A wonderful Times story about the residents of the small, self-sufficient Greek island of Ikaria explores the simple magic of getting together for good food and drink, and how the pleasures of the table may have something to do with the residents' long lives, good health, and sharp minds.
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In November we started a new feature here on Fridays: the Voice has obtained hundreds of copies of L. Ron Hubbard's previously unpublished "Orders of the Day," which he gave to crew members as he sailed the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Our documents cover the period from late 1968 through 1971, a ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema is impressed by Boulud Sud: "Despite a few missteps, this is summer cooking par excellence, and the lightness of the food combined with the smallness of the portions means you won't drift away bloated into the sultry summer evening." Lauren Shockey falls for H ... More >>
Steamed asparagus with béchamel, prosciutto, and Sardinian breadRiver Deli sits on a bucolic stretch of Joralemon Street just a block from the East River, where leafy trees obscure the rush of the nearby BQE. Last night the new restaurant was bustling with a steady stream of neighbors stoppi ... More >>
The Iris Cafe isn't the only new tenant of the Riverside Apartment complex on Columbia Place: Down the block, the old River Deli space will soon be home to an Italian wine bar, according to one of Iris's proprietors.
Tin ceiling, marble bar, rows of wine bottles glinting in the candle light--what could be cozier than a wine bar late in the evening? (Shown: Gottino, in the West Village)
Menupages.com lists 110 wine bars in the city. From our perambulations around town, frequently stumbling on wine bars i ... More >>
Nothing better for a picnic than a thick slice of porchetta.
Along with other fans of the city's greatest Italian cheese store, I sat on the edge of my seat awaiting the outcome of Di Palo Dairy's historic expansion. A second storefront was to be incorporated into the cheese store, while a ... More >>