Category Archives: Restaurants

COFFEE with RUTH at the Breads Bakery Cafe

When breaking bread with RUTH at the Bread Bakery Cafe……….she always meets and greets and entertains those near her.

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Last Wednesday it was Michael.

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Last Friday it was Jonathan………

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And today it was a charming young man new to NYC……..a Catholic Missionary.

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At 101 years of age………she is still kicking………..tho not the bucket!

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And we always eat the same thing………..almond croissant filled to the gills with marzipan.

BIRTHDAY BURGER at Cafe Robert

ROBERT is on the top floor of the Museum of Arts and Crafts………on Columbus Circle.  Table with a window view……….and a burger to match.

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Love MAGENTA?  I do.  So I love eating here!

An OCULUS is born ………at ground zero.

The OCULUS.….in front of the new World Trade Center………..a white marble mecca for opulent shopping.  Herme, Gucci, Pucci and one hundred other stores.  You can easily drop $250,000 or more……and have fun doing it.

Designed by Santiago Calatrava.…..the Spanish architect.

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Looks like a bird soaring into the sky…………at a cost of $4 billion.  Is it worth it? YES!

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250,000 people pass thru her every day.

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The skylight is retractable……..and does open up to let the open sky show through.

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Yes, that is the Donald snapping away.

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It looks like a enormous ice skating rink…………but it just 300,000 feet of white Lassa Italian marble…..at a cost of $400 per sq. foot……….and it is a crowd pleaser!

 

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PETROSSIAN CAVIAR and the Pidgeon

The “go to” place for caviar in Manhattan is PETROSSIAN on West 58th street.

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The restaurant is on the ground floor of the Alwyn Court apartment building.

[The Alywn Court was erected in 1908] .

New Yorkers call it the “wedding cake” building].

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This is TSAR IMPERIAL TRANSMONTANUS CAVIAR…...

a 50 gram serving is $175

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In 1920, Melkoum Petrossian  introduced Paris to the magic of caviar……..and since then we New Yorkers can enjoy it too.

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The Winklevoss twins have raised $15 million for their latest adventure………and the name of that adventure is CAVIAR..….a delivery service of food from any restaurant…………delivered right to your door.

 

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 A caviar connoisseur for sure!

Breakfast at CHELSEA MARKET • 75 Ninth Ave

CHELSEA MARKET is constantly evolving.  Now there are over 70 places to shop and dine.

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A friend of mine, Harris,  owns CREAMLINE……and offers American Classics from farm to tray…………with dairy delights from Donnybrook.

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I arrived at 8am……..for breakfast…………at that hour is was not crowded so I could spread out my New York Times

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Pancakes…………chocolate chips and maple syrup……8 bucks……..chewy and sublime.

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Bacon…..cheddar and egg……….and a hit at  five bucks.

Lunch at LILLIES’S place


FINE FOOD  *  WINE * BEER * SPIRITS * PORT * CHAMPAGNE

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The VICTORIAN decor is a hoot and a holler.

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Our Waitress…..what a CUTIE!

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CRISPY BACON SANDWICH with sprouts, fries and a mimosa.

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And a COBB SALAD with heirloom tomatoes.

Children eat free at PER SE in The Time Warner Building

Kids eat FREE at Per Se on September 18…………if they are under 16 yrs old………but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian…….who each pay $225 for lunch.  The usual price for lunch is $350…….so this is a savings of $200.

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Of course, TAX and TIP and WINE are extra……so add another $250 or more to the bill….unless you order the $490 bottle of Donnhoff ” Neiderhauser Hermannshohle” Gold Kapsule, Nahe.

Will the little gourmands appreciate Thomas Kellers cuisine??  Time will tell.  At least they can brag in the school yard that they had oysters and pearls for lunch.