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Ivan Ramen – New York
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Ivan Ramen – New York

If you missed Season 1, Episode 1 of ‘The Mind of a Chef‘, a PBS creation now in its third season, you’re going to have to pay $1.99 to watch it.  It’s all about noodles – RAMEN!!!  David Chang of Momofuku (and others) and his cohort, Peter Meehan, headed to Japan..
Gramercy Tavern – New York
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Gramercy Tavern – New York

I don’t like to write about the same restaurant twice, but Gramercy Tavern is an exception.  Gramercy Tavern is, in my opinion, the best restaurant in the United States.  Although my job requires visiting different restaurants, I always make a point of going back to Gramercy Tavern whenever I’m in..

Peter Luger Steak House

Peter Luger Steak House is easy to write about as we always have the same thing.  I think Peter Luger is one of the best steakhouses in the country.  The subway to Brooklyn’s first stop over the Williamsburg Bridge is where you’ll find Peter Luger Steak House.  Be sure to..
Donostia
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Donostia

Turns out that the extraordinary bartender at The Nomad Hotel, Will Peet, is also a partner at Donostia, perhaps Manhattan’s first sherry bar.  I couldn’t wait to go.  Sherry and Tapas are the best thing about Spain.  I’ve written about it from Sherryfest, my CIA Sherry class, and dinners I’ve..
Katsu-Hama
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Katsu-Hama

Katsu-Hama is in Midtown New York at 47th off of 5th Avenue.  I wish I could remember where I read about it.  The article suggested to try the pork cutlet lunch special.  Katsu is pork cutlet, so obviously this restaurant specializes in the Japanese dish. So wow!!!  What a great..