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Gradisca Ristorante To Serve
a Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
by on Dining Around

It is an Italian-American tradition to eat fish on Christmas Eve. You certainly don’t have to be of Italian heritage to enjoy this special meal

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Jarrod Spector, Jillian Louis, J. Elaine Marcos and Kevin B. McGlynn (Photo by Lena Adasheva)

Flambé Dreams—A Restauranteur’s Trial By Fire

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
by on Playing Around

There’s a reason why Flambé Dreams was the first show to sell-out at this year’s New York Musical Theater Festival. An adorable cast accompanied by

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La Promenade des Anglais:
A Taste of Southern France in Chelsea

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
by on Dining Around

The Environment La Promenade des Anglais is a chic, but unpretentious restaurant marrying tribute to Nice’s main thoroughfare, its flaneurs* and a kind of low

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From Rainbows to Sunsets—
Jet-Away to La Romana, Dominican Republic

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
by on Living Around

Two-week vacations are so-o-o-o 20th Century. Who has the time? Or the money? Or the patience? Today, it’s “getaways,” especially winter “getaways,” because they give

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Arthur Comes of Age

Friday, April 8th, 2011
by on Playing Around

The original 1981 Arthur is a hard act to follow. Starring cuddly Dudley Moore as loveable playboy Arthur Bach, the film won two Academy Awards

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Le Périgord—Classic French Food Bliss

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
by on Dining Around

Twenty years ago my parents, with refined European palettes of the first order, hosted their 50th wedding anniversary dinner in the private party room of

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Woman Around Town: Marisa May—Heir Apparent

Sunday, May 9th, 2010
by on Woman Around Town

Marisa, daughter of Tony May, famed restaurateur, chef, author, and bon vivant, grew up in a gracious Italian world of abbondanza. Her father and grandmother

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