NYC Restaurant Review: Blossom

Of all the fantastic gourmet restaurant options available for vegetarians in New York, Blossom (187 Ninth Ave., between 21st and 22nd Streets) is one of my favorites, thanks to reasonable prices, delicious organic food in hearty portions, and a warm décor with unpretentious ambience that welcomes business casual and upscale diners alike. While it’s candlelit … Continue reading

Tips from a Chef: Three Simple Rules

On Easter Eve, I had the opportunity to eat a fully catered authentic Italian-American meal, complete with many vegetarian-friendly options, courtesy of Chef Mark of San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy and Michael’s Restaurant (2929 Avenue R, Brooklyn, NY).  The reason for the union of East and West Coast deliciousness? The birthday dinner of my next-door … Continue reading

Sunday Brunch at Belleville: a “real brunch”

I coerced my mother into driving us into Park Slope this morning for brunch. The sun was shining, the clouds and winds were cooperating, and the plan was to hit Chip Shop, that land o’ fish and chips and vegetarian Shepherd’s pies over on Fifth Avenue and 6th Street. But somewhere along the way, I … Continue reading