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I know what all the craze is about...TACOS

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Empellon 230 West 4th StreetNew York
Empellon has been recommended to me at least three times this summer. It is the hot new place for amazing Mexican food. And ABSURDLYDELICIOUSMOUTHWATERING TACOS! With my sister and my mom we figured we would never get a last-minute reservation on a Saturday night, but my sister tried and succeeded and we were set (and at the reasonable hour of 7:45 no less)!
The loud, hip, dim-lit front room at Empellon is worlds different from the quieter, relaxed, bright back room. But all booked up, we settled at our table in the front room and began the adventure. The cocktails, although small, were fresh and quenched the thirst that a Saturday of hanging out will create. We opted for the guacamole and 2 salsas -- chili arbole and smoked cashew -- which were fantastic. The guacamole was basic but combined with either of the two saulsces (salsa/sauces because of their smooth consistency) it took on new levels of deliciousness. Beware, the chili arbole salsa…

Zagat weighs in on Mexican

Here it is...Zagat Buzz 8 Best Mexican Restaurants in NYChttp://www.zagat.com/buzz/8-best-mexican-restaurants-in-new-york
I've only been to two!! HELP!

They Draw & They.....

http://www.theydrawandcook.com/

What a cool website! Makes me want to take our my watercolors....and fry pan/blender/baking sheet.

Oh. And They Draw & They Travel! http://www.theydrawandtravel.com/
Haven't quite figured this one out, but I'm working on it.

Better late than never...

The blogger's dilemma hits again and I've been terrible at keeping this baby updated. Despite the ease that comes with the ch-ch-ch-changes (see previous post).
Well, better late than never and here are some of the excellent gluten-free finds I've had this summer. Oh, and they are delicious.
Papardella 316 Columbus Ave New York
This is a great Italian restaurant. Very classic/old-school with a ridiculous wine assortment. AND they have a gluten-free menu. This gluten-free menu is divine. Everything (and more) on the regular menu can be made gluten-free. Pizza, pasta, garlic bread, bruschetta. You name it! This is an Upper West Side staple and whether you are gluten-free or not, the food is fresh and delicious and the staff is beyond friendly. For $1.00 you can get a gluten-free roll to dip in your olive oil, and there is nothing more enjoyably than sharing bread with the non-gluten-free brethren. The Claudia Cardinale cocktail -- prosecco and St. Germain -- is absur…