Oct 10 2008

About Us

Published by Andy

Jill and Andy FreedmanWe’re a married couple living in Midtown. We are passionate about all things food, wine and beer and thought it would be fun to share our wining and dining adventures in NYC and beyond.

We’ve had some over-the-top dining experiences, including a 12-course tasting meal at the Chef’s Table at Gordon Ramsay’s at The London, a Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner at Per Se, the white truffle tasting menu at Babbo,  an epic feast at Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, multiple visits to Blue Hill at Stone Barns, an unreal Italian feast at Vetri in Philadelphia, a 7-course truffle tasting menu at Stella! in New Orleans, and brunches at Equus and the Farmhouse at the Bedford Post.  Not to mention a decadently, gluttonous trip to France for our honeymoon, where we ate and drank our way through Bordeaux and Paris.  But we also love stumbling into little mom and pop restaurants in the East Village and Brooklyn.

We’re off to hit the streets of Manhattan (and surrounding areas) to try different bars and restaurants, speak with the regulars and the bartenders, and then post about experiences and drop some restaurant and bar intel along the way.  We’ll seek out the city’s best BYOBs, food and wine events, all-you-can drink brunch specials, Sunday Suppers, free wine tastings, prix fixe deals and more.

It’s impossible for us to write about each and every dining and drinking experience, so be sure to follow us here on Twitter @WinedandDined to get real-time updates on specials, deals, and our culinary adventures.

We’d love to hear from you.  Shoot us an email at either:



36 responses so far

36 Responses to “About Us”

  1. Barbaraon 14 Oct 2008 at 11:27 am

    I loved your presentation and look forward to reading about your future wine and dining experiences. It sounds like loads of fun. Congrulations to you both.

  2. Joshon 19 Oct 2008 at 12:27 pm

    you have made my dining experience in manhatten not only better but less expensive as well…..thank you and keep the ideas coming….would love to meet you guys for dinner sometime. Josh

  3. ronaldon 20 Oct 2008 at 10:21 am

    have you guys tried the mcdonalds in time square…my fav

  4. juleson 24 Oct 2008 at 10:03 pm

    would love to hear about your coffee experiences too….you guys into coffee? you guys are creative….have fun….sounds awesome! ENJOY all the food and drinks! love the pic!

  5. Andyon 29 Oct 2008 at 11:49 am

    I love coffee…in fact, can’t start a day without it. My favorite coffee to brew at home is Peet’s coffee…http://www.peets.com/shop/coffee.asp

  6. Avivaon 30 Oct 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Dear Jill & Andy:

    The way you both write – you are a really fun pair and well-matched! Congratulations on being newlyweds and many happy wishes. Look forward to checking your website for food critiques and wine tastings. Thanks alot and the website looks great.

  7. Andyon 30 Oct 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks for the kind words and for checking out our blog, Aviva.

  8. Elyssaon 21 Nov 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Adam and I are very impressed with your robust blog! Keep it up! :)

  9. Michael D. Rosson 04 Feb 2009 at 4:18 am

    Jill and Andy, I miss you. Rather, I miss eating and drinking with you, specifically in Manhattan. While Los Angeles has the beaches, sun, and low-priced Mexican fare, it has earthquakes, forest fires, and a dearth of decent, conveniently-located dining and drinking establishments. Could you kindly start an LA edition?

    Michael D. Ross

  10. Jillon 18 Feb 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Jill and Andy,

    I recently discovered your blog and I’m so glad. A friend of mine is coming into town and we are big fans of the ACYD brunch specials .I wanted to find some new places to try.
    Thanks so much for the full reviews !


    Jill G

  11. katharineon 31 Mar 2009 at 4:36 pm

    you guys are so cute.

  12. Kent and Evaon 12 May 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for a colorful information with good comments. Will we be able to handle all this Wining and Dining ? Just have a guess – we are from SWEDEN.
    Kent and Eva

  13. Markon 01 Jun 2009 at 2:31 pm

    finally spent some time on your site. looks really great! going to be one of my go to sources for info… Mark

  14. Barbara Regoon 22 Aug 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I thoroughly enjoy your website and thank you both for all your research. I have taken advantage of your suggestions and enjoyed wonderful culinary delights, not to mention your wine suggestions. I look forward to a long relationship with WINEDANDDINED.COM.
    Thank you!

  15. Bob Friedon 10 Nov 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Jill and Andy,

    Although we haven’t met personally, I feel like I know you both so well. Jill, your mom is so sweet and has told me about your great web site. You both do a terrific job and I know you are truly passionate about your dining and wining experiences. All the best.

    Bob Fried

  16. Alanon 20 Jan 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Andy and Jill,

    Just came across your blog and must commend you for a job well done. I posted a link to your article “NYC Restaurants & Bars Step Up Relief Efforts For Haiti” in the “Chefs Lair” LinkedIn group. Andy, thanks for taking the time to write it.

    I welcome you both (and anyone else interested in good food with family and friends) to join the Chef’s Lair LinkedIn Group (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=2556946) as another way for you to expand readership to your excellent blog. The group just started but will be growing.

    Thanks again for the great work!


  17. Patricia J.on 04 Feb 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Hello Andy:

    This is the error I get when trying to submit a menu in pdf format. I don’t see any tech support contact. Thank you for your assistance in this manner.

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    Max File Size: 1 MB
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  18. larryon 16 Apr 2010 at 12:12 pm

    how do i recieve this as an e-mail?

  19. Gigion 13 May 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Enjoyed your website and blog, keep up the good work.

  20. Virginiaon 14 Jul 2010 at 10:18 am

    Hi! Just discovered your site…now am subscribing to it…and am loving it! Are you on FB?

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  22. Perryon 01 Apr 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Andy – great website! Lets hang soon. -Perry

  23. Perryon 01 Apr 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Let me know what events (in April) on your events page you are going to and I’ll try to check it out. -P

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