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

Raffles Bistro, Midtown East, NYC - June 20, 2017

Walking south on Lexington Avenue after seeing the York Theatre Company’s fun new musical Marry Harry…, directed by Bill Castellino (wh

Saju Bistro, Theatre District, NYC - June 17, 2017

I met some theatre friends for lunch recently at one of their favorite hangouts, Saju Bistro on West 44. It’s a friendly little French pla

Temerario, Chelsea, NYC - June 15, 2017

Having had fabulous tapas at Handshake Hospitality’s Lamono next door, I knew I’d like the food at Temerario.
While looking ov

The Gander, Gramercy-Flatiron, NYC - June 11, 2017

A friend gave me a gift of a meal at The Gander, Chef Jesse Schenker’s newest place on 18th (He’s best known for the former Recette…);

Empellòn Al Pastor, East Village, NYC - June 8, 2017

At the last minute, we ended up at Alex Stupak’s Mexican-inspired bar and taqueria Empellòn Al Pastor in the East Village for nachos.

Han Dyanasty, East Village, NYC - June 4, 2017

After attending the Obie Awards at Webster Hall, we headed out for a bite to eat and ended up at Han Dynasty…, where I had dined before, a couple bloc

Osteria Morini, Soho, NYC - June 3, 2017

After coming from A Taste of… in celebration of Scotland week, I was meeting a friend for dinner, then heading the opening of Nobody is P

Shorty Tang Noodles, Chelsea, NYC - June 1, 2017

Heading home from a wine tasting sans food, I stopped in at Shorty Tang Noodles to grab something to eat.
The menu outside on Eighth Avenue highli

Beaubourg, Financial District, NYC - May 29, 2017

Finding a place to get something to eat in Brookfield Place is not hard; finding a place with table service takes a bit more looking. We did just th…

La Palapa, East Village, NYC - May 28, 2017

After seeing the “Zookeeper’s Wife,” a beautifully filmed Holocaust movie about a couple who sheltered Jews in the Warsa

Freda’s Caribbean & Soul Cuisine, Morning Side Heights, NYC - May 27, 2017

One friend, who always looks for cheap eats, had suggested Freda’s Caribbean & Soul Cuisine, serving Caribbean and Southern fare o…

The Norm, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NYC - May 25, 2017

About a year ago, The Norm a restaurant inspired by the diversity of cultures in that borough, opened at The Brooklyn Museum. Michelin-starred

Loring Place, Greenwich Village, NYC - May 21, 2017

My friend was eager to dine at Dan Kluger’s new Loring Place, named after the street his dad grew up on in the Bronx. Kluger started at Union…

Mozzarella e Vino, Midtown, NYC - May 14, 2017

Mozzarella e Vino is located opposite MOMA on 54th Street, in the space that Il Gattopardo had occupied until the owners Gianfranco and Paula So…

The Ear Inn, Soho, NYC - May 13, 2017

After a morning packing meals at God’s Love We Deliver with a group from the Manhattan Women’s Club, we wanted a place to grab a bite

Sinigual, Murray Hill, NYC - May 11, 2017

Restaurants near Grand Central are perfect for meeting friends from the upper east side. Looking for a place there is how I discovered Sinigual…

Lamano, Chelsea, NYC - May 5, 2017

There’s a new stylish Spanish tapas place not to be missed. It’s located around the corner from owners Jorge Guzman and Chef Mario…

Bouchon Bakery & Cafe, Columbus Circle, NYC - May 3, 2017

With the arrival of spring, we were out for a long walk around Central Park. We had a destination in mind. A friend told me that I had to try Turnstyl

Kings of Kobe, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC - May 1, 2017

After seeing the talented Bobby Cannavale in Eugene O’Neill ‘s “The Hairy Ape…” at the Armory (also with David Costa

ABCV, Flatiron, NYC - April 29, 2017

We were having a hard time choosing from chef Jean-Georges’ unusual new menu at his third ABC Carpet & Home restaurant, so we ordered

Hourglass Tavern, Theatre District, NYC - April 27, 2017

Eating after theatre worked best as the one-woman show “When it Was You” at the Clurman Theatre was about 70 minutes. Meaning we co…

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