Monthly Archives: March 2016

Zest, Vancouver.

March, 2016. I’ve been to Zest about four times. And it seems each time I’m less and less impressed. It’s in a nice out-of-the-way westside location, has won some popular acclaim with local journalists, and as cuisine of Japan presents … Continue reading

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The Little Prince, New York.

February 2016. We are lucky to have the advice of my nephew Boyd who lives in town. There must be a hundred relatively recent startups at any time in this rich sexy city, but which ones will deliver the goods? Boyd … Continue reading

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The Spotted Pig, New York.

February 2016. This little place on West 11th Street in what I guess is the extreme West Village is one of many gems spotted as it were all over this spectacular city. It bills itself as a gastropub. The food is … Continue reading

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Eataly, New York.

February 2016. NYCs love affair with Italian food consummates like a smooth-talking Roman satyr climbing all over the Statue of Liberty in this massive facility near Madison Square Park in south Midtown. Italian food for sale is presented and celebrated so helpless enthusiasts … Continue reading

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Coliccio and Sons, New York.

February 2016. Lunch here was our best food experience of five days’ gorging in NYC. This place is understated, classy and cool in atmosphere, and the creative menus are loaded with fun and interpreted and served by an enthusiastic knowledgeable staff. Magnifico. … Continue reading

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Emilio’s Bellato, New York.

February, 2016. Recommended by a trusted source, this extremely traditional Little Italy trattoria didn’t disappoint. Although the food was simple and simply prepared, I’ve rarely been in as atmospheric an Italian eatery, even in Italy. It’s on busy Houston Street. … Continue reading

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Osteria Savio Volpe, Vancouver.

February 2016. Another new restaurant near Kingsway and Fraser, this one has caught on and serves creative Italian food as small plates to share in a bustling cool atmosphere. The room is medium-sized with the open kitchen action at the back. … Continue reading

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