Piccolo Café fills the boot-shaped hole in New York City’s edible heart, offering casual diners and coffee imbibers fresh, inventive lunch fare and organic Italian brews. The Gramercy menu differs slightly from Midtown’s, but both locations feature authentic Italian cuisine such as the prosciutto, baby spinach, and parmigiano salad ($7), which is served alongside garlic olive oil bruschetta. The parmigiano cheese egg sandwich ($6.50 at Gramercy, $6 at Midtown) is a hearty addition to meatless diets, and unlike fast food chains’ morning meatballs or dusk-till-dawn deep-fried sugar cubes, it’s served all day long.
Though she's one of five hosts of ABC's food talk show, The Chew, Carla Hall has no trouble standing out from the crowd. You can tell her apart from her cohosts, such as restaurateur Mario Batali and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, in numerous ways: her funky glasses, her penchant for calling out "hootie hoo," or, perhaps most unique of all, her love of homestyle comfort-food cooking.?
Born in Nashville, Hall specializes in Southern staples, made with French techniques she perfected at Maryland's L'Academie de Cuisine. Her creations earned her a slot on two seasons of Bravo's Top Chef, where she earned raves from the judges for her gumbo. The secret behind the stellar dish? Cooking with love. Hall believes the chef's feelings shine through in the food, which is why angry people can only make hot sauce. Hall still cooks with love today, too, whipping up bite-size sweet and savory cookies and creating original recipes for her cookbooks. She recently announced the development of her very first restaurant?Carla Hall?s Southern Kitchen?slated to open in New York City next year. A fast-casual love letter to Nashville, the restaurant will feature iconic Nashville hot chicken and southern sides, which are anchored by Hall?s family recipes and perfected with her personal touches.
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When she's not running a distressed-animal rescue operation, you'll find Karliin Brooks serving pressed juice and raw, vegan food from the counter of a juice bar or the window of a biodiesel-fueled food truck. The lifetime vegan founded The Squeeze as another search-and-rescue mission of sorts: to save New Yorkers from their own poor dietary habits and the environmental impurities that constantly bombard them. Brooks uses a Norwalk hydraulic juice press to convert unpasteurized produce?which is organic, non-GMO, never frozen, and local wherever possible?into sippable, superfood mixes that aid detoxification and weight-loss efforts. The Norwalk hydraulic juice press preserves live enzymes, minerals, and nutrients to help the body reset and kill cravings.
In addition to tasty, healthful juices, Brooks prepares a full menu of raw and organic breakfast foods, desserts, and savory dishes, including coconut truffles and "moc n' cheese" made with gluten-free pasta. She also promotes individual and planetary wellness via group or private food-prep classes, teaching people how to make "cheese" out of cashews.
Find something on the menu for everyone at New York's CAMAJE Bistro.
Dieters beware — CAMAJE Bistro does not offer low-fat cuisine.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
The patio seating at CAMAJE Bistro is perfect for those warm summer days.
Heading out with a larger party? There's plenty of space for big groups at CAMAJE Bistro.
Jeans are just right for a meal at CAMAJE Bistro, which embraces a casual vibe.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
CAMAJE Bistro can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Guests of CAMAJE Bistro's MacDougal St location can park their vehicles on the street.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
For veggie and meat sandwiches on homemade bread, head to Cosi.
None of the fare at Cosi is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Cosi.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Cosi.
Cosi has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Arrive a little on the early side for your pick of the prime tables — no reservations are accepted at Cosi.
If dining out is not on the agenda, Cosi offers delivery and pickup, too.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Cosi offers catering.
You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Cosi — prices are usually less than $15.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Cosi since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cafe De Broadway updates traditional European sensibilities, presenting diners with contemporary American renditions of caf? and bistro staples. Free-range eggs and turkey bacon on the breakfast and brunch menus exemplify this progressive approach, although the chefs also refine the classics by creating dishes such as lemon-ricotta pancakes with blueberry sauce and honey-chipotle fried chicken with belgian waffles. This willingness to experiment is also apparent on the dinner menu, which includes jumbo lump crab cakes with r?moulade and kale slaw alongside boldly flavored sides, such as steamed carrots with an aromatic garlic-ginger butter. Additionally, Cafe De Broadway indulges patrons with a selection of espresso drinks that leave people feeling as energized as a turbine inside a wind tunnel.