Sabbia a Rooftop Pop-up at Eataly, Flatiron, NYC - August 21, 2017

Sabbia, which I learned means sand, is a pop-up Italian seaside (actually rooftop) restaurant at Birreria on the top of Eataly. We lucked out an

La Loteria, West Village, NYC - August 18, 2017

We had decided to sit outside at La Loteria on Seventh Avenue in the West Village until we learned that happy hour drinks and food were only availa

Red Rooster, Harlem, NYC - August 16, 2017

Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster was our destination. I like walking from one end of the city to the other and when I do, we pick a place to en

Hudson Garden Grill, Botanical Gardens, Bronx - August 14, 2017

If you haven’t been to the Bronx Botanical Gardens to see the approximately 20 new monumental artwork installations by world-renowned

Rocking Horse Cafe, Chelsea, NYC - August 12, 2017

My friend, who I was attending the opening of the L.A. Dance Project at The Joyce, raved about the housemade tortilla chips and guacamole at a Mex

Rouge Tomate, Chelsea, NYC - August 10, 2017

It was my first time at the newly opened Rouge Tomate in Chelsea, after having frequented the now-closed uptown place that also served seasonal

Republic, Union Square, NYC - August 8, 2017

We ended up at Republic on Union Square as we were looking for a happy hour to have a drink after seeing “Six Degrees of Separation” …w

Thai Villa, Flatiron, NYC - August 7, 2017

Earlier this year, I was invited to Thai Villa on behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)  to meet their new Director, Mrs. Charinya

Taproom 307, Kips Bay, NYC - August 5, 2017

I stopped by Taproom 307 for lunch one day with a friend. They offer over 40 craft beers on tap with 10 new ones added each week along with a friendly

Fat Monk, Upper West Side, NYC - August 3, 2017

The publicist of The Fat Monk, a new gastropub by Chef Rob McCue of Hell’s Kitchen Season Eight, invited me to come sample the new lobster and oc

Donna Margherita, Upper East Side, NYC - July 30, 2017

Donna Margherita is a neighborhood Italian find like eating at nonnas home — other than grandma doesn’t usually have a wood-fired piz

Bornholm, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY - July 28, 2017

You can experience a delicious bit of Denmark in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn at Bornholm, a Danish Café & Restaurant… but only through th

Birds of a Feather, Williamsburg, Brooklyn - July 27, 2017

My friends told me I needed to try Williamsburg’s Birds of a Feather after I mentioned going back to Han Dynasty …where we had last dined at a

Treehaus, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC - July 21, 2017

The menu at Signature Cafe inside The Pershing Square Signature Center where we were seeing Hamish Linklater’s new play “The Whirligig,

Green Fig, YOTEL New York at Times Square West, NYC - July 19, 2017

The YOTEL’s restaurant keeps changing. Last I stopped by (other than for the Rooftop Cinema Club) is was East & West at Club Lounge. T

Balaboosta, Lower East Side, NYC - July 15, 2017

“Balaboosta: n. A Yiddish term meaning the perfect housewife, homemaker, wonderful mother, cook & gracious hostess. She does it a

Spotted Dog, Upper East Side, NYC - July 11, 2017

I received an email for one of the owners of The Spotted Dog’s sister restaurant, The Milton.
“… You were kind enough to do a v…

Sammy’s House of BBQ, Theatre District, NYC - July 9, 2017

The best things about Sammy’s House of BBQ are the extra-friendly staff and its location in the heart of the theatre district — almost r

High Street on the Hudson, West Village, NYC - July 7, 2017

We stopped into the cozy High Street on the Hudson restaurant before heading to the Lucille Lortel to see The End of Longing…, the dark comedy abou

TBar Restaurant, Upper East Side, NYC - July 3, 2017

TBar offers sidewalk dining under their bright orange awnings, weather permitting. Although it was a balmy night, we opted for an inside table

Room Service, Theatre District, NYC - July 1, 2017

Before heading to the Samuel J Friedman Theatre for the second time seeing Lillian Hellman’s Little Foxes… with the powerful performanc

Tavern29, Flatiron, NYC - June 27, 2017

A few years ago after a snow storm, I had a memorable brunch at Tavern29. This time, a publicist invited me to come try their new spring menu. It

Upland, Flatiron, NYC - June 25, 2017

Last I visited Upland, I recommended a visit to chef Justin Smillie’s California-inspired cuisine in the Flatiron District. I still recomm

Made Nice, NoMad, NYC - June 23, 2017

One night recently, I headed uptown to 28th Street to the new casual quick-serve counter-service restaurant from Eleven Madison Park and The N…

Tim Ho Wan, East Village, NYC - June 21, 2017

I’d been hearing a lot about Tim Ho Wan, the dim sum restaurant on 4th Avenue in the East Village that’s been called “the worl

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