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Mitch Weinstein is an avid seeker of good food, culinary school grad and writer of the blog Tasty Travails. When not cooking at home, he is on the hunt for that next delicious restaurant meal, great market or maybe even a cocktail. He regularly contributes to the food and drink forums on mouthfulsfood.com, eGullet.org, Chowhound.com and others.

Bâtard – On Hallowed Ground In Tribeca

Bâtard – On Hallowed Ground In Tribeca

Drew Nieporent's newest venture, Bâtard in Tribeca, has opened . Check out more of the new restaurant that is bringing delicious food to the Tribeca scene.…

NYC Bagel Wars

NYC Bagel Wars

The quest for an authentic bagel can be more daunting than one may imagine. Mitch Weinstein explores the offerings of two new NYC bagel joints.…

Cocktail Update: The Ship New York

Cocktail Update: The Ship New York

From the outside, The Ship New York is unassuming, but inside you will be wowed by the impressively high ceilings and creative libations. …

Restaurant David Toutain, Paris

Restaurant David Toutain, Paris

Enjoy of meal of the senses at David Toutain in Paris, France. No need to break the bank to try some delicious food, €42 can buy you a gourmet meal. …

Strozzapreti with Asparagus and Crispy Prosciutto

Strozzapreti with Asparagus and Crispy Prosciutto

Create an elegant spring pasta dish with asparagus, parmesan, and crispy prosciutto brought together with white wine.…

Le Bernardin, New York City – You Say It’s Your Birthday (and Anniversary, Too)

Le Bernardin, New York City – You Say It’s Your Birthday (and Anniversary, Too)

An elegant evening at Le Bernardin in New York City is deconstructed from the food to the atmosphere. …

Invite Your Foodie Friends and Watch Them Be Amazed at Louro, NYC

Invite Your Foodie Friends and Watch Them Be Amazed at Louro, NYC

A prix fixe multi-course supper club dinner at Louro in Greenwich Village is a foodie haven.…

Fish Soup

Fish Soup

Delicious and homemade fish soup with striped bass, red bell pepper and potatoes. …

NYC NORTH Festival – From the Inside

NYC NORTH Festival – From the Inside

Mitch Weinstein details New York's Nordic Food Festival, NORTH, from an insider's perspective.…

Orzo with Tomatoes and Corn

Orzo with Tomatoes and Corn

It's officially Fall but in most places it's still warm enough to find good corn and tomatoes at the market. This simple pasta dish lets the produce shine.…

NYC – Dimes Restaurant, Just what the Neighborhood Ordered

NYC – Dimes Restaurant, Just what the Neighborhood Ordered

Dimes is a comfortable neighborhood joint serving up a varied menu at affordable prices.…

Labor Day’s Ovah – In Chatham, MA

Labor Day’s Ovah – In Chatham, MA

Mitch Weinstein spends Labor Day fishing and eating on Cape Cod.…

First look at The Elm in Brooklyn, New York

First look at The Elm in Brooklyn, New York

Paul Liebrandt's The Elm serves up some of the most delicious and affordable -- not to mention beautiful -- French-influenced food around. …

José’s Jaleo – An Original at 20

José’s Jaleo – An Original at 20

One of the original tapas restaurants in the country turns twenty - and is still serving up food just as delicious as ever.…

It’s All Greek To Me – at Mike Isabella’s Kapnos, That Is

It’s All Greek To Me – at Mike Isabella’s Kapnos, That Is

Mitch Weinstein checks out Mike Isabella's new ode to Greece in DC and finds some of the most exciting food in the District.…

Baby Artichoke and Spring Onion Risotto

Baby Artichoke and Spring Onion Risotto

Mitch Weinstein makes an awesome risotto with what he already has readily available at home.…

Pasta with Ramps and Favas

Pasta with Ramps and Favas

Super simple and super delicious, this pasta with ramps and favas recipe will surely keep you coming back for more.…

Penne with Asparagus, Olive Oil, Pecorino and Lemon Zest

Penne with Asparagus, Olive Oil, Pecorino and Lemon Zest

Enjoy an awesome penne with asparagus recipe from Mitch Weinstein.…

Alder – Not Your Daddy’s Gastro Pub

Alder – Not Your Daddy’s Gastro Pub

Mitch tries out newly opened gastro pub Alder, in New York City.…

Cherry Blossom Time and Taxes

Cherry Blossom Time and Taxes

Your tax dollars support the great Smithsonian Museums and National Zoo, and also, the cherry trees located all around the National Mall.…

Coleslaw

Coleslaw

Coleslaw is so much better when the cabbage isn't completely raw.…

Places We Love – Swan Oyster Depot in San Francisco

Places We Love – Swan Oyster Depot in San Francisco

Doesn't every city have one? You know, a place that once you've been to, you want/need to go back to every time you return.…

12 Ingredient Leek and Potato Soup

12 Ingredient Leek and Potato Soup

Leek & potato soup can be made with as little as 4 ingredients. But do try this delicious twelve ingredient version.…

It’s Spring in Paris – And It’s Only December

It’s Spring in Paris – And It’s Only December

Paris is lucky to have American Chef Daniel Rose cooking up a storm in the city of lights.…

Places We Love – Cafe Katja, a Lower East Side Gem

Places We Love – Cafe Katja, a Lower East Side Gem

The upgraded and expanded Cafe Katja on the Lower East Side is a good as it has ever been.…

New York – Brighton Beach, The Boardwalk and Cafe Glechik

New York – Brighton Beach, The Boardwalk and Cafe Glechik

Next time you’re thinking about flying Aeroflot to Moscow, do as they say in Brooklyn and fuggetaboutit. Brighton Beach is so much closer.…

Courting Clams and Lobsters at Brooklyn’s Court Street Grocers

Courting Clams and Lobsters at Brooklyn’s Court Street Grocers

How does air conditioning and a lovely clam bake for dinner sound? Great? Ok, so head for Court Street Grocers in Brooklyn.…

Shrimp, Grits and Corn Off the Cob

Shrimp, Grits and Corn Off the Cob

Summer corn is great even off the cob. And here's a simple, delicious way to use it. …

New York – Big Apple Barbecue Block Party – Happy 10th

New York – Big Apple Barbecue Block Party – Happy 10th

Mitch Weinstein checks out this year’s 10th anniversary Big Apple BBQ Block Party – and is only somewhat grouchy. By Mitch Weinstein First, lemme get this out of the way: I hate crowds. I know, I know…it seems kind of…

The Lower East Side Just Got Tastier – Mission Chinese Food NYC

The Lower East Side Just Got Tastier – Mission Chinese Food NYC

Mitch Weinstein visited the opening night of the NYC outpost of the much hyped Mission Chinese Food.…

A Noble Experiment at Experimental Cocktail Club NYC

A Noble Experiment at Experimental Cocktail Club NYC

Mitch Weinstein paid a visit to the recently opened New York branch of the Experimental Cocktail Club. …

Places We Love – Jack’s Wife Freda

Places We Love – Jack’s Wife Freda

Mitch Weinstein finds a deliciously warm and friendly refuge in "Jack's Wife Freda". The restaurant that is, not the actual wife.…

That’s Ssäm Duck at Momofuku Ssäm Bar

That’s Ssäm Duck at Momofuku Ssäm Bar

It appears as if David Chang has done it again, this time with a duck as good as any in Chinatown, and perhaps just a little more special.…

NYC – First Tastes of Acme Restaurant and Bar

NYC – First Tastes of Acme Restaurant and Bar

The food at the newly opened Acme Bar & Restaurant in NoHo is both exciting and impressive.…

Places We Love – The Full Monty, Roman Style at Trattoria Monti

Places We Love – The Full Monty, Roman Style at Trattoria Monti

When in Rome, do as Mitch Weinstein and visit the lovely Trattoria Monti.…

Stocking Up for Better Home Cooking

Stocking Up for Better Home Cooking

Making your own stock is both easy, fun and utterly rewarding. Mitch Weinstein tells us why.…

Salade de Poulet aux Herbes

Salade de Poulet aux Herbes

Turn leftover chicken French by dressing it with a tarragon flavored lemony vinaigrette.…

Places We Love: Adrienne’s Pizzabar on Old Stone Street

Places We Love: Adrienne’s Pizzabar on Old Stone Street

In the city where pizza is religion, Mitch Weinstein dares to pick a personal favorite.…

Frozen Pizza and Brunch – Almost Two of My Favorite Things

Frozen Pizza and Brunch – Almost Two of My Favorite Things

Mitch Weinstein travels from NYC to San Francisco and falls in love with a frozen pizza.…

Places We Love: Peking Duck House, NYC

Places We Love: Peking Duck House, NYC

There's something to be said about a restaurant that you can rely on. Especially if that something you rely upon is a particular dish that you want to be good each and every time you order it.…

For Your Father’s Day BBQ – How About Orzo Salad?

For Your Father’s Day BBQ – How About Orzo Salad?

Mitch Weinstein takes a trip down culinary memory lane, and returns with a long lost recipe for pasta salad.…

Get Your Ribs Aligned For Memorial Day Weekend

Get Your Ribs Aligned For Memorial Day Weekend

Mitch Weinstein opts out on grilling, and decides to go all in on barbecuing for Memorial Day weekend. …

NYC: The Fat Radish Is More Than Just Hip

NYC: The Fat Radish Is More Than Just Hip

Mitch Weinstein checks out the talked about The Fat Radish, and finds a place that is about more than just surface and crowd. …