Zaytinya

Image: Lamb and Sprouts Last Updated: June 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down service inside and a large outdoor seating area out front. Take-out and Delivery also available. Overview For years, Zaytinya has managed to produce very good food on an grand scale.  The giant, two-story windows surround an open space that seats hundreds. Inside, […]

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Martha Dear

Image: The crust, the cheese, oh my. Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: Open for Dine-in both inside and out (uncovered) and Take-out, Wednesday through Sunday. Overview: In a dimly-lit basement a big, white, gas-fired pizza oven turns out distinctive sourdough crust pies.  Tim Carman writing in the Post was jolted by the tanginess of […]

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Week in Review – 5/22/2022

Image: Elizabeth Taylor, Suddenly, Last Summer (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1959) Lots of good stuff this week in the updates and recaps. We added a spot, checked in on a spot in our dining guide. A spot re-opened and one promises to. The Caribbean dining scene gets a shake up. Big Macs continue to fascinate. All […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Narsiso

Image: Narsiso Martinez, The Weed Sprayer (2020). Ink, gouache and charcoal on found produce box. Charlie James Gallery. On Saturday, we post about art that intersects with food. In our search for content, there are serendipitous moments where something comes up in the searches that is unexpected. This year we have been focused on the […]

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La Bise

Image: French style meat and potatoes. Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: They are doing dine-in service, both inside and out.  No take-out available. Overview: La Bise is aiming for a sweet spot of nice but not stuffy, French but not dogmatic, friendly but not boisterous.  It succeeds.  The cooking is familiar and sharp, with […]

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Tosca

Image: Agnolotti del Plin Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: The remodeled dining room is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.  Take-out remains available. Overview: Tosca serves elegantly-plated Italian cuisine in a fancy room among a crowd where many are little concerned about the price of the meal because many of them are […]

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Week in Review – 5/15/2022

Image: Bruce Davidson. London, 1960. Walking down 14th Street last night, past a packed Barcelona and a long line waiting for Black Cat to open its doors, it gave all the appearances of before times life. But, dig a little and it is clear that the churn of the pandemic is cycling. For us it […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Gustav

Image: Gustav Klimt, Poppy Field 1907. © Belvedere, Vienna For our weekly art post, we turn to an artist better known for paintings of passion than of nature. Gustav Klimt’s Poppy Field 1907 is the in the collection of the Belvedere in Vienna, which also has in it’s collection his most famous work, The Kiss. […]

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