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Eating At Serra: When Italian Food Is Kind of Mid

By on Monday, December 4th, 2023 at 7:16 pm

Serra on the roof of Eataly in the Flatiron district

Let me begin by saying we were in the Flatiron district. I know, those words sound silly even as I type them out. Why would anyone be there of all places? My wife was at a coworking space and we were meeting my brother who was coming from the Upper West Side, and suddenly it seemed like the easy place to meet.





Eating At Shalom Japan: They Still Got It

By on Monday, November 20th, 2023 at 9:48 am

Shalom Japan dining room

Shalom Japan has been around quite a while, opening back in 2013. The chefs are a married couple, Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi, and the menu is a collaboration merging their two respective culinary cultures – Jewish and Japanese cuisine. The result, of course, is remarkable. The restaurant remains at hit on tastemaking sites like The Infatuation and they regularly receive the Michelin Bib Gourmand.





Eating At Hill Country Barbecue Market: A Little Texas In New York

By on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023 at 8:07 am

pickles, brisket, chicken and sausage, ribs

I met up with an former roommate at Hill Country Barbecue Market and feasted on meats.





Eating At Rolo’s: the Archetype of Contemporary Dining Done Right

By on Monday, August 28th, 2023 at 8:24 am

Rolo's place setting

I’ve been to Rolo’s a few times every couple of months and each time I mean to write up the experience. The food is good, but also slightly different each time I visit, making it all the more interesting.





Eating At Milu: Upscale, Fast Casual Chinese Cuisine

By on Monday, August 14th, 2023 at 8:09 pm

Mandarin Duck and cucumber salad from Milu

It was my wife’s birthday. We decided to have lunch at a new Chinese restaurant.












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