On Arthur Avenue
2410 Arthur Avenue (718) 733-9879
Specialty goods, great home cooked stuff by Rosa.
2372 Arthur Avenue
Dried goods, marinated goods, cheese. Best price of highest quality pignoli nuts that I know of.
2327 Arthur Ave
Fabulously fresh seafood at a good price. Great for the small fish, like sardines and tinker mackerel.
2350 Arthur Ave
Exceptional butchers, where I get my guanciale.
Madonia Brothers Bakery
2343 Arthur Ave
For pizza dough and homemade Italian pretzels.
75 9th Ave (in the Chelsea Market)
Only place I know that pretty consistently has sheep’s milk ricotta: the best!
Manhattan Fruit Exchange
448 West 16th Street (in the Chelsea Market)
Very good, fresh vegetables; decent mushrooms, including a few wild species
and things I like, in no particular order
Where we drink wine and listen to music in SoHo
The Institute of Sustainable Design, founded by Kevin Bone
I buy my wines from John Truax at Flatiron Wines, who pairs better than anyone I know. Ask for him!
Best way to get the kids to calm down on Christmas Eve
Where I get my grass fed free range beef, elk, and pork
Where to stay in Colorado’s North Fork Valley:
Smith Fork Ranch
Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards
Valley Organic Grower’s Association: All you need to know to find the good stuff in the North Fork Valley, CO
Where I get spices in NYC (a great place to visit if you are from out of town!)