I have one requirement for weeknight dinners out with friends: it has to be healthy. Weekends can be more lax but I lack to stay on track on weeknights. Last week I accompanied my friend, wedding and event planner Karen Brown, to an event at the Metropolitan Pavilion. After a few hours sipping champagne and […]
A gem hidden on the fuzzy border between Tribeca and SoHo, Smile To Go isn’t your average greasy spoon takeout spot. The unassuming storefront is nestled among the galleries and boutiques that line Howard Street, a tiny, less-traversed passage between Lafayette and Broadway just north of Canal. If it weren’t for the lunchtime line that […]
New Yorkers love their brunch, but truth be told, it often leaves me feeling tired and groggy. But the organic, vegan-friendly menu at Le Pain Quotidien has the opposite effect. On any given weekend, David and I can be found at the Tribeca location enjoying breakfast after our morning workout. With locations in more than […]
For everyone who thinks BBQ can’t be healthy, think again. In my relationship, one of us is clearly a BBQ lover while the other (ahem, me), would rather eat dirt. Needless to say, I’ve found myself playing the role of good sport in a few BBQ joints over the years, munching on sides while my […]
When I worked in an office, I longed for healthy lunch options. Believe it or not, I eventually even swore off deli salads because of the lack of organic produce available and the negative energy of the guys who slapped them together at warp speed behind the counter. (Hint: Think about the energy in the […]
I gave up my bagel and cream cheese habit several years ago. Thankfully, you won’t find that kind of deli fare on the menu at Kutsher’s Tribeca. Instead, you get a contemporary spin on Jewish American classics artfully served up (in ample portions) in a clean and modern bistro setting. Eager for a light lunch, […]
After being turned away from two restaurants on last Saturday’s balmy date night (yes, we were sans reservations yet again – it’s more fun that way, isn’t it?), David and I literally stumbled on Left Bank. A fledgling on New York City’s dining scene,the cozy, dim-lit restaurant was buzzing by 8 p.m. but not as […]
High Tea, proper Fish & Chips (with mushy peas) and a British gentleman are a few of my favorite things, so when our weekend plans included a birthday brunch for a friend at the British-inspired West Village cafe, Whitehall NYC Kitchen + Bar, I was happy to oblige. The menu blends classic and modern British […]
If New Yorkers are flocking to the southern tip of Manhattan on a cold and windy Saturday night, there has to be something worth going for: a can’t-miss sample sale, a celeb appearance or perhaps to check out Danny Meyer’s latest eatery, North End Grill. On any given weeknight in my quiet and cozy TriBeCa […]
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