Gabriel Kreuther: New York City’s Michelin Stars on 42nd Street

Gabriel Kreuther has been a perennial favorite in the Times Square area for before theater dinner and other special occasions since it opened in 2016. The place is classy, elegant, and deserving of its two Michelin Stars and membership of the esteemed Relais & Chateaux. Location:  41 West 42nd Street, New York Across the street from Bryant…

Review: Clinton St. Baking Co. Restaurant, New York City

What is it about breakfast that beckons locals and tourists to line up around the corner from the Clinton Street Bakery on the Lower East Side? In one word, it’s pancakes. Not just pancakes but some of the fluffiest, tastiest, stacks you have ever eaten. It doesn’t’ hurt that the cakes, topped with a wild…

Palais by Perfect Pie, New York

Have you ever tasted the perfect dessert? One that is so memorable you reminisce on it from time to time as you let out a deep sigh? Palais by Perfect Pie has that exact effect on diners. Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, who previously held the title of White House Pastry Chef from 2007- 20014, opened…

Prison City Brewery, Auburn New York

The craft brew scene in central New York State is hopping. In fact, the 200-mile long Finger Lakes Beer Trail boasts more than 100 craft breweries. One of them, right in the heart of downtown Auburn, is Prison City Brewery, which gets its name from the nearby Auburn Correctional Facility. And it’s not just the…

Crystal Lake Cafe at Americana Vineyards in Interlaken, NY

Fresh local food and a menu full of surprises is what you will get at the Crystal Lake Café at Americana Vineyards in Interlaken, New York. Americana is one of fourteen wineries on the Cayuga Wine Trail in the Finger Lakes Wine Region of upstate New York.  Billing itself as America’s First Wine Trail, I’m…

The Paris Cafe, One of New York’s Oldest Pubs

The Paris Café has been a fixture on historic South Street since 1873. Known as one of the oldest pubs in New York City, the restaurant is right across the road from the East River. It has a view of the stately Brooklyn Bridge from the outdoor seating that wraps around the restaurant. South Street,…

Karczma Polish Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York

Karczma is located in the heart of Greenpoint, [amazon_textlink asin=’1510725059′ text=’Brooklyn’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’1ba3d8df-9a4a-11e8-8ed4-e1181bc91a2e’], where traditional [amazon_textlink asin=’1510702199′ text=’Polish food’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’596c5761-9a4a-11e8-88ae-ff17ad785a2d’] is easy to find. After all, the neighborhood is primarily populated by long-standing residents of Polish heritage and recent transplants that have moved to the borough to enjoy its clean,…

Ports Café Along the Shores of Seneca Lake in Geneva, New York

Ports Café began as a small grocery store when owners Jeff Ritter and David Harvey bought the lakeside property in 1990. It was a tiny operation at first, just offering provisions and an eatery that served ice cream and hamburgers to folks coming off the lake looking for a quick bite. By 2007, the pair…

Beer History, a Genny and a Bratwurst at Genesee Brew House Rochester NY

Dining at the Genesee Brew House next to the iconic Rochester New York Genesee Brewery is like dining in beer history. It’s a full-on beer destination experience featuring beer, food pairings, brewery tours, beer tastings and a gift shop dedicated to good ole “Genny.” Location: Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract Street, Rochester, [amazon_textlink asin=’1905131704′ text=’New…

Rolf’s: Traditional German Fare in the Heart of Gramercy Park, New York

Rolf’s German Restaurant has stood proudly in New York’s Gramercy Park neighborhood for fifty years. An institution in the city, Rolf’s is famous for its authentic Alsatian/Bavarian cuisine, German beer, and Glühwein (mulled wine). Rolf’s is also wildly popular over the holidays due to the antique Christmas decorations that cover nearly every inch of space…