About this blog

My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


December 23, 2008

I went to Tree in the East Village with my brother before the holidays. Chef-owner Andrew Robinson, formerly of Gramercy Tavern, took over the old Brunetta's restaurant on First Avenue. The small, narrow restaurant, with a backyard garden, serves French bistro food. We started with two salads followed by steak frites and mushroom risotto with truffle oil, one of the daily specials. We also had a reasonably priced bottle of Chinon. The food was decent with attentive service.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pizzeria Paradiso

December 8, 2008

I had a great lunch at Pizzeria Paradiso at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. I sat at the small counter and watched as my pizza was made in the wood-burning oven. They use fresh mozzarella, basil, and extra-virgin olive oil. Not Ben's Chili Bowl but still well worth a visit if you're in Washington.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Walfels & Dinges on Park Avenue (South)

December 3, 2008

I passed this yellow truck selling ‘really belgian’ wafels & dinges on Park Avenue South (formerly 4th Avenue). The made-to-order ‘mother of all waffles’ cost $4 while a mini-waffle (more like a doughnut hole) served on a stick cost $2. I didn’t try either. Maybe next time.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Down on Main Street

December 1, 2008

Since there has been so much talk about Main Street, we decided we better see for ourselves what it was like. We found the Eat Buffet & Restaurant at 42-07 Main Street and right across the street, Chung Fat Supermarket at 41-82 Main Street. Politics aside, Main Street is the place to go for some good eating.

Boy vs. Wild

December 1, 2008

It seems that my 10-year-old son has taken a cue from Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmer and Man vs. Wild with Bear Grylls (he loves that name). Lately, he has tried cold jellyfish, boiled tongue, turkey hash and yesterday, chicken feet at East Buffet & Restaurant in Queens, New York. I can’t say he liked it all but I applaud his willingness to try!