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 16, 2014

Burgers in Mill Basin, Brooklyn

Need to try the burgers from the hardtimessundaes.com truck in Mill Basin, Broolyn. 5700 Avenue U @ East 58th Street.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Downtown Dumplings

Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle 144 East Broadway
China North Dumpling 27 Essex  Street, Suite "A" (homemade kimchi and sautéed bok choy too)
Shu Jiao Fu Zhou 118 Eldridge Street

and of course, Prosperity Dumpling 46 Eldridge Street

A dumpling throwdown can be found here. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A few new places to try

Via Vai, 31-09 23rd Avenue in Astoria for simple Italian dishes. 347-612-4334

Obicà on Broadway between 21st and 22nd for fresh mozzarella

The Arepa Lady @ 77-02 AA Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, 347-730-6617 (or her cart on Friday and Saturday nights on 79th Street and Roosevelt Avenue).

and in Washington, DC, the Red Apron Butchery

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gotham still has it

Had a fantastic meal recently at Gotham Bar & Grill. The food, the service, the ambiance were all top rate.  I had the foie bras terrine, apparatus and English pea risotto and crisp, soft shell crabs. One criticism might be that he wine prices have climbed a lot higher that Chef Alfred Portale’s food.  Otherwise,  it was just like I remembered it from 25 years ago! 

Monday, June 9, 2014


I try to have a special breakfast with my son before school. Here’s today's at http://www.sullivanstreetbakery.com
Soft cooked eggs, arugula, tomatoes, shaved parmesan,  striato bread. Pretty close to perfection.  


Lunch at Daniel

  1. Champagne Paul Goerg
  2. Gougères
  3. ‘pea’ soup –  Not the pea soup I remember.  The color was intense.
  4. Rully by Joseph Drouhin
  5. Black sea bass
  6. Chorey les Beaunes by Joseph Drouhin
  7. Chocolate mouse, …..
  8. Petits four
  9. Madeleines (just out of the oven)
  10. Coffee

Monday, June 2, 2014

Kimchi City.

This looks good (if you like kimchi)
New York Kimchi, 16 West 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues 212-335-0212
Maybe the short-rib burger (add fries for $1!)

Eat Soba!

Daruma-ya 428 Greenwich Street, 212-274-0428
SobaKoh 309 East 5th Street, 212-254-2244
Soba-ya 229 East 9th Street, 212-533-6966
15 East, 15 East 15th Street, 212-647-0015

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tapas in Chelsea

El Quinto Pino Comedor for tapas. Check out their web site here 401 West 24th Street @ 9th Avenue 212 206 6900. 212-
How about Gastronomica Culinaria @ 53 West 106th Street @ Columbus Ave 212-664-1040 http://www.gastronomiaculinaria.com

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014