Located on Cookman Avenue

across the street from the historic

Steinbach Department Store 

building

(note the reflection)

Talula's Restaurant

is 

a restaurant I want to love

http://talulaspizza.com/contact/

I like the 

minimal

but warm space

and the bar

beer 

and 

wine on tap

(wine, the new trend,

it does come in a

barrel/keg)

My pals

Lagunitas Pilsner

and my

Ballast Point

Victory At Sea

Imperial Porter

With

Coffee and Vanilla

The flowers are a 

nice delicate touch

Fe

My usual

lunch spot

a home away from home

http://www.brickwalltavern.com/

24 mostly craft beers 

on tap

ok

Blue Moon, Coors/Bud Lite

I usually

start with

a flight

I usually 

order one of the 

specials

Patty Melt

with

Swiss Cheese, Mushrooms

and

Tater Tots

Double Double Burger

with

cheddar, frizzled onions

and

cheese fries

Philly Cheese Steak Wrap

and yes

with

tater tots

versus

house made chips, onion rings

regular/sweet potato fries

or

fried brussel sprouts

or

p

One of my pleasures 

is 

attending classes at 

The Astor Center

in the

East Village NYC

They are food and wine driven.

The kitchen

and 

wine apathearter

are perfect

http://www.astorcenternyc.com/

Most of the classes/tasting

I have attended

are

just beyond good.

It was a fun day 

with my Pal

an interesting NYC restaurant

and 

a lovely dance performance 

at 

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

This is an unique

small spot

almost across the street from

The Joyce Theater

http://socarratrestaurants.com/paella-bar-chelsea/

Beers from

Spain

We ordered 

a Tapa

Cochinillo Asado

Roasted Suckling Pig

with

spinach and a pork sauce reduction

For brunch

Tortilla Espanola

Classic Spanish Potato Omelet

with

bacon and salad on the side

Hue

My tour of

Williamsburg Brooklyn

started at Bedford and No. Seventh

at the the L Train stop

From there I worked my way up

Bedford Avenue

through 

McCarren Park 

past the 

Automotive High School 

to

Nassau and Manhattan Ave.

A few months ago

I had taken a bus tour

featuring stops in Brooklyn

One of the streets we had travelled down

was Wyeth in Williamsburg

The street art was wonderful

The other day I returned on foot.

Before my class 

at

The Astor Center

Northern Italian:

Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie

http://www.astorcenternyc.com/

I decided to have

"dinner 

at 

The Bowery Meat Company

It is a few blocks from

The Astor Center

http://www.bowerymeatcompany.com/

It is a lovely spot

and

like most steak houses

expensive

I am usually 

by myself  

and

sit in the bar

My new best friend

bartender 

was 

wonderful

He introduced 

me to a great new gin

I like matinies

made with 

funky/small bat

I was headed to 

DBGB

http://www.dbgb.com/nyc/

on the 

Lower East Side

of

NYC

anyway but was glad

to discover they were participating in

NYC Craft Beer Week 

22 drafts, 60 cans and bottles

nice

thier normal list

but

with  an off the 

menu surprise

For

Restaurant Week

they were offering a

3 course $25.00 pre-fix

the choices per course were diverse

my three choices

guided by my friend

Dominic 

were excellent

http://www.dbgb.com/nyc/menu

My first course

PÂTÉ CAMPAGNARD

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