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The Riesling Revolution

April 3, 2013


The Riesling Revolution by AnneLise Sorensen (This article originally published on MSN/Microsoft Network.) Ambivalent about Riesling? Terroir will change your mind. This gleefully nonconformist wine bar in New York City is Riesling’s most vocal cheerleader, calling it the “greatest grape.” Terroir first launched its summer Riesling festival a few years ago, and it has since […]

Japadog Waddles Into NYC

June 23, 2012


Japadog Waddles Into NYC by AnneLise Sorensen Japadog, the popular Canadian hot dog chain, waddled into Astor Place this year. Here, the hot dog receives a Japanese makeover, with pungent toppings like seaweed, bonito flakes, fried cabbage, and miso sauce. Equally popular are the “shaked fries,” which are coated with everything from wasabi and curry […]

Frej: Nordic in Brooklyn

April 21, 2012


Frej: Nordic in Brooklyn by AnneLise Sorensen Most pop-ups have a strong whiff of a marketing ploy. Frej just has a strong whiff of dill and elderflower. This sprightly new Scandinavian pop-up has been quietly turning out nightly dinners, Monday to Wednesday, at Kinfolk Studios in Brooklyn. The cuisine, like a perfectly crafted piece of […]

Hello Kitty & Stingray in NY’s Chinatown

January 22, 2011


by AnneLise Sorensen Amid the Hello Kitty backpacks, I Heart NY onesies, and urban grit of Chinatown lies the elbow-shaped Doyers Street. It has a rogue past – Doyers was once dubbed “the bloody angle” because of its Asian gang clashes – but also culinary finds like the subterranean Southeast Asian Sanur. An unassuming doorway […]

A Tale of Two Iron Chefs and A Tuna

October 25, 2010


by AnneLise Sorensen The New York Wine & Food Festival swept through New York City on Columbus Day weekend. If you’ve watched my Backyard Travel segments on NBC Nonstop, you’ll know that I’m on an ongoing quest for unique travel experiences in and around New York, and this is where the festival delivered: Highlights included […]

Grape Escape to South Africa

October 22, 2010


Nectar of the Gods by AnneLise Sorensen My review originally published in New York Magazine At New York City’s first South African wine bar, the boldest personalities at the table are the wines. New York City’s first South African wine bar is much like the country’s signature Pinotage: earthy and bold. Cypress trees rise to […]

A Shrine to Swine

October 16, 2010


A Shrine to Swine by AnneLise Sorensen The slender, dimly lit Pata Negra is owner Rafael Mateo’s shrine to swine. “It’s simple,” he says. “Spanish ham is the best in the world.” The menu showcases varying grades, from salty, deep-red jamón serrano, Spain’s house ham, to one of the world’s priciest meats, jamón ibérico, which […]