If you want to know New York, get to know its street cuisine. I learned it early. Growing up in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, I would get a lunch of two hot dogs in steam-soft rolls from the guy who set up his stainless-steel pushcart on the corner of 17th Street every morning, rain or shine, Saturdays and holidays, summer-fall-winter-spring.
I often say, "Let's meet for coffee." But I never really meet anyone for "coffee." I don't drink coffee. It's more of a figurative statement. It's like when you say, "Sure, I'd love to hear your band play sometime." You don't literally mean it.
The best, the worst, and the downright craziest drinks for you to enjoy -- or avoid -- this summer.
On today's episode of Kitchy TV, Ian from Caffe Luxxe gives me some pointers on how to make the best espresso and cappuccinos off of my home machine. Enjoy!
This holiday season, venture beyond the multi-national latte when you're out and about on LA's Eastside.