For those who may not follow me on Twitter or Instagram, I attended my first Taste of Chicago a bit over a week ago. According to its website: it’s “the nation’s premiere outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago’s dining community”. Held in downtown Chicago at Grant Park, it also included music performances by a variety of established and emerging artists. In the five […]

3 Things I Loved About…Taste of Chicago

Photo credit: Prospect Park Alliance Superfly, the folks behind Bonnaroo and other major music fests are bringing The Great GoogaMooga, a food and music festival to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on May 19 and 20. Being touted as “an amusement park of food and drink,” the vendor lineup includes Colicchio & Sons, Frankie’s Spuntino, Hill Country Barbecue, Momofoku Milk Bar, Red Rooster, Roberta’s and […]

Food & Music Fest Hits Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in May

L'asso Executive Chef, Daniel Riviera (Photo: Hatti Lim)
On the corner of Mott and Kenmare in Nolita sits L’asso (which means “The Ace” in Italian), a charming pizzeria with wooden walls, a pleasant staff and a deep-dish pie that just may rival its Chicago counterpart. Recently I had the chance to chat with Daniel Riviera, the head chef behind this neighborhood spot, discussing what exactly deep dish pizza is; buffalo […]

Interview: Daniel Riviera, Executive Chef of L’asso Restaurant Talks Deep ...

La Loo's Goat Milk Ice Cream
I know ice cream and health isn’t necessarily a marriage made-in-heaven –but trust, this time they are! I’ve listed five mostly natural, organic and non-dairy frozen desserts that I personally taste-tested myself. Yup, six pints of flavor in about two weeks (there’s an honorable mention for kicks and giggles). So you may be asking: What’s so special about these brands? […]

The Top 5: Healthier Ice Cream Brands for Summer []

Earlier this year I made the decision to go vegetarian, again! I admit it was for health reasons (acid reflux). And I always do good for the first several months, eating all the right grains, proteins, fruits, veggies, nuts, beans; drinking wheatgrass and organic juices, proclaiming “GO VEG” to anyone within earshot, the whole shebang. And then I want to […]

Everybody’s Going Uptown

I consider myself a fairly health conscious individual. I’ve maintained a mostly vegetarian diet on & off for a number of years, so I’m used to trying a variety of healthy food alternatives. I’ve eaten soy cheese, soy burgers, soy franks, soy chicken, sipped a glass or two of soy milk (sarcasm abound), rice milk & almond milk. I have […]

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