Restaurants

Big Apple Bite Marks #3

2017.Jun.10 Saturday
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Where were we…? Oh yes, flying back to NYC from Boston. Landing at LaGuardia. Plans to meet my friend Fabiana from Uruguay who was in town for a wine event. I’ve seen her numerous times since you guys last did, way back in 2005 on my first visit to Pisano (she’s no longer with them). […]

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The Great Boston Dumpling Crawl – Day Three

2017.Jun.08 Thursday
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Okay, not really part of the dumpling crawl, though I did get in a dumpling plate at one point. Originally I hadn’t planned to stay in Boston for much of Sunday, but head back on one of the “chinatown buses” sometime in the morning. But my friend Ed, who also joined for the Il Molo […]

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The Great Boston Dumpling Crawl – Day One

2017.Jun.04 Sunday
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Are you ready? Of course you are. You’re about to be jealous, in awe, and probably a bit queasy. No doubt you’ll think we’re just a trifle insane. So, you know how much I like my quests. And now and again in life, one finds someone else who likes those sorts of things too. One […]

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What-Apps

2017.Jun.03 Saturday
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A little different, as following on the quick appetizer bites at Upland NYC in the last post, the following 30+ hours sort of became a gradual appetizer crawl, with different friends popping in and out for different parts…. Nur, 34 East 20th Street – new, modern Israeli restaurant, getting lots of hype. Would it be worth […]

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Big Apple Bite Marks #2

2017.Jun.01 Thursday
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A little bit more of a refined dinner than a crabcake in a pub, dinner with friends Marc & Susan, both of whom work in the wine world, at Contra, 138 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. Wow, when I was living here, there was nothing like this on the Lower East Side except for […]

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Big Apple Bite Marks #1

2017.May.31 Wednesday
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Hey, may as well – a mix of food and frolic. In NYC and Boston areas for the next 9 days. Say hello to Dan Perlman. Not me, on the left, but him, on the right. I have this quirky hobby of keeping in touch on and off with other Dan Perlmans around the world. […]

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My PG Rated Wander

2017.May.28 Sunday
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P.G. – Pedro Goyena, was this guy. Way back in Argentine history. He was big in politics, academia, and especially, in the Catholic Church. He led the fight against the secularization of public education, demanding that all public schools be Catholic, and non-mandatory, so that they’d only be for those who could afford to attend. […]

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A Fainazzeta Line in the Sand

2017.May.27 Saturday
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A short-lived quest, I think this will likely be the only post (mostly because it’s just not something I particularly want to eat a lot of). I’d discovered the fainazzeta, a cheese and onion topped slab of fainá, or chickpea flatbread, at El Mazacote on a recent visit. I asked for suggestions of “the best place to” […]

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Chop Suey #13

2017.May.23 Tuesday
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Chop Suey continues! And probably a last restaurant round-up prior to heading out on a mini-vacation to NYC and Boston this coming weekend. Boken, Julian Alvarez 1391, Palermo – A new one that popped up on everyone’s fave online delivery app, PedidosYa. Doesn’t mean it’s new, but just hadn’t seen it pop up with delivery to […]

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