Category Archives: Food

Cabo San Lucas: Where The Mountains Mingle With The Sea

(Photo S. James) The moment I arrive at Riu Sante Fe, the sprawling, 902-room pueblo-style resort in Cabo San Lucas (www.riu.com), I’m greeted with an icy welcome: A cold glass of rum punch. Ahh, let the all-inclusivity begin. After I check in, I take a long, leisurely stroll to my room. As I pass through the lobby, I can still feel the warm, velvety breeze that lingered outside. That’s when I realize: I am outside…kind of. The lobby, which is made up of twenty mini-living rooms that look like something straight out of a Crate and Barrel catalog, has no

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Brunch Muncher

It’s a dreary day here in NYC today but this weekend is poised to be a stunner. I don’t know about you, but I’m already thinking about where I’ll be brunching and drinking come Saturday afternoon. Folks are always asking me where they should eat. So, here’s a roundup of my five favorite brunch spots in NYC (in no particular order). Remember, I’m not a professional. Just a foodie with an opinion. Enjoy. ESSEX This trendy, lower east side eatery is a staple for young, fabulous Manhattanites. Most stumble in hiding heavy, bag-laden eyes behind big, black shades and nurse

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One Tequila. Two Tequila. Three Tequila. FLOOR.

Photo: S. James Last week, I attended a swanky, private editor’s tasting of Maestro DOBEL Diamond Tequila. The event was tucked away in the underground lair of Los Feliz, a chic, yet, rustic tequila bar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, which also happens to make a mean guacamole and mini-veggie bean burrito wrap. But unfortunately, this post isn’t about food – I digress.As I made my way down the first flight of stairs, this striking chandelier caught my eye. There’s a huge mirror (a constant theme through out the space) that hangs in front of the chandelier, reflecting

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