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NYC Restaurant Week 2021 expands: 7/19-8/22...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

It's back and apparently bigger than ever. New York City Restaurant Week has expanded and now boasts more than 500 participating eateries in all 5 boroughs. Prices: lunch, $21; dinner, $39; and wha...

Heading back to D.C./The Beltway...

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

How is the dining scene right now around The Beltway? Missed our trips to the area during the pandemic. What are the protocols? What's new in the culinary? Will be staying with family in Fairfax, V...

Mount Kisco's first ever Restaurant Week: 7/23-8/1...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

The Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce in Westchester is launching its first ever Restaurant Week from 7/23 to 8/1. At this writing, more than 20 local eateries have signed up. Each participating rest...

Will Mother's Day be different this year?

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by gutreactions 5 months ago

Last year many of us curtailed our Mother's Day plans due to the pandemic. Will you be marking it differently on Sunday, May 9th? We Zoomed it last time. Gathering, perhaps dining out? Please share...

NYC Restaurant Week To Go, 1/25-31...

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by gutreactions 8 months ago

Due to the Covid pandemic, this bi-annual event has pivoted to include take-out & delivery only. Participating restaurants from all 5 boroughs must offer a meal, lunch or dinner, for $21.21. NYC & ...

How do you mark Fat Tuesday, 2/16?

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by gutreactions 8 months ago

It's Mardi Gras time! Fat Tuesday is on Feb. 16th, right after Valentine's Day! Don't know if I can handle all the excitement, but will definitely give it a shot. Good eating and imbibing at a favo...

'Year of the Ox' Celebration kicks off 2/12...

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by gutreactions 8 months ago

The Chinese Lunar New Year celebration starts on Friday, Feb. 12th and runs for a week. It is the 'Year of the Ox' this time around. If you are an intrepid cook, it's a fine time to get your old wo...

'Savor the Bronx' runs thru 1/17...

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by gutreactions 8 months ago

The 10th annual 'Savor the Bronx' Restaurant Week runs thru January 17th. Participating eateries from all over the borough are offering discounts. While indoor dining is not allowed in NYC, emphasi...

'I'll Have What Phil's Having': A fun respite...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Just as I have been enjoying the Julia Child Celebration airing on PBS, I caught a series I had not seen before. It's called: 'I'll Have What Phil's Having', and it was streaming episodes on Create...

Where to for St. Patrick's Day, March 17th?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

The colors of the Emerald Isle are coming on fast. Tuesday, March 17th. is St. Patrick's Day! How do you mark the event? Do you cook up some traditional Irish dishes at home? Or, do you like to vis...

Where to for Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras in metro NYC?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

It's coming up fast. Fat Tuesday celebrations will take place on Tuesday, February 25th. Do you mark Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday? If you can't make it to New Orleans, where are the best spots in the New...

How I became a Whole Foods junkie...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

I live in the suburbs of NYC, but I have to blame Whole Foods in Virginia for this one. It all started during our regular visits to friends and family in The Beltway around D.C. A number of years a...

NYC Restaurant Week/Winter: Jan. 21-Feb. 9...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Here it is again. Participating restaurants around New York City will be offering a 2-course Lunch for $26, and a 3-course Dinner for $42. Do you take advantage? Who on the list seem to have the be...

Chinese New Year 2020 in metro New York!

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

The Chinese New Year, Year of the Rat, is coming January 25th and will last 15 days. Do you mark it at home, or do you visit a favorite restaurant to celebrate in the metro New York area? If you co...

Holiday Train Show at NYBG: where to eat?

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

The annual Holiday Train Show is underway at the beautiful New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. This year the theme is 'Central Park'. Special 'Bar Car Nights' will include cocktails and food fr...

Why would someone order Chicken Parm at a diner?

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

Or, Tacos at a local tavern? Or, Sushi Rolls at the supermarket? Why not go to an Italian, Mexican, or Asian restaurant? Wouldn't the dish be better? Perhaps price is a factor? Maybe you don't have...

Where to feast during Lunar New Year: Year of the Pig?

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

The Chinese Lunar New Year begins on February 5th. Asian restaurants throughout the metro New York area will be offering special celebratory dishes and menus. Where do you suggest dining during the...

NYC Restaurant Week: Jan. 21-Feb. 8. Where to go?

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

The winter version of New York City Restaurant Week will be taking place Jan. 21st thru Feb. 8th. Participating restaurants will be serving 2-course lunches for $26, and 3-course dinners for $42. H...

Toronto - Best Value Classy Eats

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by sydneywells 3 years ago

I love cheap eats and want to keep all the pluses of a cheap eat destination (amazing value, amazing food!) but need a reasonably classy place for sit-down dinner for a bachelorette party. <$20 a p...