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

and an off the menu suprise

It was also 

Restaurant Week

and 

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

country style pâté, pork liver, cornichons, sourdough

My beer of choice

Stickee Monkee

an off the menu

private reserve

13.5 ABV

from

Firestone Walker Brewing

I had 2 and a half

http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/products/stickee-monkee

Next

a new item

SMOKED PORK SAUSAGE

braised cabbage, fingerling po

The other day

I made a quick trip

into NYC

I had just enough time 

for lunch

at

Colicchio and Sons

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

I started with a half glass

of

Pecan Harvest Ale 

Abita Springs Louisiana

but 

with the meal

switched to

their $16.00 wine 

flight

Suckling Pig

Porchetta

with

Pickled Vegetables

and

Mache

Excellent

and 

not heavy

Beef Tartare, 

Smoked Aioli 

and 

Grilled Bread

A taste complements

of the chef

lovely

Red Quinoa "R

It was an interesting brunch

we started 

with

Roasted Red Pepper Bloody Marys

very interesting

with a 

salt and aleppo pepper rim

Blood Orange Mimosas

(not pictured)

and 

three passed

Hors d’Oeuvres

Crispy Onions

with

Parmigiano-Reggiano Fonduta,

Dried Tomatoes, and Marjoram

this was the best of the

three

Smoked Mackerel

with

Pickled Beets,

Goat’s Milk Crème Fraîche,

and

Calabrian Chiles

Miniature Tingas Poblanas

Chicken Hash

with

Shredded Cabbage

and

Cheese on Crisp

The other day 

I joined a group 

of

long term foodie

friends for lunch 

at 

Felidia 

on East 58th street in NYC

Some of us 

have been 

getting together for lunch 

for 

more than fifteen years

http://www.felidia-nyc.com/

It was lovely

we had a private dinning room

on the second floor

a special menu

a wine pairing 

with 

each course

extra points if

you know the 

vegetable 

on the cover of the menu

(the vegetable was

not part of the meal)

FIRST COURSE

capesante 

roasted

As you have noticed

this is one of my

favorite restaurants

it is warm and friendly

the service is looks effortless

and just right

the food just right also

not over the top

with ingredients

but 

not simple

and creative

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

I am usually

alone and sit at the bar

Mixed Greens 

and 

Sherry Vinaigrette

with

parker house rolls

and 

whipped lardo

$16.00 wine 

flight

a nice pour

Duck Ham, Black Garlic 

and 

Arugula Pizza 

I al

It is hard to think of a

subway station as

magical/whimsical 

but the 

bronze sculptures

by 

Tom Otterness

at the

14th street 

station

on

the ACE lines

NYC 

are

even the name 

of the instlation

is 

tongue in cheek

I pass through this 

station often

today 

I took time to document 

one of my favorite 

MTA

installations

This was 

the second major

mural I viewed 

with 

LadyK Fever

on my 

Hush Tours 

http://hushtours.com/

sponsored 

walk in 

Hunts Point 

The Bronx

It is a

relatively new work

2014

and

LadyK 

did not know 

the cru

this is not a one person 

art form

ladders, boom lifts

drop cloths
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