Category Archives: Food

Dion Parson and The 21st Century Band Perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

 Dion Parson  Looking for some culture in New York City this holiday weekend? Treat yourself to a night of jazz at the world famous Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola where Grammy Award winning drummer, Dion Parson and The 21st Century Band will be performing  now through September 4. I was in attendance for the kickoff of Dion’s 5-day concert series, where he and his ingenious musical crew treated a packed house to a 90-minute set of traditional jazz fused with soulful, islandy sounds. Percussion, saxophone, steel pans, trumpet, piano, bass and Dion on the drums provides for a perfect blend of lively Caribbean rhythms and standard jazz harmonies. Not to be upstaged by the stellar

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6 Tips on How To Eat Out During a Power Outage

There I am happily eating in a dark diner after Hurricane Irene Over the weekend, Hurricane Irene crippled the eastern seaboard, flooding towns, knocking over trees and taking lives. And in New Jersey, where I live, 617,000 people were without power. My lights were out for almost 18 hours. Meditation and light-skin-did Oreos helped me maintain my sanity. I had access to my gas stove but didn’t really feel like cooking. So I hit the streets and went to my favorite diner a few blocks down from my apartment. They were without power as well, but that didn’t keep them

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Restaurant Review: Brasserie Beaumarchais

My French is a little rusty. But I will never let my bilingual struggle keep me from enjoying une nuit fine cuisine française. Brasserie Beaumarchais, a sexy eatery inspired by the south of France located in the heart of New York City’s hip Meatpacking District, serves up some flavorful French cuisine. As upscale and chic as executive chef and Iron Chef champion Nicolas Cantrel’s restaurant is, the lively crowd and a live DJ keeps the stuffiness at bay. Although it’s best known for its brunch, I decide to give their dinner menu a whirl.The place is bustling inside and out with an after work crowd. (There’s a

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