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Pre-Theater (Les Mis): Ippudo!

Shocking, right? We’re at Ippudo before a show! The only difference this time? Two Ippudo newbies: Hunna and Trae! And the usual cast, me and Boo:   The modern ramen: Our add-ins were served on the side: Short rib buns. […]

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More Ramen at Ippudo

Another excellent pre-theater meal at Ippudo Westside. At the table this evening are Boo, Kelli and Boo’s friend Stacia. We shared four apps and two bowls of ramen. All terrific. Scallops with mango and jalapeno: Eel with cucumber: Pickles: Tempura […]

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Dinner at Lafayette NYC

Without a reservation, getting in to a trendy restaurant on a Friday night in Manhattan is next to impossible. And after our photo shoot with George, we were turned away at Pearl and Ash and Booker & Dax, as might […]

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Vermeer and George Saunders

After our lunch at Rotisserie Georgette, we walked up to the Frick Collection, where the Dutch Masters show was on loan from the Mauritshuis. We saw the famous “Girl with the Pearl Earring,” which was hung in a gallery all […]

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Perfect Parallel #manhattanproject

A twist on the classic, a recipe from Audrey Saunders. Perfect Parallel 12 ounces Lairds apple jack 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth 1 1/2 ounces dry vermouth 4 dashes angostura bitters Shake vigorously and strain into chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish […]

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Ippudo: All Specials Dinner

OK, I’ve now been to Ippudo enough times to go completely off-menu. We ordered all three of the special appetizers, and all were top-notch. Turkey buns: Octopus: And clams. All fantatsic.   Related posts: Back at Ippudo Already! Ippudo Midtown: […]

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A Quick Supper at Saju

Before seeing the magnificent Mark Rylance perform the title role in Richard III. Onion soup and Shakespeare? Why not! Related posts: Quick Supper: Frittata Quick Barbecue Sauce Pre-Theater Supper at Chez Napoleon Supper at the Standard Grill

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Back at Ippudo Already!

Another Broadway night, and there was only one question: pizza or ramen? Don Antonio and Ippudo have become our absolute favorite places to go pre-theater. I wonder if we’ll ever go to Pigalle again? Boo’s sazerac: Pomm Choi: Chicken wings […]

family, outings

The High Line and a Pizza Lunch

An adventure in the city, with a walk on the High Line and a pizza lunch at Artichoke Basille, which does New York-style pizza right. Here’s a look at the photos.      Here’s a stop to see “Untitled” by […]

family, outings

Videos from the Trip to the Zoo

Goat feeding and other fun frolicking for your YouTubing pleasure. Related posts: Our First 2013 Trip to the Pleasantville Farmers Market Sam’s First Trip to the Doctor Butterflies and Dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History Sam’s First Trip […]

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To Gemma, For Boo’s Burrata Pizza

Before a performance of “Sontag: Reborn” at the New York Theater Workshop, Boo and I shared a few dishes at Gemma, her favorite go-to restaurant for when you don’t to think about where you want to go-to. It’s a cute […]

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Sardi’s Before the Show

Hunna and I hit Pippin Wednesday night (highly recommended!) and had just enough time to sneak in a drink at Sardi’s before the show. A Manhattan for him, a pinot grigio for her. And one of our favorite stars, Kermit […]

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Dinner at Bistro Cassis in Manhattan

We and the Ranchers headed to the city to see the fabulous production of “Ann,” written by and starring Holland Taylor. We can’t recommend it more highly. We also took Mary’s recommendation for dinner at a Cassis, a bistro nearby […]

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Kelli and Sarah at Don Antonio’s

Before Broadway, once more, at Don Antonio’s. Since it was Kelli’s first time, we got the classic “fried” pizza.   And for Sarah, ever the picky eater, we went with a white pizza with roasted grape tomatoes. Both were delishy! […]

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Big Day of Fun: The Matisse Exhibit

We went to see Matisse: In Search of True Painting at the Met, and came away learning so much about the artist and his process. The exhibit shows you how he painted in pairs and trios, how he saw light […]

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Pre-Theater Dining at Casellula in Midtown

Casellula, a cozy little wine and cheese bar, really is an oasis in midtown for pre-theater dining, especially if you’re heading to a theater that’s a little north of Times Square. I’ve covered Casellula several times already, so I won’t […]

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Pre-Theater at Brasserie Athenee

This is not a food recommendation. But if you’re going to the theater, and you just want a quick drink and a little something to hold you over, Brasserie Athenee is a pretty darn convenient spot. There is a nice […]

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Visiting The 9/11 Memorial

With Karen in town covering the UN General Assembly, we thought it a good time to visit the 9/11 Memorial for the first time. We met her down there for a quick visit. Related posts: On a Hot Memorial Day, […]