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Thursday, April 2, 2020

A Taste of Italy Meal Kit


Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing well and staying home. It is so important for us to listen to the local and federal government, only go out when necessary. Limit your grocery shopping and do not gather in groups. The quicker we do this, hopefully the quicker this virus will go away. 

I don't know about you, but I have been having my grocery order delivered so I don't have to deal with the lines and social distancing. I am getting spoiled with the delivery service! 

THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST 

Our friends at Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting are having a wonderful meal kit available for purchase and delivery. This is a great way to help (2) small businesses, Ahoy NY Tours and DiPalo Fine Foods. DiPalo Fine Foods has been in business since 1925 and has the most AMAZING Italian foods available.  

Here is the information on what is available: 

Dreaming of NYC & its cuisine? Receive our delicious Ahoy NY recipe book & some amazing ingredients from Di Palo's- right to your doorstep!

Enjoy a traditional Roman dish found in our Ahoy NY recipe book and delicious ingredients from DiPalo’s Fine Foods, located in Little Italy, NYC. Let us send these treats straight to your doorstep!

Kit includes: imported pasta & Italian cheese to make the recipe & our very own Ahoy NY recipe book with recipes from the Ahoy staff & more. Learn how to make a simple yet delicious Italian meal and feel as though you are visiting Little Italy and Rome vicariously. Shipping is included in the cost, shipping is done only in the continental United States. Expect your delivery within 2 weeks of placing your order.

A standard kit serves 4-6 as a starter course, or 2 to 3 as a main course. A deluxe kit serves double.

What to Expect
When your kit arrives, you will have the ingredients to make a delicious yet simple classic Italian meal. We are working with our tasting partner in Little Italy, NYC – DiPalo’s Fine Foods, to supply you the ingredients and they have given us permission to share their family recipe. Enjoy making this recipe at home, sharing a traditional Roman meal with your family. The recipe book also includes other Ahoy NY favorites, for example our founder’s family Sicilian cookie recipe, or our marketing manager’s family go-to soup. We hope to bring you more of these kits so that you can enjoy both Little Italy and Chinatown from the comfort of your own home.

Sales are final and non-refundable. Price includes shipping but does not include taxes

Once you have good Italian cheese, you will never go back! 



The quality here is just above and beyond! 
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A Taste of Italy Meal Kit from Ahoy NY Tours and Tasting 
INFO & QUESTIONS CALL:
 info@ahoynewyorkfoodtours.com
 (518) 332- 4386


I am sorry to say a cannoli is not included in the meal kit 

You will not be disappointed in the items you receive and what a great meal to enjoy while you are staying home. Thank you for your continued support of this blog. It is much appreciated.  Be safe and stay healthy. 


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Monday, March 30, 2020

2020 Philadelphia Flower Show


Hello everyone! It's been a while since I posted, I do apologize. I hope that you are all doing okay in dealing with this horrible pandemic that is attacking our world. I have been working from home with my full time job since March 16th and it's scheduled to be until the end of April. I am very grateful for my companies very swift action, and caring for the well being of it's employees as well as it's customers. I am horrified by the numbers I see coming from New York City. I know in my heart that the city will be back stronger than before, and we need to be ready to support the businesses when we are allowed. It seems we have taken so many of the little things for granted, eating in restaurants - traveling - meeting up with friends - shopping at Target - I feel when we get back to normal, that will not be the case. It's the little things that mean so much. My Mom had me at an older age, and she actually had a sister pass away in the 1918 Spanish Flu. Her name was May and she was 4 years old. I feel for all the folks who have lost loved ones during this time, as I know it is not easy. I do know as a country the USA will come back stronger than before and I hope that for all other countries fighting this evil virus. 

One of the last things I did before travel was no longer allowed was visit the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show titled Riviera Holiday. It wasn't one of their best shows, but I enjoyed the day with a lovely friend and explored Philadelphia a bit. I will showcase for you some of the show this week, I feel we need distractions now more than ever, being home 24/7(please be sure you are listening to government guidelines) and the best of what I saw will be showcased. I hope you enjoy!! 



Loved the colors here, I am such a color person! 






One of my favorite flowers 


We are all ready to sit around the dinner table with family and friends as soon as possible 


just beautiful bouquets 



Loved this display along with the typewriter! We actually have a person in my office who uses one still, it's a hoot hearing it when she starts typing! 






This was one of my friend and I 's favorite displays 




Just beautiful 





I hope you enjoyed some of these wonderful photos of the flower displays. A bit more to show you, which I think you will really appreciate.

Everyone please stay safe, healthy and know that we will get through this time stronger than before.


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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

10 Best Breakfast Spots in NYC


Breakfast is a very important meal of the day. In New York City, it is pretty much a most wonderful event. When I travel into the city for the day, and I see folks on the bus with McDonald's breakfast, I kind of cringe. Why not wait until you get to the best city in the world for some most amazing breakfast selections!

For me, when I travel, a bit part of that is trying new places and tasting new foods I cannot get at home. Try to remember when you visit NYC to experience something you have never had before. Go to a different restaurant each visit, check out a new area of the city. You will be surprised how exciting that will make your trip become!

These restaurants are some of the best for breakfast, wonderful selections you will probably not find at home. They are not in any order as that would be unfair, but they are:

1.  Norma's 
2.  Rosemary's 
3.  Maison Kayser
4.  Sarabeth's 
5.  Sant Ambroeus 
6.  Le Pain Quotidien
7.  Cafe Sabarsky
8.  Locanda Verde
9.   Balthazar
10. Clinton Street Baking


Lemon Ricotta Pancakes at Locanda Verde 

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Atlantic Grill Restaurant Review 2020

Happy March everyone! We have had such a wonderful mild winter in the Northeast, I feel very lucky indeed! Today we are stopping by the Atlantic Grill which is located right across from Lincoln Center. It has been in the neighborhood since 1998, and I have now visited a few times which have been fantastic. I love a restaurant where you can find good food and a lovely relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant specialty is seafood, raw bar but they do offer a few non-seafood items like burgers and chicken. If you are a lover of sushi, this would be a great place to visit. 
I visited in January with a friend for Winter Restaurant Week and we enjoyed some very fine dishes. The salmon with black rice was really wonderful and my friend cleaned her plate! 

I had shrimp with polenta croutons and garbanzo beans - very light and tasty 


I then went back solo for brunch and was not disappointed at all. This wonderful hot bread basket was brought before the meal. They offered me a free cocktail or coffee with my meal, which I thought was lovely, not sure if it is done with every brunch on weekends but a nice touch. 

This time I tried the crab cake sandwich which was very tasty and large portion. The crab cake was mostly crab, no filers, and the fries were crisp and fresh 


I have a feeling this will be one of my go-to spots when in this area. Dinner is more pricey so I would advise to enjoy for lunch/brunch or they also offer Monday to Friday prix-fixe dinner until 7pm for $50.00 and prix-fixe lunch until 4pm for $30.00. 

Atlantic Grill 
49 West 64th Street at Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Sunday: 11am-10pm
Monday: 11:30am-10pm
Tuesday-Friday: 11:30am-11pm
Saturday: 11am-11pm

Please be aware that Atlantic Grill does not accept Traveler's Checks.

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