We started our afternoon on Broadway with the life and times of the most successful group in Motown history, the Temptations. “Ain’t Too Proud” had us dancing and singing in our seats. For a complete review, click here.
After the show, we headed to Friedmans in the Edison Hotel, as I was invited to sample their fare. I started with a vodka martini with vermouth and orange bitters, while my dining companion had the Paper Plane with bourbon, Amaro Nonino and Aperol ($14 each). I’d recommend the latter.
Their veggie potstickers (6 for $11) come drizzled with sriracha aioli and accompanied by a ginger soy dipping sauce. The meaty chicken wings (6 for $14) are hearty enough for a meal! They come with a sweet chili glaze.
Also good as a starter (or a light meal) would be their mezze platter with a choice of three of their eight offerings ($18 for three; $8 each). We sampled the hummus, cauliflower salad with olives & tomatoes and babaganoush served along with housemade warm pita.
Don’t miss the seared wild salmon (with caramelized skin) served with mashed potatoes, spinach and a delicious Asian ginger jus ($29) or the brick chicken with cauliflower pureé and grilled artichokes ($27). Also worth trying are the small potato pancakes (AKA latkes) served with both sour cream and applesauce (3 for $7)
For dessert, we sampled their homemade cherry pie a la mode and the brownie sundae in a jar ($10 each), although the latter was served in a bowl with toasted marshmallows. You can’t go wrong with either.