Category Archives: Wine

Osteria Cotta – a Little Italian Hideaway in NYC

Wandering around the Upper West Side of NYC recently I was looking for a spot to meet a friend for a few happy hour cocktails. I happened to discover Osteria Cotta nestled in spot off 85th and Columbus. I peeked in and viewed a really nice little joint. Very rustic feel. Lots of wood, brick, and iron lamps hanging from the ceiling. Had to go inside to check out the bar area and look around.

Two stories with dining seating on both levels, main bar on lower floor, and some outside seating. Open kitchen to watch pizzas being made in the brick ovens. Love this kind of ambiance.

Happy hour? Solid! Sit at the bar from 5-7pm on Mon-Wed and enjoy a really good happy hour on drinks and menu items. 3-7pm happy hour Thurs and Fri. Can’t go wrong here. Continue reading Osteria Cotta – a Little Italian Hideaway in NYC

Taste of the Upper West Side Hits Town for the 10th Foodtastic Year in NYC!

The 10th annual Taste of the Upper West Side is making an exciting return this spring to bring one of the city’s most exciting culinary events to the UWS on Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Featuring two nights of celebration, this fabulous event will delight guests with fantastic food from world-renowned chefs of the Upper West Side. Presented by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District, all net proceeds will be donated to the local community for neighborhood improvement and beautification.

10th Annual Taste of the Upper West Side Features Over 85 Restaurants and Star-Studded Celebrity Talent Continue reading Taste of the Upper West Side Hits Town for the 10th Foodtastic Year in NYC!

Day Tripping to Hudson Hil’s in Cold Spring NY.

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Hudson Hil’s – country-style dining ambiance. Photo credit – Yelp.

Once in a while the need to escape NYC beckons. Don’t get me wrong as I love my city but there is a lot more to see and do outside of the five boroughs. Plenty of towns up north just a train ride away of only an hour or two ride.

After spending a day trip up in Cold Spring NY wandering around, shopping, snacking, exploring, and sightseeing we checked this place out for a mid-afternoon lunch. It was called Hudson Hil’s.

Great service.
Delicious food.
Quality portions.
Bright country-style decor.
Breakfast served all day.

Boom. Continue reading Day Tripping to Hudson Hil’s in Cold Spring NY.

Experience the manliness that is Umami Burger NYC

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I just devoured the juicy awesomeness that is the Manly Burger. I am all that is Man. And then some!

It’s kind of surreal that just a few weeks ago I dined at Umami Burger here in NYC and enjoyed every bite of this fatty, meaty, cheesy, caloriffic-laden burgery goodness. I have been sitting on this review since then and over that time I had an epiphany of sorts. I actually have decided to stop eating meat. What??? Yeah, I know, right? Seafood and healthier nutrient dense options are on the agenda now. I don’t know if I would really class myself as a Pescatarian just yet as I still love a good steak. Yet, lately I just started to get sick of eating fatty greasy meat products and yearned for a change. Especially since I am now ramping up my workouts to get in shape for summer. Let’s just see how this grand experiment all works out for me over the next three or four months.

In the meantime, let us chat about this manliness that I wrapped my lips around, shall we? Continue reading Experience the manliness that is Umami Burger NYC