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Lunch with Rod

Eataly has never disappointed. And just as well. Doing lunch with Rod Quinn in NYC for the second time in a decade, I only wanted success. And interesting, delicious, fun, and with just the right amount of buzz. No pressure! … Continue reading

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Hot in the city

Pink beer would hardly have been the drink of choice of the thirsty fishmongers that worked the docks south of the Brooklyn Bridge for 193 years. But sweltering heat and cold imports can be persuasive and if the fish markets … Continue reading

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Veselykh svyat!

Today was a perfect day to be celebrating the Orthodox Christmas Eve. With temperatures dipping to minus 7 degrees celsius, and swirling snow dusting the cityscape white, all that was needed was a warm spot, some hearty food and a … Continue reading

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Brilliance in the Bowery

Hospitality of operatic proportions is bursting at the seams in the heart of the Bowery. Packed houses every night resound with competing arias, quixotic consumption and dramatic audience participation. This is a show not to be missed. Where faux French … Continue reading

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Back to school

There is something very delightful about a classroom that you enter voluntarily and find a menu on the board instead of lessons. R G Martin would be proud – although I’m a long way from the Ungarra Primary School, and … Continue reading

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Good restaurant

The name said it all. A Canadian friend was in town for the weekend and I needed an interesting restaurant near Washington Square that would allow us to focus on a much anticipated catch-up while providing a hearty meal on … Continue reading

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Gramercy Tavern

The Gramercy Tavern is still my favorite restaurant in NYC. It has been our special celebration spot for years, but I thought I really should try something different for Sean’s birthday this year. Big mistake! If I went against my … Continue reading

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Red Rooster

There is a swish new destination in NYC where you don’t want to get caught in your jeans. Unlike so many restaurants and bars in this city where anything goes, Red Rooster is a place you want to fluff your … Continue reading

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River Park Restaurant

Bellevue Hospital is probably the most well known medical center in NYC. Spread over the upper 20’s on the east side, it has always been the first port of call if a visiting president is shot, an inmate of Riker’s … Continue reading

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Gramercy Tavern

My favourite restaurant lived up to it’s reputation ( and saved mine ) when we celebrated my friend Leanne’s 50th birthday last weekend. Gramercy Tavern has a seasonal earthy menu, with beautifully presented dishes and excellent service. We shared an … Continue reading

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