I don’t know whether it is some sort of über-hip response to conventional expectations, or maybe it’s the prevalence of young chefs who know how to cook but don’t have the experience to crack the whip with the help, but too many restaurants with solid, interesting kitchens Continue reading “Good Food, Crappy Service: A Growing Trend”
Ah, the grand question that most New Yorkers ask themselves at least a few times: “Where the hell should we eat in Midtown?” If money is no object then the answer is simple. Jean Georges or Marea or Per Se if you can get a reservation. And don’t forget Continue reading “Brabant Belgian Brasserie — New York, NY”
Not the often tough mature spinach with the stems that are more like green-hued tree trunks. I mean the baby spinach that is nice and tender and disappears in a matter of a few minutes Continue reading “How To Cook Spinach”
Why, you ask, would I discuss the quintessential summer drink as we rush headlong into winter? Well, I just returned from sunnier climes, and I had the opportunity to drink many of these sometimes wonderful drinks. Unfortunately, when bartenders are left to their own devices, Continue reading “Musings On The Gin & Tonic”
So…what’s the big deal about turkey? I roasted one for Thanksgiving (the first in several years) and while it’s a pleasant tasting fowl — especially when it’s loaded down with herbs and copious amounts of a butter and Chardonnay baste — it simply isn’t worth Continue reading “Roast Turkey — Big Deal!”
One of the pleasures of bar dining is the hustle and bustle of a busy city bar, with all of the dynamics of the mix of diners and drinkers and watchers, and all of the rest of the people who make up the crowd in a good place.
I mention “city bar,” because there is an unspoken set of Continue reading “Bar Etiquette”