The Dutch

The Dutch

11/23/2014 Third Update Now 3 years in, The Dutch has established itself as a consistent best in class restaurant. Andrew Carmellini continues to add restaurants to his growing empire.  Since the original writing of this post, Locanda Verde and Lafayette both opened.  Each one is fantastic in its own way and we’ve been to both on several occasions.  Unfortunately, for almost two years I have neglected to post anything!  Instagram only, which is a damn … Continue reading

Grand Banks

Grand Banks

We’ve been eager to board the Sherman Zwicker at Pier 25 to try Grand Banks since it docked earlier this summer.  The opening was July 3, a day before we were leaving on a 10 day vacation.  So we saved it for the Friday after our return.  And luckily that would be a ‘Summer Friday’ so getting there before the opening at 4pm was the plan.  There was a nice line formed by 3:45 of … Continue reading

Sugarcane – Miami

Sugarcane Miami

We chose to go to Sugarcane in Midtown Miami on our second last night. I’d seen an Instagram of some pretty nice looking bone marrow and seafood dishes and made a note of it. After doing some research I discovered they are part of the Sushi Samba group (hmmm, good or bad?) and get some pretty good reviews. We were primarily interested in seafood and not going to South Beach. The idea of not going … Continue reading

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar – Miami

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar

We have had an amazing food journey in Miami, where the food scene is growing by the day. Our very first stop at The River Seafood & Oyster Bar was among the best. Day one was rainy and while we were disappointed by that, the food experiences more than made up for it. By evening, we were dining al fresco and the weather had improved enough to hit the pool [by ourselves] for a couple … Continue reading

Aquagrill

Aquagrill

We’ve been going to Aquagrill for many years and it is by far our favorite raw bar/oyster spot in NYC.  We’ve gone frequently over the last 5 years as our Manhattan Mini Storage location is blocks away.  I realized it has been two years since I updated this post, which is quite a shame.  We’ve enjoyed many a good meal here.  It never disappoints, particularly this last visit with soft shell crabs in season.  It … Continue reading

Neptune Oyster – Boston

Neptune Oyster

Neptune Oyster Boston has the freshest and most amazing seafood EVER.  This was on our list of must do places to eat in Boston and its reputation is well deserved.  And there are no reservations.  We figured dinner would be impossible after having done the waiting thing at Toro one night. We arrived a half hour before opening and got in line.  We were somewhere it the middle of the line and landed awesome seats … Continue reading