December 30, 2013 | Favorites
A Winter Soup That Stretches
A hearty vegetable soup with holiday feasting leftovers: If you don’t have a turkey, buy some chicken wings...
September 16, 2013 | Favorites
Shrimp Mango Seviche by Penny Drue Baird
Penny Drue Baird served a tangy toss of mango and cooked shrimp in precious martini glasses at a birthday dinner for women friends
January 5, 2013 | Favorites
My Highs of 2012
We gather to worship spit-roasted short ribs – a giant slab of blackened ends, fatty fissures and juicy tendrils of meat, gift wrapped with green olives, onion petals, walnuts and horseradish, a tangle of bitter and sharp and sweet…
May 24, 2010 | Favorites
A Collection of My Twitters
Many Insatiable readers avoid Twitter.com like the plague. But just in case you’re interested in my concise thoughts, here’s a small archive.
June 22, 2009 | Favorites
A Tasting of Non-alcoholic Beer
One day the Road Food Warrior realized he had consumed more than his lifetime supply of booze and he determined to give up alcohol. It soon grew a tad lonely out there…
December 26, 2008 | Favorites
This is the year of My Book is Bigger than Your Book.... In a few cases size is a distraction from lack of content.
November 10, 2008 | Favorites
Bargainistas' Black Book
Unlike some newly strapped Wall-Streeters, we have always been bargain hunters when it comes to drinking and dining out, if only because our wallets have never managed to keep up with our appetites...
September 30, 2008 | Favorites
The Preposterous Palace
For cuisinary highs and giggles, I will tell about my first dinner at the preposterous and preposterously delightful Palace…
May 27, 2008 | Favorites
Dinner at an Italian restaurant can be like going home, a childhood revisited, or new worlds encountered (Italian getting lost between France and El Bulli). This city is richly served in Italian. Modest and unassuming. Fiercely regional. Authentic and understated. Down-home family dives and romantic cubbies. Upscale ambitious fusion. So many choices. Of all the Italians I have loved over the years – these are the places I go to right now.
March 15, 2008 | Favorites
Upper West Side Sweets
When life gets us down, we eat dessert first. At least our very own Upper West Side sweet tooth will not be denied. In just the last three months, Magnolia Bakery, Grandaisy Bakery and Jacques Torres...
December 31, 2007 | Favorites
2007 Best Dishes
If you’re a certified foodie, you won’t be surprised how often sea urchin reigned in many of my year’s best dishes. But even I’m worried that I’m a hopeless fool for macaroni ’n’ cheese…
November 5, 2007 | Favorites
Best So Far
What’s new and good? all my friends ask. Of all the restaurants I’ve written about on InsatiableCritic.com where am I eager to eat again?