Visiting the Crystal Cave

So I was lucky enough to find a day bus tour to Kutztown, PA to visit the historic Crystal Cave (an abundance of milky white formations that have been educating visitors now for 145 years) and then be able to enjoy a 40 minute train ride on board the WK & S in Kempton, PA.…

Central Park South’s Marea Restaurant

You guessed it 🙂 ! Time to meet a friend this week to enjoy another outdoor dining experience. This time we met at 240 Central Park South at a restaurant named Marea. Marea is a high-end Italian Seafood and homemade pasta restaurant whose chef is Michael White. So it was another I must have a…

New York’s Isle of Capri

It was time for another socially distanced outdoor dining experience only this time it was on the Upper East Side. I met my girlfriend at Isle of Capri which is located at 1028 Third Avenue. It was a cool and rainy evening and I know that I needed dessertLol So I decided to have a…

Outdoor Dining Facing Lincoln Center

So I was back to the Upper West Side across from Lincoln Center- not directly but in bird’s eye view for outdoor dining with a friend and we picked The Smith at 1900 Broadway. So I knew that I wanted dessert so I decided to get a side of brussel sprouts my all time favorite…

Vegan Outdoor Dining in the East Village

Another socially distanced outdoor dining experience in The East Village. This time is was at Avant Garden which is located at 130 E. 7th Street. Here is their menu: I decided on their Brussel Sprout Salad which had a bed of baby arugula, fig gastrique, candied walnuts, small cranberries, green apples with a sesame dressing.…

Socially Distanced Amish Adventure

So I decided to take a socially distanced bus road trip to Lancaster Pennsylvania and visit the land of the Amish. We each were assigned a socially distanced seat number and it worked out really well.  Here we are on the road at a King of Prussia rest stop.   First we did a short…

Divine Greek Cuisine on Third Avenue

I met a couple for lunch at Eleni’s the other day just a few blocks from my apartment at 19th Street and 3rd Avenue.  The food was fabulous!! And what did I order? I wasn’t all that hungry so I ordered an appetizer of Mediterranean Grilled Octopus, Onions, Capers, Fava Puree, Lemon and Herbs. It…

Midtown’s Best Pecan Pie

The other day I met a friend at Benjamin’s Prime, a New York City Steakhouse which is located at 38 E. 40th Street. And here is the best Pecan Pie Ever!!!!! The combination of pecans and gel and crust were out of this world. Coupled with the vanilla ice-cream just in the right proportionate amount.…

Labor Day in Port Jefferson

So on Monday I took the Long Island Railroad to my cousin’s stop which is Great Neck. Getting to Great Neck is about a 35 minute ride on the train and when I got there my cousin picked me up and she drove to Port Washington-the last stop on this line. Port Washington is a…

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…