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Alfredo Miccoli, A layered chef & a dash of beet juice

“A restaurateur can weave a perfect palette for a dining experience, but true chivalry is a forever patron.” -BE Quote   I have been a constant at Almar restaurant, located in Dumbo, even before it was named named Almar. But only recently had I met Alfredo Miccoli, the co partner and Executive chef. One night, I was locked out of my apartment and my lemon of a time transformed into an evening of old story telling (a realization that... Read More

Foragers Market – Meet the Butcher

Have you been to Foragers Market in Brooklyn? It’s one of my favorite markets in New York – not only is their selection consistently amazing, fresh, and thoughtful, but the people involved are so knowledgeable and inviting! You can really tell they love what they do and give it their all. I recently had the opportunity to speak with their immensely talented butcher, Greg Brockman, about his involvement with Foragers, his love for food,... Read More

Feeling Right at Home

Turn the page Some chapters of your life unfold smoothly, a natural progression of life’s ebbs and flows. Other times are filled with upheaval and profound change. Two years ago I left a business I helped create and grow to embark on a new journey, a leap of faith into the unknown. A time filled with no regret, nonetheless moments of humbleness, doubt and fright. I also experienced countless joy as well as pride in a sense of new accomplishments. During... Read More