Celebrating Sustainable Seafood In NYC

On Tuesday the NY/NJ Baykeeper held its 2nd Annual Oyster Benefit at the Scandinavia House.  The stars of the event were the excellent Montauk Pearl oysters from Montauk Shellfish Company.  Gordon shucked furiously trying to keep up as the guests slurped down the briny goodness. Fortunately I don’t have to head out to the Hamptons…

Restoring Our Oysters

I’m an avid fan of oysters – especially super fresh, local ones.  If there’s a $1 oyster happy hour in NYC, odds are I’ve been there or at least know about it.  These days, the focus of these happy hours isn’t just about luring in drinkers with cheap oysters as bait.  Instead, the goal is…

The Romantic Region of Champagne

With today being Valentine’s Day, what could be a more perfect February travel post than a cyber visit to Champagne! An ideal weekend getaway in Western Europe (only 2 hours from Paris), the region is easy to see on your own or with a tour group. Most of the major houses (Maisons) can be found…

Falling into Autumn in the Hamptons

What better day could there be than the autumnal equinox to skydive on Long Island?  For some reason, it seemed fitting to jump out of a plane on the first day of fall. This particular adrenaline filled activity had long been on my bucket list.  The company, 516-Skydive, is located in East Moriches, about 60…