Latest Food Reviews
Don’t let the name fool you—Angelina Pizza Bar offers more then just pizza. This family-friendly restaurant near West 105th Street not only has extensive Italian fare and a decent wine list but Chef Giancarlo Delanzo cooks his crazy creations in a brick oven with a rotating floor. As pies like the Bella Angelina (with zucchini flowers, smoked salmon and goat cheese, $18 or $24) or the Bianco Forte (with garlic, ricotta, mozzarella, spicy sausage and hot peppers, $16 or $22) circle the fire, Delanzo dishes up small bowls with various meats, cheese and vegetables. Within minutes, the pizzas have cooked and the chef has completed an antipasti plate ($6 to $14). A bright-eyed waiter picks it up and the process starts again. (READ THE REST AT THE WEST SIDE SPIRIT)
SUMMER IS ALL about heat, short skirts and excuses to sit outside all day drinking cold beer. Step into Studio Square, a mix between a classic German biergarten and a large cafeteria, and you’ll find a good way to combine all three excuses and plenty of reasons to make the journey to Queens. (READ THE REST AT NEW YORK PRESS)
July is almost over and we just realized that not only is it Good Beer Month, it’s also National Ice Cream Month (established in 1984 by the Gipper!). We’ve already held forth on all the great beer Brooklyn has to offer and now we’re giving ice cream the same treatment. Sure, everyone has their special favorite flavor (black raspberry with chocolate sprinkles, please), here are some places where you can try something fresh and surprising. (READ THE REST AT BROOKLYN BASED)
WHEN I WORKED as a barista, every summer people would whine about the price of iced coffee.
“Why does it cost so much? There’s less here than in hot coffee!” they would cry. I smiled, nodded and took their money. I didn’t know why it was more expensive either, but an extra quarter hardly seemed worth all the fuss. And, unlike hot coffee, making the iced variety at home calls for preparation that most people just aren’t willing to put in. At hotspots around town this summer, however, iced-coffee prices can be a whopping $3 more than a comparable cup of the hot stuff. (READ THE REST AT NEW YORK PRESS)