Thursday, April 24, 2014

Don Peppe

Ever since the moment I first heard Turtle talk about Don Peppe on Entourage, I have wanted to dine at this place where they claim had such amazing baked clams. I love baked clams. So when the opportunity arose, the Stallion and I headed over on a Wednesday night to see what the fuss was about. (Quite honestly, I used to live so close to this place and never visited – what a shame!) I told tS he could choose everything since this is his jam, but I guess I wound up picking everything… well, almost everything. Anyway, as I [...]

Ristorante Morini

Happy Valentine’s Day! You may recognize the name of this place from my Valentine’s 2014 post. This would be a great place to take someone for Valentine’s Day! You should call and see if they have any last minute cancellations… cough. As I’ve mentioned in the past, my friend Hungry and I share a love of Chef Michael White‘s restaurants (and fried chicken). So for her birthday this year, when she suggested visiting Chef White’s newest restaurant – which he’d told me a while back was going to emulate Convivio (RIP!) – I was quick to make reservations for us [...]

The Hamptons

I have a confession to make. Despite having grown up in New York, I’ve never been to the Hamptons. Well, I changed that the weekend after Memorial Day – which is unofficially the start of NYers making their summer weekend sojourns to the Hamptons – when I was invited to be a guest at Southampton Inn. The property was gorgeous, the weather was amazing, and it was just an all around incredible weekend. Thank you to Dede for your generous hospitality!!! Part of the reason I was invited was, of course, to check out the newly revamped Café Oso on premises. Our first [...]

Ai Fiori – Birthday

I enjoyed Ai Fiori so much for lunch in September that when asked where I’d like to go for my birthday, it immediately sprang to mind as the perfect choice.  After we’d been given plenty of time to browse the menu and make our wine selection – I chose a glass of sparkling rose that turned out to be $28, but it was delightful and literally tasted ‘pink’ which the sommelier laughed (not unkindly!) when I told him this – an amuse of kombucha squash topped with a madeira and truffle foam was served.  I didn’t expect to like it, [...]


I’ve long joked that I will not write about Parkside until announcing my engagement to BF.  He took me here for our first official date, and it’s long been one of those hidden gem types of places that Queens has in abundance.  I’ll take an awkward moment here to note that I am now posting about Parkside… but BF and I have decided to part ways.  I don’t normally share much of my personal life on here – especially regarding BF (beyond his food tastes) – so I ask that you respect my request for privacy.  Just know that from [...]

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