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Hill Country Brooklyn Fam Jam with The Three Gentlemen

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If you are a big fan of BBQ family like ours, you have to visit Hill Country for their Texas-style fresh BBQ and the meat-market style of the restaurant. (You go up to a “butcher” and meats are carved to order and you can ask for as much as you like, say 1/8 lb of brisket, or a 2 sausage links, or a 1/2 lb of chicken.) Then you head on over to the Marketplace for sides where you can updated versions of classic southern sides like Longhorn Mac & Cheese (the girls’ fave), White Shoepeg Corn Pudding (my fave),…

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New Food Trucks at Governors Island

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Lower Manhattan is bursting with more food options than ever before. During the summer, we are big fans of heading over to Governor’s Island for a family bike ride, some arts & crafts and eating. This year, Governor’s Island has taken outdoor dining to the next level with seven new food trucks and tents. In 2012, Governors Island started a multi-year $260 million transformation with over 100 acres of parks and public spaces. Just in time for the summer, construction has finally been completed on the first 30 acres. Every Saturday and Sunday this summer through September 28th the gourmet…

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El Vez: Family Friendly Restaurant in Battery Park City

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When we first moved to Lower Manhattan a decade ago, it was extremely hard to find a family friendly restaurant that wasn’t considered fast food, but wasn’t overly expensive. We definitely had to venture above Chambers Street into TriBeCa or to the West Village and Chelsea for family friendly choices. Fast-forward ten years and we have a shopping and restaurant boom in downtown New York City and it’ll be extremely hard for our family to venture anywhere north of Chambers Street. Enter El Vez, a family friendly restaurant in Battery Park City on Vesey Street. It’s in a perfect location,…

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The South Street Seaport Restaurants Are Open

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The South Street Seaport is usually one of the more bustling places this time of year. The salty air, mixed with the warm sun, makes it one of the best places to enjoy spring throughout NYC. Yet the South Street Seaport was hit extremely hard by Hurricane Sandy and it now finds itself pretty devoid of the vibrancy that had made it such a family-favorite for so long. Many places remain unopened due to extensive damages from the super storm with no official timetable for return (including The Gap, J.Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess and Super Dry.) That being said, hope is…

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Great Restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina

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The hubby and I have been together for 16 years, married for 14 years, and of that, 10 years with kids. I can count on one hand how many times we’ve gone away together without the kids: one; for a friend’s wedding in San Diego, three years ago. For my 40th birthday, I told my husband that I wanted to go away, just for the weekend and just us. My husband took it up on himself to research cities that had two things:  AMAZING FOOD, and an AMAZING SPA — two things I enjoy. He ended up choosing Charleston, South…

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Where to Eat in Flagstaff, Arizona

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We had a family trip to Flagstaff, Arizona over the holidays and not only had a wonderful, adventure-packed trip, but our tummy’s were very pleasantly surprised and thankful for the amazing South Western flavors we got to experience in Flagstaff. Below are the four restaurants we got to check out in Flagstaff. They are all delicious, reasonable AND great for kids, too! 1.  Salsa Breva on Route 66. This was a fantastic family-friendly Mexican food restaurant. They have a kids menu which has a delicious two-mini-burger dish which S housed, and she never (I mean never) eats hamburgers. Their ribs and…

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Launch of the Korean Restaurant Guide – New York

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Living in New York City means we get our pick of the most amazing food. One of our favorites is Korean because of its flavorful cuisine.  A few weeks ago, on the First Full Moon of the Korean Lunar New Year, the Korean Food Foundation launched the Korean Restaurant Guide – New York. The new guide features the top 40 Korean restaurants in the New York City area, based on cuisine, service and atmosphere. The restaurants were chosen by a group of chefs and journalists who dined at each restaurant three times before being selected to be put into the…

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Spread the Hope Happy Hour at Maxwell’s Bar in TriBeCa

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About a week and a half ago, I got a tweet from @MaxwellsNYC asking if I wanted to paint their windows. I have to admit, I was a bit intrigued. I knew Maxwell’s, because they are in our downtown neighborhood and I had no idea what they meant about “painting their windows.” After speaking to Nicole, the wife of one of the co-owners, Michael, I learned that they needed someone to paint a sign on their window to advertise their Happy Hour to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  OK. NOW I GET IT. With breast cancer prevalent in my family,…

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Eat Local at The Garden at The Four Seasons New York City

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I’ve said this before: we rarely venture above 14th street, except for work, but when the Trumpeting Media ladies invited me to test out the new Eat Local menu at The Garden Restaurant in The Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, I could not say no. And it was such a civilized way to end the crazy BlogHer 2012 weekend (I know, so long ago!), and to start the week off right with amazing food made of fresh, local ingredients. Executive Chef John Johnson came out to talk to our exclusive group of bloggers about where he sources his…

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Wordless Wednesday: We Love Jack’s Stir Brew on Front Street

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Jack’s Stir Brew on Front Street, north of The Seaport proper, is our favorite place to go to on the  weekends for our coffee. The girls love the people who work behind the counter, their perfectly toasted bagels, and their crazy combination muffins. We love Jack’s because of their amazing coffee and the fact that all of the food is local and organic. Recently, they have added Jack’s Eats where they have a handful of delicious sandwiches — which means we may have to spend all day at Jack’s Stir Brew. xo Triple Threat Mommy {Triple Threat Mommy was not…

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Girls Night Out: NYC’s The Meatball Shop

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My girlfriends from college and I go on a GNO every month. Not to date myself, but we’ve been doing this since the late 90’s and it has been such a great way for all of us to catch up with each other. At our GNO’s we’ve announced engagements, pregnancies, job changes (or eliminations!) and divorces. Besides having amazing girl bonding time, the other great part is taking advantage of all the great restaurants in NYC. We are definitely partial to the downtown west-side restaurant set, just because the majority of us live in that vicinity or live in New Jersey. Some…

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