Monday, September 25, 2006
Sizzle, Sizzle - Don’t get us wrong – we thought the V Steakhouse was a lovely restaurant and we were sad to see Jean-Georges Vongerichten retreat from the restaurant collection at the Time Warner Center. But, we are giddy with anticipation for Michael Lomonaco's newest venture, Porter House, which takes over the space and brings a decidedly open feeling to the collection on Columbus Circle. Not that we don’t love waiting 6 months for a dinner reservation (ahem…)
Happy Birthday – The Union Square Greenmarket just turned 30 and they are still spicing up the ‘hood with chilis, fresh greens and heirloom tomatoes galore. Cheers to you, USG!
Pinkberry, Shminkberry – Ok, we’re skeptical. We LOVE Tasti D-Lite. And it’s not just because it’s located approximately 3 minutes from our front door. However, we may drag our sweet tooth down to the Flat Iron district for some Pinkberry, which has just opened on 32nd Street. Busting out of its West Hollywood roots, Pinkberry is coming to the Big Apple with its yogurty tang and slick décor. Like we said, we’re skeptical.
Country – A recent excursion brought us to the front door of Country restaurant, located in the Carlton Hotel. We forgot how lovely Geoffrey Zakarian’s ode to comfort and grace truly is, and how wonderfully the restaurant captures the vibe of a classic New York. We also forgot how fantastic the menu is, with a multi-course pre-fixe showcasing classic preparations of seasonal ingredients. We did not, however, forget how much we really enjoy when someone else picks up the check.