Category Archives: Italian

NYC Restaurant Reviews – Empellon, Craftbar and Cavatappo

A-Tooch has had a few interesting foodie jaunts recently, worthy of sharing with those of you who are also exploring the NYC restaurant scene. I was excited to spend New Year’s Eve at Empellon in the West Village. The new restaurant lived up to expectations, cooking a variety of flavors and dishes even for the […]

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The 12 Days of Christmas

This year, A-Tooch came awfully close to celebrating, quite literally, 12 days of Christmas. Some office parties, Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas day… twice…a birthday, New Year’s and more than one week out of the office made it one hell of a celebration. Festive new dinnerware! For the first time ever I hosted Christmas Eve dinner […]

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Feast of San Gennaro – Little Italy, NYC

Don’t let the freckles fool you, a complete 1/2 of A-Tooch is Italian. It’s a pretty big influence in what she cooks, likes to eat and maybe subconsciously, the people she dates and temper she has (?) Every year for as long as I can remember we’ve made what I call the pilgrimage to mecca […]

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Eataly – NYC

In her ripe old age, A-Tooch has learned the value of giving a good present — making sure you can share in the wealth. My dad, J-Tooch, had been wanting to visit Eataly since it opened about a year ago. He kept bringing the idea up on Friday nights or Saturday days. I refused. I […]

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Matilda – East Village, NYC

A-Tooch recently found a cheap brunch spot worthy enough to blog about. In the overcrowded NYC market, these are hard to come by. Nestled all the way over on Avenue C (er…) is Matilda, a trendy looking spot that brands itself as “Tusc-Mex.” How could you go wrong with Tuscan Italian and Mexican food combined? […]

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Review: Three of Cups – East Village


Another one of the many Italian food gems sitting in A-Tooch’s East Village neighborhood that it has taken, hm, about 16 months to dine at. As I’ve said before, I’m a pretty tough sell when it comes to Italian food. But I heard good things about this casual, reasonably priced spot so we choose it […]

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Gran Gusto – Cambridge

This past Friday night, Miss Yunks dined out at a very local to her Cambridge restaurant: Gran Gusto.  Gran Gusto is an authentic Italian restaurant with a homemade feel tucked behind an unsuspecting building in North Cambridge, somewhat between Huron Village and Porter Square. My sister and her boyfriend were in town and BF and […]

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Spinach and Goat Cheese Calzones and Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

With the New Year, Miss Yunks has made a small effort to eat healthier, and to use leftover ingredients in the fridge.  The idea for this night’s dinner came from the goat cheese in my fridge, a quick poll from BF of what do you want for dinner?, and Michelle’s homemade potato chips. My what […]

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