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Supper in the City with Boo and Jeff

Greg and I had two separate engagements in the city on Friday. He was heading to our friend Martini Pete’s bachelor dinner at Keene’s Steakhouse. I was on my way to supper at The Little Owl. Here’s my half of the journey.

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Greg was planning to meet Boo and Jeff for a pre-cocktail cocktail but we missed out train by two minutes and had to wait another half an hour. So G headed off and I made my way to Tabla, where they were waiting.

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We immediately headed to The Little Owl to see if we could get our table any earlier than our 9:45 p.m. reservation. We cut through Madison Square Park where restaurants were setting up their booths for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party.

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Protecting the marble walls on Madison:

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Already smokin’:

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Jeff and Boo:

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Shake Shake:

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We made our way to the West Village. Our table wouldn’t be ready until about 830 so we looked for a place to have a drinky drink first. We looked at several place and made some stops along the way —

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Before Jeff pulled the plug and announced we were going to 50 Commerce:

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I ordered a drink with cherries (named for the Cherry Lane theater, not Sour Cherry Farm):

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Jeff ordered something with rye.

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Boo didn’t know what to order —

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— so we ordered her a muscadet. (Yes, she’s drinking white wine for the first time in her life.)

We didn’t know exactly when our table would be ready, so we ordered some snacks:

Beau soleil oysters.

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Ceviche:

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They were both OK but both a little to astringent/acidic for me.

We got the call and headed over to Little Owl:

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Cute as hell.

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Jeff started with a ricotta cavatelli with favas, bacon and tomato broth:

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Smoky yet fresh. Very satisfying.

Boo got the soft shell crab with asparagus risotto and burst cherry tomatoes:

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I loved it. It tasted green. The risotto was addctive and the crab was sweet and delicoius.

I got the beau soliel oysters, which were in a lettuce wrap with a piece of tuna, avocado and pickled cucumber.

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Also amazing and quite fun to eat.

Boo and Jeff each got the grilled scallops with parsnip mousse, escarole and calamari:

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I liked the flavor but they both felt the dish was too rich.

I got “the pork chop,” which came with parmesan butter beans and wild dandelion.

Excuse the dark photos:

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I loved it. The meat was crusted with fennel seeds and the beans were rich and creamy, which constrasted nicely with the bitter greens. A winner all around.

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We had a nice table in the corner of the banquette:

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Boo wanted me to take a photo of Bob Dylan in the bathroom:

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In the taxi on the way to Freemans:

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The bar at Freemans:

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Those glass boxes hold taximdermy, Bob:

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More bar shots:

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The restaurant is down an alley, which I shot as we were leaving:

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We headed back toward Boo’s and Grand Central, hoping that Greg would be able to meet us for a nightcap. We went to Les Halles:

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Alas, no Greg. So I headed back to GCT on the subway:

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These funny people were enjoying their new chair:

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Fun city night!

10:41:00 on 06/06/08 by liz - Category: Restaurants

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lbabs wrote:

and blurry as heck

06/09/08 13:20:47

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