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.
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!
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… Read more Ciao Da Silvano →
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.… Read more NYC Picks & Pans →
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 gem, Prune. President Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge Park Café.
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 the 60’s filming “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”, with Richard Burton. Assume that’s when she may have tried to indulge in local lobster binge-ing and… Read more Liz Taylor & Lobster →
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
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… Read more Founding Tables →