Category Archives: Midtown

Catch It: Coffeemania Restaurant

After weathering the Sixth Avenue traffic and a long meeting in Midtown’s Bryant Park neighborhood, I came upon Coffeemania (1065 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018). I thought I would chill out over a warm cup of coffee, … Continue reading

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Catch It: Max Brenner’s Hot Chocolate

Friday after Thanksgiving, friends and I went to The Rink at Bryant Park. Judy and Joey and their children, ages 10, 14 and 5. I did not skate, but instead strolled over to Max Brenner’s kiosk for some hot chocolate. … 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: Little Pie Company

From the first bite of my Applesauce Carrot Cake, I said out loud that I would order another slice and not have dinner. My friend Julia and her daughter Anna giggled—and so did I. They were taking me out to … Continue reading

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Catch It: The Bar Downstairs

On Saturday, November 9,2013, I invited my friends to come to celebrate my debut novel: Journey Back When at The Bar Downstairs (485 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10018). We had a smashing time; lounging in the spacious, luxurious, and … Continue reading

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Catch It: Tommy Bahama Restaurant

Last Friday, my friends and I had cocktails and dinner at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, located at 551 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10176. It is beautifully sleek, an oasis in the summertime heat. Its palatable cuisine, really nice … Continue reading

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CATCH IT: Nizza Restaurant: Hell’s Kitchen

My cousin Cecil, sharp and smart from Savannah, Georgia telephoned me in January, and said, “Hey, Elizabeth and I are flying in to New York City on Thursday, February 9th for dinner and a Broadway Show. Could you pick a restaurant, … Continue reading

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