Would You Believe–We Went for the Salads?

Ok, well maybe we didn’t go there for the salads but they were really really good. As we walked up Broadway, we noticed that the Sugar Factory had replaced our much-loved Ollie’s in the rear of the public space just between 66th and 67th. It’s a bit of misnomer because although the front is just…

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…

Grabbing a Bite on the Run, the Walk, and the Sit

When my elder brother came to New York from Los Angeles, he said he felt hungry all the time here and asked me if New Yorkers ever stopped eating and of course I had to admit that we didn’t. .But I have noticed recently that our tendency to eat in between restaurants has increased, even…

Return to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn–A Pilgrimage to Leske’s

For years now, Rory has been telling me about Leske’s, the great Scandinavian bakery in Bay Ridge, where his parents had moved during his college years. On what turned out to be a very rainy day, we took ship for Leske’s, riding the subways for more than an hour, across the Manhattan Bridge, getting out…