November 10, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Deals Deals Deals
It doesn’t look to me like New Yorkers...
November 3, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Center Cut/Easy Korean
Jeffrey Chodorow’s stylish and expensive Center Cut at the Empire Hotel might be diagnosed as the same irrational exuberance that is offering a Chanel tote for $3,995 in the New York Times this morning…
October 27, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
The Vietnamese Don Juan of bun and pho, Chef Michael Huynh, has the grace to look a little discombobulated at his new perch on the Upper West Side where Rain once reigned…
October 20, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
In the evolution of Italian food in New York over more than forty years, we've nearly drowned in a roiling ocean of red sauce, discovered pesto and overdosed on tiramisu, learned to worship the white truffle....
October 13, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
It’s one of those magical balmy nights last week and our friends wait beyond the kitchen in the backyard “garden”…a stage set far from the financial battering of the day…
October 6, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Uncorking Corton/Cutting Back
It’s the first night Corton is open to walk-ins and the room is not yet finished, but the friendly open square has an easy club-house feel, very see-and-be-seen…
September 29, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Double Crown/Pearl Oyster Bar
It’s scary enough watching the world of strut-and-brag Manhattan shrink. Now it’s the quail too. Half a quail…half a very small quail…
September 22, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Not that I necessarily expected to see debauchery at the low lit bar, or find Wall Streeters on the next banquette declaiming Byron, dressed like the Marquis de Sade, chanting Rimbaud….
September 15, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Bloomingdale Road/Daniel Makeover
This is not just another lineup of comfort food. It’s playpen time. It’s the homey and weirdo hour. We have chicken lollipops-Buffalo with blue cheese fondue…
September 8, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Like a privileged first child in an ambitious family with excellent connections, Apiary has a top of the line nursery – slick modern design by partner Ligne Rosset starring…
September 2, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
We’re forced to cut through a gaggle of young Japanese possessively pacing the sidewalk, the vestibule crowded with defiant dawdlers, and the entire student population of Japan...
August 25, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Encores: Morandi, Harrison
Anxious clotlettes of people are waiting outside as taxis drop off titled, untitled and entitled women chirping Italian, kiss-kissing the animated god at the maitre d’ stand…
August 18, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Alain Allegretti may have opened his doors Monday short a chef or three in the kitchen, but he's a pro after all… ready Thursday for Hillary and Bill with Chelsea and her boyfriend…
August 11, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Eighty One Uptick
I’ve been hearing a lot of raves for Eighty One recently -- three times last week alone. “Amazing meal.” “Michelin three star food.” “It’s my new favorite restaurant...”
August 4, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Sweet and Tart/Almoncello
The sweet little goody-two-shoes snack shop is back in Flushing with a stunning new menu…I miss Almondito, but its Italy-inspired changeling Almoncello is my kind of Hamptons, too…
July 28, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
All in black Marc Forgione stands feet wide apart rather Ninja-like, but maybe trying to look a tad taller, in his own shoes, at last. "I know your dad, of course..."
July 21, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Paris Splurge/Mouths of the Times
My guy and I vowed we would avoid the Euro-zone this year. As a chronic penny pincher – regular readers will have noticed – I’m undone by the wobbling dollar…
July 14, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Given the speed and reliability of France’s TGV train – getting to Lyon for lunch with Paul Bocuse is a cinch compared to inching your way to Easthampton on Friday in time for dinner…
July 7, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Now that 5 Napkin Burger has moved into the space that was Jezebel's...Simon Oren and chef partner Andy D'Amico have their own little Monopoly game going on Ninth Avenue...
June 30, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
How Istanbul has changed, grown, swallowed up its suburbs, planted luxury malls, precious shopping enclaves and hotels (a second Four Seasons, the first W in Europe)…