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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..
Taste and Tribute

Taste and Tribute

Taste & Tribute, an annual benefit for The Tibetan Aid Project, was held last week at The Four Seasons Hotel.  From the moment you walk into the hotel’s lobby, you know you’re in for an elegant evening. The Tibetan Aid Project has distributed over four and a half million books..
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..
Red Hill Station
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Red Hill Station

Not being in the mood to cook and not feeling like driving too far led me to the discovery of Red Hill Station in Bernal Heights.  Red Hill Station has been open for about three months.  Although I walk Cortland Avenue frequently, I’m not usually on the east side of..

Austin Land and Cattle Company

Austin Land and Cattle Company was pretty darn quiet the night we were there.  Amy says it’s always like that, and it’s been around for ages.  As you can imagine, there must be a gazillion steakhouses in every city and town in Texas. We had the usual fare at Austin..
Around Austin

Around Austin

We had a whirlwind trip to Austin this past September.  We were looking at potentially moving there, so we looked at real estate, and we ate and drank like crazy!!! We managed to get into Vespaio’s, a wildly popular Italian restaurant near where my friend Amy lives.  Amy told us..

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..
Taste and Tribute

Taste and Tribute

The Taste and Tribute Gala to benefit the Tibetan Aid Project is coming up on Friday, November 21, and I can’t wait to attend.  It’s being held at the Four Seasons Hotel, starting at 5:30pm.  Inspired by San Francisco’s famous chef, Laurent Manrique in 2001, the event will feature 22..