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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…

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,…

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…

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…

Though I eat eggs, some dairy and occasionally shellfish, I’ve been a semi-vegetarian for about 10 years now. Nevertheless, no matter where I’ve lived and/or traveled (44 states and two countries), I’ve always been able to find quality veg eats in the city. Now that I live in the best…

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…

I review a ton of music, books and movies on a weekly basis, and sometimes I feel my head is about to explode from the sheer excitement of it all! So I figure I’d start “Quick-Mix Monday” for the variety of sweetness going on for the week, (and to give…

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…