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Beef burek

Balkanika
691  9th Avenue, Manhattan, New York
Ph: (212) 974-0300

One objective of our New York Week with Kids was to introduce them as many different cuisines as possible. Balanika was our choice for Balkan/Mediterranean cuisine and it proved to be an excellent choice.

 

Marriott  Courtyard and Residence Inn at New York Central Park

Marriott Courtyard New York Manhattan/Central Park,1717 Broadway, NY, NY.

I have found my new favourite hotel for future New York visits. Unlike my regular brief visits to New York as a theatre, food and wine writer (NY Spring 2014), this New York visit had a special purpose. My grand-daughter is part of a youth choir which has the exciting opportunity to perform in a program at Carnegie Hall and I decided to join my family in Manhattan for a full week of exploring New York from the perspective of family tourism.

Our criteria for choosing a hotel for this...

Element New York Times Square West
311 W 39th Street, New York, 10018
Ph: (212) 643-0770

p1140362-w500-h500.jpgp1140363-w500-h500.jpgOn visits to New York over the past few years I have been fortunate to have family living in Manhattan so its been a while since I tried out any mid-town hotels.  This time I decided to check out one of the Starwood Hotel Group's boutique hotels, prior to embarking on a cruise out...

Susan, Pat, Marilynne and Linda await the start of the brunchthe photographer photographedOne of the highlights of the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival  is the Sunday brunch with wine paired with food offerings from BC's finest restaurants. 

On several previous occasions I have enjoyed the Vintner's Brunch which is held in one of the huge halls of the Vancouver Convention Centre.

But this year a...

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