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6 Restaurants to Cheat on Your New Year’s Resolutions With

Credit: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York

Every New Year, many of us making the same ole silly resolutions and rarely if ever keep them.  The most common one is to diet more, or watch what we eat, exercise, blah, blah blah.  Sure, it’s a great resolution to have, but everyone once in a while… it’s good to cheat.  Luckily, we have found six great Manhattan hotspots where you can #treatyourself and indulge in whatever you may please.

Rose and Basil is a Delightful Gem in the Lower East Side

Rose and Basil
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The Lower East Side is slowly becoming one of my favorite foodie places in the city, as recent months have found me enjoying savory (Chinese Dry Pot at MáLà Project​) and sweet as well (cream cheese delights at Becky’s Bites). Another space, which just so happens to be in the middle of those two, is Rose and Basil, a delightful and whimsical location that takes you on a wonderfully delicious culinary journey.

Here Are Three Fabulous Hotels to Stay at While in The Big Apple

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When it comes to choosing a hotel to stay at while in Manhattan, you truly have your pick of the litter.  Instead of staying at a conglomerate type hotel, which really only boasts familiarity and not much else, why not stay at something much more localized where you will truly get a much better experience while in The Big Apple?

With Fabulous Resolve: My Recipe for Vegetable-Loaded Fried Rice

Fried Rice
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Happy New Year fabulous people! What incredible things are you going to accomplish this year? New adventures, more time with the people you love, great success? However you’re planning to make your fabulous life even better you should think about food. Sure we could all be a little healthier carrying a few less pounds, but I’m talking about preparing and sharing delicious meals as a way to celebrate the joy in each and every day. Really.

Oaxaca Taqueria’s New Vegan Menu is a Tasty & Welcomed Twist

Oaxaca Taqueria
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Tacos are genuinely on my mind and have been ever since I was a child, but when it comes to tacos (in my opinion) it usually has some sort of meat product in it.  Oaxaca Taqueria believes in that as well, except this time around, they have introduced a line of vegan-friendly options at their 15 locations spread across Manhattan and Brooklyn that will make you think twice about what a taco can truly be.

Mr. Bing Launches Delicious New Breakfast Menu!

Mr. Bing
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Mr. Bing made its triumphant debut in New York City only a couple of months ago to major fanfare and praise from critics and fans alike (me being one of them).  Their take on a Northern Chinese street food creme was nothing short of absolutely delicious, and now they have expanded their menu with the launch of their breakfast menu, just in time for the new year.

Del Frisco’s Grille Has a Super Awesome Lunch Menu you Should Try

Del Frisco's
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Last week, a friend of mine was driving around with me out on Long Island and we were beyond starving at that point.  We were by Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington, where I remembered immediately that there was a Del Frisco’s located on the outskirts of the mall!  I had been to this location in the past (very similar to the one in NYC), but never for lunch.  Now, I’ll be going back for lunch again and again as the menu was off the chain!

One on One with New York City Singer/Songwriter Annamaria!

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Conquering the New York City music scene can be quite difficult, but 17-year-old Annamaria looks like she has what it takes to do that and eventually… the world.  The talented singer-songwriter is kicking off 2018 with the release of her stellar and catchy new single “Affection” as well as working with major award winning producers to help her in her quest of music domination in the new year.

Where to Go to Enjoy Some Great Snow Day Specials in NYC!

Snow Day
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For those who got lucky with a snow day (or have an extended lunch break) today, stop on by to one of these great NYC spots to warm yourself up!  Great specials, delicious food and drink, what more could you ask for on a chilly day?

Start Your 2018 Palette Off Right at Rafele Ristorante in the West Village

Rafele Ristorante
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If you want to start your foodie adventures in 2018 off right, then let me guide you to a fantastic gem in the West Village called Rafele Ristorante.  Sure, the head chef won an episode of Chopped and they also hold a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records, but there’s also the food element to Rafele Ristorante, which is absolutely fantastic.