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Happy Hour at Havana Central in Times Square

I first learned of Havana Central several years ago when I was working for Fox News. We went there several times for happy hour, but I hadn’t been back in at least two years until yesterday. We went there because they have a fabulous happy hour: $6 mojitos, $7 sangrias, $6 margaritas, $4 beers and… Continue reading Happy Hour at Havana Central in Times Square

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Greenmarket Brings Upstate Fruit to Staten Island Ferry Terminal

Last week I was on my way to visit my aunt and uncle on Staten Island when I stopped dead in my tracks as I got to the top of the escalators in Staten Island Ferry terminal on the Manhattan side. Crates overflowing with apples, homemade breads and jams on display, freshly squeezed apple cider?!… Continue reading Greenmarket Brings Upstate Fruit to Staten Island Ferry Terminal

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Fall Treats at Bouchon Bakery in New York

I was in the Time Warner Center yesterday afternoon and before leaving I knew I just had to grab a cup of coffee at Bouchon Bakery on the third floor. The coffee I order is nothing fancy, but always has a rich flavor. While standing in the 10-minute line, I spotted these: That’s when I… Continue reading Fall Treats at Bouchon Bakery in New York

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Don Pepi’s Pizza in New York’s Penn Station

There are tons of really great pizza places in New York City, but one of my favorites is just inside Penn Station — Don Pepi’s. I absolutely love their white pizza with tomatoes. It’s got a good ricotta and mozzarella balance and is always topped with fresh tomatoes. It’s also not glamorous and crazy expensive.… Continue reading Don Pepi’s Pizza in New York’s Penn Station

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National Chocolate Day and Champagne Day Celebration

My great pals at Barkeater Chocolates in North Creek, New York tipped me off to the fact that today is National Chocolate Day. And, what goes along perfectly with chocolate?  Champagne, of course! So, it’s a great coincidence that the official D.C. arm of the CIVC, a trade association which represents grape growers in Champagne,… Continue reading National Chocolate Day and Champagne Day Celebration

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Kabooz’s Bar and Grill, Penn Station, New York City

Looking for a great, quick lunch in New York City’s Penn Station while you are waiting for a connecting train? Check out Kabooz’s Bar and Grill. Their roasted garlic and tomato soup is so creamy and flavorful, you won’t be disappointed. Plus, at $5.50, you can’t beat that for a Manhattan lunch. The soup almost… Continue reading Kabooz’s Bar and Grill, Penn Station, New York City