On Friday night, I had an impromptu get together with a friend. She is my go-to person for happy hour and we usually go to the same spots. However, on this particular occasion, she wanted to try something different. With a little research, we decided on Raymi, a Peruvian restaurant near Madison Square Park.
This past Friday, I went to a going away party at the popular pizza joint in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Roberta’s. The place doesn’t take reservations, so we spent some time chatting on the back patio while waiting for the rest of our party to arrive. I can’t speak for everyone, but I think most of us would have been content to spend the entire evening in the patio.
Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Pretty astute, right?
When I lived in the Bronx, I would often venture south to the Upper West Side for dinner. I think this might be my favorite neighborhood in Manhattan. I love the architecture and the laid-back attitude of most of the residents. Plus, there are so many restaurants, music venues and retail shops.
Yesterday, my co-workers and I decided to take a little field trip for lunch. I’m making this sound like a much bigger deal than it really was, but in NYC most office workers never really venture outside of a two-block radius to forage for food. Our outing involved taking a short subway ride, ergo I’m calling it a field trip.
Whenever I take a trip back to my hometown, I get the opportunity to watch good cable. I catch up on all of my favorite shows and spend hours upon hours watching The Food Network. I really like the program Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and am always amazed at how these chefs can make such interesting fare in such large quantities.
In the mood for paella this weekend? Stop by Socarrat Paella Bar’s newest location in Midtown East.