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Baby, it’s cold outside. But New Yorkers are resilient, and we love to eat. Cold weather won’t keep us home. After all, restaurants are our living rooms; it’s where we socialize.
Bundle up and get ready for some creative options.
As New York City restaurants scramble to figure out how to keep their outdoor business flourishing during the chilly (and potentially snowy) winter months, many have come up with creative solutions to keep diners happy and warm. From igloos to bubbles, covered tents,...
The Berkshire Mountain area of western Massachusetts is a prime getaway during the cooler months, starting with striking foliage and pumpkin festivals and continuing with sparkling Christmas lights and celebrations. During the Gilded Age of the late 19th century, the area was known as a retreat for wealthy American tycoons and famous artists.
Today, the quintessential small New England towns that comprise the Berkshires attract outdoor lovers, wellness devotees and culture seekers, transformi...
Worried about dining outside when it gets cold? Don’t be. Restaurants and bars around the country have gone crazy creative to thwart the cold and keep you safe.
Discover Creative Outdoor Dining
Restaurants and bars around the country have gone crazy creative to thwart the cold and keep you safe.
Greenhouses, Dining Domes and Ice Boxes
San Pedro Café in Hudson, Wisconsin invites you to dine in outdoor greenhouses. The outdoor greenhouses are heated for the café’s Caribbean-themed food and cock...
New Year’s resolutions encourage us to put our best foot forward or, in some cases, our best face forward. It’s a good time to step out in style from head to toe, focusing on both inner and outer beauty and reorienting our lifestyle around wellness and tranquility.Â When it’s dark outside, it’s time to shine from within. We can help you look and feel your best with a variety of fabulous options available on the North Shore. By, Meryl D. Pearlstein
ADOPTING AN OUTLOOK OF BALANCE AND INNER PEAC...
Marblehead is rich with history and so much more. By, Meryl D. Pearlstein Part commuter town, part historical masterpiece, Marblehead occupies an envious position, overlooking one of the most picturesque sailing harbors in New England. Tiny and tony, Marblehead fills a hilly peninsula 17 miles up the coast from Boston, a site fishermen sparked to when they set up rough-and-tumble headquarters starting in the 1600s. With a collection of nearly 300 preserved Colonial homes-fishermen’s cottages,...
Whoever wrote the song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” hasn’t spent a summer in the United States. No matter what part of the country in, you’re likely to encounter at least a few days of skyrocketing heat and humidity that make you wish you had a magic carpet to the icy Swedish realms of Elsa and Olaf in Scandinavia.
While Frozen is only a Disney creation set in Norway, the Arctic, and especially northern Sweden, offer real-life chances to cool off while exploring and, perhaps, travel-dreaming.
Thanksgiving this year will be celebrated in unusual ways. Our gatherings won’t be as large. We will be separated from extended family, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be virtual. But we can still enjoy a delicious holiday either at our homes or in some of New York City’s recently re-opened restaurants.
Here are seven places to have a festive Thanksgiving dinner in New York City.
You might not think of a Korean steakhouse as a go-to for Thanksgiving Day, But Simon K...
A Visit to the Berkshires
The Berkshire Mountain area of western Massachusetts is a prime getaway during the cooler months, starting with striking foliage and pumpkin festivals and continuing with sparkling Christmas lights and celebrations.
Editor’s Note: Even if you can’t dine in New York City right now, you can still order many of these classic NYC dishes for home delivery. Enjoy!
There’s nowhere like New York City when it comes to dining options, fast food to fine dining and everything in-between. What makes the city so appealing, however, is how many of these choices are true New York City creations, with some pedigreed from the end of the 19th century.
These are iconic New York City foods that you shouldn’t miss during a tr...
Skip the cooking this year and enjoy Thanksgiving and the day after in the Hamptons.
Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Hamptons
Taking advantage of the rich bounty of the area, these restaurants are offering a variety of delicious dinners for Thanksgiving and the day after in the Hamptons.
T Bar Southampton’s outdoor space is nothing short of fantastic and that’s where I suggest you book your holiday feast this year. If you prefer, there’s also indoor dining but the outdoor heat lamps make ...
There will be serious gratitude and thanksgiving in Philadelphia this year. Here are some of the places to get your turkey fix either at a restaurant or at home.
Top Spots for Thanksgiving Dinner in Philly
The City of Brotherly Love wants you to celebrate in style with delicious options that will get you out of the kitchen and let you spend more time with your family.
Chef Eli Collins will prepare his signature seasonal dishes for dine-in and takeout from this Rittenhouse Square bis...
A Las Vegas Thanksgiving is an opportunity to take a traditional turkey dinner and spruce it up with some international tastes.
Thanksgiving with a Global Twist
Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres
Chef Jose Andres mixes Spanish whimsy with his turkey dinner for Thanksgiving at the Sahara. Ferran Adrià olives, liquid gems born at the now-shuttered El Bulli in Spain, kick off the somewhat traditional meal. Follow them with turkey-béchamel fritters, Lucia’s endive Caesar salad, and shrimp & crab cocktail...
In celebration of National Sundae Day, ice cream parlors and restaurants have upped the creativity with creations that would make Willy Wonka smile.
While the origin of the sundae is still debated, one thing is certain: America loves its sundaes.
Celebrate the Sundae
Anyone who has ever visited a soda fountain can describe the sundae’s most basic form: a tulip-shaped glass filled with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream topped with a flavored sauce or syrup, with whipped cream and a maraschin...
Espresso may have originated in Italy, but it has certainly taken the US by storm ever since its arrival at Reggio’s in New York City in 1927.
Espresso may have originated in Italy, but it has certainly taken the US by storm ever since its arrival at Reggio’s in New York City in 1927. Did you know that espresso actually has less caffeine than a cup of regular coffee? On November 23, celebrate with these myriad ways to get your espresso fix.
National Espresso Day
You can enjoy your espresso in...
All round Boston there are some wonderful art pieces accessible by foot with both permanent and changing exhibits designed to keep you stimulated and curious. And, happily, outdoors.
Anyone who knows Boston is familiar with the city’s many historical markers and statues, the Freedom Trail, and the beautiful park system with its fountains, ponds and gardens. Beantown also profits from the many educational institutions and creative residents who gravitate to the Greater Boston area, with opport...