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Rick’s Club American in Congers

You know you’ve had a stressful day when all you photograph at dinner is your martini. A delightful evening, though, at Rick’s Club American with Sondra, Leigh and the little munchkin. Who obviously enjoyed her sundae.  Related posts: Full Circle: We’ve […]

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Kinchely’s Tavern in Ramsey

The famous Kinchley’s! Around since 1937, it’s been serving some of the best thin-crust pizza in the region for 80 years. Cracker-thin, and just as shatteringly crispy. Even though I am on my low-carb regimen, I had to have a […]

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Se7te in Totowa

The pizza at Se7te is pretty darn good. But what I got had much fewer carbs. It was quite tasty indeed. Mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula. . . . . . ———————————- #foodie #foodporn #foodgasm #nom #nomnom #food #yummy #hungryaf #westchester #rocklandcounty […]

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Flora Bar in Manhattan

An absolutely divine fancy lunch at Flora Bar, with delicious cocktails, fabulous food and wonderful company. My bloody mary: Sarah’s deletable gin cocktail. Sarah and Laurie. Crab legs. Red shrimp and uni under nori: Unlike anything I’ve tasted before. Just […]

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Bar Centrale in Manhattan

Drinks before Sarah and Laurie head to the theater, at Bar Centrale on Restaurant Row. Perfectly civilized. Buffalo cauliflower. And, post-theater, a nightcap at the Rum House. Related posts: Pre-Theater Sushi at Kodama in Manhattan Rum House in Manhattan Pre-Theater […]

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Riverview East in Elmwood Park

After River View East won our hot dot taste test, I had to pay a visit to the actual restaurant. Two dogs, one all the way. Delicious! The 411 on River View East. Related posts: Brunch at The East Pole […]

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Sophia in Englewood

A cocktail and a snack at Sophia in Englewood, after the Englewood Night Market. What a lovely place. I’ll be back.      Grilled octopus with celery and olives: Related posts: Get Thee to The Cookery Lunch: Salmon and Apples Five […]

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Tick Tock Diner in Clifton

A famous New Jersey diner, indeed. I had the salmon. Ed had the Buffalo chicken salad. Large portions. Related posts: Breakfast at City Limits Diner Lunch at Rockport Diner Happy Hour at City Limits Diner A Tale of Two Breakfasts […]

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A Taco Affair in Little Falls

A cool new taco spot near the office, where you can get lettuce wraps instead of tortillas. Hooray! Related posts: Supper at Surf Taco The Taco Project, Tarrytown Lunch at Surf Taco Lunch at Henry’s Farm to Table at Buttermilk […]

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Varka in Ramsey

A highly regarded Greek restaurant in Ramsey, mostly known for its deft hand with seafood. We had a couple of drinks and snacks. Martini. Moscow Mule. Lobster gyros. Shrimp with lemon and capers. Inside. Men who drink. Our table was […]

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Casa Mono in Manhattan

Tapas! I remember what a revolution Casa Mono was when it opened; bringing to the main stream not only to Spanish tapas, but also to innovating and exciting dishes like cocks combs. It has always been a favorite of mine. […]

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The Crosby in Montclair

The Crosby is a new-ish spot in Montclair — a great spot for drinks, especially considering how few places have liquor licenses in New Jersey. The space is open and airy, and the cocktail menu was creatively devised (bonus: the drinks are […]

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Rum House in Manhattan

My friend Travis is in town, so we met for drinks before his curtain for The Great Comet. I loved having post-theater cocktails at the Rum House in the fall, so suggested we meet there. Turns out, Travis and his husband, […]

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Jack’s Lobster Shack in Edgewater

I never thought I’d say this. At Jack’s Lobster Shack in Edgewater, I favor the Connecticut-style lobster roll — that is, the one served warm with butter — over the Maine style. Heresy, I know! I have always, always preferred […]

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Hunan Taste in Denville

There’s quite a spectacle of a restaurant in downtown Denville. Hunan Taste, which has been around since 1986, presents the full-on, high-end Chinese dining experience. It was named best Chinese restaurant in the state by The Daily Meal. The menu […]

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Drinks at 3 Westerly in Ossining

Mary, Bill, Ed and I had drinks at this new waterfront restaurant. I neglected to take photos of the food (which was fine) or my friends (who are funny), but I do have here a portrait of a much-needed Friday […]

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Hudson House in Nyack

A gorgeous Sunday, perfect for brunch at a sidewalk table at the Hudson House. Our little Sam tried her first Shirley Temple. I got the bloody mary. I told Samantha the story about when Sarah and I were at the […]

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Mighty Quinn’s in Clifton

Mighty Quinn’s BBQ takes its inspiration from the South, but comes to us from New York City. Our outpost in Clifton seems to combine the best of both. It’s an order-at-the-counter type place. And you move down the line. As […]

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Fortina in Rye Brook

A wonderful and productive lunch meeting with Christine Sloan of Fios TV’s Restaurant Hunter NJ! We chose Fortina because we both happened to be in Westchester that morning. Hello, old friend. Arugula salad with chicken. The best, if you can’t […]

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Nix in Manhattan

Surprise! The farm’s great friend Diane is in town! A trip for dinner is in order. Down to the village we go. It’s been ages since we’ve seen each other. Though thanks to our blogs, at first, and social media, […]

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Rocky’s Pasties in Wharton

Every culture’s got a meat pie. Turns out the miners from Cornwall, England, who settled in the hills of Morris County, N.J. have one too: a pastie. Rocky’s in Wharton has been selling them for four generations. The meat pastie […]

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Crush Eleven in Cocoa Village

My favorite meal of our Destinate trip to Florida was at Crush Eleven in Cocoa Village. Suzy had primed me for the bacon-bourbon old fashioned, so that was a given: We shared Medjool Dates with Goat Cheese, Millionaire’s Bacon, Malbec Gastrique: […]

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Cedars Cafe in Melbourne

Suzy, being the food writer at Florida Today, knows how to pick a restaurant. And, not surprisingly, chefs know how to treat Suzy when she picks their restaurant. We arrived at Cedars Cafe in Melbourne, and the table was already […]

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Cyndia’s in Totowa

I have become more than a little obsessed with the Spinach Salad at Cyndia’s. It’s a little luncheonette in Totowa, N.J., just a few miles from my new office. And this salad fits my new low-carb diet to a T. […]

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The Twisted Oak in Tarrytown

When the chef says he’s going to cook for you, and you plead that he take it easy because you’re off carbs? And you have a great meal and still stick to your diet? That’s a great evening. Thank you […]

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Pok Pok NY in Brooklyn

No sleep til Brooklyn! We are heading out on a Big Day of Fun people, and it starts right here with a delicious Thai meal at Pok Pok NY. Heading down in the family truckster: We were a few minutes […]

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Orsay in Manhattan

A fine place for brunch on the Upper East Side is Orsay, which serves a killer bloody mary and some very tasty eggs Benedict. Paper butter cover. A kid burger for Samantha. Eggs benedict. A fine rendition. The 411 on Orsay. Related […]

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Hendricks in Manhattan

No, not the gin. The restaurant. And it’s where I met the girls for a good catch-up. An Old Fashioned was in order. Kelly, Liz, Boo and Mel. Posing with a sweet gift from Ed, a congratulations for my Destinate win. […]