By Seth Fera-Schanes I was looking for some Fall inspired drink recipes and reached out to a few restaurants around the city. One of the drink recipes I received was an updated version of the classic Rickey. All the standard ingredients are included (Gin, lime and club soda) […]
One of the peppers I discovered a few years ago is famous in Spain. Luckily these fantastic peppers are also available in New York City during this time of the year.
Shishito are one of my all time favorite peppers. It was love at fist bite when I discovered them at Jimmy’s No. 43 in the East Village a few years ago. This basement bar is known for their wide selection of beer as well as an incredible small […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes New York City farmers markets have some great produce, especially during the summer and fall. If you go to the green market in Union Square on any given morning, you will see city chefs buying the first pick of items as vendors are setting up […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes An early Saturday morning is the perfect time to wander around the city and snap a few pics. The caveat being the season is Fall or Spring. Summer might work but you had better get out early because starting around 9am it is going to […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Spring in New York City and all the trees are in full bloom. The cherry trees are in bloom, the city smells and feels good; people are happy. This is one of the best times during the year to come to New York. When you […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Throughout the year an individual can pick up flowers and small apartment plants at their local bodegas (corner all purpose stores.) The flower varieties change throughout the year but typically the quality is good and the prices are right. One can also head over to […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes I am reading The Big Oyster; History on the Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky. The book details New York history through the oyster loving lens of it earliest inhabitants and later millions of newly arriving immigrants. Fast forward a couple hundred years and New Yorkers […]
At the end of the day, could I have used a chicken egg, regular rye bread, cheese and forgo the cured Italian ham? Well, yes. But then I couldn’t say I made a sweet Goose egg breakfast sandwich and where is the fun in that?
By Seth Fera-Schanes It might not be the equivalent to Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any other gimmicky “go spend money day” but right around Thanksgiving many of the city’s local artists leave their Brooklyn and Chelsea studios to peddle their wares on the streets of New York. […]