Marta Manhattan – Martha Washington Hotel


Marta Manhattan is yet another notch on the bedpost of Danny Meyer.  His empire continues to grow and as usual he delivers; this time with Chef Nick Anderer (formerly of Maialino) at the helm. The theme is thin crust wood fired Roman pizza and other Roman fare with seasonal and local ingredients.  The space is absolutely cavernous, taking up the entire ground floor of the Martha Washington Hotel on East 29th Street.  That area is … Continue reading

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



Circolo is a new Noho restaurant owned by the chef from Posada Margherita in Tulum, Mexico.  If you haven’t seen our review, click through now.  This was a phenomenal little spot on the beach where Alessandro Carozzino, known as the ‘Pasta Nazi’ makes every pasta order from scratch.  He frowns on special requests, as he crafts his special menu daily.  It was the freshest, simplest and most delicious pasta we’ve had in the most stunning … Continue reading

The Marrow NYC – Harold Dieterle

The Marrow

The Marrow is Harold Dieterle’s newest NYC restaurant located in the former West Village Paris Commune space.  We were fans of Paris Commune, if not for the food, for the excellent location and rather large space for the West Village.  When it closed we were disappointed.  They had a great bar upstairs and a wine bar in the basement.  It sat vacant for quite some time, but then we heard Harold Dieterle was picking up … Continue reading

Prezza – Boston

prezza boston

Prezza Boston was the first stop on a four day food tour.  Our journey began in the North End of Boston where we found ourselves a couple of times, the next to visit Neptune Oyster.  We took the train to Boston from NYC midday on a Friday and had early reservations Friday evening to kick off the trip.  We learned quickly we could walk everywhere we needed to go, which was awesome. The North End … Continue reading