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.…

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…