Amylos Taverna Astoria Tasting and Review

FULL ARTICLE ON GIVE ME ASTORIA.COM The decor and ambiance of Amylos is reminiscent of Greece but with an added modern NYC trendiness. The food definitely stays rooted in traditional Greek cuisine but with elevated ingredients and flavors.  To start we had a trio of traditional greek spreads: tyrokafteri, tzaziki, and melizanosalata. Classic and well […]

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Sweet, Smokey, Spicy Skirt Steak Recipe

This skirt steak is super unique and definitely gets you in the mood for some summer eating. The steak marinade is filled with herbs and smoky spices. It is so flavorful on its own, but the mango steak sauce has a sweet spiciness to it and the tomato escabeche brings a fresh and acidic pop […]

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Cute Coffee Shop Alert: Cocoa Grinder Bay Ridge

After lack of sleep and a huge dinner the night before, my mom and I went for a quick coffee at Cocoa Grinder. It is a self serve breakfast, brunch spot with a pretty good line up of foods that I would definitely be interested in trying. I ended up just getting a basic iced […]

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Fathers Day Dinner: Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Happy Belated Fathers Day to all the dads out there! This years Fathers Day dinner was a showstopper. All his favorite things: beer, bacon, and beans. These recipes were fantastic and such hits amongst my whole family, especially dad. Aside from being a great conversation piece, the chicken had a great spice rub under the […]

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Oli.Vine Joined by Chef/ Chopped Champion Nicholas Poulmentis

Read full article and review at GiveMeAstoria https://www.givemeastoria.com/2019/05/20/chopped-champion-chef-nicholas-poulmentis-joins-the-team-at-oli-vine/ No one has ever said Astoria was lacking in Greek cuisine.  In fact, in all of New York, Astoria is where you will find some of the best. However Oli.Vine is not your typical taverna and takes an innovative approach to contemporary Mediterranean fare. Recently joined by […]

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Keeping it Cajun: Blackened Catfish and Watercress Salad

For dinner the other night I was feelin Cajun and these recipes did me right. The blackened catfish definitely had a smoky spicy kick with a mix of just about 8 different spices. It was perfectly complimented when paired with the cooling watercress salad with crisp, mild jicama and sweet oranges. The sangria was so […]

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O’Reillys Pub: Beyond classic Irish pub food

So during the week before Easter I tend to go vegetarian (Vegan on Good Friday). Just my luck, my friend and I ended up eating at an Irish pub last minuet. I don’t necessarily find pub food and vegetarian food very synonymous, and those are especially the times I steer towards some wings or a […]

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Porterhouse and Potatoes

I love cooking and trying out new recipes. For my dads birthday this year I stuck with a manly meat and potatoes theme and these recipes were winners across the board. Not bad to put in your pocket as an idea for fathers day (which is coming up kind of soon). Recipes Garlic Mashed Potatoes […]

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