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Monday, January 31, 2011

From Gershwin's Delicious

Blah blah blah blah moon
blah blah blah above
blah blah blah blah croon blah blah blah love

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Grammercy Hotel Bar on Lex to celebrate

the publication of Monica Sheehan'S new book
Love Is You and Me
...this was Monica's birthday so on her right was neice Megan and on her left was cousin Kate. Left out of the photo only were other friends ,family,

and fans. Worship of the gentle writer and her engaging drawings and heart-thoughts began at the Gramercy but moved to Almond
for oysters. Time to find Monica's latest before V Day.

Maureen's Tart Tartin

This devine pie starts with sauteed apples in quarters with lemon and brown sugar and cinamon. Then it is covered with a crust and baked at 400 degrees ...and then
overturned on a plate.

Union Hall on Union Street and 5th av Bklyn

Is a place for bocci ball and burgers and fries and fireplaces and music. It's usually adult fun but sometimes a grandchild can enjoy too.

Smythe Hotel on w bwy and warren

Great breakfast and check out the bar/lounge

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pinochio is operatic and romantic

92st and 2av in Manhattan...warm and flavorful Italian food in a romantic lie. Music and posters have an opera theme. Service is professional and yet family-like.

Tamarind (downtown manahattan on Hudson)

Bar service was distracted and solicitous greeters gave good
and byes but this beautiful interior wasn't matched by the food which was slow in coming and cold in an empty palace, The shrimp and chicken kebabish dish were good ...and thanks for the makeup pistachio kulfi. Blah humbug.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mrs. Kim has me over a river barrel

Because Mrs. Kim is the new name for the kitchen and bar formerly known as River Barrel in Greenpoint Bklyn at 160 Franklin St.
Sunday brunchette featured great spicy bloody marys and excellent dumplings and Korean buns (pork or tofu). Excellent nick knack and clothing and bricka brac stores to roam before stepping in and getting cozy. Next time i am going for the bim bop.