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Noodles World Kitchen: Mac, Cheese, and Oh! So Much More

Noodles World Kitchen
Rice Crispy Cake. Photo by Ryan Leeds

Whether visiting relatives over the holidays is a stressful affair or a joyous one, good food should remain the constant. Chances are high, however, that once the family feasts are devoured, you’ll suffer leftover fatigue by day two and will want to explore some more inventive options.

Osteria 57 Goes Vegetarian with an Italian & Seafood Twist

Osteria 57
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Greenwich Village is a place that always makes me happy when it comes to the little “hole in the wall” places that tend to have some of the best food in the city.  Osteria 57, however, was a bold move for me to take given that I am a carnivore at heart and prefer to have some meat in the food that I am eating.  This location serves no meat, advertises itself as “vegetarian”, but highlights a bunch of amazing seafood in its Italian cuisine inspired location.  Make sense?  Keep reading.

Theatre Review: Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk’s ‘The Mad Ones’

Mad Ones
Photo by Richard Termine.

Jack Kerouac must be beaming from his beatnik perch in heaven these days. Years after he wrote his seminal work, On the Road, two gifted wunderkinds have modernized his “fabulous yellow roman candles” in the new show The Mad Ones.

Citymeals on Wheels 31st Annual Power Lunch for Women Recap

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When the word “power” and “women” come to mind, do names like Meryl Streep, Christie Brinkley and Kathie Lee Gifford ring a bell?  They definitely do and should, as all were in attendance this past Thursday afternoon for Citymeals on Wheels 31st annual Power Lunch for Women luncheon, held inside the Rainbow Room at the top of Rockefeller Plaza.  Here’s our recap.

Centuries Old Recipes in a Modern World at Tramonti Pizza

Tramonti Pizza
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There are classic recipes that many restaurants in New York City have, but they don’t date back to over five centuries ago.  Can you actually make something from that long ago and make it not only modern, but taste good?  This was the test that I experienced when I hopped on bus and headed to the East Village to dine and dish at Tramonti Pizza, located at 130 St. Mark’s Place.

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s ‘A Magical Evening’ Recap

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Matthew Reeve, a guest, Glenn Close, William Reeve and DJ Whoo Kid attend "A Magical Evening" Gala hosted by The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation a at Conrad Hotel on November 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation)

Thursday night, The Conrad New York Hotel in lower Manhattan played host to the annual Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s A Magical Evening gala.  The event was emceed by actor Jerry O’Connell and featured guests including Oscar nominated actress Glenn Close and musician Joan Osborne.

Lisa Lampanelli’s “Stuffed” is Full of Laughs and Heart


Body image issues are an age old epidemic. Few among us can say that we don’t obsess about food, how it affects us, and what we we think about ourselves when we look in a mirror.  Comedian Lisa Lampanelli knows firsthand. As a yo-yo dieter for over 30 years, she struggled with her weight until she underwent gastric sleeve surgery a few years ago. Her weight dropped by over 100 pounds.

The Bernic Hotel in Midtown East is Your New Home Away From Home

Bernic Hotel
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Traveling to Manhattan and need a great place to stay?  There are several options that work best, but if you are all about the east side of The Big Apple and want to experience all it has to offer, then The Bernic Hotel is a great option for you to check into.  Here are some fantastic reasons why this (still new) hotspot is your check in location for the winter and beyond.

One on One With Legendary Blues Musician Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings
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Albert Cummings is what we youngin’s like to call a legend in the music industry.  The New England native is one of the most known and respected blues musicians out there, and who has played alongside other legendary players in the game including Buddy Guy and B.B. King just to name a few.  Not a bad thing for a guy from a small town in Massachusetts.

Jocelyn Bioh on “School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play”

Playwright/Actor Jocelyn Bioh. Photo courtesy of OMDKC
“The subtitle was never intended to stick around. I wrote that in the script so that literary managers would have a point of reference,” said Joceyln Bioh in a recent phone conversation.  The subtitle she is referencing is from her new play School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, currently in previews at the Lucille Lortel theater. Tony award winner Rebecca Taichman directs the MCC Off Broadway World premiere, opening  this Thursday, November 16th.