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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Pre-Theater Supper at Tolaoche in Manhattan

Some of the best casual, contemporary Mexican food in New York can be found at Toloache, a restaurant with three locations in Manhattan — one of them being extremely convenient for theater goers. Blueberry Hibiscus Margarita: It’s not rocket science; […]

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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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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, With Karen!

Heading to a Broadway show with an out-of-towner? Only one place to go these days: Ippudo. SCF fans will recognize most dishes here (previous Ippudo coverage here and here), so we’ll just go with a visual post this time. But […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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Gallo Nero in Midtown

OK, it’s really called Gallo Nero, or “black rooster” in Italian. But I like my translation. Sarah and I had a fun and fine meal there before seeing “Bring it On.” So, yes, besides the meatballs (which were very good!) […]

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Burgers and Bitches at Joe Allen

I don’t curse too often here on SCF, but here is a time when the words are well deserved. Here we are, heading to see Clybourne Park and it’s 715 p.m., 45 minutes before curtain. We walk into Joe Allen, […]

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Dinner at Danji in Midtown

Gastropub? Sounds great. Korean? Sounds great. Small plates? Yes, sounds great. All three, in the same restaurant? Sounds really great. And it was — sometimes. Like now: Spicy yellowtail sashimi, cho jang, jalapeno And now: Bo ssam: braised pork belly, […]

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Early Supper at Boulud Sud

Boulud Sud, Daniel Boulud’s latest restaurant, is devoted to the flavors of the Mediterranean. It’s on the Upper West Side, and so a great place for a pre-theater dinner before a show at Lincoln Center. The rabbit porchetta, below, is […]

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Pre-Theater Dining at Gallo Nero

A warm spring evening. Tickets to “Anything Goes.” A sip and a snack with my friend Kelli. How lucky are we! Related posts: Pre-Theater Dining at Pam Real Thai in Midtown Excellent Pre-Theater Dining at Toloache in Midtown Pre-Theater Supper: […]