Pre-Opera @ Nougatine

Nougatine. Jean-Georges’ more casual spot in the lobby of 1 Central Park West. Yes. The Trump International Hotel & Residences. That building. Where Regis & Alan Alda share a hallway. But. Hey. It’s great food overlooking the high rises on CPS and Columbus Circle and close to the Metropolitan Opera. To see the new production…

OxBow Thanksgiving

As natives of the Connecticut River Valley Oxbow in Northampton, we feel familiar at our new neighborhood Tavern. What a special surprise to find that it was open on Thanksgiving. Since none of us is a fan of turkey, we relished our quail, duck and lamb chops at a cozy table on a frigid fall…

Holiday Buffet

Christmas Eve lobsters at Alicat & Joe’s. Magnifique. Bobby Van’s on 50th. Just above Times Square fray. Yet close enough to walk to see Farinelli & the King, The Parisian Woman, or Meteor Shower.┬áThe food is average, but it’s lively and fun. Plaques above our corner table featured Eric Trump and Michael Flynn. Collusion! The…

Taste of UWS

2 Blocks Away for the good of the ‘Hood. Boulud Sud. AG Kitchen. Dovetail. Support our neighbor restaurateurs.  

Isabella’s Bites the Dust

UWS’s landmark gathering spot the latest to close its doors. Isabella’s shuttered for good yesterday after decades of meeting, greeting and eating. One of the few outdoor cafes not blocked by shade of ugly dank scaffolding. You could actually sit in the sun. Sad.