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January 11, 2017
11 Favorites I Discovered in 2016
I’ve been going out for dinner six nights a week. On...
December 14, 2015
It Isn’t Easy to Name the Best Dishes of 2015
After a longish mea culpa, I am now going to try to...
July 13, 2015
Where are you sending friends now?
Where do I eat when I’m not hustling to find something...
December 16, 2013
Feeding the Folks: Where to Go
May 14, 2012
Where can I take my 13-year-old to sample New York’s best food without breaking the bank?
Like his mother, my son loves to eat. I am trying to...

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September 17, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Henry by JJ
The shocking pink neon JJ in the window as you arrive stakes his claim…

September 10, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Jolly Good Fiorello
One day a brass marker with our names joined...

September 3, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue
Smoked wings drizzled with buffalo sauce and irresistible fritos pie smothered with chili…

August 27, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Le Bernardin
A waiter brings a velvet footstool to hold my handbag and the foldup umbrella I refuse to check...

August 20, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Manhatta High
You’ll find binoculars on the window sill and the chef with tattooed arms bared calling the plays outside the open kitchen…

August 13, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Avena Again (CLOSED)
I’m meeting fussy friends I want to impress…

August 6, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Bistro Pierre Lapin
I’m especially taken by the menu choices, so all over the place…

July 30, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Olmsted: Brooklyn Wizardry
I have nothing against Brooklyn. I just rarely go there unless someone offers to drive…

July 23, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Tudor City Steakhouse
They’re willing to save me a table with a river view in that historic district…

July 16, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Charc One Up for Danny Brown (CLOSED)
The door, swollen by the heat, keeps popping...

July 9, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Infamous Chicken
I had supposed that “Infamous” was an attempt at…

July 2, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Hamptons: Pie for Breakfast
Last week I was back, sharing a wedge salad...

June 25, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Bocce USQ (Closes Seasonally)
Our server rushes, overwhelmed and elusive…

June 18, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
The Grand Affair
It’s a rally of chefs from the grand hotels of...

June 11, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Suicide Regrets
Suicide, the headlines not the inclination, distract me..

June 4, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Woodpecker At Play
Years pass and chefs mature, but there’s no need to fret that David Burke might grow stodgy…

May 21, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Little Frog
The old-fashioned need for an old-fashioned…

May 14, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Eat well and you will live 100 years… Mangia Bene che vivi 100 anni…

May 7, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Boqueria West 40th
There’s no longer a need to explain tapas to innocents from the western slope, the glaciers or small Texas towns…

April 30, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Two of us must have the brouillade, soft…

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