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Finally inside the New York Restaurant Show

Every year in the first week of March, a band of brothers and sisters descend upon New York City’s Javits Center to exchange ideas on service, food, craftsmanship, passion and more.

Coming up: New York City Hot Sauce Expo

If your need for heat is calling, you’d better pick it up quickly and then forward your number to the second annual New York City Hot Sauce Expo

Talking SCHOP! East Indian, West Harlem

Last week’s column recounting a libation-filled evening at the new La Bodega 47 was only half the story. The other half was finally being able to try another new Harlem eatery after.

Talking SCHOP! Taking a ‘rum’ to the Bodega

There has been a transformation on the corner of 118th Street and Lenox Avenue. One of the original Harlem staple eateries boldly shuttered its doors for a trip around the world, and what they brought back was no mere T-shirt ...

A vegetarian celebration

I was a little leery of attending the New York City Vegetarian Food Festival last weekend

International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York

Attention to all restaurant and foodservice industry professionals: Make room in your calendars for the annual International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.

Everything’s popping up ramen!

“Layer up! There is ramen to eat!”

Talking SCHOP! Versatility of pesto

will admit it: I … love … pesto!

Talking SCHOP! Second Hundred brunches

Everyone is looking for a new place for brunch in the city, but does it exist? Permutations of eggs, bread and breakfast meats are rampant across this metropolis. Yes, the omelets, pancakes and breakfast sausage do satisfy the weekend hangover ...

Talking SCHOP! A winter’s stew

My beef stew recipe has magical powers to heat that belly and warm the soul.

Super Bowl partying

Do you want to have your Super Bowl party somewhere you don’t have to cook or clean up afterward? Maybe you want to just order a turned-up game menu.

On the lamb, with wine

When I hear the word “lamb,” my ears immediately perk up. It’s such a great protein, and when prepared well, it can be transformative. Add Australian wines to that and I am at your mercy. So when I was invited ...

Foodies of football

Are you ready for some football?!

First New Year’s Eve at Vinateria

There is a new restaurant in Harlem that I have been remiss in telling you about: Vinateria

New year, back to basics

Hot, filling and delicious, it is comfort food that makes it all better. And when I think of comfort, I not only think of pasta, but specifically spaghetti with meatballs. Here is my recipe for you to enjoy, too.