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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Back 40 Kitchen: Taste their Values

Back 40 Kitchen: Taste their Values

If you care about authenticity and a clear vision that begins on a family farm, bringing the freshest ingredients possible to your plate, you'll love Back 40 Kitchen as much as we did. Every detail of the recently opened farm to table restaurant is an expression of Bill and Lesley King's mission to bring o...



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Swooning over Babke Swirls at Padoca Bakery

Swooning over Babke Swirls at Padoca Bakery

When Florence Fabricant, longtime food critic for the New York Times, mentioned a newly opened Brazilian bakery in NYC that creates guava and cheese babke swirls I was all lit up.  I guessed that the roots of  Padoca's treats, including challah french toast and black and white brownies, extended beyond S...



Monday, June 2, 2014

Here’s to Authentic Mexican Goodness- SALUD

Here’s to Authentic Mexican Goodness- SALUD

Next time you’re in SOHO (NYC) and wondering where to get a “not a big deal” kinda meal, wander west and onto Thompson Street to find authentic, organic, and very vegetarian friendly Mexican eats and smoothies at SALUD. Gluten-free and dairy free? You’ll have an easy time here. 11668...



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

EatWith in Someone Else’s Kitchen

EatWith in Someone Else’s Kitchen

Katy Morris A chance to break bread in an enthusiastic host's home kitchen with like-minded eaters…anywhere in the world?  Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or kosher or just tired of eating out in restaurants when you travel? Sign me up! If you have attended the NY Shuk-hosted dinner, Challah baking c...



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Persian Flavors From the Family Kitchen

Persian Flavors From the Family Kitchen

Persian cooking is distinctive with flavors of pomegranate, funegreek, preserved limes, barberries, sour cherries and nuts. Lots of lentils and rice, and plenty of eggplant and garlic are often part of the mix. Don't forget the more familiar baklava with all varieties of native nuts between many layers of pas...



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What’s Cooking at The Granola Bar?

What’s Cooking at The Granola Bar?

After their highly successful launch of O.A.T.S. Granola, Westport “mom-preneurs” Dana Noorily and Julie Levitt have jointly opened an “enlightened” Westport eatery called The Granola Bar where you can pick up some of their famous granola, sip on some delicious coffee from Tobey’s Estate in Brooklyn...



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

From Farm to Pizza Truck & Make Your Own Ricotta

From Farm to Pizza Truck & Make Your Own Ricotta

contributed by Katy Morris; photos: Liz Rueven Farm to table is right up Jeff Borofsky’s alley…literally. Jeff is the proud founder of Skinny Pines, LLC, Fairfield County’s only farm to table focused mobile wood-fired brick pizza oven. He uses only local, seasonal ingredients to create simple and ...



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vegetable Heaven for Omnivores, Too

Vegetable Heaven for Omnivores, Too

I’ve fallen hard for the easy neighborhood vibe and colorful, vegetarian dishes at Westville in NYC. The reason is simple, which is a lot like their menu offerings.  Last time I dined at Westville there were 21 market vegetables offered on their daily board. Veggie sides like Curried Okra, Sauteed Kale wit...



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Vegetarian Dishes Abound at Aladin, Indian Bistro (Try this Fried Okra!)

Vegetarian Dishes Abound at Aladin, Indian Bistro (Try this Fried Okra!)

contributed by Katy Morris Celebrated Chef Kausik Roy, a culinary expert who has mastered the intricacies of authentic Indian cuisine and has been successfully satisfying the palates of East Village and CT diners for years, has opened the doors of his newest eatery in Fairfield County, Aladin Indian Bistro...



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mediterranean Flavors Sparkle at The Cleveland

Mediterranean Flavors Sparkle at The Cleveland

On my first visit to The Cleveland we scored a table on their beautiful back patio. As the skies darkened over SOHO/NoLita we appreciated being snugly cocooned from the busy neighborhood.  Co-owners Paul Shaked and Hudson Solomon are in their mid-twenties and bring a youthful energy and a bit of Brooklyn v...