Category Archives: New York

New York City

New York Dining

We’ve had a fabulous long weekend in New York, and although the purpose of the trip was to see the new musical, Waitress, we also had a chance to visit some favorite restaurants, and try a few new ones. Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in Dani, Dining, Linda, New York | Comments Off on New York Dining

Waitress

This anniversary trip to New York City features a lot of fine dining, but it started because of Waitress, a new musical based on the movie, and with a score by Sara Bareilles. Dani asked for tickets for Christmas, and … Continue reading

Posted in Dani, Linda, New York, Theatre | Comments Off on Waitress

Momofuku Ko

I’ve wanted to visit Momofuku Ko ever since I read about it in the excellent book, The Rosie Project, which you should definitely read. It’s very hard to get a reservation, but thanks to split-second timing last week I was surprised … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, New York | Comments Off on Momofuku Ko

New York

Following our cruise we spent a busy four days in New York. Upon arrival we checked our bags at the Waldorf Astoria Towers and headed south to the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial. The memorial is very well … Continue reading

Posted in Linda, New York | Comments Off on New York

New York Dining

We tried quite a few new restaurants during our week in New York, and returned to many old favorites. Here they are, in order. Le Rivage This really authentic French Bistro is very popular with locals, but just a block … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, New York | Comments Off on New York Dining

Broadway Shows

This trip we fit in four shows: three new ones and one favorite. Newsies This Disney show is based upon a movie from the 90s that flopped but became a fan favorite. The Alan Menken score was resurrected and Harvey … Continue reading

Posted in New York, Theatre | Comments Off on Broadway Shows

New York to Istanbul

With a lull in Linda’s projects for Disney, she was able to get away, so for her birthday we booked a cruise in the Mediterranean. When Delta changed their flight schedule, our connection through JFK became dangerously short, so we … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, Linda, New York, Turkey | Comments Off on New York to Istanbul

Asiate

The reviews of Asiate all said it had a great view. That’s all they said. So I was a little worried about making it our final meal on this New York trip. But it was right across the street from … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, New York | Comments Off on Asiate

l’Atelier NYC

We finished our last full day in New York with a visit to Joel Robuchon’s l’Atelier in the Four Seasons Hotel. I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and great food at l’Atelier. We’ve tried them in London and Las Vegas, … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, New York | Comments Off on l’Atelier NYC

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark gets a makeover

We just got back from Spider-Man. This is the second time we’ve seen a show before and after they fixed it (The Addams Family was the first). The original version was so bad it prompted me to write a review … Continue reading

Posted in New York, Theatre | Comments Off on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark gets a makeover

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Some Broadway shows have plots so convoluted that it requires advance study to follow them. This is a not a problem for Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The entire plot may be summarized as: three drag queens and a bus. … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, New York, Theatre | Comments Off on Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Eleven Madison Park

A few months ago Linda and I went to Eleven Madison Park with our friends Ron and Bev, and had the best meal of our lives. So it was with some trepidation that I made a reservation for a return … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, New York | Comments Off on Eleven Madison Park

Trump International Hotel

This is the first time we’ve tried this hotel, and it seems ideal. Our room is a spacious one-bedroom suite that overlooks Central Park. The view is really quite amazing. Best of all, the hotel restaurant is one of our … Continue reading

Posted in New York | Comments Off on Trump International Hotel

Benoit

We finished our trip to New York with an authentic French Bistro lunch at Benoit. We’d spotted this place in our walks around the neighborhood of the hotel, and it looked just like a Paris bistro. So before catching our … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, New York | Comments Off on Benoit

Eleven Madison Park

A jam-packed day of culinary adventure in New York City! The City’s Top Rated Zagat Restaurant — But Why? Our day began with Lunch at Le Bernardin, the city’s top rated food according to Zagat, the only place rated 29/30. … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, New York, Wine | Comments Off on Eleven Madison Park

Spiderman: Turn Off the Suck

When we first planned this trip to New York, I asked Ron if there were any Broadway shows he wanted to see, and he mentioned Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark. Having heard how awful the show was, and that it … Continue reading

Posted in New York, Theatre | Comments Off on Spiderman: Turn Off the Suck

Chez Josephine

After the always superb lunch at Jean Georges (perhaps my favorite restaurant in the world), we strolled down Broadway, which becomes a giant flea market closed to traffic on Saturdays. Then, in the evening, on the spur of the moment, … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, New York, Theatre | Comments Off on Chez Josephine

Michelangelo Hotel

When we saw The Addams Family in Chicago during its test run, the songs were good, but the show was pretty poor. So poor we couldn’t imagine how it made it to Broadway (admittedly we saw it when its star, … Continue reading

Posted in New York, Theatre | Comments Off on Michelangelo Hotel

New York

Just as the sun began to rise we entered New York harbor and a tug boat escorted us past the Statue of Liberty. By 7AM we were docked in Brooklyn. After clearing out of our cabin, we breakfasted in the … Continue reading

Posted in New York | Comments Off on New York

England, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, New York 2010

By Land and Air and Sea And so we set out for a three week adventure, first to London, then a peculiar repositioning cruise that will take us to odd places on the way back to New York. Our morning … Continue reading

Posted in Dani, Dining, England, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Linda, New York, Travel | Comments Off on England, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, New York 2010

New York 2005

Dani’s Broadway Journal Day 1, 7/9/05 Manhattan The day mercifully didn’t start out at the crack of dawn. We had an 11:35 direct flight to New York. The flight was rescheduled to 11:20 so we were a little worried about … Continue reading

Posted in Dani, Dining, Linda, New York, Theatre | Comments Off on New York 2005