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Hudson House in Nyack

A gorgeous Sunday, perfect for brunch at a sidewalk table at the Hudson House. Our little Sam tried her first Shirley Temple. I got the bloody mary. I told Samantha the story about when Sarah and I were at the […]

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Mighty Quinn’s in Clifton

Mighty Quinn’s BBQ takes its inspiration from the South, but comes to us from New York City. Our outpost in Clifton seems to combine the best of both. It’s an order-at-the-counter type place. And you move down the line. As […]

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Fortina in Rye Brook

A wonderful and productive lunch meeting with Christine Sloan of Fios TV’s Restaurant Hunter NJ! We chose Fortina because we both happened to be in Westchester that morning. Hello, old friend. Arugula salad with chicken. The best, if you can’t […]

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Nix in Manhattan

Surprise! The farm’s great friend Diane is in town! A trip for dinner is in order. Down to the village we go. It’s been ages since we’ve seen each other. Though thanks to our blogs, at first, and social media, […]

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Rocky’s Pasties in Wharton

Every culture’s got a meat pie. Turns out the miners from Cornwall, England, who settled in the hills of Morris County, N.J. have one too: a pastie. Rocky’s in Wharton has been selling them for four generations. The meat pastie […]

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Crush Eleven in Cocoa Village

My favorite meal of our Destinate trip to Florida was at Crush Eleven in Cocoa Village. Suzy had primed me for the bacon-bourbon old fashioned, so that was a given: We shared Medjool Dates with Goat Cheese, Millionaire’s Bacon, Malbec Gastrique: […]

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Cedars Cafe in Melbourne

Suzy, being the food writer at Florida Today, knows how to pick a restaurant. And, not surprisingly, chefs know how to treat Suzy when she picks their restaurant. We arrived at Cedars Cafe in Melbourne, and the table was already […]

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Cyndia’s in Totowa

I have become more than a little obsessed with the Spinach Salad at Cyndia’s. It’s a little luncheonette in Totowa, N.J., just a few miles from my new office. And this salad fits my new low-carb diet to a T. […]

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The Twisted Oak in Tarrytown

When the chef says he’s going to cook for you, and you plead that he take it easy because you’re off carbs? And you have a great meal and still stick to your diet? That’s a great evening. Thank you […]

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Pok Pok NY in Brooklyn

No sleep til Brooklyn! We are heading out on a Big Day of Fun people, and it starts right here with a delicious Thai meal at Pok Pok NY. Heading down in the family truckster: We were a few minutes […]

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Orsay in Manhattan

A fine place for brunch on the Upper East Side is Orsay, which serves a killer bloody mary and some very tasty eggs Benedict. Paper butter cover. A kid burger for Samantha. Eggs benedict. A fine rendition. The 411 on Orsay. Related […]

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Hendricks in Manhattan

No, not the gin. The restaurant. And it’s where I met the girls for a good catch-up. An Old Fashioned was in order. Kelly, Liz, Boo and Mel. Posing with a sweet gift from Ed, a congratulations for my Destinate win. […]

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Wildfire in McLean

It’s time to celebrate! Our team had a big win, getting the top prize in the Gannett Innovation Challenge with Destinate! Here we are, celebrating with Team Nashvillle, too. And here’s the Rochester crew! A big-ass New York Strip: Creamed […]

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Founding Farmers in Tysons, Va.

Dinner with the Destinate crew and Founding Farmers in Tysons. We picked a great one. What else would you expect from a group of food writers! What a beautiful bar! And here’s half of our crew. Unfortunately, I missed out […]

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La Masseria in Manhattan

An excellent, excellent tagliatelle alla Bolognese at La Masserie on 48th Street in Midtown. We truly loved it! Tagliatelle alla Bolognese. #nyc #pretheatre #lohudfood #northjerseyeats #sourcherryfarm #manhattan A video posted by Liz Johnson (@sourcherryfarm) on Jan 5, 2017 at 3:10pm PST […]

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Bill’s Burgers

Let’s start this New Year off right! Burgers at Bill’s! And a beer, naturally. Bill’s Burger with the works. Delishy! OK, we’ll throw in a few greens. Kale, because Irene is dining with us: Gotta admit Mel, that’s a fine […]

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Chilies Rellenos at El Cunao

El Cunao, a new Mexican restaurant in Nyack, is just blowing the doors off everybody! Check out this dish, chilies rellenos! And the quesadilla! Just, wow! Related posts: Torta at El Cunao Recipe: Posole with New Mexican Chilies Saturday Night at […]

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Pizza at Marta

Marta was so popular when it opened, it was mobbed no matter what time you went. You were lucky to get a table at 11 p.m. See our previous visit to Marta in Dec. 2015: Pizza at Marta. Now, while […]

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Maureen’s Jazz Cellar

Maureen’s, a new jazz club in Nyack is a honest-to-goodness jazz club, with top-notch talent performing shows, timed and ticketed just like in the city. You get there for a show, you order a couple of drinks or a snack, and […]

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Sixty5 on Main

Sixty5 on Main, the newest restaurant in Nyack, could easily have been a disaster. Music venue. Ambitious menu. Enormous space. All signs point to no.   I’m happy to report, though, that the few drinks and snacks we had at […]

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Torta at El Cunao

Oh. My. The El Cunao torta at is out of control delicious — and enormous. El Cunao is not messing around with this #torta. Chorizo, egg, beef, beans, onion, pepper, avocado and Oaxaca cheese. No way can I finish. #lohudfood […]

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Lunch at Cyndia’s

A new favorite lunchtime place near the office: Cyndia’s. It’s an adorable little luncheonette in Totowa, N.J., with all homemade — and delicious — food. Today, in honor of the first flight to Cuba, I ordered a Cubano. The 411 […]

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The Greek Village

A nice little Greek restaurant in Northvale, N.J., just over the border from Tappan. Hand-cut calamari: Greek sausage. Nice! FF with oregano. An unhappy child. My gyro was delishy. Falafel for Samantha. Good food! The 411 on The Greek Village. […]

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Cafe Madison in Albany

  Taking off early from Albany after a weekend of Destinate fun! But first, breakfast at Cafe Madison. The restaurant is known for its brunch, and it did not disappoint. Omelet with zucchini and tomatoes: Busy restaurant! And nice enough […]

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New World Bistro Bar in Albany

After a long day on the road working (and a little playing), we celebrated our Destinate accomplishments at the New World Bistro Bar. But first, a cocktail at Jack’s Oyster House: Cheers! Then, off to our dinner at New World. […]

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Big Wong in Chinatown

If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast on a cold winter’s day it’s hard to get something more satisfying than congee, the Chinese rice porridge. It wasn’t exactly chilly the day I tried it at Big Wong, but it was […]

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Didier Dumas Patisserie

A Sunnyside Crepe at Didier Dumas, with spinach and bacon inside. Delishy. Related posts: Sam at Didier Dumas Patisserie Croissants and Crepes at Didier Dumas Didier Dumas is Open! Cafe au Lait at Didier Dumas