May 16th, 2009

A Calamity Over Cocktails

When I first met Celest I knew we’d be best friends when, surrounded by a group of clearly self-righteous 9-5ers, she loudly exclaimed, “There’s no inherent value in being a morning person!” I’m a night person. Period. And hearing Celest utter those sage words lifted me of a 20- year guilt trip I’d been carrying […]

December 25th, 2008

Festivities, Food and Otherwise

This year’s holiday season has been extra festive! It all started a few weeks back when Amanda was in town from L.A. and the Tribe got together for a Friends’ Thanksgiving at my house. She and I cooked scallop ravioli in a truffle cream sauce, bacon and leek potatoes au gratin, a celery slaw with […]

I am so spoiled. Truly. I live in an enviably hip neighborhood where everything I really care about is close, convenient and stylish. My tree-lined street is dotted with a couple cool bars, a clean bodega and the two boutiques I need to keep my wardrobe updated: Tokio 7 and Barbara Feinman. It’s heaven. Because of this, and […]

January 30th, 2008

Cabrales, Come Hither…

Last night I visited relatives in New Jersey. It’s true; I have them. Now, I’ve actually had a few good meals in the ‘Jerz, but this time around, there was none. We went to The Frog and the Peach in downtown New Brunswick (home to Rutgers University), which is supposed to be one of the finest restaurants […]

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