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Ornella Trattoria: Where the Menu Begins at Home in Queens

These dishes aren’t culinary school perfections (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Rather, they are what you might find in homes from the Italian Alps to the Amalfi coast.

The term “home cooking” is bandied about a lot in the restaurant industry – often a little too loosely. But at Ornella Trattoria Italiana in Astoria, Queens, you can take the claim literally.

Proprietors Ornella and Giuseppe Viterale just opened their restaurant and their menu is based on dishes they both enjoyed growing up in Italy.

Greater New York

Open Door Gastropub: Irish Pub Goes Upscale in Downtown Manhattan

Open Door Gastropub is a different take on the traditional Irish bar.

Open Door Gastropub at 110 John Street (between Pearl & Cliff Streets) is a different take on the traditional Irish pub and represents, in many ways, the changing nature of Manhattan’s financial district. It takes bar food to the next level in an upscale setting that’s still easy on the wallet.

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Miranda: Williamsburg Gem Blends Italian, South American Cuisine

Miranda restaurant is family-owned and operated in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Miranda restaurant is family-owned and operated in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Sasha Miranda and husband Mauricio Miranda thought they’d found the ideal location for “Miranda,” the Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurant they opened in 2007. The building was once home to a pre-prohibition saloon and a popular neighborhood bakery.

Greater New York

Jack the Horse Tavern, Old World Charm, Manhattan Style in Brooklyn

The lively urban tavern has become a neighborhood favorite and classic gathering place.

Husband and wife Tim Oltmans and Micki Schubert opened Jack the Horse Tavern (JtH) in Brooklyn Heights, NY, in 2006 and it has proved the test of time. The lively urban tavern has become a neighborhood favorite and classic gathering place.



 
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