Category Archives: Manhattan

Felice 64 – Perfect Italian wine bar

For the first time I was inspired to write a review of a restaurant solely based on it’s appetizer. Even at The Lion, it was the burger entrée that got me.  However, Felice 64, the cozy little Italian wine bar on 1st Ave and 64th st, has me completely hooked to their Mozzarella Di Bufala.Continue Reading

Kabab week – Turkish and Pakistani

This week was all about meat platters.  I sampled Middle Eastern and Pakistani specialties. First stop, midweek, was a Turkish restaurant – ABA, in Midtown West.  With authentic decor, comfortable chairs and atmosphere, and solid, well-priced traditional dishes, ABA will have me coming back for more.  Being an incorrigible New Yorker, my only qualm withContinue Reading

The Lion burger

The Lion burger

9:30 pm, Saturday night, Winter 2012 – The Lion, West Village. Restaurant and bar are packed upon our arrival.  After midnight, when we are leaving, newcomers are seen ordering entrees. My conclusion – if you are in the mood for a fancy splurge on (or before) your night out, this may just be the perfectContinue Reading

Nibbling in Chelsea Market

Nibbling in Chelsea Market

Nothing better, on a rainy day, than to walk around and grab lunch inside New York City’s fanciest food court – Chelsea Market.  The market has stores, cafes, bakeries, restaurants and photography/art installations for two square block between 15th and 16th street, from 9th through 11th Avenue. The space used to house the National BiscuitContinue Reading

Guilty Pleasures at Mari Vanna

Our Russian style Chanukah/X-mas Dinner Party at Mari Vanna , the trendy Manhattan spot in Flatiron was definitely NOT low-carb (sigh).  I prepared for this crazy carb feast by taking a few activated charcoal tablets. This is the kind of night I am referring to when I say – sometimes we break our low-carb rules.Continue Reading