TERTULIA FOR LUNCH

Add lunch to the menu at TERTULIA. Sidle in with daytime ease for tasty Spanish-minded eats at this newly minted resto where nighttime and weekend crowds  make dinner and brunch a bit of a challenge. 359 6th Avenue, between Washington Place and West...

BIERGARTEN AT THE LOT

From the Bavarian peeps at nearby SUPPENKUCHE, willkommen to BIERGARTEN. Have an outdoor seat (it is, after all, a beer garden) for some bratwursts and brews. 424 Octavia Boulevard, btwn Linden and Fell Streets. biergartensf.com...

UPSTATE OYSTER BAR

UPSTATE for a tight menu of superior seafood paired to cheese plates.  Thirsty? Lots of crafty drafts on hand at this sliver village spot. 95 1st Avenue,  btwn 6th & 7th Streets. No res.  www.upstatenyc.com...

UMAMI SAN FRANCISCO

Head over to Cow Hollow for UMAMI, the latest star in the ever-expanding burger constellation. 2184 Union St, San Francisco. Tel. buy viagra online legitimate pharmacy 415-440-8626 umamiburger.com ...

SAXON + PAROLE, EAST VILLAGE NEW YORK

SAXON + PAROLE takes up residence in the former Double Crown Space. Still the excellent style we expect from the peeps over at AvroKO but, say goodbye to British Colonial inspired food and hello to haute pub fare. 316 Broadway at Bleecker Street,...

The EATORIALIST: THE BASTARDIZATION OF TIRAMISU?

An Italian dessert loved by many: tiramisu. While questions surround where the recipe originated, it has a relatively brief history in the world of the culinary arts: the earliest source of attribution dates back to a not too distant circa 1969. [caption id="attachment_1456" align="alignleft" width="149" caption="A...

The MAPPETITE MILE: FAMOUS RAY'S, R.I.P.

  [caption id="attachment_1431" align="aligncenter" width="240" caption="RAY'S PIZZA, R.I.P."][/caption] A little note from FAMOUS RAYS, Greenwich Village. [caption id="attachment_1430" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="FLEETING PIZZA FAME"][/caption] We got used to the the corner shop being around but we won't miss these gloppy gooey pies.  Landmark yes, but exceptional pizzeria no. Buona...

DOUBLE CROWN DEAD

DOUBLE CROWN has closed. All fur coat and no online slots knickers as far as we were concerned....

The MAPPETITE MILE: A FOURBARREL SF BREW

There's not much to the start of Valencia Street. Lots of down-and-out folks in the Mission - a mix of homeless people, ne'er-do-wells and addicts - who straggle around though, largely to no ill-effect like you might encounter in some of the more unsavory parts of...

The EATORIALIST: SMITTEN IN SAN FRANCISCO

Lots of good restaurants in the shadows of the San Francisco Opera House and Davies Symphony Hall in the small enclave that is Hayes Valley. Turn off the main street to the park-like stretch that is Patricia's Green and it's time for coffee and desert...

The MAPPETITE MILE: A LOW POINT AT THE HIGH LINE(R)

With amazing city views from a multitudes of angles, Gotham's beauty abounds on your stroll along the HIGH LINE. Urban landscape architecture is at its best in this elevated park that stretches from the uber upscale boutiques of the Meatpacking District to the former garages...

The EATORIALIST: A MILDRED PIERCE MOMENT

Sad days for the legions of fans who took the 10 minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan to M. WELLS, the irreverent diner in Hunter's Point, Queens that is slated to shut its doors next week.  Sarah Obraitis is the modern day Mildred Pierce who...

The EATORIALIST: ON SNEEZE GUARD

Glad to have these glass shields - a bit of protection from the larger public when you've got a hankering for the sweet and savory pastries, breads and cakes at the French-edged Korean bakery chain, PARIS BAGUETTE.  For a location near you parisbaguetteusa.com...

The MAPPETITE MILE: ON YOUR KOREA WAY

Phew, those cinema-gorilla views at the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING sure can leave you hungry.  Luckily, your oh-so close to KOREA WAY, the one block stretch of 32nd Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue in New York City. Lots of hustle bustle crowds keep you moving...

The EATORIALIST: SUSHI SAYONARA BABY

The placard fronting the Japanese restaurant on Greenwich Avenue reads "ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI". What's the psychology behind that offer Mr. Ginzu master? Just the thought of it gets me queasy. After all, you're talking about raw fish. No sustainable and organic creds for these...

The MAPPETITE MILE: ESQUINA INTO BROOKLYN

  Next time you're in Williamsburg it's time to hit the former Wythe diner for Cafe De La Esquina and superior taqueria fare in iconic 1950s retro style. This is seriously cool landmark yum! 225 Wythe Ave (between N 3rd St and Metropolitan Avenue) Brooklyn,...

The MAPPETITE MILE: LINCOLN CENTER

Your visiting the arts acropolis that is Lincoln Center. Lots to see and do between theater, music, dance and film as well as a fountain-side sit down on its broad plaza. But, what about when it's time to eat? Once was, you'd see a show...

THE EATORIALIST: I GLOM FOR GROM

Another one for the Italians. Flavorful scoops of artisanal ice creams and sorbets of ingredients sourced from organic and sustainable centric purveyors. A cool and refreshing repast when its impossible to beat the heat in city streets.  I glom for GROM and so...