Monday, July 7, 2008

This Week's Dining Destinations

When you live in New York, you don't have to travel far to experience gastronomic pleasure. Within two blocks of my Upper East Side abode, you'll find fine Italian fare, a laidback American bistro, delicious thin crust pizza, flavorful and reasonably priced sushi and Greek-infused seafood.

With such an embarassment of culinary riches right at my doorstep, I tend to patronize what's nearby. My beloved late father was a similar creature of habit. A true neighborhood gourmand, he was steadfastly loyal to only three or four eateries. If a restaurant was beyond a four-block radius, he simply wasn't interested, never mind how buzzworthy it might be.

While I'm not that much of a stickler for proximity (though I share my dad's ardor for a good meal), I will admit to having certain gaps in my restaurant savoir faire. This week, I will be venturing out of my neighborhood--twice!--to try two well-known dining establishments. First up will be Fresco, run by renowned NYC restaurateurs, the Scotto Family. Next, I will head down to meatpacking district darling Buddakan--the location of Carrie and Big's engagement party in "Sex and the City."

Mmmm, New York. The city of limitless dining options!

1 comment:

Rodell said...

If you want people to read your blog, you'd better get rid of that distractingly sultry smile picture and replace it with something much more pedestrian. Maybe you in a parka and a big fur hat.

So I started reading from the bottom up and, hey, I like it! I'm going to keep checking in on you here and will keep my fingers crossed that I'll see only happy news.

Blog on, Braverman!