Friday, September 17, 2021

Foodie Friday - New York adventures




 Okay, I will admit it, I have a history of finding some of the worst restaurants in New York city.  Bad food, miserable service, and yet J lets me lead the way.  On the August trip we also found a couple of real gems.  

This one was the Bryant Park Grill, literally on the back side of the New York Public Library.  We opted for indoor seating, it was hot and humid and air conditioning was desirable.  The restaurant was following current policy in New York city and asking for proof of vaccination for inside seating.   

The cheese tray was amazing, with three very flavorful cheeses,  two soft cheese and a firm spanish cheese.  I wish I knew where they found the tiny grapes, they were sweet as candy.  I had a mushroom tortellini that wonderfully made.  All in all it was a delightful meal, with excellent service.  It almost made up for the so-so kosher french restaurant the night before.  Nothing will ever make up for the world's worst Korean BBQ back in March of 2019.  Those are stories for another day. 

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  1. I’d be thrilled with that cheese tray. A place to keep in mind.

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    1. It was good, and easy to find

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  2. We had at least one if not more terrific meals at an Irish pub in.......back soon while I check. 9th Avenue south of 40th west. Good service too and no overt playing for tips. Tits were appropriately contained and not shoved in our faces. We were a bit panicked about being served huge amounts of food served in NYC cafes and restaurants but it really did not happen.

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    1. Only one of the restaurants we went to had a service charge added into the bill. Tipping is still an important part of how the staff earn a living.

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  3. I think I've been there too. I recalled it was a pretty tasty place and reasonable. Bryant Park is one of my favorite places to hang out.

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  4. I’ve eaten there, outside for lunch on my own…..loved the feeling and views

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    1. The next time you are in NY, we should have lunch

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  5. I will keep this in mind. I have one restaurant I return to every time I go to NY. It's called JoJo and it's fabulous.

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    1. It is nice to have places you want to go back to

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  6. One of the best photos ever taken of me, and the only one in my entire life that makes me look decent in profile. Congratulations! 😘

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    1. You are so easy to take good photos of, beauty is like that

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  7. Isn't it wonderful to find an outstanding restaurant! I've eaten in some horrible ones over the years too. Well, NOT eaten. The food was literally inedible.

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    1. The Korean BBQ that I found in NYC - I think I left hungry

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  8. Now I need to find tiny grapes!!
    That cheese plate looks and sounds delicious.

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    1. Drizzled with some kind of balsamic syrup, the grapes were like candy.

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  9. I too find it difficult to imagine a bad cheese tray.

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