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

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

Veritas

43 East 20th Street – Flatiron http://www.veritas-nyc.com/index.htm Contemporary American, Fine Dining, Wine Bar Veritas is just one of those places we’ve never been.  Not for lack of putting it on ‘the list’ year after year.  We finally stopped in after my work Christmas party for a glass of wine.  We looked at New Year’s Eve reservations, but at $195/person we decided to stay in!  But anyway, while the restaurant may be a little pricey even … Continue reading

Dumbo Arts Festival – Brooklyn, NY

Dumbo, Brooklyn http://www.dumboartsfestival.com We’ve been attending the Dumbo Arts Festival for a few years and generally enjoy a full day there.  But for the past two years we’ve noticed a steep decline in the quality of the ‘Open Studio’ art.  There are plenty of other things to check out, but isn’t the artist kind of the point of this whole thing?   Perhaps not anymore, with the rise of the corporate sponsor.  There were signs … Continue reading

Vyne – CLOSED

Vyne

Wine Bar http://www.vynenewyork.com/ 82 W 3rd St. – W. Village Vyne is in an odd neighborhood for it’s level of sophistication. It is surrounded by NYU bars, but it’s the perfect spot for adults to have a nice glass of wine while in the Village. The owners are group of people who also own the likes of Pegu Club and Flatiron Lounge. The design is gorgeous, done by a Dutch designer. The wine vaults are … Continue reading