Category Archives: Restaurants

Lunching at RANA in the Chelsea Market

Lunch at  Giovanni RANA Pastificio Cucina is always a culinary delight.

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Located in the Chelsea Market……….everything they serve is done with passion and commitment to only the finest artisan ingredients.

 

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For “take home” theres is a selection of rare and regional Italian Products ………and at the BAR………FERNA BRACA to help you digest that meal you just polished off!

 

A Saturday Morning in CHELSEA MARKET

Stroll the HIGHLINE then pop into the CHELSEA MARKET.…….but arrive with an appetite.  Dozens of spots for a bite…..an espresso……or a complete meal.

IT IS A CULINARY PARADISE

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The LOBSTER PLACE is a must for fresh gulf shrimp.  JACQUES TORRES for chocolate.  SARABETH’S BAKERY……….AMY’S BREAD………the MARKET BASKET………The GREEN TABLE………RONNYBROOK MILK BAR…..these are just a few of the places I always stop at.

AND…………you will always meet some interesting people. Shopkeepers………..tourists and New Yorkers!

TAVERN ON THE GREEN • nyc • newly renovated

JOHN PETERSON is the new chef [3rd since it re-opened]………and he even has a delicious BURGER on the menu!

Bravo!

The new menu is so much better than the one Jeremiah Tower created.

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COBB SALAD………..$28.

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Maine LOBSTER SALED…………….$36.

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The TAVERN BURGER…………$24.

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BIBB LETTUCE and pomegranate seeds…..$17

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PORK CHOP $32.  Potato $9.

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Filet / nasturtiums and FISH $32.

TAVERN ON THE GREEN……..renovation

 

This is the way TAVERN on the GREEN looked last Spring………..and then it was all destroyed [RENOVATED]…………right down to the bare bones when it was a sheepfold and barn back in 1899.

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Jeremiah Towers took over the kitchen.  BOMB!  Terrible menu….over-priced…..even the tourists would’nt eat the food.

CLICK ON on of the boxes for destruction………

JOHN STEVENSON is the new chef………..he previously worked at Russ and Daughters Cafe……..[food also not worth eating].  So……….I will wait and see what he does with the menu before I spend another $100 for lunch…..per person………and that is without cocktails to start!

ILONA’S 95th Birthday at Cafe Gitane

Ilona Royce Smithkin and her friends celebrated her 95th birthday at CAFE GITANE in the Jane Street Hotel.

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95 today………and the last 365 were FABULOUS!

LUNCH at the HARD ROCK CAFE

With Spring in the air………time for a stroll through Times Square……….part circus,  part zoo……..but the tourists LOVE it and so do I.  A friend of mine is one of the chefs at the HARD ROCK CAFE………so it was time for a burger.

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The BURGER…..8oz of Angus beef……not a great burger……. but edible at $19.

A SUNDAY STROLL around the neighborhood

Sights and sounds just outside my door.  Every day is different.  That’s why New Yorkers LOVE their city.

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Boat House Cafe in Central Park………street vendors…….tourists………

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And a Hansom Cab ride around the park……..throwing seeds to the birds.