Canines and Cocktails

On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 I attended Bideawee’s Second Annual Young Professional Committee Fall Benefit, “Cocktails and Canines”. The event took place at 287 Gallery in Manhattan to raise funds and awareness for the rescue animals of Bideawee.  There was an open bar music, dining, mingling and dancing!  There was also a silent auction, appetizers…

Morso-A New York Taste of Tuscany

The other “very” cold and blustery Manhattan evening, I wound up meeting a few friends at Morso, 420 E. 59th Street. Morso is the essence of Chief Pino Loungo Tuscan’s homeland.  Chief Luongo shaped the Italian menuswith restaurants including Le Madri, Mad 61, Tuscan Square and Centolire.  For Morso, his values remain unchanged and include…

Haunted Halloween in Salem

So I decided to join a group of folks and go to Salem, Massachusetts over the weekend.  I figured that there is nothing close in the world like October in Salem, Mass. so what the heck! So we got there late Friday night and stayed at The Colonial Inn in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The next day…

Cleopatra-An Interactive Theater Experience

So I was invited by producer Nathaniel Hill to see his production of Cleopatra which was shown at the Chelsea Music Hall which is located at 407 West 15th Street and which shares the same entrance as Moscot. So having never been to the Chelsea Music Hall, I was looking forward to the fun!  And…

Rita Hayworth : Goddess of Glam

  In 3 days, on October 17th, 2018 Rita Hayworth would have been 100 years old.  At the National Arts Club this past Friday an event was held to celebrate this Goddess of Glam. Ms. Haworth was a self-described “Spanish peasant”, who began her dancing career by performing with her father in nightclubs as the…

Say Yes to Dig Inn Restaurant

I think that the best way to share the Dig Inn Restaurant experience is to share their mission and so here it is: WE’RE CHANGING THE FOOD GAME Every decision we make at Dig Inn starts with a deep respect for our ingredients and where they come from. Our recipe development process always involves a…

La Maison du Macaron on West 23rd Street

The other morning for breakfast I met a friend at La Maison du Macaron.  This lovely French pastry shop is located at 132 West 23rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue. Here are some images of the inside… And so what did I have for breakfast?? Yup, a delightful ham and cheese croissant. Yum? Love…

Candle Cafe West

I was on my way to an event the other evening when I knew that I needed dinner before the event.  I was on the Upper West Side and so I googled Healthy Eating Places on the Upper West Side near Broadway and 94th Street.  Most of the restaurants that showed up in the Google…

From Russia to NYC at Mari Vanna

It was time to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday so I took her to a restaurant that I had passed many times and thought looked interesting enough to try. That restaurant was Mari Vanna which is located at 41 E. 20th Street off Park Avenue South. As described in the About Section on the restaurant’s web…

Madison Avenue’s Nello Restaurant

Today I met a friend for lunch and we decided to meet at Nello which is located at 696 Madison Avenue between 61st and 62nd Street. Nello has been described as a restaurant where “art, fashion, politics, entertainment, aristocracy, and finance converge to create a world of urbane sophistication, genuine leisure and cosmopolitan chic on…