Black Seed Bagels

A lot of people love huge fluffy bagels.  I personally prefer a thinner bagel – it’s easier for me to handle.  Some people also like lox and cream cheese.  Not me.  Blame it on my Southern upbringing, but I just am not a fan.  Lox is salty and slimy; too much cream cheese is overwhelming…

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Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery

Part of the beauty of New York is that its neighborhoods are always changing.  It is a city in constant evolution and it is electrifying to watch the constant transformation, whether it is watching Chelsea change from a neighborhood of gay strip clubs to one of families or seeing trendy restaurants spring up during Harlem’s…

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The Whitefish Challenge

You’re wrong if you think the whitefish challenge of this post’s title means a competition to eat the most whitefish in the least amount of time.  I don’t know if that would excite you or gross you out but either way that’s not what it refers to.  The whitefish challenge is something my brother, sister-in-law,…

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Sammy’s Roumanian

I’ve heard of Sammy’s Roumanian, but I finally got to experience it last week.  Wowzas.  Growing up in Savannah, GA, I didn’t get to go to many bar mitzvahs, but I made up for it last Thursday.  I’m not exaggerating.  It’s a bar mitzvah for grown ups.  Let me set the scene: Walk in the…

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Veselka

After watching UGA lose to South Carolina yesterday afternoon, I needed something to perk my spirits up once again.  Lucky for me, Dan arrived in NYC for a visit yesterday, and seeing his smiling face for dinner was just what I needed to make me forget the depressing football loss. Dinner was a very last…

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