Category Archives: American Comfort Food

Catch It: Lafayette Street

I admit my greatest joy is working on a new manuscript. I treasure every step of creating characters, finding their voice, and bringing life to the page. For me, after I have done my work for the day, I walk … Continue reading

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Catch It: Inside Park at St. Barts

On Wednesday last, several friends and I met for dinner at Inside Park at St. Barts, located at 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022. It is a popular place, especially on Wednesdays and Thursdays where people go to meet … Continue reading

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Catch It: Gotham 2018: Meredith’s Astoria

One afternoon, as I was on my way to Kaufman Studios in Astoria, Queens, my head was filled with the beat of Duke’s Ellington’s “Such Sweet Thunder”. While strolling the streets of Astoria, I peered at trendy restaurants and old-fashioned shops … Continue reading

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Catch It: Till & Sprocket

Last Thursday, I met with my friend Michelle for a late lunch at Till & Sprocket, located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. We both ordered the same: Beet Caprese (sliced red beets, fresh mozzarella and pistachio pesto) with Salmon. … Continue reading

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Catch It: Café Dada

Her laughter was unforgettable, her smile was sunshine, and her crab cakes were to live for. That’s how I remember my Aunt Vivie. When I would visit her at her home in the quaint seaside town of Cape May, New … Continue reading

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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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