Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Seven NYC Restaurants with Not to Miss Views!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Seven NYC Restaurants with Not to Miss Views!


Sofrito Lovers,

Summer is here and dining al fresco is all the rage!  If you're the type that loves dining with the city skyline as your backdrop, then this is the post you've been waiting for!

EatingNYC, one of my favorite NYC based foodie blogs, has posted an awesome list of eateries that serve amazing fare and city backdrops to die for! I promise you, you'll go selfie crazy!  One of my favorites on the list is Tom Colicchio's Riverpark, which has an awesome view of the East River.

Read and go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!

Seven NYC Restaurants with Not to Miss Views
Published on June 26, 2017 by Zoe Becker 
 
 
Ushering in the first official week of summer naturally calls for some time enjoying the city in the sunshine. While that often means rooftop bars and parks, NYC also has a plethora of restaurants with breathtaking views. From panoramas of Lower Manhattan to Central Park to Columbus Circle, here are some of our fav restaurants with not-to-miss views: 
 
 

Monday, June 26, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Homemade Falafel!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Homemade Falafel!


Sofrito Lovers,

Falafel.  Is there anything more beautiful, then this amazing fried chickpea fritter?  No, not at all!  As you guys know, I'm an amateur Top Chef on the weekend and next weekend I will be trying my hand at homemade Falafel!

Using the Tasty video tutorial below, I plan on making a nice Falafel salad with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers.  I'm salivating already!  I'll snap some pics and post them for you to enjoy!

Watch the video and get your Falafel on!  Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!



 
 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 25 West Village Restaurants to Try During Pride Week!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

25 West Village Restaurants to Try During Pride Week!


Sofrito Lovers,

I'm back! And ready to blog!  Tomorrow is Queer Pride and if you're going to celebrate, then support some Queer owned eateries and patron some old West Village restaurants!

Written by the amazing Robert Sietsema, my Eater.com crush, the post below provides you with 25 incredible eateries in Village that are a must visit.  So after the parade, fair, or whatever Pride celebration you attend tomorrow, get your butt to one of these places and enjoy!

Hope to see you tomorrow at Pride!  Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!


25 West Village Restaurants to Try During Pride Week Eater’s senior critic offers choices from cheap to expensive in the West Village 
 
by Robert Sietsema Jun 23, 2017, 12:34pm EDT
 

No doubt the West Village is one of the city's loveliest neighborhoods, composed of stately brownstones dating from the 1840s through the 1880s, trim storefronts, a country church with a flower garden, and reclaimed port and industrial architecture turned into lofts, galleries, and coffee shops. Two centuries ago it was a remote farming village that became a refuge for city dwellers fleeing cholera. But gaze at it now! Hordes descend every weekend to see Carrie's townhouse from Sex in the City and the homes of authors like Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather, and James Baldwin. Crowds of people visit its many bars and restaurants, some distinguished, others not so much.
 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: The Best Desserts in NYC for $3 and Under!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

The Best Desserts in NYC for $3 and Under!


Sofrito Lovers,

I love dessert!  As a Diabetic, my dessert options are limited and restricted, but that sweet tooth wants what it wants and at times I must yield to it.  

When I do, I look for places in our amazing metropolis that serve delicious and inexpensive desserts.  Who wants to break the bank just to get their sweet on, you know?  Especially, when NYC has an amazing array of cafes, restaurants, eateries, and bakeries that are incredible and easy on the wallet!  You just have to know where to go!

Check out the post below, from Seriouseats.org, and find yourself a great little cheap dessert place now!

Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho! 


The Best Desserts in NYC for $3 and Under


In a city where a single cupcake can set you back five dollars, it's more important than ever to remember a basic point: Dessert doesn't have to be expensive to be good.

Not to knock the work of talented pastry chefs in New York, but for our everyday sugar rush, we're looking for something less glitzy; two or three bucks would be nice. And these days it's amazing what you can get on the cheap. This list below includes some staple cheap eats, but also touches on sweets from high-end bakeries that usually charge much more. Want the fine French pastry for cheaper than a croissant, or an easy snack from a vaunted Daniel Boulud spot? These budget sweets are excellent introductions to the more pricey items at the city's most renowned bakeries.

Check out the rest of the article here!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Here’s What You’ll Be Eating at DeKalb Market Hall!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Here’s What You’ll Be Eating at DeKalb Market Hall!


Sofrito Lovers,

The long awaited Dekalb Avenue Market Hall (Downtown Brooklyn) is opening on Friday, June 16th and promises to host an amazing array of food vendors.

Check out Patty Diez's article on Eater.com about the impending culinary sensation about to hit the streets of Brooklyn-one of NYC's up and coming foodie meccas!

With vendors like Katz's Deli, Arepa Lady, Target, Trader Joe, and a dine-in movie theater, this market hall is going to be all the new rage!  It might get my ass going to the BK far more often!  I hope to see you there!

Check out the article below and make plans to go taste for yourself.  ¡Buen provecho!
 

Here’s What You’ll Be Eating at DeKalb Market Hall In the works since 2011, it’s opening Friday 
 
by Patty Diez Jun 14, 2017, 12:27pm EDT


New Yorkers have long been awaiting the arrival of DeKalb Market Hall — opening Friday in Downtown Brooklyn — that this website first began tracking back in early 2011. Very little was known about the food hall at the time of its announcement, which anticipated opening that same year. It did not.

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: What is a Chopped Cheese?

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life?

What is Chopped Cheese?


Sofrito Lovers,

What is a Chopped Cheese?  It's the most remarkable sandwich to come out of a Bodega since...well, any other sandwich I guess.

To be specific, a chopped cheese is a chopped up raw beef burger (seasoned with salt and pepper) and cooked with onions and green peppers.  Then, it's placed on a hero roll with lettuce, tomato, and covered in mayo and ketchup. Simple, cheap, delicious, and controversial as hell.

The Chopped cheese's origins are HEAVILY DISPUTED and the cause of many an argument among Harlem foodies.  I'm not touching this topic with a ten-foot long Chopped cheese sandwich! Whether it was invented in Harlem or not, it's a delicious inexpensive amazing sandwich and we should all be happy it's around!

Watch the video below from BuzzfeedVideo and learn some more about the infamous Chopped Cheese! Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!



Saturday, June 10, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 60 Cheap Eats Destinations You Should Know About in NYC!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

60 Cheap Eats Destinations You Should Know About in NYC!


Sofrito Lovers,

60 cheap eats in NYC, there's nothing better than that!  So if you're looking for some inexpensive, delicious, and local fare this weekend, then look no further than this post. 

As always the foodie genius (and my personal hero) Robert Sietsema, from Eater.com, has compiled yet another deliciously handy dandy list of eateries we should all frequent and support.

I'm proud to say that I'm a huge fan of some of Sietsema's choices (Great minds and such!) such as Cafe Zaiya (Amazing Ramen), Casa Adela (Incredible Puerto Rican food), and Gurra Cafe (Hearty Albanian food).

Make this a foodie weekend!  Get out there and try some new cuisine! Check out the post below, get your sneakers on, and go taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!


60 Cheap Eats Destinations You Should Know About in NYC
Eater critic Robert Sietsema rounds up good deals in the five boroughs and beyond.
by Robert Sietsema Feb 7, 2017, 1:34 pm EST


As restaurant prices continue to soar, finding a cheap restaurant meal becomes more of a priority. And if the inexpensive feed is not only delicious but also interesting, and maybe even outside your previous dining experience, all the better. From time to time, I post about cheap restaurantsI’ve stumbled on in the five boroughs and adjacent metropolitan areas, devoting a paragraph or two to each and making a few menu recommendations. Here is a collection of those restaurants, listed alphabetically!