Just before the Fourth of July, the preceding Thursday, if I remember, the Southern Foodways Alliance officially released a documentary called “If We So Choose” about a little-covered protest in Athens, Georgia, in the early 1960s. Civil rights activists in the city chose the iconic…
An Upper East Side couple hoping to adopt has come up with a unique way to raise the necessary funds — teaching men how to cook for the women in their lives.
Mat Rosa and Jen Ramos started Pot Pan Knife, a series of themed cooking workshops, in March to help raise money to adopt their first child. The couple, who has been together for 16 years and married for four, has long wanted to start a family, but found that they were unable to have children.
They started looking into adoption about three years ago and learned domestic adoptions can cost upwards of $40,000 due to birth parent counseling, the adoptive parent home study, agency fees and other factors.
“We felt very helpless at first,” Ramos, 40, said of when they first learned of the adoption costs. “It was so much money. We didn’t know if we’d ever be able to raise that.”
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at New York, New York in Vegas
Competitive eaters from across the region are building their appetites and training their stomachs for New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s17th annual qualifying event for the 99th Annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y.
The first stop on this year’s national qualifying tour route is Saturday, April 26 at 3 p.m. on New York-New York’s brand new Strip-side plaza. During the main event, male and female winners will be crowned “Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champions” earning the right to represent Las Vegas in the July 4 finals. A special employee contest along with a “Heroes” competition for charity will begin at 1 p.m.
TECHmunch, the food blogger conference sweeping North America, is returning to NYC to serve up tasty strategies for food blogger success! This year’s TECHmunch conference will inspire food bloggers of every level and provide the ingredients you need to succeed and pursue your passion.
Who should attend? Bloggers of every level – from hobbyists to media conglomerates and everything in between as well as Brands, PR and Marketing Pros that want to connect and form partnerships with bloggers (mostly lifestyle, food and wine).
The LEGENDARYBern’s Steak House is having a dinner at the James Beard House this week. Chef de Cuisine Chad Johnson is a semi-finalist for this year’s Jame Beard Awards. I so wish I could be there. I had dinner at Bern’s Steak House years ago when I was in Tampa working on an engagement. Back then, I was an internal auditor for Macy’s Department Stores. The manager on the project loved Bern’s and I can see why. It was the first time I witnessed a tableside Caesar salad. The steaks were delicious. We got a tour of the kitchen. We saw the fish tank with all the fresh fish. We saw the bakery when the bread. After dinner we went upstairs to the dessert room. It was the ultimate dining experience. If you are ever in Tampa, I highly recommend going.