"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well" - Virginia Woolf

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Where have we been?

Brief Encounter

(Bar Eater tries out the 60 second review.)

There's nothing wrong with Keith McNally's latest venture Minetta Tavern Redux. In fact everything was right when I entertained my friend Eric from down east there in June. But, what can I tell you that you haven't already heard?

We had...

The Squid
(Don't miss it.)

The incredibly tasty if ridiculously expensive burger.

The Bartenders
Nice guys and consummate pros.

"Don't take that picture! Somebody famous might be over there."
(Like I care.)

Good night Keith.

Coming up...

The Good the Bad and the So So. The summer report from "out east" 
(Fresno is the real thing!)

Slightly Out of Town 
Napa - Stamford

Way Out of Town
Gils - Dubrovnik & Huth - Vienna

See you soon,

Rick & Patti

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Red Rooster - A Home to Roost

What does it mean to feel at home?

It was a beautiful New York summer night when Patti and I ventured north to Harlem. We had heard quite a bit about this home town joint and its Swedish chef from Somalia. 

Making the rounds

Marcus seems to genuinely enjoy the whole process.

Patti & Marcus

The Bartenders

The friendly one.

The smooth one.

The cool one.

Luis A. Felicies
Making the vibe

Somewhere at the end of the road is a home where we all belong.

When you get there you will know it.

Red Rooster