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New Year’s Day in NYC
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New Year’s Day in NYC

We had such a fun time going to Rockefeller Center last New Year’s Day that we decided to repeat the experience. Burgers at Bill’s, then a trip to the tree — and we even threw in St. Patrick’s Cathedral this […]

Pizza at Marta
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Pizza at Marta

While the pizza momentum in New York has been building for years now, the quality pies have mostly been Neapolitan in nature: cripsy, yes, but also puffy and slightly chewy. Enter Marta, Danny Meyer’s latest venture with Maialino chef Nick […]

Questlove’s Food Salon
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Questlove’s Food Salon

I’d always pictured a salon as being in a room with lots of couches, velvet curtains and a hookah. Gertrude Stein, Paris, Picasso. That kind of stuff. Questlove’s Food Salon was not that. It was a cocktail party with delicious […]

Dinner at Adalaya
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Dinner at Adalaya

Right down the stairs from Dear Irving is a little Mediterranean restaurant, where we shared small plates, rose and lots of laughs. Funny sign by the bar: It was a beautiful night, so we took a table on the street: […]

Drinks at Dear Irving
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Drinks at Dear Irving

At Dear Irving, a cocktail bar on Irving Place, the decor takes its cue from various cocktail eras, and works its way chronologically backwards the further back in the building you go. You enter into JFK-era 1960s, a Mad Men […]

Maysville in Manhattan
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Maysville in Manhattan

Bourbon! Seafood! Bacon! Yes, that’s Maysville, a Southern restaurant with New York style. We met for dinner before seeing Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man on Broadway (great show). Eric and Boo: Me and Heather: Horse art: Hay-roasted oystes with […]

Cocktails at Lantern’s Keep
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Cocktails at Lantern’s Keep

A wonderful pre-theater discovery thanks to my friend and colleague Karen: Lantern’s Keep, an honest-to-goodness cocktail bar right in the heart of midtown. Greg and I hit it up the evening we saw On the Town. It’s a super-cool place with […]

Happy Goldfinch Day!
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Happy Goldfinch Day!

Also known as: “Helga, Meghan and Leigh Are the Dorks of New York.” (Props to Helga for supplying the ornithological visuals.) This Goldpost is a spoiler alert if you haven’t read the book. But if you have—as many friends of […]

Ramen at Ippudo
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Ramen at Ippudo

Another super pre-theater meal at Ippudo. I think I’ve found a modus operendi: Order the appetizer specials and split a bowl of ramen. Well, except when I want the wings. Or… or…. Pomm Choi: Pork bun special: Fish, I can’t […]