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A Manhattan ‘On Tap’ in Downtown Manhattan

In a city where one is seldom seated unless full party attendance is ascertained, it is very much appreciated when one can simply take a table and sit to wait away one’s companion. Just a stone’s throw away from Pulino’s Pizzeria and Prune is Saxon + Parole. This Correspondent arrived to Saxon + Parole attracted […]

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A Maine-sourced Lobster Roll in New York City

On a list of tough ways to make a living, owning a restaurant in New York City has to be somewhere near the top.  But what’s so great about it is that if you find a niche and that niche has a market, then owning a restaurant is a rewarding experience. So it is with […]

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Sustenance for the Artistically-Inclined in Midtown

When in New York City, the artistically-inclined is obliged to make an appearance at The Museum of Modern Art. Once the hunger for aesthetics is satisfied, however, even the most earnest of devotees will find themselves too tired to walk anywhere for lunch. Across the street, Il Gattopardo beckons. One needs but to cross 54th […]

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A “Third Way” Espresso in New York City

There is a perfect little espresso bar in midtown Manhattan, right on 6th Avenue just below Central Park – one of those New York gems that hide in plain sight. Its name is Zibetto and it is pristine. Spanning a single, long lane of shop, with gleaming marble countertops on either side. One below a […]

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Meatballs in the East Village

Your Correspondent is proud to say that he was born in New York City. But to leave it at that would be misleading. For although he was born in Manhattan, he is, in truth, a might-as-well-be stranger to the city, having been whisked away from the island at the tender age of five, and relocated […]

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A Very Available Oasis in Downtown Manhattan

Pizza is a staple so ubiquitous it should never ever be made a destination unto itself. At least in this Correspondent’s mind. Therefore, the idea of venturing to a pizzeria should never be condoned, never mind encouraged. These beliefs notwithstanding, in the nary space of one month, I found myself at Pulino’s Bar & Pizzeria […]

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Boozy Brunch in a Hidden Cocktailgarten

In New York City, weekend brunch is more than just a meal; it’s an institution.  After a long night of serious partying, drag your hangover to a cocktail-filled brunch for that extra pick-me-up (or prelude to a siesta).  Cocktails bars are an often overlooked but sumptuous choice for a convalescent brunch.  After all, you already […]

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Brunch with Pigs in the West Village

“Take me to one of your favorite places in all of New York City,” I said to Nina, a six-year-tenured New Yorker who, like me, is a firm follower of the religion that espouses that no brunch is complete without a bloody mary (or two). She took me to The Spotted Pig. Located in the […]

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Italian Street Pork in the Lower East Side

Time. Such a curious thing that makes a difference to perception and reality. For example, the foundation of Italian civilization and the Italian food culture has been around for 2000 or so years; in America, its just about 1/10th of that. Interacting with Italians on many levels over his lifetime has left the impression that […]

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A Flawless Brunch in New York City

There is nothing quite like a weekend brunchtime Bloody Mary. For those in my camp, there is no better destination than Prune. Inconspicuously tucked away in a little corner in the East Village, Prune features 10 different Bloody Mary recipes. All are intended to be followed by a beer chaser. Picqued by the exotique-ness (at […]

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