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.…

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…