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Back Forty in East Village

The food was uneven , the sausage was good , the whole fish (Porgy) was great, the pork nuggets were good, yucca fries were undercooked, the regular fries average, the greens served with the fish were undercooked and chewy, the … Continue reading

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drinks, dinner and grappa

I met Rick, an old college buddy,  at Bar Stuzzichini at Broadway and 22nd Street.  It was our last meeting before I go back to NYC in a few days.  We had a huge martini for me and glass of prosecco … Continue reading

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WD 50 in New York City for dinner

it took three weeks to get a 7pm friday night reservation for two, and then a small table and butting up against someone on both sides, but Wylie is someone john and I have always admired on tv both for … Continue reading

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Melissa D’Arabian at WD 50 in New York City

there was a wonderful moment when melissa walked into wd 50 , truly surreal, since I had only seen her on tv as she competed for the top amateur chef spot a year ago and won

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eating at the metropolitan museum of art

Petrie Cafe is really fabulous, especially for a quick espresso and cookies http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/dining/petrie_menu

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Cafe mogador and smoked duck legs

at chelsea market john’s favorite thing to get is the smoked duck legs, from dickson’s farmstand meat market, then breakfast at cafe mogador in the east village, where we had poached eggs florentine and eggs benedict.  the only issue was … Continue reading

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Piccolo cafe

a tiny cafe in nyc with wood everywhere, great espresso and amazing menu

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