S (you remember S, the CA Wine Guy) and I talked a lot about the Middle East and Egyptian and Meditteranean cooking….and with today being so sunny and hot, I was in the mood for it! So I found a Turkish place on Seamless that would deliver to the office and had gotten some good reviews. I chose Akdeniz (19 W. 46th Street. b/w 5th & 6th) – and my oh my oh MY – was it good!
Spent a great night in Greenwich Village this week. There’s just something about walking around this beautiful, old-brick-building part of town that seems so perfect on a warm summer evening. So many bars and restaurants have fronts that open out into the streets, so even as you stroll along in the relative quiet and darkness, every so often you walk through a pool of light and noise from one of these boisterous places. Makes you feel like you’re a part of something, even while you feel like it’s just you and your date in a romantic part of Old New York. Read the full article →
Who needs skewers when you have a grill basket? I love to make – and serve – kebabs in the summer. There’s just something fun about them…you can prep them ahead, easily gage how many to make….look great perched on the plate…..but sometimes, there is just no time to thread the skewers. This was one of those times, and led to a very happy discovery!
I was planning to make Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers for 4 of us for dinner. Time got away from me, so no advance work was done. Then at the last minute, we got a call that friends of ours were planning to stop by…making the total for dinner, 8. Luckily, I had plenty of ingredients on hand…but what I didn’t have was time. So I decided to just throw everything in the grill basket and hope for the best. Read the full article →
This year I started Restaurant Week on a great note – with dinner in The Tap Room at Colicchio and Sons.
Restaurant Week is always a good deal – hundreds of great restaurants offer an amazing deal on a three-course meal – just $24.07 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Quite a great deal, indeed! Many (most) of the restaurants prepared a special menu for Restaurant Week, with a few choices per course…but Colicchio and Sons ( in their Tap Room, not the main dining room) lets you choose anything from their regular menu (1 starter, 1 main, 1 dessert), making this an even better deal! As you can see from the pictures below, we ate very, very well for $35/person. Read the full article →