Category Archives: American Comfort Food

Catch It: Ninth Avenue Restaurants

It often happens that on the way to visit my friend Crystal and her daughter Jade in the Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown West and Theater District neighborhood, I stroll past the Ninth Avenue restaurants with my big brown eyes wide-opened.  I … Continue reading

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Catch It: Merchants NY

The aura of love. First it was her smile. Then his smile—and our smiles at them.  Several Sundays ago, friends and family members of the couple were celebrating at Merchants NY (112 7th Avenue, between 16 & 17th Street) in … Continue reading

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Catch It: Eli’s Essentials

Embracing the spirit of nature is simple for me. Like last Saturday, walking in the splendor of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) with my dear friend Marie. Later, we took a break to catch up at the American Wing … Continue reading

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Catch It: Earth Café

Last week, I strolled into the Earth Café. It is located at 2580 Broadway, New York 10025, on the north side of West 97th Street. The décor is simply charming: high ceiling, white brick wall, wooden ceiling fan, teal colored-chairs, … Continue reading

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Catch It: Donna Bell’s Bake Shop

Where is the fun in passing by a bakery, peering through the window, and just smiling at the creamy moist homemade Classic White Cake, Carrot Cake, Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake, or chocolate cookies, cupcakes, and biscuits? While growing up in the … Continue reading

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Catch It: Lincoln Center

A week ago Thursday, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, I was among hundreds of visitors at Sinatra: An American Icon, an exhibition curated by the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. According to Robert Santelli, the … Continue reading

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Catch It: West 13th Street

Once again I venture on the culinary streets of Manhattan. It was just yesterday, in the afternoon, that I left my meeting on East 13th Street, and found myself sauntering to the charming West Village Community. Below are eight restaurants … Continue reading

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