Bustan NYC


Sometimes we feel like everything is so ‘been-there-done-that’ it isn’t even motivating enough to write it up, as evidenced by my lack of motivation for the last year.  We tend to take a few Instagrams and call it a day.  Well, Bustan NYC was a most refreshing change.  It is a rare thing for us to head to the Upper West Side for any reason.  We happened to plan an outing to the Macy’s Thanksgiving … 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

Cercle Rouge – CLOSED

Cercle Rouge

We have been frequenting Cercle Rouge since we lived in the South Street Seaport 6 years ago.  They are part of a restaurant group Forgeois Group, which includes Cafe Noir in Soho, another favorite spot.  Most recently, they opened Clarkson. The atmosphere and menu are 100% French Bistro.  We spend full days sitting in the sun, sipping wine and enjoying great food in the summer.  In the winter, we stop in for French Onion Soup, … Continue reading

Posada Margherita – Tulum, Mexico

Posada Margherita

Posada Margherita in Tulum, Mexico is among the top spots to eat in Tulum. Posada was one of our most memorable meals. We’d read of the ‘Pasta Nazi’, as the locals call him. Alessandro Carozzino, an Italian ex-pat who runs the hotel and restaurant with his wife is rather stringent about the rules. But then I would be too if I made fresh pasta by the individual order. This was a rather unexpected beach meal! … Continue reading

Riverpark: A Tom Colicchio Restaurant

Modern American, Notable Chef, Farm to Table http://www.riverparknyc.com/ 450 East 29th Street – Kip’s Bay We’re big fan’s of Tom Colicchio and Craft is still among our top favorite restaurants in New York City. The location of Riverpark is unique and a bit of a culinary no man’s land, so it has taken longer than we’d like to admit to go check it out! For the past year I thought he moved into the River … Continue reading