Although Oktoberfest technically ended a few weeks ago, you can still celebrate fall by grabbing a pint and some hearty fare at several watering holes throughout the city.

When I think of neighborhood watering holes—the type “where everybody knows your name”—what normally comes to mind is a dark space with a long wooden bar, complete with a curmudgeonly, yet lovable, bartender and every type of sports memorabilia hanging from the walls.

I went to college in Lower Manhattan so by the time I graduated, I had grown bored with most of the restaurants in that area. Cowgirl Seahorse, located near the South Street Seaport, is one of few exceptions.

Back before New York City was known as one of the top international culinary destinations in the world, it was first and foremost home to old-school, kosher-style delis.

One of the best things about living in New York City is the fact that any

Sometimes I take it for granted that I live nearly next door to the Inwood Greenmarket.

My father and I are a bit obsessed with the Food Network.

I am not a vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination, but I sympathize with friends who’ve chosen this particular lifestyle. So last week when I found myself making dinner plans with an herbivore friend, I decided to pick a vegetarian restaurant so she wouldn’t have to settle for a pitiful run-of-the-mill garden salad.

When I want a quick snack for lunch, my go-to spot is Hale and Hearty.


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