Food Network

SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Family-owned LIC restaurant cooks up a comeback
SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Family-owned LIC restaurant cooks up a comeback
West Angy Altamirano 10/25/2013 at 1:34PM

As an ocean rushed down the street and filled their basement-level restaurant with seven feet of water, brother and sister duo Laura and Lawrence Vecchio could only watch in fear of losing everything. The Vecchio family was one of the thousands of business owners who received massive amounts of damage after Superstorm Sandy hit the [...]

LIC chef comes in second on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
LIC chef comes in second on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 8/07/2013 at 3:37PM

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 [...]

LIC chef to appear on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
LIC chef to appear on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 7/24/2013 at 3:15PM

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, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/19/2013 at 6:30AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 95F with a heat index of 100F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Classic Film Fridays A Better Jamaica presents The Spy Who Loved Me. James Bond joins [...]

Astoria chef competes on ABC reality show ‘The Taste’
Astoria chef competes on ABC reality show ‘The Taste’
Entertainment Alexa Altman 2/12/2013 at 9:02AM

The freshest face of foodie television is as fiery as her cooking. Diane DiMeo, a self-taught Astoria chef and aspiring restaurateur, is a contestant on “The Taste,” a new ABC program that teams ambitious cooks with kitchen veterans for blind taste tests, battling it out for $100,000, a car and gastronomic glory. DiMeo, who was [...]

Ring in a healthier new year’s diet
Ring in a healthier new year’s diet
News Brandpoint 1/06/2013 at 9:37AM

Maintaining a healthy diet is a popular New Year’s resolution for many of us, but for the nearly 400,000 Americans with kidney failure, eating right is actually critical to well-being and survival. Without healthy kidneys, dialysis patients depend on regular treatments to remove waste products from their blood. And for those treatments to be effective, [...]

Rego Park resident competes as ‘worst’ on Food Network
Rego Park resident competes as ‘worst’ on Food Network
Entertainment Alexa Altman 2/01/2012 at 4:14PM

Richard Allen Chen’s girlfriend concludes that he is the absolute worst cook in America, gagging and cringing when forced to consume his culinary creations. And she might be right. Chen, an attorney and resident of Rego Park, was selected to compete on Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America,” a program that pits 16 of the [...]