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Lunch at Coppa in the South End

After my morning walk, I headed back to the apartment Greg and I rented on Marlborough Street to see how his highness was doing. (Sorry: no photos of the apartment, I forgot. But you can check it out on VBRO.com […]

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Sips and Snacks at Benjamin Steakhouse

If I told you there was an excellent steak at Benjamin Steakhouse in Hartsdale, you probably wouldn’t be surprised. The owners,Benjamin Prelvukaj and chef Artruo McLeod, are alums of Peter Luger in Brooklyn. But what would you say if I […]

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Election Night at O’D’s

Back when I was a cub reporter and worked the city desk on election night, the whole gang used to end up at O’Donoghue’s sometime in the wee hours of the morning to relax with a beer after all the […]

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Supper at Sakagura

For our final dinner during our city weekend, we decided to stay close to home. (Hmm. Could it have been the late-night drinks at Mayahuel that had something to do with this?) We went to a hidden gem of a […]

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Cocktails at The Lambs Club

After taking in the matinee performance of The Scottsboro Boys, we headed over to the swanky new — but very old looking — Lambs Club. It’s like the Art Deco lounge of your dreams. You’re living in a 1930s movie. […]

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Delicious Pizza at Motorino

What would a weekend in New York be without trying some fancy, artisanal, Neapolitan-style pizza? Nothing. The answer would be nothing. So we found ourselves at Motorino.  The weekend is saved. We are happy. Related posts: Iron Pizza Chef: Pizza […]

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Supper at Ssam Bar

On Friday after Eataly, we first headed to the Whitney to see the Lee Friedlander “America by Car” exhibit and also the new Hopper exhibit. No photos from there. Then we went to see Rory and Chris at their new […]

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A Nightcap at the Clover Club

When you’re done with dinner at 8, there’s really nothing wrong with stopping in the local cocktail club for a post, is there? We thought not. Related posts: Goatherd Book Club: A Room with a View A Nightcap at the […]

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Recette in the West Village

Recette is a charming little corner bistro in the West Village where the artful presentation of the food belies the simple, comfortable space. The chef, Jesse Schenker, is talented indeed. Here, the Berkshire Pork Belly, Rock Shrimp, Turnips, Romesco, Sherry […]

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Dim Sum at Aberdeen in White Plains

After some errands Saturday morning in Westchester, Greg and I decided to hit Aberdeen, the Chinese restaurant in White Plains that does dim sum every day. Related posts: Lunch at Haiku in White Plains Recipe: Olive Oil Roasted Tomatoes and […]

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Pre-Theater Supper at Chez Napoleon

We’re always looking for new places to try before the theater, so when a new-old spot popped up on the Sifty Fifty — a list of New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton’s favorite New York City restaurants at the […]

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Supper with the Kids at Umami in Croton

Supper didn’t turn out quite as we’d hoped at Umami in Croton-on-Hudson. We got there just 10 minutes after Kelli and Patrick, but weren’t able to get our dinners in time before we had to leave for the Great Jack-o’-Lantern […]

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Barcel, for a Celebration

Mom had a big anniversary to celebrate. So we celebrated. The four of us went to Barcel. We ate well indeed, as usual. Mom’s shrimp and chorizo: Related posts: Supper at Cafe Barcel Back at Barcel Friday Night at Barcel […]

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Back at Restaurant North in Armonk

I had a few sips and snacks with my friend Katherine at one of our favorite new restaurants. Here’s the tuna on a cracker: Related posts: Restaurant North in Armonk Ferry Back from North Haven Dinner at Nebo Lodge Inn […]

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Breakfast at City Limits Diner

Kelli and Hugh met me for an early morning breakfast at City Limits Diner. I got the house-smoked salmon. Boy was it tasty. Related posts: Lunch at Rockport Diner Breakfast at Nebo Lodge Breakfast with Local Strawberries and Fresh Goat […]

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Killer Fried Chicken at The Redhead

I’m working on a story about trend of Southern food sweeping the North. If it means I can get fried chicken like this at The Redhead in the East Village, I’m all for it. Continue sweeping, South! Related posts: Fried […]

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Bar Americain at Mohegan Sun

I was really blown away by the bold flavors and pristine ingredients at Bar Americain. You know, you think — oh, it’s Bobby Flay. Doesn’t he have enough other things keeping him busy rather than paying attention to what’s going […]