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…

Supporting Local Business

I’m a big believer during this Covaid time that we in the community need to support local small businesses.  Rents are off the chart and we all need help in different ways from time to time.  So I was working in my apartment and decided that I needed something “different” than I’d usually have for…

Outdoor Dining at Amaranth

So with no indoor dining still in sight I met a friend uptown at Amaranth which is located just off Madison Avenue on 62nd Street between Madison and Fifth. Amaranth serves a menu of Mediterranean cuisine, a fusion of original Italian food and French food with a large portion of specialty items imported from Italy…

Vaucluse off Park Avenue

Vaucluse is a stylish French Brasserie which lets you journey into French cuisine in a very impeccable and elegant environment. It’s located at 100 East 63rd Street off Park. I had the good fortune to meet some folks there for lunch and it was really extra special especially since it was prixe-fixed at $28.00 for…

The Mark Restaurant at 77th Street and Madison Avenue

I found myself at The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges which is located in The Mark Hotel at 25 East 77th Street. Living downtown, I hadn’t been uptown in a while so it was nice to have this Madison Avenue restaurant experience with some fun friends. Here’s the outside of the restaurant. Here’s the inside…  …