Dima Martseniuk: Executive Chef at Veselka in East Village

Dima Martseniuk: Executive Chef at Veselka in East Village

Veselka is a beautiful restaurant in the East Village that has been serving traditional Ukrainian food since 1956. The matzo ball soup, stuffed cabbage, and pierogis were a welcoming site after I trudged through the snowy New York city streets. After enjoying a...
Joey Bats Brings Portuguese “Pastéis De Natas” to New York

Joey Bats Brings Portuguese “Pastéis De Natas” to New York

If you know about Pastel De Nata, the popular pastry in Portugal, rejoice. If you don’t know about it, allow me to introduce Joey Bats Sweets. Joey does not consider himself a chef, but he speaks with the passion and knowledge of a chef. I sat down with the impresario...
Chef Martin Schaub of Pilsener Haus

Chef Martin Schaub of Pilsener Haus

Interview and Photos by Eric Rios Chef Martin Schaub has been around the culinary block. Sometimes we don’t realize the expansive stories that these chef’s have. Chefs are not faceless robots just flipping burgers but evolving artists who are always learning and...
Lorin Smaha: Chef/Owner of Freshie’s Lobster Co.

Lorin Smaha: Chef/Owner of Freshie’s Lobster Co.

Summertime in New England means Red Sox games, trips to the beautiful New England beaches, and Lobster. The first time I had a lobster roll I was 23 years old and visiting Boston for the first time. I fell in love with lobster rolls. I went to the Quincy Market,...

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