Archive for Dining and Lounging

Bagel Mercato on Bay St.

Bagel Mercato on Bay St.

August 8, 2014 2 Comments

I’m not good at keeping secrets when it comes to good food places on Staten Island. Maybe, because there are so few and far in between. So I’m telling you, you have to visit the Bagel Mercato. This is the kind of sleek, trendy cafe you expect to find in West Village or Soho. The owners have […]

Inside Zio Toto Ristorante

Inside Zio Toto Ristorante

February 12, 2013 1 Comment

Let’s kick it up a notch with an exquisite Italian cuisine called Zio Toto Ristorante on Staten Island. This is a second location for the restaurateur and owner, Filippo Giuffre, with whom we had the pleasure of speaking about his new eatery. The first Zio Toto is a well established restaurant located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and has been family-operated […]

Enoteca Maria – an authentic taste of Italy on Staten Island

Enoteca Maria – an authentic taste of Italy on Staten Island

February 22, 2012 8 Comments

Enoteca Maria on Staten Island is a cultural Italian destination. Do you remember your grandmother’s cooking? How the aroma of your favorite dishes would fill up the air every time she touched the stove with her aged, yet experienced hands? How comforting and happy it made you feel just to spend that time together with […]

Perfect Restaurants for Your Valentine’s Date

Perfect Restaurants for Your Valentine’s Date

February 13, 2012 5 Comments

Valentine’s Day is a holiday known for love and romance. To make this evening a memorable one, plan a romantic date and treat your lover to a special evening they won’t soon forget. I’m talking about sharing a luscious dining experience with your companion. Chemistry between food and romance exists indeed. Certain foods can soothe […]

PepperJack Grill in Staten Island – A Neighborhood Staple

PepperJack Grill in Staten Island – A Neighborhood Staple

February 3, 2012 No Comments

PepperJack…..With only 24 hours left to file the paperwork for the name of her newly renovated space, Melissa O’Connell (a very attentive owner of the restaurant) had to come up with something quick! She turned to her roots and her passions in life: The North Shore location, which Melissa grew up on and where the restaurant […]

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Staten Island – New York City’s Best Kept Secret. Part 1

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Coming soon….the very personal project that has been in the works and close to...

Paying It Forward this Holiday Season

Tis the season. Every year around the holidays, like so many others, I look for ways to give back...

Fall Foliage on Staten Island

There’s nothing quite like fall foliage on Staten Island. Take some time and explore the local Staten Island parks...

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm on Staten Island

What’s fall without a perfect pumpkin? Sure you can grab one from the local grocery store, OR you can have a...

Top tips for increasing your home’s value from your local Real Estate experts

Thinking of doing a home renovation? Or perhaps putting your house on the market? Then you should know what...