Articles posted in ‘American and New American’

Freeman’s Restaurant

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Freeman’s Restaurant end of Freeman Alley, New York, NY 10002, hidden at the end of Freeman’s Alley, could easily be a secret, but they do simple American fare so well, that word has spread. Somewhere between a clean bar and a modern farm lies the perfect place for a business lunch. Weekdays […]

10 Downing

Monday, November 23, 2009

Is any press good press? You have to wonder as Chef Jason Neroni was accused by a former boss of stealing (charges were dropped), and then called-out when he solicited votes for a James Beard Award. This all seemed to help his new restaurant of employment,
10 Downing 10 Downing Street, New […]

Bill’s Bar & Burger

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My food writing class, headed by the fabulous, Andrea Strong, descended on
Bill’s Bar and Burger 22 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10014 like wild female cats, pouncing on everything edible, and some of us were in heat. It was the final official meeting of our class and I was pretty sad. […]


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When we announced our trip to Pittsburgh and asked for recommendations, Eleven was nominated, and many chimed in, in agreement. But, after being disappointed with Primanti Brothers, another popular choice, we didn’t know what to expect. We also noticed that everything in the town seemed to be closing at 2pm on Sunday. Perhaps Sunday was […]

Primanti Brothers

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Shortly after landing in Pittsburgh, we headed to The Strip. (Shortly, because first I had to stop and buy shoes. I didn’t have shoes that matched my dress, but I’ll spare the guys from the rest of that story.) We drove around two circles looking for parking, as I hung my head out the window, […]

The French Laundry Was Not Everything I Dreamed it Would Be

Thursday, September 17, 2009

This post is extremely difficult to write, and I do it with great sadness. I don’t even remember how long I’ve been waiting to go to
The French Laundry 6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, often named as the best restaurant in the United States. It’s pretty difficult to get reservations, which […]

Cambria, California

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cambria is an adorable little town with lots of little shops and cafes. We didn’t notice any national chains, which we loved. When you travel, you don’t need to see Starbucks, Burger King, and Banana Republic. We’ve got plenty of those at home. We lucked out and found this town accidentally. It’s just eight minutes […]


Monday, August 10, 2009

Our last stop on this Maryland/DC trip was a late lunch at
Timbuktu 1726 Dorsey Road, Hanover, Maryland 21076. The huge restaurant is oddly very closed, without windows, but I guess there isn’t anything to see outside. (I’m not used to how spread out stuff is out here.)
We started with some appetizers, […]

Art and Soul

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I put
Art and Soul 415 New Jersey Avenue, Washington, DC 20001 on my “list” as soon as I saw it on Burp and Slurp, making it this week’s Weekend Shout-Out! I made reservations as soon as we planned a trip to DC. Of course, I was even more excited after seeing […]

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a not-for-profit farm in Pocantico Hills. It took us about 35 minutes to drive there from the Upper West Side (no traffic), but the anticipation grows as the sounds of the gray city fade away and the site of tall green trees appear.  Once you enter the […]