Talking SCHOP! Taste Talking

My first time at Taste Talks proved to be the right year for my inaugural visit.

Celebrate Italian food at Identita Golose

Identita Golose, one of the most prestigious international culinary organizations highlighting the best of contemporary Italian cuisine, returns to the United States.

Talking SCHOP! Long Island vineyard hoping

As much as I would have wanted to be on a beach Labor Day weekend, I found myself on my couch under the air conditioning, glued to my television watching the U.S. Open.

Joe's Crab Shack closes Harlem location

The city's first Joe's Crab Shack location closes its doors in Harlem.

The US Open will feed you … well

Aug. 27 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Michelin Star-awarded chefs, “Top Chef Masters” chefs and executive chefs come together at the 2015 U.S. Open Food Tasting Preview to announce the menu and new food offerings. Commentator ...

Talking SCHOP! Labor Day BBQ cheat

As much as we would like to, we all can’t get away for Labor Day weekend.

Fort Lauderdale food shout-outs

I did manage to make it out of town for a week in Fort Lauderdale this summer. The trip was work-related so there was no kicking back, but I managed to squeeze in some good food that is worth a ...

Talking SCHOP! Summer’s almost over? Get outta here!

Greetings! I’m writing to you “live” from the beaches of Ocean Bay Park, Fire Island.

Harlem happenings

There is much to keep you entertained uptown these days. Call a couple of friends and check out what’s going on in Harlem!

Talking SCHOP! In a hurry? Chimichurri!

Just because we are in the middle of our first heat wave of the summer (be grateful it’s August) doesn’t mean the cooking stops…

Brisket over briquets: Easy ideas with grilled leftovers

Although brisket is generally regarded as a cool-weather dish, you may be surprised how this ultimate comfort food works in delicious recipes that help you hang on to the fading days of summer.

Tap + Cork 2015

Bed-Stuy’s premiere beer and wine event, Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest (@TapCork), is set to take place Aug. 14-15.

Talking SCHOP! Sittin’ on the dock of the lake

Another Friday brought the opportunity to get on some mode of transportation out of the city to a destination of relaxation.

Talking SCHOP! New Ro rockin’!

I have made it my mission for the summer of 2015 to get away every weekend I possibly can.

Black Chef Summer Series in Harlem

Monday nights at Harlem’s newest comfort food restaurant, blujeen, just got a little more exciting with the launch of the Black Chef Summer Series (@BlackChefSeries).