Coney Island Whales and Jackson Heights Indian Sweets

(photo by Artie Raslich) Yes, that’s right–whales–humpbacks to be exact, disporting themselves around New York City, particularly just beyond Coney Island. We attended a Gotham Whale event sponsored by the NYC Sierra Club that proved it. There they were–60 foot giants breaching and gorging themselves on schools of fish called bunker almost on our shores.…

No Need to Wait for Restaurant Week–Enjoy the Great Prix Fixe Lunch at Boulud Sud

Courtesy of dear friends Alan and Linda who generously invited us to share their 46th anniversary celebration, we ate one of the best meals ever and for a very reasonable price (considering that you are eating haute cuisine); that would be $26/pp for two courses and $34/pp for three. What’s nice about this is that…

Atlantic City for Seniors–a Surprisingly Good Value

For those not lucky enough to have a generous niece and nephew who provide a loan of their beachfront condo, there are many nice hotels on the boardwalk with rates starting below $100. The key, of course, is not to gamble and you can have a very reasonably priced vacation as Atlantic City is friendly…

Restaurant Week Fun—Lincoln Ristorante

The main thing about Restaurant Week is that it gives you a chance to get a taste of various chefs, cuisines, and venues for very little–at least for a fine meal. Take Lincoln Ristorante, for example; it’s a gorgeous place right on Lincoln Center Plaza, (nytimes) but it isn’t cheap and we wondered if it…

Best Baklava in the City at Kefi

Since the closing of our beloved Nick’s, we have found ourselves turning to this moderately priced neighborhood Greek restaurant on Columbus just below 86th Street. The food is good, the prices are right, with many dinner entrees in the teens (not so common nowadays) and they served the best homemade baklava I have ever had–no…