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Jordana Zizmor
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New York-based writer.

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Dinner at WastEDny

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 11:00 AM

So glad I got to experience WastEDny tonight. I didn't have a reservation and I went early hoping that I could dine at the bar. There were no seats but I lucked out because there was one available table and the gracious manager let me sit there. #Wastednyc...

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The Guys Behind Charlie Bird

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 3:55 PM

Charlie Bird is a welcome new addition to the New York restaurant scene. Owner Robert Bohr and sommelier Grant Reynolds both have extensive wine and hospitality backgrounds and are two of the most thoughtful guys in the restaurant business. Recently, I caught up with...

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Catching Up With Michael Solomonov

(2) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 8:29 AM

With the opening of his new restaurant Citron and Rose I thought it would be relevant to catch up with the very talented Michael Solomonov. Citron and Rose is unique because there are not many kosher restaurants being opened that elevate and focus on Jewish food....

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How Wendr Evolved Into [L]earned Media

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 8:25 PM

Wendr is a smart way to plan your night and see what your friends are doing. Recently, I caught up with founder Sam Zises to talk about Wendr and his new venture [L]earned Media. When Sam noticed that lots of brands wanted to...

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Getting Healthy With Sarabeth

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2012 | 11:38 AM

Sarabeth Levine recently started selling Morning Cookies in her bakery. Besides being scrumptious, the cookies won't wreck your diet because there are only three Weight Watcher points per cookie. Losing weight is hard enough and being surrounded by delicious treats in a bakery...

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A Visit to Jezebel

(1) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 5:32 PM

With the opening of the new restaurant Jezebel I thought it would be relevant to interview Henry Stimler. Jezebel is located in SoHo in a townhouse that is decorated with creative Jewish art done by all local New York artists. In addition to great food and atmosphere, the...

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An Interview with Tom Llamas

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 5:00 PM

I look forward to watching Tom Llamas anchor the noon and 5 p.m. news on WNBC every day. He's a genuinely lovely guy who is extremely talented and devoted to his job. He is not the typical anchorman who just reads the teleprompter but he is...

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The Seamless CEO

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 5:11 PM

With the opening of the new Seamless headquarters in Midtown I thought it would be meaningful and relevant to interview the CEO, Jonathan Zabusky. Seamless is an exciting company that's constantly innovating, and that is a reflection of Jonathan. Seamless makes it...

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Time to Make the Donuts

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 8:59 AM

Now that most of us have broken our resolutions it's time to check out Flex Donuts, which is located in the dining level of Grand Central Station. Besides running Flex Donuts, Zac Young is the pastry chef at both locations of Flex Mussels. I...

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Food, Family and Frank

(2) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 11:49 AM

Patsy's Italian Restaurant is the most authentic restaurant in New York. There aren't many restaurants that have been open since 1944 and are still family owned and run. It's no surprise that it was Frank Sinatra's favorite because there is something for everyone and the members of the...

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The Woman Behind the Wine

(2) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 9:15 AM

With the launch of Bellus Wines, I thought it would be relevant to interview sommelier Jordan Salcito. She created Bellus because there was a need for a quality, affordable wine that was not intimidating to buy or enjoy. Jordan is the sommelier at the recently opened...

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How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

(10) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 10:15 AM

With Halloween and the holiday season approaching I thought it would be helpful to interview nutritionist Elissa Brenner. It's especially hard to stay on track during the holiday season when temptation abounds. Elissa's advice is sensible and easy to digest.


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The Beer Book to Get Buzzed About

(4) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 11:12 AM

With the publication of The Oxford Companion to Beer, I thought it would be relevant to interview the editor, Garrett Oliver. Garrett is the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery and has been brewing beer professionally for over 20 years. The Oxford Companion to Beer has...

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The Guys Behind the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in New York

(1) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 6:44 PM

With the opening of the first New York location of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on 39th and Broadway, I thought it would be relevant to catch up with Jeffrey Srulowitz and Douglas Soclof. They are handling all the New York store openings and operations.

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An Interview With The Palm Steak Man

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2011 | 6:00 PM

With The Palm rolling out a brand refresh and celebrating its 85th anniversary this year I thought it would be relevant and meaningful to interview Bruce Bozzi Jr. His great grandfather founded The Palm and Bruce runs it today. There aren't many restaurant groups around...

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An Interview with Naughty But Nice Rob

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2011 | 5:43 PM

Reading and watching Rob Shuter is my escape from the doom and gloom of the news. I look forward to his daily "Naughty But Nice" column because he has the best celebrity scoops. In addition to his column he has weekly show on

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The Best New York Wake-Up Call

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2011 | 12:12 PM

I look forward to watching Rosanna Scotto on Good Day New York every morning. Her genuinely happy energy is contagious and sets a great tone for the day. The segments on the show range from breaking news to pop culture, and they are different from what's on every...

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The Best Job Ever

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 2:41 PM

Tory Class has my dream job. She handles all social media for Michael Bublé while he is on tour. This includes tweeting and writing a blog on his fan club Bungalow-B. His tour is pretty much nonstop throughout the year and Michael is a...

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Talking to Jeff Rossen About Being a Dad and a Correspondent

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2011 | 12:41 PM

With Father's Day approaching on June 19th I thought it would be relevant and meaningful to interview Jeff Rossen. He is a correspondent for NBC News and he is regularly on The Today Show, MSNBC and NBC Nightly News. He covers a wide variety of topics ranging from

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A Trip to the Fontainebleau in Miami

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2011 | 2:47 PM


Being pleasantly surprised defined my whole stay at the Fontainebleau in Miami. The Fontainebleau is the most iconic hotel in Florida, if not the world. It hardly needs any signage, as the curvilinear design is immediately recognizable. I recently got back from a vacation there...

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