My old friend Mike visited last weekend and we hit a variety of places around the city.
A quick belated recap:
This was my second visit in the last few weeks. Mike had the Gnocchi ai Funghi Selvalici and enjoyed it. I had the Pizza Margherita (no artichokes), which is quickly becoming a standard for me.
Despite the cool name and exterior decor this is the lamest New York bar I’ve visited. I was really surprised.
I can’t bring myself to link to it.
I’d say it was the lamest bar I’ve ever visited, period, but I recall having been dragged to piano bars in Wisconsin.
Good as far as sports bars go, though I’m not a sports bar fan. The flat-screen TV to person ratio was about 3:1.
Not cheap, but probably the best Cobb salad I’ll ever have. Mike and Laura enjoyed their dishes (neither of which I can recall) as well. The atmosphere is okay and the multitude of dog pictures is neat.
I’ll definitely go back.
Flor De Mayo
A Chinese/Cuban place I’ve visited few times. I always enjoy it. I’m a simpleton, so I had pork fried rice and won-ton soup (Flor De Mayo’s has some of the best of each of these).
Mike had the Pollo a La Brasa (Puruvian Special Chicken), which is a Flor De Mayo signature dish. He enjoyed it a lot.
Some cafe I can’t remember
It’s around 84th. I’ll check and update this post.
Le Petit Cafe
A smallish place in SOHO. I had a simple pasta dish; Mike had a Caesar salad. Both were fine; neither were life-changing. A good afternoon stop.
Good food. The crowd was 30-plus and kinda family-oriented. The wait staff sang happy birthday to a customer at a nearby table, which made me feel like I was at Chi-Chi’s or another lame chain. Not a bad joint, but I won’t be returning.
I finally made it in after having tried three other times over the last year (I’ve never been willing to wait an hour). The food (breakfast) and service were excellent. I’ll definitely be back, but I still won’t wait an hour.