Category Archives: Restaurants

LUNCH with Friends at OLIO E PIU

OLIO e PIU……..on Greenwich street in the Village…………one of my favorite restaurants for lunch.

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Guido……the bartender………you name it……he can mix it.

CLICK ON…….the FISH……..tho everything is prepared to perfection!

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My friends……….Baudina and Michel………visiting from Paris and London

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James [actor, choreographer……..visiting from England

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Donald sharing his pizza with Virginia………..our stockbroker.

Breakfast at the BREADS BAKERY in Lincoln Center

My dear friend RUTH has her breakfast here every day.  At 101 years she is still full of …………

CHUTZPAH.………. [yiddish for “cheeky”]

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OLE

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Michael brought us a sampling of todays pastry……….BABKA

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Jonathan came out……… to our table on the sidewalk………and brought us a sample of his smile!

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No, Ruth is not choking me…………it is a hug!

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Cinnamon roll.……..tiny but tasty.

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“Hi Tom!”

  “Your usual cappuccino”.

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Baristas………who make an excellent brew.  Espresso please.

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On the top shelf………..BABKA……….which is the new bagel for New Yorkers

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So I brought home a BABKA for tea time on my terrace.

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With raisins…..chocolate……..

and Trader Joes vanilla……….[which is the best in New York].

THE MUFFINS SHOP CAFE………and the fire truck!

UPPER WEST SIDERS………Stop in here daily for a bagel or a muff and a cup of JOE

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My fave is the ALMOND FRENCH TOAST.

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He loves his BAGEL

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The place is tiny but you can always share a table

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Mike loves his JOE

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NYFD………New Yorks bravest

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Muffin break!

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Own your own mug….$5

Bosie PATISSERIE at the new TURNSTYLE in the Columbus Circle subway

My new fave spot for coffee and tea..…...Bosie PATISSERIE

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At the new TURNSTYLE arcade in the Columbus Circle subway station at 59th street.

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Some of the best coffees in the Big Apple.

Toby Smith….the founder……opened his first coffee bar in Sydney fifteen years……..and now he has opened in New York.

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The shop is lacking in the “charm” department………

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BUT……your barista………Emmanuel has plenty of charm to go around……[a working actor when he is not at work in Bosie’s].

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Ciabatta sandwiches……………and cappuccino

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HOW can you pass on Turmeric Ginger Tea.…….[Turmeric is the cure for inflammation].

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I  salivate at anything made with ELDERBERRY FLOWERS

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My tea of choice……….DORIAN GRAY

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In the 1945 movie……..
The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Oscar wilde and BOSIE………..

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BOSIE might disappoint you………. but the coffee never will.

 

 

 

 

For the Love of FIKA……….at the Turnstile

THE TURNSTILE……at Columbus Circle………a new food and shopping emporium………underground in the Subway.

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WHAT IS FIKA?  A Swedish coffee culture all its own…………and now New Yorkers can experience it too.

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Meet the BARISTAS……experts at helping you enjoy your coffee break.

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A social institution……….a coffee break and a sweet nibble.

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A mural of the Swedish capital adds to your FIKA experience.

At FIKA you can sit down….enjoy the moment……..and watch the world go as it passes in front of you……IN THE SUBWAY.

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The DONALD……….sitting in the window…….slowing down and enjoying his java.

BROOKLYN ROASTING COMPANY in Dumbo

Gelsey Kirkland is premiering her new ballet at the GK ARTS CENTER in Dumbo.

STEALING TIME

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Before or after the ballet………..drop in next door for a perfect cup of coffee.

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They roast the beans right there…………and a talented barista will serve you the perfect brew of your choice.

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I chose this brew…………tho I missed the “ROOTBEER” that was promised.

MENUS from New York’s Famous Restaurants

I never ate at most of these restaurants…………most of them were before my time.  But I was often at the McAlpin….. for a Martini, or two!

But, I do have a collection of their menus!

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