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Dip Into Three Varieties of Guacamole at Toloache Mexican Restaurant

October 22, 2014 11:02 am

Next time you’re heading to a show or find yourself in New York’s Theater District, Toloache makes an excellent spot for drinks, a small bite, or filling dinner. This upscale Mexican restaurant is the brainchild of chef Julian Medina, a mentee of Chef Richard Sandoval who possesses an impressive culinary resume throughout New York’s top Mexican restaurants. Medina combines the flavors and inspiration from his native Mexico City with expert skills gained through formal training at the French Culinary Institute.

Appetizers are a must-have at Tolache, and don’t be shy about over-indulging. Diners highly recommend the guacamole. There are three types to choose from — mild, medium, and hot — with the medium highly recommended for its playful combination of flavors that include pomegranate, mango, and Thai basil. The Queso Fundido is another favorite with its mushroom additions. Most diners go for tacos; although small in size, they’re big on flavor. Try the Costilla & Tuetano made with beef short ribs.

Tastetful Mexican decor, including many panels of painted tiles, and a lively atmosphere make Tolache an enjoyable experience. It’s popular among theater-goers, and the staff is respectful of time constraints. Make a reservation to ensure table availability when you want it.

251 W. 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 581-1818

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How to Adapt Your Fitness Routine to the Fall Season

October 16, 2014 12:03 pm

Once the weather gets chilly and you don’t have the luxury of slipping on your running shorts and going for a morning jog, it can be difficult to stay active. That doesn’t mean that your workout routine should grind to a halt, however. Here are a few smart ways to switch up your exercise routine for autumn weather.

  1. Work around changing schedules. Not only does the weather change in the fall season, so does your schedule. If you have to transport the kids to and from school, arrange to work out in the afternoons when you can expect to have some time to yourself.
  2. Keep indoor workouts on hand. Although the fall provides beautiful backdrops for running outdoors, its unpredictable weather can also bring cold temperatures or even rainfall. Be sure to research a few indoor workouts so that your routine stays on track.
  3. Prepare for the weather. If you live in an area that gets very cold come fall, stock up on thermal leggings, long-sleeve shirts, and even gloves to wear while running. It’s also smart to wear reflectors on your clothing if you like to work out outside, since the sun goes down earlier during the autumn season.

Adapting Your Outdoor Exercise Routine for the Fall Season [Fitness Together]
Adapt Your Workout for Cooler Weather [F&W News]
Fall Fitness: Stay Healthy This Autumn With These Health Tips [YMCA]

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Museum of Modern Art: Works from Renowned Artists

October 8, 2014 11:02 am

Spend a rainy afternoon browsing one of New Yorker's favorite museums, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Since 1929, the Museum has collected pieces and housed installations from modern artists across the globe. Some of the most talked about works in the collection include Starry Night by Van Gogh, The Persistence of Memory by Dali, and numerous pieces by Jackson Pollock.

On nice days the sculpture garden provides a nice respite when you need to recharge. Admission is $25 for adults but free on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Take advantage of the free coat check. Members receive free admission for themselves, plus $5 guest admission. Other membership perks include early access to special exhibits and gallery talks.

Museum of Modern Art
11 W. 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400

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