Italian Gem in the Heart of Delray Beach

Vic & Angelos is the hot spot of Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. With al fresco seating, it’s a trendy place to be seen and a great spot to grab drinks with friends or go on a date. The menu offers a wide array of Italian favorites.

To start, we ordered the delicious, creamy Burrata Mozzarella with tomato and arugula.

Burrata Mozzarella
Burrata Mozzarella

Entrees included The Pappardelle al Telefono and Scallop Risotto.

Scallop Risotto
Scallop Risotto
Papardelle al Telefono
Pappardelle al Telefono

The Pappardelle was out of the world. The sauce was sweet, and light but rich at the same time while the Squid Ink sauce in the Risotto was comparable quality to dishes in Spain.

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Vanilla & Chocolate Tartufo

The service was incredible and the atmosphere was perfect. I would highly recommend dining at Vic & Angelo’s and will definitely be back!

Vic & Angelo’s 
290 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
vicandangelos.com

Brunch at Terrazza

I think everyone can agree that New Year’s Eve, you feel no pain…But New Year’s Day, that’s a different story. Terrazza at The Shore Club in Miami offers the perfect hangover breakfast buffet. Tucked behind the hotel, the restaurant overlooks the crisp blue pool.

While escaping the heat and direct sunlight, you are seated comfortably under an awning just a few feet from the indoor buffet.

One of my favorite parts of the buffet was a Do-It-Yourself Bloody Mary bar which allowed you to customize the infamous hangover cure to suit your needs!

Bloody Mary Bar

Other delicious items included tomato and burrata, a massive, authentic paella, sliders, a seafood station, and an omelette bar.

Moral of the story… Definitely stop by for a fun, outdoor brunch if you’re in Miami!

TERRAZZA at THE SHORE CLUB
901 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 695-3226

 

 

(Kind of Healthy) Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

With the holiday season upon us, the endless cycle of bad eating decisions is bound to commence. 
When we start getting hungry between meals, we often find ourselves arm deep in unhealthy and unnecessary snacks. Here’s a healthier alternative:

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 🎃

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • half of a 15oz can of pure pumpkin 
  • 1 6oz container of greek yogurt (you can also use plain or a vanilla flavored one)
  • 1 tbsp of honey (more or less depending on your preferred level of sweetness)
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • handful of ice
  • whipped cream

Blend ice with pumpkin & yogurt. Mix in honey, cinnamon & nutmeg. Top with whipped cream, honey drizzle & cinnamon or nutmeg sprinkle. 

Enjoy! 

Post Holiday Cleanse

We all know that November – January are the months you’re most likely to put weight on (I’m prob the guiltiest of this). I’m not here to tell you how to eat, I’m just saying, even I need to take a teensy break from all the overindulging. Have the extra plate of mash & gravy, throw some more cheese on your mac, but also… have some fruits and veggies.

This smoothie bowl is the easiest and yummiest thing to make when you start feeling blehhh.


What you need:

  • half a bag of cranberries (I love Ocean Spray)
  • 1 5.3oz cup of yogurt (Dannon Light & Fit Strawberry Greek Yogurt)
  • 1.5 teaspoons of raw honey 
  • ice
  • tons of fresh fruit
  • blender

Blend the cranberries, ice, honey & yogurt together until you have a nice smooth texture.

Pour into a bowl.

Top with fruit.

It’s literally THAT easy. Plus, you can use any fruit in the smoothie base! 

Happy (semi) healthy holidays!! 💕🎄☃️🦃

Holy Cheezus

Add Raclette NYC to your To-Do List. Do you like cheese? Stupid question, everyone loves cheese. (Not gonna lie, I’ve dreamt about cheese.) Do you find yourself trolling through the Instagram hashtag #cheeseporn?

If you said yes and started sweating, keep reading..

If you answered ‘no’ to either question, in the wise words of Regina George, “you can go shave your back now.”

What is “Raclette”?
Raclette is a semi-hard cow’s milk cheese. It is most commonly used in a Swiss/French dish that consists of melting/broiling the top of the cheese and scraping it onto a plate of potatoes, cornichons, pickled onions and any type of cured meat (my favorite is prosciutto).

Raclette Suisse

Usually, a raclette dish arrives at your table like the picture above. What sets Raclette NYC apart from any other place serving the dish is this…

#CHEESEPORN
#CHEESEPORN

They bring the cheese to your seat and physically scrape it over your plate. LIKE OMG I CAN’T EVEN DEAL!  Now watch it in semi-slow motion.

Moral of the story… You need to go to Raclette NYC!

Down side of the story… The restaurant only holds about 14 seats in total and they’re currently booked through June.

Try to find a reservation/cancellation here.

RACLETTE NYC
195 Avenue A (b/w 12th & 13th Street)
New York, NY 10009
(917) 853-5377

The Actual Hole in the Wall

Sushi Fussion gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “a hole in the wall.” Located on West 35th Street between 7th & 8th Avenue, this spot is guaranteed to be New York City’s best kept secret. Upon arrival, you may stop mid-sidewalk and scratch your head. Placed between Fuji Bakery & Madman Espresso is what appears to be a building service entrance. Yes, this is where the magical Sushi Fussion lays. There is usually a building manager in the doorway asking what you’re looking for — “sushi” and you will be directed up the stairwell on the right.

At the top of the landing, you may start to clutch your belongings a little tighter, but do not fret. You are in the right place. Back to the “hole in the wall reference” — once on the second floor, you’ll understand what I mean. Whether you are picking up an order you called in or placing an order in person, go to the hole in the wall hiden amongst the wallpapered menu.

Sushi Pizza

As soon as you find the “hole,” you’re going to start questioning your decision but trust me, you’re doing the right thing. Sushi Fussion is a Kosher sushi bar located just south of the Garment District/off of Fashion Avenue so you’re guaranteed quality and freshness.

The only possible downside to this gem is that the food is to-go. For a food blogger that loves to take mouthwatering, plated pictures, this is less than ideal but when ordered, each roll is usually in its own container so it still has that yummy and pretty-looking sushi factor. Depending on the weather, you can carry it back to your desk or take a short walk to public seating areas and enjoy it al fresco (Herald Square by Macy’s, Bryant Park, One Penn Plaza).

If this place can’t get any better, it does. I occasionally forget to ask for extra spicy mayo on the side and when I do, I await an added charge to my bill, but Sushi Fussion throws it in for free.. with eel sauce. And the best part… the price! Special (gourmet status) Rolls range from $5.95-$11.95. But definitely call ahead so you don’t have to wait in the industrial-esque space!

Things to try: Heart Roll, XO Roll & Sushi Pizza (seen above)

SUSHI FUSSION
224 West 35th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
* 646.476.5246 *

Detour to the Hamptons

Many Manhattanites make weekly, three-day weekend trips to the Hamptons after Memorial Day to escape from the hot, smelly grime of New York City. If you are one of these people and you crave a more laid-back feel but still want the exclusivity on your mini getaways, make a detour on your trip to the Hamptons this summer.

Enter a tiny, one square mile village called Sea Cliff located on the Gold Coast of Long Island. The village boasts a variety of eclectic shops but hidden amongst these is the rarest, most spectacular gem. Meet Artaux Catering, situated on the corner of Sea Cliff and Glen Cove Avenues.

Chef James Muir’s high-end catering company, Artaux, has been in Sea Cliff for the past three years. Last month, Muir decided to open up part of their space and turn it into a private dining area.

Artaux Fine Foods
Artaux Fine Foods

What to try:

Everything. No seriously. Pick any item on the menu. You will not be disappointed.

Vegetarian? Try the Tomatoes Salad.

Tomatoes Salad - Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella bocconcini, basil, and garlic infused oil
Tomatoes Salad – Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella bocconcini, basil, and garlic infused oil


Prefer richer food with phenomenal taste?
Try the Foie Gras.

Foie Gras au torchon, quince-fig jam, camembert mousse
Foie Gras au torchon, quince-fig jam, camembert mousse


Thirsty?
The “Lavender Tonic” is calling your name.

Lavender Tonic with Huckleberry Vodka, Lavender and Tonic Syrup


How do you feel about lamb? 

Harissa spiced lamb skewers with Hummus

On Thursday, Chef Muir introduced a new chilled lobster soup, which I highly recommend for the coming sweltering days.

Vichyssoise with poached lobster, chive and lemon peel
Vichyssoise with poached lobster, chive and lemon peel

 

Have a sweet tooth? Flan and Rogel, obviously.

Vanilla Flan with a Coffee Caramel sauce
Vanilla Flan with a Coffee Caramel sauce
Rogel - Mille feuilles, caramel and toasted meringue
Rogel – Mille feuilles, caramel and toasted meringue

 

Be sure to make a reservation this summer! You will not regret it.

ARTAUX FINE FOODS + CATERING
5 Sea Cliff Avenue Sea Cliff, NY 11579
516-674-4579

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