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Two Centuries Of Restaurant Menus Reveal New York’s Evolving Culinary & Cultural History

Two Centuries Of Restaurant Menus Reveal New York’s Evolving Culinary & Cultural History

New York City has a rich culinary history, owing both to its age and the waves of immigrants who have settled there over the centuries. In the late eighteenth century, the Sons of Liberty plotted revolution in Fraunces Tavern. In the late nineteenth century, Delmonico’s introduced à la carte fine dining to America. Speakeasies, nightclubs and extravagant […]

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Drinking With Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani

Drinking With Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani

Unlike many “celebrity” winemakers, the wine business is nothing new to chef Fabio Viviani. You may recognize the well-established chef from his appearances on Top Chef, his work as a restaurateur, or from The New York Times bestseller list for Fabio’s Italian Kitchen. Viviani truly started from the bottom.

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The Wine Glass Ceiling: How Pregnancy Impacts A Somm’s Career

The Wine Glass Ceiling: How Pregnancy Impacts A Somm’s Career

Sommellerie can seem to be an especially elite and glamorous field, one that’s somehow devoid of the typical challenges facing service industry workers. From the outside, it is easy to overlook the reality that the job of a sommelier is still within the service industry, with labor-intensive duties and hours that often go deep into […]

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How And Why A Restaurant’s Wine List Should Evolve And Change For Spring

How And Why A Restaurant’s Wine List Should Evolve And Change For Spring

Spring has sprung! The snow has melted here in NYC and we’re getting cautiously excited about warmer days and nights ahead. Soon we’ll open our windows and let in the breezy fifty, sixty and seventy degree weather, enjoying that coveted time of year when we don’t need to re-install our air conditioners…yet. You can feel […]

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Why Is My Wine So Expensive? A Glimpse At What Jacks Up The Price Of Posh Wine

Why Is My Wine So Expensive? A Glimpse At What Jacks Up The Price Of Posh Wine

On our first date, my ex-boyfriend took me out for a fancy Italian dinner. After he ordered us a bottle of wine to share, he quickly scanned the wine list and was disappointed to find that the bottles were not miraculously at a lower price point than the stuffy Upper East Side locale would suggest.

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