Interview on Woshi

I had the pleasure of being interviewed for – a blog from Australia. You can read my interview here.

Judging Beat Bobby Flay

fn_bobby-flay-about-jpg-rend-sni8col-landscapeI had the pleasure of acting as a judge on an episode of Beat Bobby Flay on the Food Network. The episode aired for the first time last week. You can view it here if you have Direct TV or Dish or one of many cable providers. You can also see it on iTunes or Amazon or it will air on Food Network again on January 5 and 6.

Eating My Way Through Tokyo

This summer I had the chance to visit Tokyo, Japan. Since I love sushi and Japanese food in general, I had a great time sampling authentic Japanese cuisine. I reviewed several restaurants and was featured in an article on Betty Confidential. Visit their website here to see my article.


Eating My Way through Hudson Eats

I enjoyed exploring all the offerings at Hudson Eats to find the dishes I can recommend as my favorites. I wrote an article about it that was featured on Betty Confidential. Click here to check it out!


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2nd Edition NOW AVAILABLE!!!

9780984710829.main I’m very excited to announce that the Second Edition of Pines Picks: A Kid’s Guide to the Best Things To Eat and Drink in New York City is now available on Amazon.

I’ve been working hard to update the book with several new categories and have also named some new Pines Picks for categories that the previous winner has closed.  So visit Amazon and pick up a copy for the latest in the New York City restaurant scene from my perspective.

Good Day New York

I got to be a guest on Good Day New York this morning to talk about the Halloween candy reviews I did for DuJour.  If you would like to see a recording of the segment you can find it on the Good Day New York website at this link:  Good Day New York.   Once you are there, look for “Kid Candy Critic” and click it to watch.

Halloween Candy Reviews

I was recently asked by to participate in a review of high-end candies for Halloween. I was glad they wanted to get a kid’s perspective and was happy to participate.  They sent me several candies to try and write reviews for.  There were some winners but also some losers.  Here’s a link to the article in today’s edition of DuJour for the full review:  Taste-Testing Haute Halloween Treats

David Pines Named One of the Top 10 Most Famous Kid Critics and Cooks

David Pines in The Daily Meal

Just had to share that The Daily Meal, a website for “All Things Food and Drink” named David one of the Top 10 Most Famous Kid Critics and Cooks.  It’s pretty exciting to see the things that young people are doing in the culinary world and David is proud to be a part of it all.  Check out the article here.

If you found our website as a result of the article, welcome!  Sign up to get email updates for new blog posts and check out David’s book Pines Picks: A Kid’s Guide to the Best Things to Eat and Drink in New York City.

Pines Picks Earns Another Award

Indie Reader Discover Awards WinnerWe are proud to announce that Pines Picks has won an Honorable Mention in the Travel category of the Indie Reader Discovery Awards!

The book was also reviewed on the website for Indie Reader ( and can you can read the review here.