Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Celebrity Favorite at Taste- Pulled Pork Sliders!

Here is an Excerpt from The NY Daily News, Rush & Molloy article:

"A cute-in-long-hair Michael Imperioli and so many others checked out The Harrison restaurant's pulled-pork slider at Taste of Tribeca that exec chef Amanda Freitag ran out of the delectable dish. Not one to rest on her laurels, Freitag dashed over to the Mai House booth to help pal and "Top Chef" sizzler Spike Mendelsohn, who told us how he stays so mellow on the Bravo show: "They try to get me to throw people under the bus, but cooking's all about teamwork and fun. You can't take it too seriously.""

Here's another chance to experience Freitag's popular dish at home. Check out her recipe for Pulled Pork Sliders.

Monday, May 19, 2008

14th Annual Taste Wrap-Up

The weather was in the 70's, beautiful, and the food was fantastic. Jon Stewart was walking around. Someone yelled "give him a free ticket". A hotdog vendor put on a Tribeca t shirt and tired to make a profit off of the festival. The weblicist was on hand and took some great photos of the Taste of Tribeca like the one above.

Check out the other great pics on his website here.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Just One More Day Stands Between Me and TASTE!

Two restaurant items for Saturday's (May 17th) Taste of Tribeca just caught my eye. Thalassa will be serving grilled octopus. I love Greek style octopus!!! And 'beca, that novel play on words, will serve mini kobe burgers. Just put the word kobe on any beef dish and I will order it!

If you need a little more to get you excited for Saturday, check out this video.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More Offerings at Taste...

Have you seen this?

Forge will be offering the following this year at Taste of Tribeca: Jamison Farms lamb, wild leek pesto and baby sorrel.

Just three more days!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Excitement Builds...

Just six more days until the pleasures of May 17th! There is a lot of chatter out there about all that Taste of Tribeca has to offer this year.

"I have looked at the restaurant page on There are so many different cuisines available. The Odeon will serve "BBQ pork spare ribs, as well as vanilla ice cream cones". Flor de Sol begs me to get out my food encyclopedia with "Shrimp Ajillo". Max will offer "Meat Lasagna'. However, the real deal will be all the tasty and unexpected dishes currently listed as "Chef Surprise" at so many of the restaurants such as The Palm, Mai House, and Bouley... I can't wait to see what these chefs will serve!""

All this and more! What's even better is that you are helping New York City public school children with each and every adventurous bite.

Now that's a win-win!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

New Participant in Taste of Tribeca

La Colombe Torrefaction has a new cafe in Tribeca and they will be participating in Taste of Tribeca this year.

To find out more about this Philadelphia based purveyor of fine coffees, check out this post from nycnosh.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Toast of the Town

We're all counting the days until May 17th- and it is coming up fast!

"It's hard to believe that Lower Manhattan was once a dining wasteland, since it's increasingly where the culinary excitement lies. On Saturday, May 17th, see what the Triangle Below Canal Street has to offer at the 14th annual Taste of TriBeCa... click here to read the rest of this Zagats post.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The 14th Annual Taste of Tribeca is coming!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 17 and join in the festivities planned to benefit Tribeca public schools PS 150 and PS 234.

A new section of market seating tables has been added to this year's event. You can buy one seat for $175. Enjoy selections from over 50 participating Tribeca restaurants- arguably some of the best in the world- and there will be music, children's entertainment and more! Read more about the Taste of Tribeca in the Tribeca Tribune and find out how to support our schools.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Cercle Rouge

A good bistro can elicit a sigh of relief from a hungry, world-weary diner. An opinion from The New York Times' Frank Bruni can tell you a lot but somehow it just doesn't mean as much as a recommendation from a neighbor. Here is what one of our readers has to say about Cercle Rouge.

"Finally, something real, warm and cozy. The fantastic food doesn't hurt either, everything I have ever ordered here is fantastic, best steak around, my husband and I usually share the 34oz prime rib for two. We introduced ourselves to the Chef, Pierre, who very graciously spent a few minutes at our table. The rest of the staff is very friendly too. Just a very nice, casual bistro, no attitude here. You can tell that this place is full of regulars too. The perfect place to meet people from the neighborhood. We stopped at the bar for a drink on the way out because we ran into some friends. A great place for a fantastic glass of wine and superior meal."