September 11: Never Forget

Let us never forget 9/11/2001. Let us never forget the loved ones, lessons, and bravery of that day. Let us remember that the root of the attacks is hate and … Continue Reading →


Does Tipping in Restaurants Work?

Is tipping an archaic, ineffective, and cumbersome practice that should go away? After experiencing first class service in Japan and Europe where there’s no tipping culture, I have to agree … Continue Reading →

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Happy National Doughnut Day

Happy National Doughnut Day! Find out where to get a FREE doughnut today. mmmm doughnuts ( a la Homer Simpson)


Where to Celebrate 2013 Earth Day in NYC

Earth Day is Monday April 22, 2013. But there are plenty of activities this weekend and into Earth Day week. Whether you want to learn more ways to be green, … Continue Reading →


Free Tickets to Today’s NYC Green Festival

Want FREE tickets to the NYC Green Festival for Sunday 4/21 at the Javitt  Center? Up to 4 tickets available to subscribers. Email me Happy early Earth Day!

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Will You Wash the Spoon?

Most of us think nothing of using a plastic spoon or fork when we buy take-out or have lunch at our desks. This is why over 40 billion plastic utensils … Continue Reading →

Happy Passover! Pesach Sameach. What’s for Seder?

At dusk today, Passover begins. Our friends and family gather with loved ones for seder, a ritual dinner with many traditions and symbolic foods.   Whether they are celebrating with … Continue Reading →


Free Macarons in NYC Today! Happy Macaron Day 2013

Happy Macaron Day! In 2010, François Payard, chef and owner of FP Patisserie and François Payard Bakery in New York, organized the first annual Macaron Day in NYC. Macaron Day … Continue Reading →

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They’re Out! 2013 James Beard Foundation Award Finalists.

Congratulations to all the 2013 Finalists of the James Beard Foundation Awards. The awards ceremony will be held at the Avery Fisher Hall in New York City on  Monday, May … Continue Reading →


Manhattan Cocktail Classic Tickets Are Now Available

Part festival, part fête, part conference, part cocktail party – the Manhattan Cocktail Classic is an annual celebration of the myriad points of intersection between cocktails and culture. With nearly … Continue Reading →