Eat and run–

photo 1 photo 4Sorry but I gotta jam this dessert in my mouth because our ride is waiting for us. . .Annisa has it all: great food, great wine, great staff, great chef/owner–Anita Lo, and great door-to-door service in their very own Rolls Royce. . .alas, we don’t need to use the Rolls cuz we live just two blocks away.  Maybe next time we will use it just for kicks.  Be sure to note “Rolls Royce pick-up” if you make your reservation online. . .then you can arrive in style with a smile:-).

Actually, the Rolls belongs to a fellow patron. . .you gotta get yer own self here to enjoy the amazing victuals served up at Annisa.  No worries. . .dining here is totally worth the effort.  Enjoy!

I send you soothing end-of-meal vibes from Annisa. . .feel them. . .they are as good as a ride in a Rolls.

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Fish, chicken, buffalo, wine–

photo 2 photo 1  photo 4photo 2POW!  The main courses here at Annisa, Anita Lo’s fabulous restaurant on Barrow Street in the West Village of Manhattan, are extremely good.  Above you see us faced with striped sea bass (aka, a ‘striper’), a wonderful roasted chicken just oozing with juiciness and flavor, and slices of buffalo cooked a perfect medium-rare and begging us to dig in and inhale away, which we did.  All of this is washed down with a crisp Albarino. . .mmm, aaahh!  I am a lucky boy to have the opportunity to dine here, and I wish that all of you could do the same at some point because I am confident that you would love Annisa as much as we do.  Salut!

I send you mouth-watering vibes from Annisa. . .feel them. . .they make the passage of time magically bearable.

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You want to. . .

photo 2 photo 3 photo 5photo 1. . .eat here.  This is Annisa on Barrow Street in the West Village of Manhattan, New York City.  Annisa is run by a woman called Anita Lo. . .she has been the chef/owner here for about 14 years now. . .she is wonderful and her food is as good as ever. . .mmmm, aaaahh!  Above you see us gettin’ busy with a smoky, fishy canape, then we have some striped bass ceviche-type thing, then we gobble a delectable soup dumpling topped with foie gras–oh boy!  Annisa. . .a cozy and simple room, smooth and smart service staff, selective and reasonable wine list, and food that is full of grace, ease, and flavor. . .yes!  My lady loved dining here for her birthday, and I am confident that you will love dining here as well if you ever find yourself wandering around in the West Village looking for a fine dining spot.

I send you refined yet relaxed vibes from Annisa. . .feel them. . .they will satisfy your belly and restore your spirit.

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#1 knishery…NYC–

IMG_0663 IMG_0664 IMG_0665BOOM!  A knish (pronounced: ka-nish) is a doughy empanada-like bun filled with potatoes, meat, sauerkraut, onions, veggies, or cheese that is grilled, deep-fried, or baked to tasty goodness and served up with tender-loving care. . .at least you hope it is served with TLC.  Knishes are available wherever there is a substantial eastern-European population available to make and consume them.  It is said that mostly folks of Polish heritage cook these babies up. . .and there is sometimes a strong Hebrew involvement in the creation of knishes.

Here in New York City the place to go for knishes is Yonah Schimmel’s shop on Houston Street in lower Manhattan.  This shop has been open since 1910. . .over one hundred years, which is old for New York and quite old for the U.S.A.  Schimmel’s serves up a great knish. . .this is old-school New York–the place seems to have the same decor that it had on opening day.  Please pop on in and have one some time. . .folks of every color, gender, size, shape, and heritage enjoy the knishes here, and I know that you will too.

I send you filling vibes from Yonah Schimmel’s Knishery. . .feel them. . .they are totally satisfying.

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We are flabbergasted–

IMG_0662IMG_0661Brunch at Osteria Morini on Lafayette Street in the Soho section of Manhattan continues to blow us away.  At top you see my plate of three poached eggs on top of beds of spinach sitting on top of delicate bread disks of some sort with the whole thing smothered in hollandaise sauce. . .oh, and I have a pile of pancetta (Italian bacon) accompanying the whole thing just for kicks–this dish is called “maranello,” and it is outrageously good.  Below my maranello you see my dining partner’s bowl of cannelloni smothered with a creamy tomato sauce and topped with a fried egg, cuz it’s brunch–this, too, is outrageously good.  I find myself dreaming about these dishes during the week. . .so much better than dreaming about world conflict, human struggle, or economic disparity.  I love brunching at Osteria Morini, and you will too if you ever find yourself wandering around on Lafayette Street lookin’ for somethin’ to gobble on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

I send you delectable vibes from Morini. . .feel them. . .they will help you enjoy the passage of time.

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Well-rounded meal–

IMG_0657IMG_0658  IMG_0660BOOM!  Spaghetti with soft-shell crab, tasty meatballs, and delectably-grilled chicken all served up at a restaurant called Morandi on Seventh Avenue in the West Village section of Manhattan, New York City. . .perfect for puttin’-a-feed-on on a Friday night. . .mmm, aaaahh!  Great food helps us enjoy the passage of time. . .it also distracts us from the fact that time waits for none of us.  I love the distractive powers of the food at Morandi, and you will too if you ever find yourself wandering around in the West Village lookin’ for somethin’ good to gobble.

I send you mouth-watering vibes from Morandi. . .feel them. . .they are most worthy of your attention.

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Wong swan song–

photo 2 photo 3 photo 5BAM!  Here we are puttin’ a feed on at the wonderful Simpson Wong restaurant called, you guessed it, Wong, located on Cornelia Street down in the West Village of Manhattan.  We love eating the shrimp fritters, the cha ca, and the typhoon lobster–three totally delicious dishes. . .mmmm, aaaahh!  Sadly, Simpson is closing this place on July 31. . .boo!  But the word is that he is going to keep the space and retool the restaurant into some sort of Vietnamese street food establishment that will open in September or so.  We are very excited to see what new ideas that Mr. Wong comes up with, and you should be excited too because I guarantee that the flavors will be exotic, bold, and tasty-tasty-tasty.

I send you rejuvenating vibes from Wong. . .feel them. . .they will make you say, “yum!”

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