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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Little Italy Pizza 688 Sixth Avenue at 22nd Location by Joseph Sweina and Tommy Guerselli Inaugural Review Our Coverage Sponsored by Cosmopolitan Dental, Official Dentist of Whom You Know

Owners Joseph Sweina and Tommy Guerselli

The Best Dentist in Manhattan & Official Dentist of Whom You Know: 
30 E. 40th Suite 1001
(212) 683-1960 
Dr. Garo Nazarian is a Mover and Shaker, and was the first featured:

Dr. Nazarian, a graduate of Boston College and Columbia Dental School, opened Cosmopolitan Dental in 2006 and has grown his practice to over 2,000 patients. Peachy Deegan is proud to be the second ever. Cosmopolitan Dental strives to surpass all patients' expectations by catering to your dental needs while providing the utmost professional results. Cosmopolitan Dental has been recognized by America's Top Dentists and has earned both the Patients' choice award and the Doctors' choice award. Dr. Garo Nazarian is a proud member of the New York State Dental Association, New York County Dental Society and the American Dental Association. Cosmopolitan Dental loves to make you smile! 

It's not who you know, it's WHOM YOU KNOW and now we know Joseph Sweina and Tommy Guerselli, two of the owners of Little Italy Pizza.  One of the best things to happen to you as a reader is to find out our latest pizza intelligence.  This is our first time meeting them, their first review and of course our first time meeting their pizza and we must say it is the best pizza place that is new to us in 2017 we have seen in Manhattan.  We have a list of our favorite pizza places that we frequent regularly and tell you about, but it is not often that a newcomer joins the list as Peachy has extremely discriminating pizza taste.
They proved right away that they are peachy.
We are huge proponents of salads and fresh produce in general, as evidenced by our annual attendance at New York's Produce Show every December; it was last week.  Pizza and salad is a perfect combination and they must be avid readers of Whom You Know as before we even got there and ordered, they anticipated our salad enthusiasm.  The salads we tried are a small catering size and we suggest the same for you as the ingredients are fantastically fresh and you will enjoy them more than once.  And everyone knows that we all need to be eating more salad!
There are also choices of individual size and a large tray of salad.
This is the mixed green salad, and every component was not only fresh but also chopped perfectly and arranged in a gorgeous classic way.  Ms. I Do Not Like Most Salad Dressing did in fact adore the ranch dressing here.  Mixed greens successfully combined with onions, tomatoes, and ta da, cranberries which we particularly loved.  The items in all cases were in good proportion to one another.
The Caesar Salad is another wonderful option and the robust romaine waltzes with croutons of generous size and you can see they do not forget the cheese here.   Parmesean happily snowed over the salad to put you in the holiday mood, Ho Ho Ho!  You should leave this for Santa to balance out his cookie consumption.
Does your salad smile at you?
There are several Little Italy Pizza locations, so we specified the location we visited: 688 Sixth at 22nd.  We have never been to the other locations, yet.  The brand began in 2000 at Penn Station at 2 East 33rd Street and has successfully blossomed throughout Manhattan we understand with 12 locations now we believe.  This location began in 2016 and they make their sauce fresh every day and you can order the pizza by slice or by pie.  We suggest by pie because from the sensational crust that is just the right amount of chewy freshness with bread crumbs to that fresh homemade sauce you are going to love it.
If you are a purist as Peachy is, you want to taste everything the way it is supposed to be straight.  This is their large cheese pie, and the cheese is perfection.  Usually the cheese is our favorite but the fabulous panko crust and home made sauce are really spectacular here too so we found all components to be on par with one another.
Its glamour shot:
We also like that their pizza is neat in addition to rating high on our deliciousness scale.  Look at how perfectly sliced this is!  Guess who liked geometry class...Mr. Mann are you reading?
If you read closely, you know that Peachy almost always orders vegetables on her pizza.  
This vegetable creation is crafted with spinach, mushrooms, onions, green and red peppers, tomato, garlic and broccoli.  Even if you think you don't like vegetables, you will like these vegetables!  Again, every component was perfectly fresh and sometimes when we order this many toppings an owner might say that their crust might not hold them (!!!....we do not tell you about those experiences) but you can be assured this crust, though soft, is also strong and up to the test.
We loved both pizzas equally for their respective assets and the Italian Specialties section of their menu also looks inviting for another time.
During this super busy season, do not forget to eat great pizza!
We are impressed by Little Italy Pizza and based on our first experience, we would highly recommend it.  We look forward to seeing what else is up their sleeve!  Stay tuned.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Best of 2017 from Whom You Know: Day Sixteen Chateau Routas

On the sixteenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me sixteen bottles of Chateau Routas!

Owned by the Murray family and sustainably farmed, the Chateau Routas property is over 600 acres. 135 acres of strategically planted vineyard parcels create a mosaic throughout the rocky, heavily wooded terrain in this unspoiled, high-elevation sector of Provence. The location of Routas is spectacular; in the heart of Provence, equidistant from the French Riviera on the Mediterranean coast and the foothills of the Alps. It is surrounded by tiny medieval villages that cling to steep cliffs and overlooks miles of spectacular hillsides, woods and rivers.
Currently 22,000 cases are produced of Rhone-style, estate-grown and bottled wines that have been met with positive comment since their first vintage in 1992.

Fifteen visits to Lila Carlino of Julien Farel for haircolor!

The Julien Farel Group is a French American company based in New York that delivers transformative products and services in the beauty and wellness industry. The epicenter of the Julien Farel Anti-Aging experience is at the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa, located inside the Loews Regency New York Hotel in New York. With his flagship in New York City, Julien also opens an annual pop up location at the US Open Tennis Tournament giving the world's best tennis players their competitive coifs. In addition to operating one of the world's best salon and spa destinations, Julien and Suelyn Farel are haircare pioneers who developed and launched Julien Farel Anti-Aging Haircare using 50 years of skincare research, 30 bioactive ingredients and breakthrough technology to deliver instant and long term results. The Science of Hair is their mission to create the most innovative haircare products to RESTORE the beauty in your hair.- See more at:
Fourteen haircuts by Edward Tricomi!

Legendary Warren-Tricomi Salons co-founder Edward Tricomi is known for demanding excellence in everything he does. Be it hair, fashion, or music – when Tricomi is involved, perfection isn’t just expected: it’s inevitable.The roots (no pun intended) of his renowned career began after a suggestion from his sister that he try cutting hair to supplement his income as a musician. Growing up, Edward read Vogue religiously, devouring and absorbing the art within it. Moreover, as the grandson of a fashion designer, he was always surrounded and inspired by the world of fashion. Decades later, Edward is perhaps the most iconic and influential hair historian of our era.

Warren-Tricomi prides itself on being more than just a hair and beauty salon. All stylists trained at Warren-Tricomi are required to study and become experts in not only styling, but also fashion history. It is fundamental to the Warren-Tricomi brand that this extensive knowledge and perspective is present in every single haircut given in their salons. Few other salons can also make this claim, in the same way that few other salons are perpetually and actively on the forefront of beauty and fashion in the way Warren-Tricomi has been for the last 25 years. This significance and influence is evident in many facets of Tricomi’s business, one of which is the fact that they do at least three fashion shows each season, all over the world.

Throughout his prolific career Edward has mentored many well-known stylists including Italo Gregorio, Patrick Melville and Ric Popino. He has worked with virtually every celebrity, including Barbara Streisand, Mick Jagger, Nicky and Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. Edward is constantly garnering inspiration from the people he works with: models like Patti Hansen, makeup artists like Pat McGrath and photographers like Roxanne Lowit.

The legacy of Edward and the Warren-Tricomi Salons continue to be a driving force and influential cornerstone of both the beauty and fashion industries. Their cutting-edge techniques, coupled with their deep appreciation and understanding of history and those who have come before and inspired them, enables Edward’s business to be the embodiment of modern fashion and beauty; at once both trendsetting and classic. Yet despite his significant impact and illustrious, celebrated career one esteemed fashion photographer and devoted Warren-Tricomi customer calls Edward a “phenomenon and one of the most talented hair dressers in the world” passionate and devoted beauty pioneer and mogul Edward Tricomi will tell you he’s never worked a day in his life.

Thirteen visits to The New York Historical Society!

The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

Twelve visits to The Met!

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.

Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction."1

This statement of purpose has guided the Museum for over 140 years.

On January 13, 2015, the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art reaffirmed this statement of purpose and supplemented it with the following statement of mission:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

1Charter of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, State of New York, Laws of 1870, Chapter 197, passed April 13, 1870, and amended L.1898, ch. 34; L. 1908, ch. 219. 

Eleven Belleek products!

Belleek celebrated its 160th Anniversary in 2017!
Crafting fine “Parian” china at our historic pottery on the River Erne in County Fermanagh very much the same way for generations. Each piece is touched by 16 hands from our design team to the mould room, hand-painters to packaging, each is distinct and a perfect reflection of Irish craft.

Ten Emilio Cavallini products!

Made in Italy…
All Emilio Cavallini products are MADE IN ITALY, produced by expert Italian craftsmen and a huge staff that prides itself on excellence in every step of production, delivery and service. All production processes (knitting, dying, ironing, printing, packaging) take place in the Stilnovo factory located in San Miniato (near Florence, Italy). , which has just undergone major renovations, including a new showroom space designed to present the product 

The Cavallini look…
As the leg takes center-stage in the fashion arena, Emilio Cavallini continues to create inspiring legwear and bodywear that add sensuality, style and wit to a woman’s wardrobe. 

Nine NHL season tickets!

The National Hockey League, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League’s international makeup, with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters. 

The NHL entertains more than 100 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (VERSUS, NBC, TSN, CBC, RDS, RIS, NASN, ASN and NHL Network) and radio (NHL Radio, Sirius XM Radio and XM Canada). 

Through the NHL Foundation, the League’s charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer and NHL Youth Development, and supports the charitable efforts of NHL players.

Eight Oscar-winning movies!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.


Seven Grammy-winning albums!

About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.orgFor breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Google+InstagramTumblr and YouTube.
Six linens cleaned by Bergen Linen!

Bergen Linen is a family-owned business that understands your need for quality linen cleaning and rental services. Your guests expect the best and we can help make that possible with our full line of services. From large at-home dinner parties to an extravagant wedding, we will work with you to create your vision. Table linens include tablecloths, napkins, overlays, chair covers and sashes. 
Are you a business owner? Bergen Linen has a menu of services for industries including restaurants, catering venues, boutique hotels, and spas. Allow us to create a program that works with your needs within your budget. And it doesn’t just stop at linens. Bergen Linen also offers full interior cleaning services and uniform sales. 
Bergen Linen 
172 Johnson Avenue 
Hackensack, NJ 07601 
If you are interested in our services, please feel free to email or call (800) 789-8115. A Bergen Linen team member would be happy to discuss your options. Schedule your complimentary consultation today. 
Five products by Vermont Harvest!

Since 1983, Vermont Harvest has made superior gourmet condiments crafted from the finest all-natural ingredients in the scenic Vermont Mountains delivered straight to your family kitchen.  They also are created with no additives or preservatives and are gluten-free. In the Vermont Harvest All-Star lineup of gourmet condiments are: Apple Rum Walnut Conserve, Berryberry Rhubarb Conserve, Blueberry Bourbon Conserve, Raspberry Apple Conserve, Strawberry Amaretto Conserve, Bananaberry Jam, Blackberry Jam, Badabing Cherry Marmalade, Apple Chutney, Cranberry Chutney, Mango Chutney, Tomato Chutney, Smokin Garlic Tomato Spread, Smokey Onion Dip Mix, Lemon Pepper Dip Mix, Pineapple Pepper Jelly, Jalapeno Pepper Jelly, Pumpkin Butter, Tiger Satay Peanut Sauce, Blueberry Bourbon Balsamic Sauce, and Sizzlin Citrus Grille Sauce.  Use these first-class hits to enhance your favorite foods watching them go from ordinary to extraordinary!  Vermont Harvest is proudly owned by Whip Burks, a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute and a Board Member of the Vermont Specialty Food Association since 2011.  Whom You Know has highly recommended products by Vermont Harvest, and we know you will love them too. They have a simple motto at Vermont Harvest. “If it doesn't taste good….Why eat it”.  Ignite your tastebuds with Vermont Harvest today! 
Four Lenovo Thinkpads!

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$45 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Moto brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at
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Three three gorgeous garments cleaned by Hallak the Couture Cleaner! (and the rest of my wardrobe!)
For over fifty years, Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner has been entrusted with Manhattan’s finest wardrobes. New York’s fashion boutiques have been recommending Hallak to their loyal customers for years. They understand the importance of quality fabric care and protecting their client’s investment. While Hallak is known for their expert handling of couture and other precious items, they also make it a point to give your more casual garments the same level of attention. Their representatives are always on the look out for the hard-to-notice stains, loose seams, missing buttons, etc. You can trust Hallak Cleaners with your entire wardrobe and then some. A sample of some of their specialized services: 
Tables & Bed Linens
Suede, Leather & Furs 
Couture & Casual Wear 
Custom Interior Services 
Expert tailoring department located at both locations.
Complimentary Pick Up and Delivery Service 6 Days a Week. 
Hallak Cleaners
1232 Second Avenue (near 65th) 
New York, NY 10065 

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Two new Fresh Origins products a month for a year!

Fresh Origins is America’s leading producer of Microgreens and Edible Flowers. Combining the benefits of an ideal climate with a deep passion for quality and innovation, Fresh Origins products are sought after by the finest restaurants and top chefs. The farm is located in the picturesque rolling hills of San Diego County, where the near perfect weather allows for production and harvest all year. Fresh Origins produces almost 400 Microgreens, Petitegreens, Edible Flowers, Shoots, Tiny Veggies™ and related items. Many are not available anywhere else, with new introductions nearly every month. Fresh Origins products are on top of the finest cuisine in the world! Fresh Origins supplies distributors of specialty produce who serve fine dining restaurants and resorts nationwide. There are also a few online sources of their products available to private chefs and home cooks. Read our first Culinary Queen interview with Kelly Sasuga:

For more information about Fresh Origins, visit their website at 

and one perfect smile from Cosmopolitan Dental!

If you don't enjoy visits to the dentist, you aren't going to Dr. Garo!)

The Best Dentist in Manhattan 
Official Dentist of Whom You Know:

30 E. 40th Suite 1001

(212) 683-1960 

Dr. Garo Nazarian is a Mover and Shaker, and was the first featured:

Dr. Nazarian, a graduate of Boston College and Columbia Dental School, opened Cosmopolitan Dental in 2006 and has grown his practice to over 2,000 patients. Peachy Deegan is proud to be the second ever. Cosmopolitan Dental strives to surpass all patients' expectations by catering to your dental needs while providing the utmost professional results. Cosmopolitan Dental has been recognized by America's Top Dentists and has earned both the Patients' choice award and the Doctors' choice award. Dr. Garo Nazarian is a proud member of the New York State Dental Association, New York County Dental Society and the American Dental Association. Cosmopolitan Dental loves to make you smile!


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