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Rolling and Slinging

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.30.2016 | Taste
Liz Neumark

We are a food town with a wide range of places to eat; from coffee shops and cafes to bars and taverns; from Michelin Star restaurants to casual, local eateries -- and everything in between.

Great Movie Characters: Frank Galvin in The Verdict

Alex Simon | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) is a man who has given up. A once-promising honors graduate of Boston College Law School, partner in one of the city's most prestigious firms (not to mention married to the daughter of the firm's founder), Galvin discovered too late that he had the biggest Achilles Heel an attorney can be cursed with: a conscience.

Alvin Ailey at the Auditorium Theater - The Celebration Continues

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The 125 Anniversary celebration of Chicago's illustrious Auditorium Theater continued last month with a two-week residency of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And boy was I ready.

Moby-Dick the Opera Sails Onto Your TV Screen

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 12.31.2013 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

Scheer took Herman Melville's massive novel and, while providing a sense of life at sea -- the storms, the whale hunting in dinky rowboats, the task of rendering blubber into oil -- shaped it into a tale of relationships.


Liz Neumark | Posted 06.30.2013 | Books
Liz Neumark

Cooking is a critical skill that grows with time and provides the ability to care for oneself or a family. It is independence from poor food choices and from the world of absolutely unhealthy processed food.

The Old Man and the Sea (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 11.21.2012 | Arts
George Heymont


A Farm To Keg Beer: Captain Lawrence Brewery's Fresh Roasted Pumpkin Ale (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 12.01.2012 | Taste
Liza de Guia

I've never really thought about what actually goes into a pumpkin ale. I guess, I thought it was just a blend of spices that gave the beer its signature flavor. Until now.

PHOTOS: 7 Latke Ideas For The First Night Of Hanukkah

Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

Last night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City catering company Great Performances hosted the third annual Latke Fest. This wasn't just an...

Hugh Laurie Goes to New Orleans

Roger Catlin | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Catlin

"Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk - A Celebration of New Orleans Blues" is part heartfelt travelogue, part uncomfortable small club gig. Laurie's enthusiasm for all parts of Southern culture is matched by his charm in discussing it.

(Secret) Video Kills the Comedy Star

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 07.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

Places like The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and Improv have been safe havens for these talented and often self-deprecating live performance artists to try out new material before hitting the road.

A Night with Patience and Fortitude

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Had you noticed that the iconic main branch of the New York Public Library at 42nd Street has been wrapped Christo-esque for what seems to be forever?...

Ten Food Subjects You Never See in Lists

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

The fashion and trendsetting aspect of food is part of our culture like skinny jeans and ubiquitous boots. We lose sight of its sustenance and connection to wellness and survival. It borders on the obscene.

Breakfast for Champions

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

The last day of the year once again found Great Performances and me at the New York Public Library for the Mayors annual Interfaith Breakfast. It is ...

A Great Miracle Happened Here

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

Can you believe thanksgiving was just a week ago? In a flash, the next holiday moves in. On deck - Chanukah, with accents of holiday parties ever...

Thanksgiving - Pause and Reflect.

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

My co-worker Ronnie Davis recently worked on the United States Marine's 235th Birthday Ball. What follows is a brief account of his experience. Rega...

Odd Woman Out

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Neumark

I have spent the majority of my life surrounded by women. After the birth of my older brother, my parents got it right and had three daughters (me in ...

A Marriage of Compromises

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

Let's talk about the Clinton wedding. Is a vegan or vegetarian bride within her tactful rights to impose her eating restrictions on all her guests?

Urban Fiesta/Farm and Garden to Table

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

It has been a wonderful time to celebrate the season of local agriculture. Thursday evening was the fruition of a dream to host an urban Farm to Tabl...

A Summer of Love

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Summer - 90 precious days we wait for all year long. A time of revelry and adventures, long days, bountiful harvest. And every once in a while, so...

From Grassroots to Mountaintops

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Joan Dye Gussow - the matriarch of the modern-day food movement; the educator and activist who transformed the discussion about nutrition and health f...

Conversations around Food

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Eating and cooking - we all know the joy and benefits of these activities. They are not only productive in that a goal is achieved (a meal is prepare...

Feed, Eat, Fresco

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Summer arrived this week from a food perspective. We had 3 consecutive evenings of outdoor galas and the weekend featured sumptuous nibbling in the f...

A Touch of Spring

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

Wednesday, it was 90 degrees, or so said the car's external thermometer, as I made my way up the Taconic, almost racing to get to Katchkie Farm. It h...

A Catering Away-Game

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz Neumark

My adolescent rebellion took many forms. One of them was refusing to learn how to play tennis. My parents were passionate about the game, as were my...

Twinkle Twinkle, Many Stars

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

There are moments when it feels like we are living in the center of the universe. When everyone who walks by is a star - a Broadway star that is. Th...