Eleven Madison Move

Eleven Madison Park in the Flatiron closed for renovations. Chefs opening a pop-up in the old Moby’s spot in Amagansett. EMP Summer House. If you’re reading this, too late to get a rez!  

Ciao Da Silvano

Da Silvano closed this week. Arrivederci to an Italian classico. Dating favorite in Greenwich Village from the early ’80’s. And many times since. Outdoor sidewalk people watching. Cozy indoor ziti al forno. Abalone was the best thing ever. Extinction now for both. Recalls the fall of another landmark Italian trattoria. Wedding eve capped decades of…

NYC Picks & Pans

Favorite spot to hang on a beautiful Fall day~ Tavern on the Green outside bar. Resort in the Park. Other faves. Mermaid Inn. 88th & Amsterdam. Best little necks. Just okay. Cafe Luxembourg. A bit dated. Untitled at the Whitney in the Meat Packing. Uninspired space. Touristy vibe. The Ribbon. Near the Dakota. Dark. Winter fare. Noisy….

Table’s Edge Celebs

Famous people found around the Table’s Edge. Besides Elizabeth Taylor. Rachel Maddow. A regular at Green Street Café. She was a local radio personality in Northampton, Massachusetts before she rose to Queen of MSNBC. Sous-chef at Curtis & Schwartz, Gabrielle Hamilton. She became acclaimed author of Blood, Bones & Butter and still holds court at her East Village…

Liz Taylor & Lobster

Virginia Woolf meets Jim Wolff’s waitress. My favorite obituary headline ever: HELEN LAVALLE, 94, ADVISED ELIZABETH TAYLOR “Amongst her many jobs, Helen was a waitress at the former Williams House, where she was the only waitress who could tell Elizabeth Taylor that one lobster was enough.” -Daily Hampshire Gazette Elizabeth Taylor was at Smith College in…

Great Season!

Thanks to all who bought Table’s Edge this holiday season and over the past 10 + years. As we migrate back to our roots in NYC this Spring, we will remember our time in Northampton & the Pioneer Valley. Those who retain their great cuisine are India House and La Veracruzana. Godspeed and good eating. ~ Carol Colitti Levine…

Founding Tables

Northampton has lost a stalwart in its dining history. Dan Yacuzzo, former owner of Eastside Grill. Got his start at Roger Kirwood’s original fern bar, Fitzwilly’s where Dan in turn trained current CEO, Fred Gohr. Dan and his wife Gail were dining royalty in Paradise City. All of their stories and recipes can be found in Table’s Edge. …