The other day a friend

posted a picture on Facebook

of possibly the best

looking focaccia

I have ever seen.

It was from

Angelo's Pizza and Restaurant

http://www.angelospizzamatawan.net/

"Angelo's Pizza has been proudly serving the

Matawan, Aberdeen, Morganville, Old Bridge

and surrounding areas for over 35 years.

We are a family owned and operated restaurant.

Angelo's is the area's oldest established pizzeria."

Three generations work there.

Baguette

Stuffed Tomatoes, Brie

Vegan Vegetable Pate

Roasted Red Pepper

and Tomato, Garlic

Soup

Romaine

with 

Mango, Avocado

Salad

Korean

Red Pepper Paste

Gochujang

Ssamjang

would have

also

worked well 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gochujang

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ssamjang

Mango, Avocado

Salad

with

Vietnamese

Shaking Beef Salad

on

Romaine

Raspberry Chocolate Cake

with

Chocolate Chip

Coconut Vanilla

Ice Cream

The other day

after lunch

at

Don Antonio by Starita

we made our way

to

The Circle In the Square

to see

Lady Day

at

Emerson's

Bar and Grill

featuring

Five-time Tony Award

winner 

Audra McDonald

as

Billie Holiday

http://www.ladydayonbroadway.com/?gclid=CKXezfrk1r0CFSsQ7Aodt1MAFw

The "musical"

is set in 

Emerson's a small bar in

South Philly

Billie Holiday

appeared there in the 1950's

The time frame is about midnight

in March of 1959

As the "musical"

progresses we learn

The other day

my pal and I

had lunch

at

Don Antonio by Starita 

This is one busy

"Pizzeria"

http://donantoniopizza.com/

“World-renowned Neapolitan pizza chefs, 

Roberto Caporuscio of the wildly popular 

Kesté Pizza and Vino on Bleecker Street 

New York City, and his maestro, 

Antonio Starita, third generation owner of 

one Naples’ oldest and most revered pizzerias, 

Pizzeria Starita a Materdei, 

have joined forces to bring 

authentic Neapolitan pizza 

to Midtown Manhattan.”

"Lo

Well, yes

a long time favorite

of ours is 

Aqua Grill

at Spring and 7th Ave.

in SoHo NYC

it is not inexpensive

but 

anything we have 

ordered has been 

perfect

Just like the service

http://www.aquagrill.com/

Last fall I had an event

up the street and stopped in

Glad I did

I sat near the shucking station

Not my order above but

a raw scallop and two

komodo oysters

the others 

I do not know

Oh my....

One of my go to places 

in NYC is

Colicchio and Sons

their 

$25. prefix lunch 

is lovely

We have never been 

disappointed

http://www.craftrestaurantsinc.com/colicchio-and-sons/

They are also a

craft beer bar

It is an interesting selection

My Pal 

ordered a 

Kelso Pilsner 

Brooklyn New York 

I ordered a

Smoked Porter 

Fire and Ice 

Brooklyn Brewery 

New York

Great Room

And bar....

In most restaurants

I sit at the bar.

I am usually alone

I like the show,

the bartender banter,

and the service 

it is always fun.

One of my favorite 

bar/restaurants

is DBGB near the corner of

Bowery and Houston

NYC

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

I particularly like

the late afternoon

at DBGB 

The bar comes alive 

with the blinding

sunshine.

The Astor Center

is not only

a great wine and spirits shop

but a great classroom facility.

They offer hands on cooking classes,

wine tastings, cocktail workshops

food and wine pairings

http://www.astorcenternyc.com/

This was my third

class with

Kimberly Severson

and

she did not disappoint.

She is smart, articulate,

personable,

extremely knowledgeable

and

explained

the pairings in laymen's

terms.

The other day I made my way

to the corner of

E. 7th and 2nd Avenue

in the

East Village of NYC.

I had registered for a

Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy

sponsored tour

Tenement Chic North:

Ornamentation Architectural

Tour of The East Village.

Our tour guide was

urban historian

Barry Feldman.

http://www.lesjc.org/

The tour focused

on 

facades, bases

and skins

The base of this building

is interesting.
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