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Category: New York City

Date Night Idea:  Happy Pasta Hour at one of the city’s best restaurants…

Date Night Idea: Happy Pasta Hour at one of the city’s best restaurants…

Boulud Sud’s Happy Pasta Hour Is About Both Food and Fun Apr 16, 2018 | 12:01 pm By Monte Mathews Staff Writer 5 pastas are served nightly for half price Photo by Georgina Salter One of five pastas on offer every night, Rigatoni alla Carbonara […]

My latest Restaurant Report was just published by The Daily Meal. And here it is…

My latest Restaurant Report was just published by The Daily Meal. And here it is…

Hurray for Harry’s at 1 Hanover Square Mar 27, 2018 | 11:26 am By Monte Mathews Staff Writer The epitome of a New York institution: Harry’s at 1 Hanover Square Harry’s New York Newly refreshed interiors are just the start of what’s happening at Harry’s […]

Stir-Fried Chicken, Green Peppers and Cilantro with Xian Province flavors Of Cumin and Coriander

Stir-Fried Chicken, Green Peppers and Cilantro with Xian Province flavors Of Cumin and Coriander

Food and Wine’s April 2018 edition was called “The Spring Wine Issue”.  One particular article by the author of “The Flavor Matrix”, James Briscione caught my eye.  Well, actually, what caught my eye was the wok filled with strips of chicken, green peppers and cilantro.  […]

Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea?

Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea?

 What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? Dec 19, 2017 | 5:08 pm By Monte Mathews Staff Writer Neiman Marcus has New Year’s all figured out! Photo courtesy of The Knickerbocker Hotel, NYC Neiman Marcus, the luxury retailer, has chosen New York’s The Knickerbocker Hotel’s […]

Flank Steak Diane and how I fell in love with New York

Flank Steak Diane, Photo by Fine Cooking Magazine           Beef prices have escalated this year to the point where a perfectly ordinary New York Strip is 15.99 a lb.  Filet Mignon? 29.99. Last week, I even noted that our favorite neighborhood bistro’s Steak Frites has […]

Duck a l’Orange adapted from Jacques Pepin’s recipe in Food and Wine

         Duck a l’Orange lives in our memory as one of our first introductions to restaurant food.  In Montreal, where we lived, it was fairly ubiquitous on the city’s better menus.  We loved it for its sweetness and its crunch.  For the dark duck meat […]

Eric Ripert’s Red Snapper with Sofrito

Chef Eric Ripert        The weeknights leading up to Christmas are a time challenge to any home cook.  We all want to minimize the time it takes to get dinner on the table so that we can take care of everything else that’s […]

Chocolate Caramel Tart

        My daughter-in-law Kym, who is brainy as she is beautiful and the mother of the world’s best baby, had a suggestion.  At Mother’s Day, she wanted Chewing the Fat to feature something that could be made as a gift for Mom.  Unfortunately, […]

Review of Bill’s Bar and Burger and a recipe for Chicken Parmigiano Burgers

 This weekend for the first time in what seems like months, we were finally able to walk anywhere without feeling that we were in a race against the cold.   So we jumped on the opportunity to visit the High Line. This is an only-in-New York […]

Review of da Umberto, a Tuscan Classic in Chelsea

You have to be doing something right when you set up shop in 1987, in what was then an unfashionable part of town, and keep people packing your restaurant for the next 22 years. But it’s a love it or hate it kind of place […]