Where To Eat ~ New York City

Just discovered Zio Restaurant NYC

Food and vibe upbeat and great. Zio weaves seasonal ingredients into inspired culinary combinations influenced by Mediterranean flavors.

 

Fresh pasta with great Bolognese sauce

Eggplant with smoked mozzarella

 

Visit http://www.zio-NYC.com for more info

 

Chelsea Market | About Chelsea Market

 

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The Lobster Place 212-255-5672 http://www.lobsterplace.com

Photo: Steven Cohen

About Chelsea Market

A block long and a block wide and just a short walk from the Hudson River in the area of Manhattan known as the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market has become in just fifteen years one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake. Attracting 6 million national and international visitors annually, it is one of the most trafficked, and written-about, destinations of any kind in New York City. Chelsea Market is a neighborhood market with a global perspective.

The area has always been the locus of food in the city, beginning with the Algonquin Indians, who traded their game and crops on the banks of the Hudson River at this same spot. The trains of the High Line once served the wholesale butchers who lined the streets beneath the tracks and cooled their provisions with blocks of Hudson River ice, and the National Biscuit Company established its factory—now reclaimed as the Chelsea Market—here to take advantage of the butchers’ lard in the nineteenth century. This long history—and the stripped-down brick architecture of the building—gives the Market a unique character. For foodies and even casual tourists, it is possible to enter the Market at one end in the morning and not exit the other until lunchtime, without ever growing bored—and certainly without ever going hungry.

Source: Chelsea Market | About Chelsea Market

47 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network is pleased to welcome the following cities within its seven creative fields (Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music):

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Paris, 11 December 2015 – UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, has announced the designation of 47 cities from 33 countries as new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The results of this year’s Call bears witness to the Network’s enhanced diversity and geographical representation with 22 cities from countries not previously represented.

Source: 47 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

DIY Mason Jar Gifts: Homemade Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows

If beverages symbolized memories, hot chocolate would be at the forefront of youth; the nostalgia of childhood brimming in each rich, frothy cup. Timeless, simple, and universally delicious, hot cocoa serves as a “comfort drink” of sorts — a reminder to unwind, to appreciate the little things, and to savor every last drop. As we embark on the snowfalls and holidays surrounding the winter months, avoiding stress and maintaining clarity of mind often become arduous tasks.

Source: DIY Mason Jar Gifts: Homemade Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows

On The Road ~ Miami

Edge, Steak & Bar

At The Four Seasons Miami

 

 

Chef Aaron Brooks embraces a sustainable approach to agriculture and dining. The concept is simple, farm to table food is fresher and healthier. Chef Brooks grows and harvests produce from his garden located on the two acre pool terrace.

 

On The Road ~ Art Basil Miami

Four Seasons Hotel

I love how all of these hotels are so unique. We are here for Art Basil Miami, and how appropriate that Four Seasons Miami began collecting art a decade ago.

Colombian-born sculpture Fernando Botero is one of 40 Miami and Latin American artists, these artists can be found throughout the hotel.

 

I love the feet.

Other artists include renowned Venezuelan painter Jesus Rafael Soto, Cuban multi-media artist Jose Bedia, to edgy up-ans-comers such as Daniel Arsham, Tao Rey and Bhakti Baxter

 

On The Road ~ Miami Beach

Joe's Stone Crab – Seafood Restaurant Since 1913

A must when visiting Miami.

In 1913, Joe Weiss opened up a small lunch counter on Miami Beach. This was before Miami Beach was even a city. Folks stopped in to chat and for a top-notch fish sandwich and fries. This, of course, was only the beginning, and what happened next is a story worth telling. Click below for more of the story.

Stone Crabs, when caught, one claw is taken, the crab is put back in the sea and grows a new one… Sustainable food.

Rock Shrimp tacos… Yum

Grilled tomatoes

 

 

Visit http://www.joesstonecrab.com and go to “about us” you can also have stone crabs shipped to you ready to eat.