Tag Archives: Upper West Side

Catch It: Alice’s Tea Cup

From time to time after my walks in Central Park, I treat myself to a yummy oatmeal cookie at Alice’s Tea Cup (102 West 73rd St., New York, NY 10023). It is like being in your own secret garden in … Continue reading

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Catch It: Salumeria Rosi

“Time is the longest distance between two places.”—words by Tennessee Williams. With this holiday season upon us, I recall the fondest times at my family’s Thanksgiving dinners in Atlanta, Georgia. And last Saturday, I was connected to that place and … Continue reading

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Catch It: FUMO

In a few words, FUMO is like an arpeggio chord of authentic Italian cuisine in Hamilton Heights. FUMO restaurant is located at 1600 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10031/Corner of 139th Street. On Sunday, June 12th, my friend Kelli treated … Continue reading

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Catch It: Angel of Harlem

It happened one Saturday night, three weeks ago, when two friends and I entered the restaurant, Angel of Harlem. This Upper-Manhattan eatery, bar and lounge is located at 2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (FDB) at 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027. … 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: Crêpes & Délices

“Happiness is just one Crêpe away”… the poetic words from Crêpes & Délices, located at 124 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023. After a noontime five-mile walk on Riverside Drive, I strolled upon Crêpes & Délices on the Upper … Continue reading

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Catch It: The Weave Tree in Central Park

Sunday afternoon, I strolled through Central Park. The autumn trees are full of beauty, and the bluest sky is a silk fabric of silent peace. I thought of my poem, “The Weave Tree,” which I had written some years ago. … Continue reading

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Catch It: Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread

Last Wednesday, I had a late lunch with my friend Sandro. It was a sunny day in Bryant Park where we chatted about: his travels in Italy, his return to Manhattan, and my food stories in New York City. “I … Continue reading

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Catch It: Flat Top

You know when you lose your house keys and find them unexpectedly, and discovered that they were there all the time. This was my experience trekking on Amsterdam Avenue, near where I live, a few weeks ago. Flat Top is … Continue reading

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Catch It: Indie Food and Wine

One evening, I came upon Indie Food and Wine at 144 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023. Funny how I never noticed it before, since I am often at the New York Public Library for the Performance Arts at … Continue reading

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