The Dumpling Man

Hiding in plain sight down a few steps on St Marks Place is the Dumpling Man.  Serving just a few kinds of dumplings in a dingy basement I would come here frequently if it were convenient if just for the fun of watching the women turn out dumpling […]

La Boheme

At the Met on a stormy night and it’s packed. And the production is so much better than I had expected. I stayed awake and alert throughout the performance, helped by my opera glasses and really a fine staging. But the most fun part of the evening was […]

A Fantastic read

 Who was the Ambassador in London?  what role did Ed Murrow play in the war?  what was it like?  Who did what?  This is another view of What went on during the days and years before the US entered the war.  A thrilling and thought provoking read.

Sant Ambroeus cafe

on Madison… I was innocently walking home today, looking for a spot to buy a bit of lettuce, when out of nowhere, Sant Ambroeus jumped in my path with delectable looking pastries.  What was I to do?  I had to go in.  There weren’t many chocolate offerings and […]

Guggenheim- works and process

Who Knew? Under the Guggenheim is a theater designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and tonight we saw a preview and work in process of Gemma Bonds new choreography for the Washington Ballet, Myriad. What a great experience, my perfect evening out, a little talk a little dance , […]

Momofuko Noodle Bar

We arrived for our 5:30 chicken dinner reservation, which we had made a month in advance, to find a line outside- “no, sorry, even with a reservation they dont open the doors until 5:30” no matter I suppose that it wa 37 degrees and drizzling. What could be […]

The Dessertist

Wow!  Is it worth moving to Croton or Millsberg or wherever The Dessertist  is located (THE DESSERTIST, 50 Maple St, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520) just to get a daily dose of their version of a Devil Dog or the Cookie dough brownie cake… it just might be depending on […]