Not so good. On 86 east of Madison and with very high hopes. Charming with a small menu- you would think it would all be terrific- but no The Caesar Salad was awash in vinegar , including the anchovies. The duck had a hint of a nice flavor […]

sous vide steak

we bought a heat gun, to brown our sous vide steak.  And we brought it to 110 degrees rather than the recommended 135 and it was perfect.  Many years ago when I was looking for the trick to make a great steak I stumbled onto America’s Test Kitchen. […]

Vanessa’s Dumpling

I didn’t know when I walked in that you need to order at the counter at this dumpling palace on 14th Street between 2nd and 3rd, so I sat for a few watching people slurp their containers of soup.  Once I caught on and saw the menu I […]

Waverly Gallery

On Broadway. This show didn’t work for me. An unhappy play about an aging grandmother lost slowly and painfully to Alzheimer’s.  At the Golden theatre we were seats A101/103 in the front mezzo and my view was a bit blocked.  I would say that the aisle and the […]

EVE’S SONG and a walk to Bond Street

At the Public Theatre. Really emotional tale of a black family tearing apart with a backdrop focused on the deaths of black women. Or is it the other way around. The Public describes it this way. From The Public’s Emerging Writers Group alum and 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Patricia Ione […]