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Boqueria in Manhattan

A long wait for a table — we did not have a reservation, and for a party of 6, tables are hard to come by during Sunday brunch — proved more than worth it. Our lunch at Boqueria was a […]

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Imocha Thai

To send Kristin off in style — even though she’s not leaving the newsroom, just changing jobs within the company — Elyse and I took her out for lovely Thai lunch at Imocha in Woodland Park. Larb. Nice and spicy! […]

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Woody’s Farm to Table in Cornwall

We lucked into a great spot for lunch before (or after) Storm King: Woody’s Farm to Table in Cornwall. The food is excellent, the room is comfortable, and it couldn’t be closer to Storm King. Hi Sam! You order at […]

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Champagne Dinner at Bice in Ramsey

A lovely evening tasting Dom Perignon and dining on delicious food. Thank you Marcello and Anthony! This was my favorite. And a lovely evening with Irene, too! Related posts: Fried Chicken and Champagne Kinchely’s Tavern in Ramsey Dinner at Hudson […]

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Rotisserie Georgette in Manhattan

A day off, so to the city I go. I now dream of the roast chicken at Rotisserie Georgette. (Our first trip to the restaurant was in 2014.) My dining companion, Pete. The chicken: crispy skin, impossibly juicy meat and […]

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Viaggio in Wayne

Lunch at Viaggio — my second this year. Best dish was easily this bresaola: Sweet, funky, salty — sliced thin and drizzled with balsamic. The arugula a lovely accompaniment. Fried cauliflower: Delicious, but I wish it were crispier. Bolognese. Delicious. […]

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Dinosuar Bar-b-que in Manhattan

Where to meet a friend from New York when you’re in New Jersey? Why, Harlem of course! Cheers! Related posts: Rum House in Manhattan Cool Photo of the El on a Winter’s Day Nix in Manhattan An Explosion of Flavors […]

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Fink’s BBQ in Suffern

I haven’t had Fink’s barbecue since he was manning the smokers down at Bailey’s in Blauvelt. But our after our trip to Secor Farm we were hankering for lunch, and what should we discover but his Suffern outpost! Here’s the […]

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8 North Broadway in Nyack

A fun date night with sips and snacks at the bar at 8NB. Manhattan: Martini: Delicious gravlax: And sizzling octopus: A nice pour of rose! Delicious and fun, as always. Related posts: 8 North Broadway: A Saturday Night Out! Date […]

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Jockey Hollow in Morristown

I literally held my hand over my heart I was so pleased with the wine list at Jockey Hollow in Morristown. And then there were the oysters — so fresh, so clean, so succulent. (Almost all from New Jersey, too.) […]

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Roost in Sparkill

With Sam having a sleepover at Sondra and Leigh’s, we took the opportunity to have a nice meal out! Roost for the win. Smoked fish platter, which has salmon, trout and smoked whitefish salad with all the accoutrements. Lovely. A […]

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Markt in Manhattan

A nice supper with Boo at Markt, a Belgian brasserie known for its mussels and beer. Still, they serve a very nice martini. We had shrimp cocktail: = Wings: Mussels with cream and garlic. Delicious. OK, I had a couple […]

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Steve’s Burgers in Garfield

If you’re not following Steve’s Burgers on Instagram, you’re not living. The burgers he posts to the feed are so outrageously delicious looking that you won’t be able to help plotting a visit to his little burger shack on Route […]

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Barrow House in Clifton

Delicious Green Goddess salad with shrimp at the Barrow House in Clifton. Related posts: Dinner at Hudson House in Nyack Mighty Quinn’s in Clifton Pizza at Mountain House in Sparkill Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque in Clifton

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So Good in Closter

Out with my crew for lunch in Jersey at So Good, a new Korean barbecue restaurant that opened just a few days earlier. The restaurant is very cool and modern: Panchan: Cooking on the grill in the center of the […]

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Untitled at the Whitney

A lovely restaurant week lunch at Untitled. Unfortunately, not many photos. But trust me, the food was delicious, the setting was beautiful and the company was a pleasure. Fluke crudo with cucumber, husk cherries, jalapeno and green tomato salsa: Roasted […]

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Charlie Bird in Manhattan

To New York, for a visit with Kelli and a delicious meal at Charlie Bird in SoHo. It starts with a martini. Cute place. Super loud, but the buzz was fun. Fried zucchini blossom. Crunchy and sweet. Delicious. Fluke. Isn’t […]

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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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River View 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: Drinks at Red Hat on […]

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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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Viaggio in Wayne

Thought to be the best restaurant in Passaic County, Viaggio is an unlikely destination in a strip mall off the Hamburg Turnpike. Despite its outwardly appearance, though, the dining room is rustic and comfortable, and the food is top notch. […]

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The Roundhouse in Beacon

.An impromptu trip to Cold Spring to see Melanie! And we have dinner at a restaurant I’ve been looking forward to trying for a long time: The Roundhouse. First, some wine for later! So we head out. This view, looking […]