited Sicily last December, I can give you a quick rundown of what you are looking for: culturally diverse, passionate, fresh, abundant, and rich food. Think of Sicily’s soils, one…

New York City – Ribalta Brings the Heart of Naples to Manhattan

If you are still thinking about how delicious the pizza in Naples was, then you need to head to Ribalta, a Neapolitan, stylish pizzeria near NYC’s central square Union Square, sit down and enjoy their deliciously authentic menu. The owner, Rosario Procino previously launched the other famous NYC pizzeria Keste’ and then left to partner…

Queens, New York City – Take a Break

Head to Astoria and take a break at Break Bar and Billiards. With a happy hour deal of $3 beer and free pool before 9PM (6PM on weekends), it’s no wonder this spot is so popular amongst the locals. Try a hand at shuffleboard, shoot some [miniature] hoops, or challenge new friends to games like…

Brooklyn • Unique Cocktails

Most nights out in New York are based around seeing something new. In Brooklyn though there are plenty of places to visit and explore, a must see is Grand Army Bar. The bar is the vision of a group of restauranteurs and other creatives in the food industry including the talented and renowned food photographer…

New York City – Enjoy Italian Food, Gluten-Free

If you are celiac or any degree near that on the allergy spectrum, you will feel blessed when you finally run into Senza Gluten. This New York City restaurant not only serves a 100% gluten-free menu, but the whole place is gluten-free itself. There are many things that I personally like about this place: location, menu,…

Queens, New York City – Comfort Food, Day and Night!

Founded in 2011, Queens Comfort is a popular neighborhood staple with dishes like ‘bacon scallion mac and cheese’ and ‘Capt’n Crunch chicken fingers’ that keep customers coming back. Featured on Food Network’s, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Queens Comfort is most well-known for their epic brunch menu. Quoted as “the greatest brunch in Queens—maybe all of…

Brooklyn – Homemade Like the Homeland

In the 1950’s and 60’s Park Slope was dominated by Italian families and their influence still thrives today in neighborhood institutions like Russo’s Mozzarella & Pasta. At Russo’s you can grab any picnic supplies your heart desires, or have their Sandwich Artisans do the work for you. The store celebrates the best of Italian food…

Brooklyn – Treasured Troves of Green Space

There’s one park in New York City that gets all the attention. But here’s a tip for you, you’ll find the best one in Brooklyn! In fact, its designers used Central Park as a first draft and claimed Prospect Park fully realized their original vision. With almost 600 acres, there is no shortage of sights, spaces…

Brooklyn – Italian Sweet Treats

“L’Albero dei Gelati puts its heart and soul into what it creates and nature does the rest.” For the best gelato, navigate through the bustling, hip, young families of Park Slope to L’Albero dei Gelati.  In 2013 they brought the family business to Brooklyn from Lombardy, Italy. They make all of their gelato by hand…