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Taking a Bite Out of The Big Apple Jefe Style #2

7 Oct

Night Update: Had a tailgating start with my pals at the Campbell Terrace outside (but covered by roof) of Grand Central Station. It was raining hard by the time I got there. Glad I packed the umbrella this time!

Tried a watermelon mojito as I am an aficionado. It was very good. Dinner that night was inside the train station in the mezzanine at a restaurant called Cipriani. The appetizer was a scrumptious Tuna Scottato that had tuna cut in medallions with fennel (one of my favorites) and balsamic vinaigrette. Dinner got even better with one of the special of the night, a pumpkin ravioli. Dessert need the feast with (what else for me) tiramisu. My friend Noah and I decided on a nightcap back at Campbell Terrace and I sipped on a Polo Match – Kentucky Ginger Bourbon, muddled cucumber, vanilla syrup, and fresh lime juice.

New York is really a happening place even on a Monday night. I’m back at the hotel watching the end of Monday Night Football and digesting to get prepped for another day in The City tomorrow.


Eat well,


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Taking a Bite of the Big Apple Jefe Style #1

7 Oct

I know I haven’t been actually blogging a lot. Sorry. I have found that I really like Twitter. The brevity and simplicity of tweeting makes it easier for me to post. I encourage you to follow me on Twitter @TheFoodJefe. You can look off to your right and see my current tweets.

Back to business. I’m in the great food city, New York, NY. I know there may be some that doubt the validity of my statement, but so be it. For me right now, it’s the king.

Just came back from a really nice lunch with a friend near Times Square. She recommended a cool place called The Long Room.

The name fits the joint. You walk in and it literally goes straight back! Nice lunch menu. I opted to keep it light as I expect to eat big tonight. I had a Tuna Yellowfin salad. The tuna was cooked to medium (aka perfect). The salad was very flavorful and left me content, yet not stuffed. It’s definitely one to keep on my list for the next time.

I am sad that I don’t think I will be able to make it to Brooklyn this trip to visit my 2 Colombian restaurants. Not enough time on this one…I will have to take a rain check. El proximo tiempo!

I have BIG APPLE plans the rest of the week. Stay tuned to hear more about the Jefe taking a big bite of the Apple. Check me out on Twitter, too. Your taste buds will be glad you did!

Eat well,


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Food Jefe Loose in NY+

5 Jun

Spending a week working in the greater New York, New Jersey, Providence areas. Still have to eat.

Great meal tonight after a planes, trains, and automobiles trip (minus the crises). Go figure…I had salmon. This was a bourbon-honey glazed salmon with sweet potato fries and grilled zucchini. Awesome! Hit the spot perfectly.

Keep checking the blog and my Twitter @TheFoodJefe for my culinary escaped this week!

Eat well.


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Chicago Carding

3 Apr

I’m on my way home from a business trip to New Jersey and stopped in Chicago for a 2 and a half hour layover. My favorite dining spot is Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch at Midway airport.

I found a stool at the bar and ordered a Holy Cow burger and chips which commemorates the legendary baseball announcer’s honored call. I also ordered a Merlot. At that point, imagine my surprise when the bartender carded me! I was pretty pleased with myself until I noticed that he was carding everyone. This included a dude at least 10 years olde than me thy almost fell off his stool with an enthusiastic fist pump.

My business trip was about risk management. I guess carding everyone who orders an alcoholic beverage regardless if age is risk management at its finest. Yet, none if us are flying the plane home… We already have a designated driver!

Eat well,


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New York Food Experience Recap

5 May

It’s amazing how once you get into New York City, time can get away from you. That’s what happened to me, so my “journal” was very short. All that being said, the food experience en La Gran Manzana was terrific. Here (in pictures) is my recap…

Eat Well,


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At the Pershing Cafe next to Grand Central – a delicious poached pear salad w/ toasted pistachios accompanied by shrimp.

Prior to watching Evita on Broadway, we ate at the R Lounge in Times Square and feasted on lamb burgers, fish tacos, salted baby peas, and much more…

more from the Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market – ate lunch there. I had a butternut squash lasagna!

At Bob’s Burgers & Beer with a bacon and cheddar burger topped with mushrooms and caramelized onions.

La Manzana Grande Journal # 1

29 Apr

Esposita and I arrived in The Big Apple late afternoon. After dropping off our luggage, we were ready to see the sights and eat! Speaking for me, I was hungry.

After walking around Rockefeller Center, we landed in a terrific New York restaurant called Bill’s Burger & Brew.

We had a friendly and well-informed waiter named Jimmy. Jimmy was from Philly and really knows his stuff.  Since I’m at a burger joint, I need to have a burger (Paleo takes a backseat). I ordered a bacon and cheddar burger, topped with carmelized onions and mushrooms. Jimmy suggested a chop chop salad instead of fries, and I was off to the races. I had a terrific Argentinan malbec that was very smooth. After slowly and deliberately inhaling dinner (I actually did take my time and savor it), I caved and had a New York Cheesecake (hey I’m in New York) with a nice, freshly brewed decaf with cream.


First night in the city was a successful culinary experience. We are already getting plans for the rest of the week. I’m excited to share my New York foodie experience with you. Stay tuned!

Eat well,

Food Jefe

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