The Mermaid Inn (NYC)

Yet another post about dining in NYC…and yet another brunch in NYC. This time brunch was with Andrew’s friend Stanley on the Upper West side. While Andrew preferred the Mermaid Inn to Locanda Verde, I was still smitten with the latter. The menu at The Mermaid Inn consisted of your typical brunch fare. If you’re …

Locanda Verde in NYC

Locanda Verde in TriBeCa came highly recommended from my friend Jack, a former Manhattanite. So when my friend Marie suggested we meet her there for brunch, it seemed like the fates were conspiring to get us there. I liked the atmosphere of Locanda Verde instantly with its warm and inviting wood decor. I was even …

Le Pain Quotidien (NYC)

Now that it’s raining in San Francisco, I’m reminiscing about the sunny and warm extended weekend in NYC we had earlier this year. And with our upcoming reservations at Wayfare Tavern, Spruce, Fringale and Farina, I’m looking forward to re-entering the SF dining scene (oh, how I have missed it!) and remembering the good and …

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Central Park

I wish San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park were as nice as NYC’s Central Park.

ANDY at MOMA

Now I’ve always been the kind of girl who enjoys art, but typically in the impressionistic style of Monet, Renoir, and Morisot while strolling through the Musee d’Orsay. The Museum of Modern Art in NYC is pretty much the exact opposite of my Parisian memories. And while I have not yet become a lover of …

Jean-Georges NYC

Over Memorial Day weekend, Andrew and I ate our way through Manhattan, starting with the Jean-Georges, the famed 3-star Michelin restaurant. Since all our nights were already booked with Broadway shows, we could only fit in a quick lunch here. We had a wonderful 3-course meal and the French food was excellent. Some of the …