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Monday, June 25, 2012

High Fructose Corn Syrup: An inexpensive way to sweeten death

Now that there's proof that consuming high fructose corn syrup can lead to liver scarring, I guess it's time to try to start avoiding the stuff people! Think twice before downing that next Coca-Cola, unless you can find Coca-Cola that's manufactured in Mexico. It has the same delicious, refreshing taste and is sweetened with refined cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. Another plus is it's kept in little 12 oz  glass bottles.  Gets us away from plastic and we could always use a little help with portion control so it's just better all around!  You can buy Mexican Coca-Cola at Costco: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?ec=BD_115-EC20564-ProdID11036692&pos=0&whse=bd_115&topnav=bd&prodid=11234465&lang=en-US



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sons of Essex

Sons of Essex,  located on Essex street in the lower east side, has a fun and trendy vibe.  It possess an interior that gives a clear nod to days of old when NYC really came to be. I'm told that the place is named after the "Sons of Liberty", a group of locals that fought off British occupation maintaining the rights of the people, very Gangs of New York esque in design.  Their drinks are hearty, the staff extremely welcoming and damn cute too!  I wouldn't recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a quiet dinner; it can get really loud inside those walls!  I would explain this as a fun bar with upscale food.  A place to socialize and munch on some savory eats.

The style of the fare combines American deli meets the ethnic melting pot of NYC and has a mix of old and contemporary when it comes to the presentation of the food.  The Shepard's Pie Empanadas were my favorite!  Extremely juicy with a flaky crust.




You can't think deli if there aren't any pickles around!

Truffle Mushroom Pizza $16


Mac and Cheese Balls $16

Shepard's Pie Empanadas $14

Elderflower Infused Honey Shrimp $16

Roasted Brussel Sprouts $9


Sons of Essex
133 Essex Street
NY NY 10002
212.674.7100

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Wednesday 5pm-1am
Thursday-Friday 5pm-4am
Saturday 11am-4am
Sunday 11am-1am

http://sonsofessexles.com/