Lavo Restaurant and Nightclub

Lavo at 38 E.38th Street is an Italian restaurant that was also pre-lock down a Nightclub.  Here is part of the 2 level restaurant as it appears now. But here is where we ate 🙂 And what did I order? It was pretty humid out (actually we left the restaurant when it was just starting…

Outdoor Dining in New Jersey

So we had 5:30pm reservations at the end of our time on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park (see Travel tab) and we had reservations at a restaurant whose name 618.  It was located at 618 Park Avenue in Freehold New Jersey. The restaurant also caters and is presently expanding it premises as this is being…

Lebanese Food on First Avenue

Another Friday evening in the city and time to meet a friend.  So this time my friend wanted to eat Lebanese food and I said, “Sure, why not?” So I met her in the East Village at Balade which is located 208 First Avenue. It was a hot and humid evening so I decided to…

Outdoor Dining near Lincoln Center

As I’ve mentioned in so many of my recent posts except for a walk or a visit to a park to meet a friend I’ve basically been meeting friends for dinner.  It’s the only way that people feel safe enough meeting and it’s the only activity actively open to the public. The also good news…

Lunch at Inside Park at St. Barts

So today I meet with a group of women that belong to an organization that loves learning about different ideas around the world.  Before the lock down we would meet once a month to talk about different topics but because of the lock down we have been unable to meet and share ideas. So today…

Sundown at Bocca Cucina

With no other forms of entertainment in the city when the sun goes down eating out has been the go to way to meet friends and share a meal at a socially distanced restaurant. The other evening, I joined a friend at Bocca Cucina which is located at 39 E. 19th Street.  Bocca Cucina basically…

Outdoor Tapas Dining on Irving Place

It was Monday night in Manhattan and we’re still in lock down and my friend said, “Hey Sora, let’s try a different kind of restaurant and food.”  “Well of course,” I said. 🙂   Dining out has become my way of meeting up with my  friends now and I really value this shared restaurant experience and…

Outdoor Dining in The Berkshires

So as I posted in the Travel tab of my A New Yorker’s Point of View blog-I was beyond fortunate after a 4 month New York City lockdown to take a 2 night vacation to Lee, Massachusetts which is part of the Berkshires. I absolutely loved the Berkshires.  We were in Stockbridge, Great Barrington and…

The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges

So continuing with the saga of this New York City lock down and with not much to do when meeting a friend except to enjoy outdoor dining and support local businesses, I met my friend up at The Mark Hotel which is located at 25 East 77th Street between Madison and Fifth. It was very…

Best Chinese Food Ever

I met a friend the other evening for some outdoor dining at Philippe Chow which is located at 33 East 60th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue.  My girlfriend had been raving about their Beijing style cuisine for a long time and tonight was the night 🙂 So here is the table that we…