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5 Things to Try at Alba Osteria

5 Things to Try at Alba Osteria

Though located just north of Chinatown, this section of the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood could still use some additional restaurants. Enter Alba Osteria. Open just two months, Executive Chef Robert Donna’s spot is pretty good, so let’s hope this one stays around...
NYC: 5 Vegetarian Things to Try at Broccolino

NYC: 5 Vegetarian Things to Try at Broccolino

It’s difficult to find a place that serves solid spaghetti or lasagna, and creamy pastas are too rich for me. So when a friend wanted to go grab Italian for lunch, I was skeptical. I am happy to report that the skepticism did not last long. I am a softy for great...
Spaghetti and Venison Meatballs in Moonshine Sauce

Spaghetti and Venison Meatballs in Moonshine Sauce

Saying you don’t like spaghetti and meatballs immediately makes you a person of interest, as far as I am concerned.  How could anyone not like a combination of meat, sauce and pasta?  I have broken up with men for less.Knowing the unquestionable superiority of...
Crazy Easy Spaghetti with Tuscan Black Kale

Crazy Easy Spaghetti with Tuscan Black Kale

In the summer of 2011, I embarked upon what was intended to be the most epic vacation of my 29 year existence: the first real vacation I was allowed to take in 7 years, a multi-city celebration of slaying the PhDragon with my loveliest near-and-dears from San Diego up...
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