Best Dining 2013

New York City

Gramercy TavernFlatiron, best of best $$$$
Da Silvano, West Village, classic Italian $$$$
Lure FishbarSoHo, consistently good $$$
Next Door NobuTribeca, best fish  $$$$
MaysvilleFlatiron, interesting creative  $$$
Union Square CafeUnion Square, high standards met $$$$
La Mar CebicheriaFlatiron, fresh Peruvian, $$
Brasserie Les HallesFlatiron, delicious comfort food $$

Western Massachusetts

Blue Heron, Sunderland, Best in Valley $$$
Cafe Adam, Great Barrington, gazpacho $$$
Bistro Zinc, Lenox, Parisian staples $$
The Farm Table, Bernardston, eat at bar, risotto $$$
30 Boltwood, Amherst, renovated Lord Jeffrey Inn $$$

Lobster ShackWilliamsburg Snack Bar  Fresh value $
BakeryBread Euphoria, Haydenville, Bakery goodnot lunch $$
Italian Market/DeliFrigo’s, Springfield, VealDinners to go $$
Chinese/Japanese Delivery: Taipei TokyoNorthampton  $$

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Welcome to Recipe Detours Blog! It began as a culinary path on my blog TheSideTrek. The page got full, so now it has a new home of its own.

‘Detours’ are not precise recipes. They are for cooks who like the art of cuisine, not the science. Various ingredient options, general methodologies. Most are creations from my particular preferences and palate. Use them as avenues to make them your own. –Carol Colitti Levine

Meat Street– Braise. Roast. Grill.
Surf Side- Seafood. Fish.
Via Veggie– Suppers. Salads. Sides.
Waffle Way– Brunch. And such.

Carol’s Cupboard– Ingredients, sauces, spices always in my pantry.

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