Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Pinocchio Pizza in New Canaan.
Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both.
Eat outdoors Pinocchio Pizza (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Pinocchio Pizza's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
Enjoy this pizzeria's cooking from your own home with their carryout and delivery options.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Pinocchio Pizza offers catering.
Drivers will be happy to know that Pinocchio Pizza is located near many street and lot parking options.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Pinocchio Pizza s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
Pinocchio Pizza has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
So next time you want to spend some time with your favorite people, why not top the experience off with a pizza pie or two from Pinocchio Pizza?
Beyond the fabulous rooms, Roger Sherman Inn has convenient conference rooms to handle all your business desires in New Canaan.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Roger Sherman Inn won't disappoint.
Perfect for parties on the larger side, Roger Sherman Inn also has a private area available for use.
Roger Sherman Inn is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
At Roger Sherman Inn, you can lounge poolside and take a relaxing swim.
Business travelers will appreciate the private conferences rooms located conveniently within the hotel.
Whether you prefer a seat in the sun or shade, Roger Sherman Inn's outdoor patio accommodates both.
Keep your expenses in check at Roger Sherman Inn, an establishment with affordable pricing.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
A good vacation starts with a good hotel so call Roger Sherman Inn in New Canaan today and take advantage of a great lodging deal.
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Baldanza Natural Market & Cafe in New Canaan.
Baldanza Natural Market & Cafe offers a new take on healthy dining.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Baldanza Natural Market & Cafe, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Casual dining at its best, Baldanza Natural Market & Cafe customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Convenient street parking is easy to find outside Baldanza Natural Market & Cafe.
Baldanza Natural Market & Cafe offers safe bike parking outside.
A typical meal at Baldanza Natural Market & Cafe will set you back less than $30.
Old World Cafe in Westbury offers everything that grocery shoppers need and then some, making their trip worth the time spent.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from Old World Cafe and slurp your way to happiness.
Whether you pop it in the microwave or warm it up over the stove, the frozen food here is ready to eat.
Planning a movie night? Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and munch and crunch all night long.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Old World Cafe.
When you're looking for a caffeine fix, Old World Cafe has the best coffee and tea to get you going.
Purchase some new spices and seasonings from here and treat yourself to a fun and creative night cooking in the kitchen.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
Discover a new flavor of bread at Old World Cafe and get creative with your sandwiches.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
When you're trying to upgrade your cooking, adding flavor is essential. Create supple and tarter flavors by exploring the wonders vinegar and oil can add to your cuisine by shopping for them here.
You can never have enough canned goods stocked in your pantry. Pick some more up here.
A frozen meal is just what you want when chopping, dicing, sauteing, and slicing isn't in the cards.
When you visit here, you'll be able to host a veritable barbecue with so many different meats for sale.
For your convenience, there are plenty of parking spots for you to make use of during your visit.
You can count on Old World Cafe in Westbury to serve up the freshest and tastiest food in town.
Customize your own burger at Jem Yoga and wash it down with a refreshing beverage.
Fatty foods are everywhere, but Jem Yoga prepares lovely, low-fat dishes that know how to draw a crowd.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this burger joint offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This burger joint serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Jem Yoga will be able to accommodate your large party.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Jem Yoga, you can surf the web and get some work done.
With the blasting music and the rambunctious crowd, noise levels at this burger joint can exceed a jackhammer.
The burger joint doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit.
The dress code is strictly casual at Jem Yoga, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Jem Yoga to create the perfect night.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Jem Yoga's diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Jem Yoga s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Jem Yoga, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Jem Yoga serves up some tasty and unique burger creations, so stop by today and treat yourself to something new.
When you come to Jem Yoga, you'll eat your heart out with one of their terrifically amazing burgers.
Looking for something unique? Try City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill, a local wine bar.
Catch the game and sip on a glass of wine at City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Make it a VIP party and book a private room at City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill today!
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill and order great food.
The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system.
City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Don't spend time circling the block — parking is available in a nearby lot, and valet is provided, if preferred.
City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
All major credit cards are accepted.
Come check out how City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill has taken wine bar to the next level.
There's no better way to celebrate Wino Wednesdays than with a glass of wine or two from City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill.
Stop what you're doing and pay a visit to City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill's restaurant today.
When you're feeling hungry, come satisfy your hunger with some tasty and trendy American eats from City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill.
Prospect Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux famously preferred the airy lawns of this Brooklyn oasis to their earlier design of Manhattan’s Central Park. So if you're heading to the park for a show, it makes sense to make a day of it and spend some time on its sunny, open meadows. Before the doors open, cool off (and use real bathrooms!) while enjoying an affordable meal at any one of these restaurants, all within a 10-minute walk of the park.
For alfresco diners: Brooklyn Larder (228 Flatbush Ave.)
OK, this isn’t a restaurant, though there are a few tables for eating and a good lunch special: sandwich, chips, beer or soda, and a cookie for $15, available 11 a.m.–3 p.m. If you prefer dining alfresco, come here for a fantastic selection of cheeses, breads, salads, and any number of jams, jellies, and preserves in cute jars to eat in the park. Drinking alcohol in the park is, of course, prohibited and can lead to a ticket. On an unrelated note, Brooklyn Larder has a great selection of beers, starting with Dale’s Pale Ale cans for $2.50 each.
For cheap vegetarians: Dao Palate (329 Flatbush Ave.)
A mainstay of vegetarians, Dao Palate serves fresh vegetables and mock meats in typical Chinese sauces that are a few notches lighter and fresher-tasting than average. Great for larger groups, the big restaurant’s main dishes run around $12, and their filling lunch specials around $9. My favorite, black-pepper seitan on a bed of chinese broccoli, comes with a spring roll and a miso soup to boot.
For those with time to kill: Cubana Cafe (80 6th Ave., right off Flatbush Avenue)
The food here is less of a draw than the cocktails and the decor, but it’s still consistently good, with a menu that hews closely to the dishes I’ve seen served in Havana: black-bean soup, roast chicken with rice, plantains. Most plates are meat-heavy and generous with the portions—beware ordering an appetizer and a main dish unless you’re very hungry. As you wait for the show to begin, linger over a mojito or a cold beer in a breezy dining room painted turquoise, pink, and yellow, where the floor-to-ceiling windows are flung open all summer long.
For picky eaters: 67 Burger (234 Flatbush Ave.)
With a long and flexible list of food options, 67 Burger has something to please everyone. The menu has your cheeseburgers, your curly fries, and your Lagunitas on tap, but also real salads and two veggie-burger options, all of which can be customized with many extras like goat cheese, chipotle mayo, and olive tapenade. Burgers range from $6.75 to $10. There’s also a wine selection and something called a beer shake, which intrigued me but not enough to try it on a weekday alone.
Photos by Kasia Mychajlowycz.
The saying “less is more” has perhaps never been truer than it is at Porchetta (110 E. 7th St.) and Porsena (21 E. 7th St.). At both East Village hot spots, Chef Sara Jenkins has built a cult following by keeping her menus tightly focused rather than trying to do it all. Crowds gather at Porchetta to savor one specific thing: slow-roasted pork (served in varying ways yet always the central focus of each dish). At Porsena, they come for perfectly cooked artisanal pasta.
Jenkins’s straightforward approach reflects a distinctly Italian state of mind, which makes sense, considering her upbringing around Tuscany and Rome. Mario Batali summed it up succinctly when he called her “one of the few chefs in America who understands Italy and how Italians eat."
“I think Italians in Italy eat with a certain fairness that Americans and Italian-Americans don’t have,” Jenkins said, asked about what prompted Batali’s praise. “An Italian is perfectly happy with a perfectly cooked artisanal spaghetti with great olive oil and chilies, while an American would want to add three or four [more] ingredients.”
When Jenkins isn’t working in her own kitchens, she can often be found exploring other rich, delicious, and straightforward flavors around the city. Here are a few of her favorites.
For Italian (outside of Porsena): “I eat at Cesare Casella’s place on the West Side, Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto (283 Amsterdam Ave.). He’s a Tuscan chef who’s been working in New York for many more years than I have. He’s very authentic.”
For gelato: “Il laboratio del gelato (188 Ludlow St.). They have traditional and nontraditional flavors.”
For espresso: “Abraço Espresso (86 E. 7th St.) on 7th Street. They are maniacal about making it right.”
For wine or cocktails: “I like to drink wine at Bar Veloce (175 2nd Ave.) on 2nd Avenue. It’s an Italian wine bar that’s been there more than 10 years. It’s not over the top, not pretentious or precious. Just a great wine selection in a nice space.”
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The dim sum lunch, or yum cha (literally “drink tea”), is the Cantonese answer to Spanish tapas. It is as much a tradition in New York City's Chinatown as weekend brunch on The Lower East Side. The bustling scene is all too familiar: packed tables, servers pushing metal carts while hawking their selections, the din of impatient, hungry diners. They wait for shrimp dumplings, steamed pork spareribs, roast pork buns, pork and shrimp shu mai -- the seemingly endless variety goes on and on.
But for vegetarians, the choices can be few. When it comes to dim sum, seafood and meat dominate the menu. New York vegetarians need not despair, because there are two very appetizing dim sum havens for non-meat eaters, and they’re right in Chinatown.
Buddha Bodai on Mott Street serves a completely vegetarian and kosher menu of dim sum favorites, ranging from shrimp dumplings to beef rice rolls. The restaurant is usually packed on weekday lunch hours with City Hall municipal types, while the weekend clientele consists of tourists, locals and the environmentally conscientious. An all-day menu of vegetarian iterations of Chinese standards is also on offer, with creative takes on dishes like roast pork and sesame chicken. Using seitan, tofu and yam starch (among other vegetarian and kosher-friendly ingredients) as substitutes, many of these plates will fool even the committed carnivore in appearance and flavor.
The line outside the door on Sunday afternoons may be the best way to spot Vegetarian Dim Sum House on Pell Street. Crowds tend to gather on weekends, anxious for healthy vegetarian takes on traditional dim sum dishes. The array of vegetarian dumplings -- pan fried, watercress, snow pea leaf, monk dumplings -- draw in voracious vegetarians who want the variety of a full-scale dim sum restaurant without sacrificing their principles or lifestyle choices. The menu is comprehensive, full of inventive vegetarian fare using Eastern and Western-style vegetables, not to mention an exhaustive list of diced, sliced or sautéed mushroom dishes. At Vegetarian Dim Sum House, there’s no need to solely imitate meat dishes. Here, vegetables are allowed to take center stage.