Archive for the ‘food & drink’ Category

Outdoor dining

February 3, 2014

give me a bite

The weekend sort-of heatwave was good for midtown football fans and street food eaters. There was a line at the halal guys on the corner of 53rd and Sixth. It looked like a dress-down weekday.


The carrot man

November 15, 2013

the regular, old fashioned kind

We don’t think of carrots having a season, but they do. Carrots keep well, so saunter over to Union Square and get some before they’re gone.

Conveyor belt sushi

March 20, 2013

pick one

Maybe it’s not the freshest fish, but the format is fun. Watching plates of sushi go past on a conveyor belt is like playing with your food. If you can’t identify what’s going past or want or order something something else, there’s also a menu.

Pomegranates are in season

January 17, 2013

the bounty

In the Northern Hemisphere, that is… after February, you’ll have to take yourself down to the southern part of the globe for a fresh pomegranate. Who would have predicted that these unusual fruits would have become so popular?

Joy with sprinkles

December 25, 2012


The holidays have been reduced to donuts, sprinkles, hot coffee, and the equation that extreme happiness is possible with these things.

You can’t catch us

December 20, 2012

maybe I can

These cookies weren’t quite right. They needed more ginger, less frosting and plastic wrap. Their heads were too big, also, like huge smiley faces. We’ll keep looking for tasty gingerbread.

Gingerbread sphinx

December 2, 2012

smells nice

The mysteries of the ancient cookie-sculpture… how did those gingerbread men of yore construct this engineering marvel? And the hat? What the… ? Go see this and other creations at the Parker Meridien. They were made for a good cause; cast your vote!

This way to the Rainbow Room

November 13, 2012

But keep on walking… the famed, landmarked restaurant 0n the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza was open from 1934 until 2009 and is currently awaiting a new operator. It won’t be empty forever – the ground-floor neon signs aren’t coming down.

City distractions

October 9, 2012

The man in the black shirt tries a 2-arm method to protect the woman from the excesses of the city: the food! the shopping! the smells! the sights! the sounds! For the rest of us, there are simple pleasures, like the Nuts 4 Nuts vendor. The name is perfect and the nuts smell so good I don’t feel compelled to buy any.

Coney Island Gourmet hunk

September 18, 2012

I was touching the big meat on the spit because it looked fake (it was) and this guy hurried over with his pan of chicken samples. He wouldn’t leave me alone until I took some pictures or ate some food. Pictures seemed the better option.