LIC chef to compete in Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay”


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Natasha Pogrebinsky is at it again and this time she is looking to take on an iron chef.

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LIC chef comes in second on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Being “chopped” never felt so good. Although Long Island City chef Natasha Pogrebinsky didn’t win the grand prize on the show, she left with an unforgettable experience. “I’m not upset about the outcome at all, I’m very happy that I had the chance to talk about my story, my restaurant, my type of cuisine,” said […]

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LIC chef to appear on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’


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Photos courtesy of Natasha Pogrebinsk

Chef Natasha Pogrebinsky hopes her dish does not end up on the chopping block. The executive chef and co-founder of Bear Bar and Restaurant, located at 12-14 31st Avenue in Long Island City, will appear on an episode of the Food Network’s “Chopped” airing Tuesday, August 6. On the show, which has already been taped, […]

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Too good to ‘Bear’


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

At first glance Bear Bar & Restaurant in LIC may appear random. But every aspect — from interior design to a “chef-driven” menu — harmonizes and creates an inviting atmosphere with distinctive dishes. Yes, Bear Bar is different. There is a guitar, books and paintings gracing the right wall of the restaurant, while the left […]

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Hundreds dine at the annual Taste of LIC


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THE COURIER/photo by Sarah Yu

Dozens of Long Island City restaurants served up specialty snacks and sweet treats at the Taste of LIC. The seventh annual culinary cabaret drew several hundred hungry guests, smacking their chops for a sampling of the neighborhood’s finest fare. Attendees crowded under an enormous white tent at Gantry Plaza State Park for the June 5 […]

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