Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

3/9/2014 As we arrived at Otto, I captured the classic shot of the awning and the delivery bikes.  It has been the same for years. With the onslaught of the latest and greatest, we often forget about the old favorites – those places that have been around for years and deserve their reputation.  Not that Otto Enoteca Pizzeria is a quaint little Mom & Pop shop or anything.  It is part of the ever-growing Mario … Continue reading

Smith and Mills

Smith and Mills

Smith and Mills is a tiny little bar in an old carriage house on North Moore Street in Tribeca. The door is unmarked.   Smith and Mills is owned by Matt Abramcyk of Tiny’s Tribeca and Employees Only.  As with his other bars, the decor and cocktails are the headliner and good food is a great bonus.  It is also as dimly lit as the others.  So our first daylight visit yielded some descent photos … Continue reading

Murray’s Cheese Bar

Murray's Cheese

We are big fans of Murray’s Cheese Bar and prior to that Murray’s Cheese Shop.  When Murray’s Cheese Bar opened, we couldn’t wait to give it a try.  We’ve been there countless times and somehow missed doing a write-up! Murray’s Cheese has been in Greenwich Village since 1940 but the current owner, Rob Kaufelt, transformed it into the cheese destination of today.  Murray’s staff is incredibly knowledgeable about cheese.  They even offer a huge array … Continue reading

Meade’s Bar and The South Street Seaport

Meade's Bar

22 Peck Slip – South Street Seaport Bar/Restaurant, Local Hangout, Outdoor Drinking Jen did a prior write up on Meade’s, but this article has more to do with what happened during and after hurricane Sandy.  The Seaport was one of, if not the worst hit areas of Manhattan.  We moved to the Seaport from the Chelsea area in the Winter of 2006.  It was around the same time that Meade’s opened.  When we moved to the Seaport … Continue reading

Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina

Mad Dog & Beans

83 Pearl St – Financial District Mexican, Bar/Restaurant While I’d never recommend Mad Dog & Beans for a meal, it is a nice bar on Stone Street. This time I had something I’d reorder – Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob 2/$5. The pinto beans and refried blk beans are good. Fish tacos, meh. It has been a while since we tried the margaritas, but they certainly have options. We had Caronas and called … Continue reading

JM Curley – Boston


Way up in the north-east there is this gastropub… gastropub I wanna tell ya about.  Gastropub by the name of JM Curley.  At least that was the handle the owner gave it but it’s regulars call it Curley’s.  Now, “Curley’s” – that’s a name no one would self-apply where I come from.  But then there was a lot about Curley’s that didn’t make a whole lot of sense.  And a lot about where it is … Continue reading