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Adoro Lei Defines What an Italian Restaurant Should Be

Adoro Lei
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Something that has broken my heart in pieces over the course of many years of food writing is seeing excellent restaurants open and close within a matter of months here in Manhattan. Few can stand the test of time, one of them being Adoro Lei in the South Village. Here’s why they have excelled in one of the toughest places to do so in the world.

Maven Makes Driving Easier, Fun and a Darn Good Time

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Maven is necessary for anyone who wants to get away from where they are for a little or long while. The company excels in providing a suite of gorgeous cars available at your disposal as opposed to going through the dreaded process of owning one, where you are left feeling refreshed and happy after finishing up your experience with them.

PortuGrill Spices Up The Bland Fast Casual Environment in Manhattan

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PortuGrill is a brand new restaurant location in the Upper East Side that will hopefully be the name of everyone’s lips in 2019. The piri piri chicken concept takes what could be considered a bland lunch option and elevates it with flavors and taste that is worth the 1st, 2nd and 3rd try.

Here’s Why You Should Check Into Row NYC This Year

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There are a zillion hotels one can stay at for a variety of reasons in Manhattan. Some prefer luxury, some amenities, some proximity to locations they want to visit. Row NYC, located in the heart of the theater district, has all of that and then some and can easily be on your list of great places to stay this year.

Big Mozz Deliciously Opens Inside Chelsea Market

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Chelsea Market has easily become one of the trendiest places to be in, primarily because of the variety of culinary delights that exist within its massive property. Big Mozz, which specializes in deliciously cheesy creations, just opened there last week and they are providing several reasons why you should visit this year.

Keeping it Cozy: 3 Winter Festivals Not to Miss in 2019

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New York City is a great place to be any time of year, but there is that something extra special about it that happens during the winter time. The city lights up with so many amazing things to do, see, eat and more that it’s hard to not have a great time while living or visiting here. Winter festivals happen to be a big aspect to what makes this area so great, as there are plenty coming up that are worth the visit and then some.

The Wilson in NoMad is a New Take on American Cuisine

Tom Schaefer
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Simple, straightforward and delicious are just three terms I can describe when it came to my experience at The Wilson in NoMad. Their take on American cuisine blended right in with the overall ambiance and experience I had when I stopped by there right after the Christmas holiday.

Here’s What Dylan’s Candy Bar Has Planned for a Yummy 2019

Dylan's Candy Bar
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Dylan’s Candy Bar is that one place in Manhattan that goes above and beyond to give its customers an incredibly whimsical experience each time they visit. 2019 will be no different, as they will be rolling out the tasty red carpet in a variety of ways that will be nothing short of simply delicious for everyone who enters their store.

Brooklyn Native Angela LaRosa Discusses Her Book ‘Smile! Be Happy!’

Angela LaRosa
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The title of Angela LaRosa’s book should resonate with anyone who is having a hard time keeping their chin up in the world we live in today. Smile! Be Happy! Life Lessons From an Uncommon Housewife dives into the trials and tribulations she’s gone through in her life and how she manages to still see things from a glass half full point of view all this time later.

Chef Spotlight: Staten Island’s Culinary Wizard Peter Botros

Peter Botros
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Peter Botros is someone that I got to know very well last year when I first dined at his establishment Violette’s Cellar. I rarely head outside Manhattan, let alone my own borough, so I knew it was going to be a trek to get to Staten Island but it was worth it in the end as the food and experience was nothing short of stellar. Then I got to know Peter and it only enhanced my view of his location and what a great guy he is.