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My Valentine’s Day Dinner at Pure Food and Wine in NYC

My Valentine's Day Dinner at Pure Food and Wine in NYC

For Valentine’s Day, I took my valentine to Pure Food and Wine. They rolled out a special menu with some amazingly complex dishes. Our table was in the private room in the back, which meant that we had to walk through the kitchen to get there. Walking through the kitchen is always fun, and I […]

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For Valentine’s Day, I took my valentine to Pure Food and Wine. They rolled out a special menu with some amazingly complex dishes.

Our table was in the private room in the back, which meant that we had to walk through the kitchen to get there. Walking through the kitchen is always fun, and I talked briefly to Nikki King, the head chef, who I see often when I go to One Lucky Duck.

AMUSE-BOUCHE

This drink was made of maple syrup and ginger soda with blood orange and beet caviar floating on the top. Very crisp. Read more »


My Recent Dinner at Quintessence in NYC

My Recent Dinner at Quintessence in NYC

Recently I had dinner at Quintessence in NYC. Quintessence is an organic raw food restaurant in the East Village that I enjoy very much. For those unfamiliar with raw food restaurants, everything is vegan and nothing is cooked above 118 degrees. So, why do I like going to Quintessence?

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Recently I had dinner at Quintessence in NYC. Quintessence is an organic raw food restaurant in the East Village that I enjoy very much. For those unfamiliar with raw food restaurants, everything is vegan and nothing is cooked above 118 degrees.

So, why do I like going to Quintessence? Read more »


My Recent Dinner at One Lucky Duck

My Recent Dinner at One Lucky Duck

The other night I took an old friend of mine from Nantucket to One Lucky Duck, one of my favorite organic restaurants in NYC. About 20 years ago we used to work together at The Wauwinet Inn and after not seeing each other for more than a decade, I bumped into him on the street […]

NYC Raw Food Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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The other night I took an old friend of mine from Nantucket to One Lucky Duck, one of my favorite organic restaurants in NYC. About 20 years ago we used to work together at The Wauwinet Inn and after not seeing each other for more than a decade, I bumped into him on the street the other day. He’s a super guy who is now doing big things in the photography world and enjoys coming to organic places with me.

One Lucky Duck is the takeaway, less formal, much smaller part of Pure Food and Wine. There are only three tables (all close together) at One Lucky Duck, which makes for a very social environment. In fact, it is where I met one of my very dear friends, an amazing woman who lives in India but just happened to be visiting New York for a few weeks earlier this summer.

Now, onto the food. One Lucky Duck is a raw food restaurant, which means that nothing is cooked above 118 degrees and all the food is vegan. No meat, no dairy, no sugar. Read more »


My Dinner Last Night at Caravan of Dreams

My Dinner Last Night at Caravan of Dreams

Last night I met up with a old friend of mine for dinner at Caravan of Dreams in NYC. Caravan of Dreams is an organic restaurant in the East Village that has been around for almost 20 years. Here is what I like about the place. 1) The food is very, very good.  I never […]

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Last night I met up with a old friend of mine for dinner at Caravan of Dreams in NYC. Caravan of Dreams is an organic restaurant in the East Village that has been around for almost 20 years.

Here is what I like about the place.

1) The food is very, very good.  I never ever have a bad meal there.

2) They have a big selection of cooked and raw food – the menu is extensive.

3) The smoothie menu is very strong and contains many super-food options.

4) I can drink the water there. Why? Because my close friend does their water filtration system and I know it is the best.

5) The service is always excellent. The people are down-to-earth, friendly and accommodating.

Here is what we had. Read more »


Organic Thanksgiving Ideas – Traditional, Vegan and Raw Options

Organic Thanksgiving Ideas - Traditional, Vegan and Raw Options

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, two thoughts come to mind. One, I am super-excited that my beloved New England Patriots will be playing the Detroit Lions on national television. Since Detroit has finally developed into a respectable team, the football game should be a good one. Two, I am trying to figure out exactly […]

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, two thoughts come to mind.

One, I am super-excited that my beloved New England Patriots will be playing the Detroit Lions on national television. Since Detroit has finally developed into a respectable team, the football game should be a good one.

Two, I am trying to figure out exactly which organic food I’ll be eating.

For me and many other people, holidays do not mean a vacation from organic food. Here are some of my best ideas for an organic Thanksgiving.

– DINNER –

Certified Organic Turkey

As we all know, the staple of traditional Thanksgiving dinners is turkey. Certified organic turkeys mean that:

– No antibiotics, chemicals or pesticides are used.

– All organic feed is used.

– They are pasture-raised, have had ample time to roam outdoors and are not confined to tight spaces.

There are many online vendors that sell certified organic turkeys, and local organic supermarkets have them as well. However, the following two farms offer something pretty unique.

**  Guttenberg Farms in Wisconsin offers certified organic heritage turkeys. Heritage turkeys are the ancestors of the common broad-breasted white industrial breed of turkey that comprises 99.99% of the supermarket turkeys sold today.

Heritage turkeys have a stronger flavor and darker color, dine on grass and insects, and require about 28 weeks to get to full size. Because it takes so long to grow to market weight, the turkeys have time to develop a thin layer of fat under their skin, which makes them “self basting.” Read more »


Rockin' Raw in Brooklyn – Video Restaurant Review

Rockin' Raw in Brooklyn - Video Restaurant Review

Here is my very first video restaurant review.  On this trip, I crossed the bridge (actually I took the subway, which goes underneath the water) over to Brooklyn to check out Rockin’ Raw. As the name explains, Rockin’ Raw is a raw food restaurant with a very distinct twist to it. The cuisine is a […]

NYC Raw Food Video Restaurant Reviews
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Here is my very first video restaurant review.  On this trip, I crossed the bridge (actually I took the subway, which goes underneath the water) over to Brooklyn to check out Rockin’ Raw.

As the name explains, Rockin’ Raw is a raw food restaurant with a very distinct twist to it. The cuisine is a combination of New Orleans/Peruvian/Creole all wrapped into one.

A lot of times you go to raw food restaurants and you see many of the same dishes.  Not here. There were items on the menu that I had never seen before and probably won’t again.

Key highlights:

– Unique, interesting dishes.  Many items were brand new to me and I’ve eaten at my fair share of raw food restaurants all over the country.

– Very spicy. If you like hot, this is your place.

– Excellent service. The waiter even played cameraman for me in the opening shot on the street. Read more »


Raw Revolution Cashew & Agave Nectar – Video Product Review

Raw Revolution Cashew & Agave Nectar - Video Product Review

In this video product review, I highlight Raw Revolution – Cashew & Agave Nectar. I’ve been eating Raw Revolution bars for a few years and continue to do so. They are simply one of the best bars on the market. There are several reasons why I keep buying them. – The taste and quality of […]

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In this video product review, I highlight Raw Revolution – Cashew & Agave Nectar.

I’ve been eating Raw Revolution bars for a few years and continue to do so. They are simply one of the best bars on the market.

There are several reasons why I keep buying them.

– The taste and quality of Raw Revolution bars are excellent. You can tell that they are made with excellent ingredients.

– Raw Revolution bars are very filling. I always feel satiated after eating one, and it can definitely hold me over until the next meal.

– Lastly, Raw Revolution bars are raw. This means no ingredient was heated above 118 degrees – vitamins, minerals and nutrients remain intact.

If you’re looking for a great tasting and filling bar, try Raw Revolution Cashew & Agave Nectar. It is one of my favorites and can be purchased HERE.

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