Category Archives: WINE

Title card for Brown Estate Tasting room

Brown Estate Tasting Room, located in downtown Napa, is a branch of the black-owned vineyard and winery of the same name.

The vineyard itself was established in 1980 with a wine-making component following in 1996. It is a brand that has been growing steadily in popularity in recent years through word of mouth and social media.

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Black Stallion Winery Statue

Black Stallion Estate Winery in Napa Valley was the first stop in Napa Valley on a cool, crisp overcast morning in October 2021. We visited the former equestrian center after enduring a lengthy Lyft ride from Silicon Valley, and it was worth it!

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For my birthday, I was taken to Maison Harlem; a rustic French restaurant on the corner of west 127th street and St. Nicholas avenue.

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Cilantro’s delicious Mexican cuisine and excellent location were a great compliment to a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.

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During a recent trip to New Orleans, I went to an old favorite spot of mine, High Hat Café. Right on the corner of Freret and Jena streets, it’s located in an up-and-coming section of the Freret section of the city.

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Make no mistake: Jean-Georges is not just a fine restaurant, it’s a luxury experience and a clinic in customer service.

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The Winery is a curious artisanal wine store with a non-traditional selection, and some varieties you will only find in this particular spot.

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Bar Americain, one of Bobby Flay’s high-end signature restaurants situated somewhere in the nether region of Hell’s Kitchen and Midtown East, is a popular after work and date spot.

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Greenwich Village on a Sunday afternoon. I can’t think of a situation more harrowing given the vast amount of brunch options in an area teeming with the NYU student body.

Enter Il Bambino Panini, a lovely spot I visited on Sunday with a few friends for wine and a charcuterie/cheese plate.

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