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.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Crazy Crab 888

Crazy Crab 888 40-42 College Point Boulevard (40th Road) Flushing, Queens 718-353-8188 crazycrabny.com for Burmese / Thai

Lake Pavillion

Lake Pavilion 60-15 Main Street (60th Avenue) Flushing, Queens (718) 886-6693 for Dungeness crab, clams in spicy XO sauce, peking duck, salt and pepper frogs and snow pea shoots in broth.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Next time in Washington, DC

Along Washington's 14th Street Corridor, I would like to try : 

for pizza, Ghibellina 1610 14th St. N.W

for raw bar, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace 1612 14th St. N.W.

for bistro food, Le Diplomate 1601 14th St. N.W.,

for beer, Birch & Barley 1337 14th St. N.W.

for Spanish, Estadio 1520 14th St. N.W.,

for Belgian, B Too 1324 14th St. N.W.

For a complete review from the Wall Street Journal, click here

Monday, September 9, 2013

Petit Dejeuner

I came to Cafe Constant for mon petit dejeuner to try a classic omelette. Served alone in the middle of a large white plate, It was soft and cooked just until 'done'. Pas mal!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Georgian anyone?

Has anyone tried the Georgian cuisine of Oda House on Avenue B? You got to love just having the option!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Traditions v. Baguettes

Need to get over to Philippe Levin's bakery in Paris’s Ninth Arrondissement on the Right Bank to try one of his "traditions" - a 'baguette-like bread but made exclusively with flour, salt, water and leavening. There can be absolutely no additives. Apparently Parisians line up around the block in order to get their hands on one these breads. 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Dynamites

Finally tried a Dynmaties at the Early Bird in Oakland, Maine. Sort of like a sloppy joe but kicked up a notch.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Mainly Chocolates

If you're up in Winslow, check out Maynard's Chocolates.  Bob W. says the "Needham's look great". Don't forget their "barks and clusters".

Best Lobster Rolls?

Here are some of the best restaurants to get lobster rolls in Maine:

Lobster. Bread. Sun. Water. Perfection.

MC Perkins Cove- Ogunquit, ME
Bob’s Clam Hut- Kittery, ME
Bite Into Maine- Cape Elizabeth, ME
Thurstons Lobster Pound – Bernard, ME

Gurnet Trading Co.- Brunswick, ME (David Bernstein recommended!)

America's Best Lobster Rolls, at least according to Food & Wine

Good looking sandwiches

Need to try Black Tree Sandwich Shop at 131 Orchard Street between Rivington and Delancey. 212-533-4684.   This is a farm to sandwich place so most ingredients are local and seasonal. And they are open for breakfast!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Portland for Beer!

Has anyone been to Novare Res Bier Café in Portland, Maine?  They have 30 rotating beers on tap + a meat and cheese bar! It's located located at 4 Canal Plaza in the Old Port District of downtown Portland.  Enter through the alleyway at the Keybank sign on lower Exchange St between Middle St and Fore St. Look for Novare Res on the north side of the parking lot.   

Spicy Slice

Need to try Ribalta Pizza at 48 East 12th Street for some Neapolitan pizza. 212-777-7781

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tres Carnes

Anyone try Tres Carnes on 6th avenue?  Suppose to have good Texas barbecue and Mexican food. -  smoked brisket and pork, soft tacos, tortillas, roasted corn.  688 6th Ave @ 22nd Street. 212-989-8737

Monday, May 20, 2013


We had a wonderful meal last evening at Porsena, Sara Jenkin's trattoria on 7th Street in the East Village just down the street from her Porchetta sandwich shop. .  We sat a long table near the kitchen, with plenty of room for our party of seven.  For antipasti we had crostini mozzarella, beef carpaccio, chicken liver pate, Mangalista ham, flat bread, snap pea salad, enjoyed with delicious olives and super fresh olive oil (pressed on November 9, 2012).  For pasta we had the special of the night which was orecchiette with with earthy morel mushrooms, anelloini with spicy lamb sausage and mustard greens, rigatoni with house made garlic pork sausage, ricotta and black pepper as well pasta with a rich ragu of pork and beef.  All of this was paired with a bottle of 2009 Le Cinciole Chianti Classico (Panzano in Chianti., in the heart of Chianti Classico area).  As if this wasn't enough we had to try all four of the desserts - olive oil cake, panna cotta, walnut torta and a selection of cheeses.  The food was outstanding and the service was warm yet professional. Just what you would expect from a neighborhood trattoria.  Needless to say, a good time was had by all. Mille grazie!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

M Wells @ MOMA PS1

A stop for lunch at M Wells @ MOMA's PS1 museum in Long Island City. Egg tomato pot,  gravlax tart and one "fun pie". The tables are arranged like school desks.  Don't forget to raise your hand to order.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Num Pang NoMad

looking forward to trying some rice and noodle dishes and of course some sandwiches at Num Pang's newest location in Nomad

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bread from Israel

Uri Schedt has taken some of his breada from his Lehamim bakery from Tel Aviv to Breads Bakery @ 18 East 16th Street breadbakery.com

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Nice meals at Cafe Paradiso and Chakra. Not typically 'Israeli' but worth trying. Salads were excellent.